I own a 1982 Com-Pac 19, hull #87 I bought from a guy in
Corpus Christi, Tx. I live near Baton Rouge, La. and sail it
mostly in Lake Pontchartrain, pretty much the only body of water
in the state large enough to have winds to support this tug. This
page consists of several modifications and repairs I have had to
do since becoming a sailboat owner. Here's a shot of it as it
appeared in the ad I bought it from.
Restored all the exterior teak using Cetol Marine Light.
I haven't yet replaced the screw plugs yet because I am
lazy and fear they may not match.
Had to reverse the mount that the winch sits on because
the boat's final resting position was an inch or two
forward of the rear roller, so all of the weight of the
boat was being supported by the front and (mostly) middle
rollers. Now it sits evenly on all three rollers, but
this has resulted in excessive reduction of tongue
weight. The trailer and boat now wag when towing, gets
scary some times.
Replaced the crushed middle roller. All three are now
In order to launch such a boat, you must drive your
vehicle into the water nearly till your pants are wet,
due to the keel. I built an extended
trailer hitch that solved that nightmare.
Because I am launching/retrieving the boat so deep now
with the new hitch, I have destroyed the existing keel
guides, they had
to be redesigned.