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Compac 23, 1980, Denver, Colorado, $8,000, SOLD 7/22/13

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Compac 23, 1980

  • Quite possibly the nicest 1980 Compac 23 out there! Delivery available.

    Over the past two years, I have put lots of time, effort, and money into restoring this boat. The interior was completely sanded and painted a nice gloss white, a beautiful solid bamboo floor was installed, and the bulkheads were replaced with gorgeous mahogany. A custom companion way stair was built that houses the electrical distribution panel and stereo as well as created lots of storage. The electrical system was completely overhauled by replacing all of the wiring with marine grade oversized duplex, adding a distribution panel with 8 circuit breakers, and adding two large Trojan batteries, a solar panel, and a charge controller. All of the running lights were replaced with two nautical mile LEDs and a steaming/deck light combo was added to the mast. The interior lights were also replaced with LEDs. A stereo sytem was added with two very nice Kicker speakers and a AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit that has a Bluetooth feature that allows music to be played remotely through any Bluetooth device like a phone or MP3 player. That means you can have full control over your music from the cockpit! A handheld VHF is also included.

    The deck was completely separated from the hull to reseal the hull to deck joint. The windows were removed, refurbished, and resealed. Every piece of hardware was removed from the deck and resealed. All of the chainplates were replaced and resealed. The hatch boards were replaced with a very thick piece of smoked plexiglass which brings lots of light into the cabin.

    The boat has a brand new main sail as well as a 110 and a 150 head sails that are in good condition. All of the running rigging was replaced along with the anchor chain and rode. A tiller clutch was added, so this baby even sails by itself! The mast and standing rigging are all in great condition. I replaced the rudder with a foiled rudder which dramatically increased the performance of the boat.

    As you can see, this boat is ready to go sailing! I would consider trades for a smaller boat. Delivery could possibly be negotiated

    Sail Inventory:

  • New Mainsail with 2 reef points - hoisted less than 10 times
  • Original Mainsail - usable condition
  • 110 Jib - good condition
  • 150 Genoa - good condition

    Standing Rigging

  • All in excellent condition
  • Replaced chainplates - 2011


  • Every rope on the boat was replaced in 2011 and has been impeccably maintained ever since.


  • The original rudder was replaced with a foiled rudder in 2012. The orginial rudder is included as a spare.
  • Wavefront Tiller Clutch - new 2011


  • 7 docking lines - new 2012
  • 6 bumpers
  • Danforth Anchor
  • 200 feet rode - new 2011
  • 20 feet chain - new 2011
  • Anchor and chain shackles - new 2011
  • Stainless bow cleat (oversized) - new 2011
  • Stainless Deck Pipe - new 2011
  • Boat hook


  • 65 watt Kyocera Stern Mounted Solar Panel - new 2011
  • Morningstar Charge Controller - new 2011
  • 2 Trojan T105 - new 2011
  • 8 Circuit Blue Sea breaker panel with analog ammeter and voltmeter - new 2011
  • Marine grade wiring stem to stern - new 2011
  • LED Bow Light - new 2011
  • LED Stern Light - new 2011
  • Combo Deck/Steaming light - new 2011
  • Davis Mega Anchor light with automatic shutoff - new 2012
  • Handheld Spotlight -new 2012
  • LED Cabin lights (2) - new 2011
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with bluetooth and wireless remote (plays music from your phone via bluetooth and allows you to answer phone calls from inside the cabin) - new 2011
  • Bulkhead mounted speaker - new 2011
  • Waterproof handhelf VHF radio with weather band and charging cradle - new 2012


  • Mast step professionally rebuilt - 2010
  • Hull wet sanded/buffed/waxed - 2012
  • Rub rail - new 2010
  • Hull to deck joint seperated and resealed. All fasteners replaced - 2011
  • Every piece of deck hardware removed and rebedded - 2011
  • Teak stripped/sanded/sealed - 2012
  • Sliding hatched repaired (still needs paint) - 2012
  • New smoked plexiglass hatchboard - 2011


  • Bulkheads replaced with BEAUTIFUL Mahogany plywood - 2011
  • Cabin sole replaced with BEAUTIFUL solid bamboo flooring - 2011
  • Cabin completely painted in bright white (except for the teak trim, flooring, and bulkhead) - 2011
  • Portable potty - new 2011
  • Original cabin cushions in great condition
  • Custom built stairs/storage unit that contains the radio/breaker panels/DC outlets/VHF cradle and large amounts of storage for camp stove/kitchen supplies/etc. - new 2012

    Safety Equipment:

  • Lifejackets (4) - new 2011
  • Paddle
  • Stainless Swim Ladder - new 2012
  • Lifelines
  • Air Horn
  • Throwable Seat Cushions (4) - new 2011
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Portable Manual Bilge Pump - new 2011
  • Bailing Bucket


  • 5 HP 2 stroke long shaft Mariner with Forward, Neutral, Reverse (Very reliable)
  • External Gas Tank
  • New Spark plug - 2012
  • New Gear Oil - 2012
  • Tune up - 2012
  • Stainless steel adjustable motor mount - new 2012


  • Beach Towels (4) - new 2011
  • Snorkel/Mask/Fins - new 2011
  • Extra Parts
  • Jabsco Washdown pump sytem 70psi (all parts included but not yet installed) -new
  • US Flag
  • Tool kit with extra parts (pins, keys, rings)


  • Galvanized with rollers
  • New Winch - 2010
  • New Tires including spare - 2010
  • New Electric Brake System - 2010
  • New 2" Tie downs - 2012

    Known Issues:

  • Sliding hatch was repaired/reinforced and is now very solid, however the patch has not been painted
  • Small scratch on the bow
  • Could use some bottom paint if you are going to keep it in the water.
  • The trailer jack is rusty but still works

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