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Com-Pac Sun Cat

This easy-to-sail catboat makes quick work of daysails, yet is spacious enough for a weekend coastal cruise.

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By the time his 17-foot Com-Pac Sun Cat came along in 2000, Mills was already famous for designing the Optimist pram in 1947 and the 15-foot Windmill in 1953, the latter a one-design dinghy made for sailing with a crew of two.

Mills had received the commission to design a catboat from Com-Pac Yachts, a company founded in 1974 in Clearwater, Florida, by W.L. Hutchins, who was fond of saying, “I know people who get on a power yacht to go somewhere. But, when I get on my sailing yacht, I am there.” 

The decision to once again tap Mills for his design skills came at a time when Hutchins was adding a line of catboats to its fleet. The company introduced the Picnic Cat and the Sun Cat while adding new technology such as the trademarked Mastendr Quick Rig Sailing System for raising and lowering the mast without having to remove the rigging.

According to Gerry Hutchins, who today runs the company with his brother, Richard, the Mastendr technology attracted customers interested in ease and convenience. The system allows the mast to be quickly lowered in preparation for trailering or, perhaps more importantly to coastal sailors, to fit under low bridges.

First impressions

At first glance, the Com-Pac Sun Cat seems like a little bit of everything. It’s clearly a catboat with main and gaff booms, a sassy elliptical cabin port window on each side, and a sweeping sheer with pronounced bow as though meant to take on the waves. The daysailer has a huge cockpit, while the version with a cuddy cabin has potential as an overnighter, and perhaps even a weekend coastal cruiser. The hull shape and construction appear robust, coupled with a hinged mast that takes the work out of unstepping and makes it easy to load the boat on a trailer. 

Construction

The Sun Cat is constructed as an open boat with a cockpit roomy enough for six adults. It is, in that sense, a picnic boat. It is also available with a cabin, which makes it capable of providing shelter on overnight trips and more accommodating during a day sail should the weather turn foul. The hull and decks are hand-laid fiberglass. In more recent years, Com-Pac has designed and introduced a stainless steel centerboard and centerboard trunk. Hull No. 471 was completed this spring.

What to look for

Catboats must endure tremendous strain on the mast with its single sail. This can cause the boat to flex and result in cracks or crazing in the gel coat. The oldest Sun Cats have been around for 16 years, which means it could be time to inspect and, if necessary, replace the standing rigging. Deck delamination is always a possibility. Close attention should also be paid to the mast hinge. 

The mast is fitted with a sturdy hinge that allows it to be quickly raised or lowered. The mast rests on a crutch aft of the tiller. To raise the sail, simultaneously raise the main halyard and the peak halyard, which lifts the gaff boom horizontally until the throat halyard reaches the block. Raise the peak halyard until the sail is up above the top of the mast. Both are led through Spinlock line clutches, and you can release them momentarily without dropping the sail.

The high cockpit coamings provide welcome back rests along the bench seats. The cockpit has a bridgedeck to keep water from entering the cabin should a wave wash over the boat. The traveler is mounted across the bridgedeck. The optional bimini is popular in warmer climates. Hutchins notes that the comfortable and spacious cockpit helps ensure that owners enjoy “hanging out” on their Sun Cats. The boat also features storage under the cockpit benches.

One version of the Com-Pac catboat has a cuddy cabin with two berths and space under the bridgedeck for a porta-potti. The Sun Cat at 17 feet is obviously a wide boat, with a 7-foot 3-inch beam. The cabin has an enclosed locker forward.

The Sun Cat requires an outboard engine for propulsion. The boat has an adjustable motor bracket on the transom. It typically handles a long-shaft outboard of approximately 5 horsepower.

The Sun Cat has no shortage of control lines and clutches that when used in tandem can finely tune the sails. The primary sail control is the peak halyard that controls  angle of the gaff boom, and small adjustments make a big difference in sail shape and performance. The downhaul controls the tension along the luff, and there are two outhauls, one for each boom. The traveler is mounted across the bridgedeck. 

According to Hutchins, the Sun Cat literally sold itself because it was trailerable, easy to rig, offered a shoal draft, had few moving parts and was nearly maintenance-free. The company even offered advice on how to sail this diminutive catboat, including how to veer off the wind for a more comfortable sail rather than attempt to pinch it. 

The Com-Pac Sun Cat 17 is an affordable, safe and sturdy boat ideal for adventurous coastal sailing and overnight gunkholing or a rollicking afternoon sail to a favorite picnic spot.

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SAILING 's Value Guide (5-star rating system)

PRICE:  A used Com-Pac Yachts Sun Cat in good condition typically sells for between $6,000 and $12,000, while the market price for a new hull is just under $20,000 without a trailer. The trailer can add about $2,100.   ★★★

DESIGN QUALITY:  Clark Mills designed the gaff-rigged catboat as a comfortable family daysailer that could also be used as a weekender with a shoal draft that would allow gunkholing. The Sun Cat is one of three different deck styles available on the 17-foot hull.  ★★★

CONSTRUCTION QUALITY: The fiberglass Sun Cat Daysailer is an open boat with cockpit roomy enough for six adults while the standard Sun Cat boasts a cuddy cabin with two berths and space under the bridge deck for a porta-potti. The centerboard is stainless steel with a fiberglass trunk. The standing rigging is heavy duty.   ★★★

USER-FRIENDLINESS:  The boat is outfitted with the patented Mastendr quick-rig sailing system. The main boom, gaff boom, sail and rigging all remain in place while the boat is being trailered, which cuts down on preparation time prior to launch. The mast is on a hinge that makes for easy raising and lowering. On board there are plenty of line clutches and trim adjustment controls.  ★★★★

SAFETY:  Lazy jack systems are available to help ensure the main sail gets doused efficiently and safely while also controlling the gaff boom. The keel is weighted for stability.  ★★★

TYPICAL CONDITION:  All of these boats are less than 20 years old and many are trailered for daysailing, which suggests the overall number of hours in the water is usually modest.  ★★★

REFITTING:  Finding parts for a Sun Cat is easy since the company is still in business and technological assistance is also at hand.   ★★★★

SUPPORT: Com-Pac Yachts is part of the Hutchins Co., a family-owned-and-operated business founded in 1957 by W. L. Hutchins Sr. and is run by President Gerry Hutchins today. The company has been building boats in Clearwater, Florida, since 1974. The website is www.com-pacyachts.com and the company can be reached by phone at 727-443-4408.   ★★★★

AVAILABILITY: Construction of the Sun Cat began in 2000. According to Gerry Hutchins, hull No. 471 was just completed. Used Sun Cats were for sale in fall 2016 in at least five states.  ★★★

INVESTMENT AND RESALE:  A new Sun Cat can fetch $20,000 and a decade later will be valued at slightly more than half that amount. The boats are popular with families and have remained in demand, creating a brisk aftermarket.  ★★★

Overall 'SVG' Rating:   ★★★

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Com-Pac Sun Cat

The sun cat charms like the late-nineteenth century cape cod cat from which it is descended..

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Among the first casualties of the fiberglass revolution in boatbuilding were character and aesthetics. Production-line speed and compound curves ruled.

1960’s designer : “Let’s do it in white over white with a white interior and big sliding plexiglass windows. And forget the teak; we’ll go with a stick-on racing stripe!”

1960’s Builder : “Sounds great! I’ll fire up the chopper gun.” Fortunately for those partial to the more traditional, a few boatbuilders have stayed the course. They’ve availed themselves of fiberglass’s advantages, but not to the exclusion of form.

The new Clark Mills-designed Sun Cat from the Hutchins Company epitomizes this tasteful blend. With oval portlights, teak boom gallows, a teak and holly cabin sole and a gaff rig, the Sun Cat charms like the late nineteenth-century Cape Cod Cat from which it is descended. But a close examination reveals some decidedly modern features. A manual bilge pump that can be operated from the cockpit, a stainless steel rub rail, a stainless steel centerboard and trunk, and a highaspect, aluminum kick-up rudder are all standard. This is a boat meant to be sailed—and with the easily rigged tabernacle mast—sailed often.

If the Sun Cat design sounds oddly familiar—you’re right. Clark Mills’ yard originally produced, or had independent sources produce, 50 Sun Cats back in the 1970s. They were built with Marconi rigs and bilge boards, but lacked keel or cabin. Eventually the molds were retooled for a cabin model with keel, but only 10 were produced.

The molds had lain fallow for over twenty years when Hutchins Company acquired them. Although it seems they’ve just started to build them, Com-Pac had Sun Cat #90 in the mold when we spoke with company head Gerry Hutchins. He told us that—based on unit sales—the Sun Cat is Hutchins’ new star. It’s obvious where Hutchins sees the small-boat market heading: He confirmed the rumor that they’ve been busy tooling a new 20-foot cruiser called Horizon Cat.

A prominent feature of the Clark Mills designed Sun Cat is her beam. Never mind that she’s slightly narrower than the traditional 2 to 1 ratio, 87 inches is spectacular beam for a craft 16’8” on deck. The effect is room—lots of room—enough for 3 or 4 crew on a daysail or as much gear as a weekending couple might require.

One look at the cabin’s interior shows the Sun Cat’s Com-Pac heritage. She has the generous teak trim, patterned upholstery and classic feel of other

Com-Pacs. The two side ports and forward hatch are openable, so there’s plenty of ventilation. Additional light comes from a small forward-facing round port.

In addition to sailing a Sun Cat ourselves, we asked owners across the country to share their opinions:

PERFORMANCE :

“P.J. does very, very well in light air and will ghost along when my windspeed meter shows 2 or 3 mph. On the other hand she loves a fresh breeze and will really romp along when the wind is 15 to 20. By GPS, she has sailed for an hour or more at 5-plus and even touched 6 a time or two for a few minutes. She points better than I thought she would, about 50 to 55 degrees either side of the wind, but she much prefers reaching to pinching.” Russ Browne, 2000 Sun Cat #16 P.J. Puddlejumper

“The boat ghosts along in light air. If you can feel the breeze on your face the boat will give you steerage way.” Matt Vreeland, #50 Loon

“Points better than I expected.” Joe Tasler, Lili Pad

“(In light airs the Sun Cat) performs surprisingly well, but the single sail must not be strapped in too tight to get best performance. (As for speed,) within the limitations of the single gaff-rigged sail, she goes well. Have not been able to check the boat speed in any specific way, but have done friendly competition with a Precision 21, which rates 255 PHRF. Most of the time I could keep up with him. Hope to race my boat in PHRF next spring and see how she performs in real racing. Doesn’t point as well as a normal marconi main and jib rig, but is acceptable. . . the centerboard is a real bonus.” Bob Mendes, Flood Tide

We sailed with skipper Dick Herman aboard his new Com-Pac Sun Cat and were impressed. She moved well in the light afternoon breeze. There wasn’t enough wind to get much feel for weather helm, but she had a comfortable “big boat” feel—steady, predictable and fairly upright.

Owners we spoke with seemed genuinely surprised at the competence of her performance. It’s as if they’d bought their boats for quality, style and ease of rigging, but were braced for substandard performance. The pleasant surprise is that the Sun Cat apparently holds her own just fine. While we don’t feel she’s competition for the Precision 21, neither will she embarrass her skipper.

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TRAILERING AND LAUNCHING:

“She trailers like a dream. Because she has less draft than my former 19, and less freeboard, the center of gravity is lower and the boat rides beautifully behind the car.” Russ Browne, P.J. Puddlejumper

“I trailer mine with a Toyota Highlander. Last weekend I pulled the boat to a lake about 150 miles away at highway speeds of 65 to 70 mph. I have launched on both steep and shallow ramps. Never any problem, and I do not need an extension.” Joe Tasler, Lili Pad

The Sun Cat features Com-Pac’s popular keel/centerboard combo. As we’ve said many times before, this arrangement is hard to beat. The fixed shoal portion of the keel draws only 14” and provides the 300 or so pounds of ballast. An adjustable stainless centerboard drops down to draw 54” and provides improved windward performance.

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Sun Cat 17-2

Sun Cat 17-2 is a 17 ′ 3 ″ / 5.3 m monohull sailboat designed by Clark Mills and built by Com-Pac Yachts starting in 2000.

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Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

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Clark Mills wanted to design a shoal daysailer that would rig and sail easily, quickly, and comfortably — as well as accommodate his family and friends. The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not accessible to more burdensome yachts.

Outfitted with the Mastendr™ quick rig sailing system and stainless steel centerboard with fiberglass trunk, the Sun Cat will provide convenient trailering and maintenance-free enjoyment. Individuals who appreciate timeless design and quality fabrication, who wish to explore coastal waters and quiet creeks, and who demand value from a yacht, will warmly relate to the "new tradition" that the Sun Cat brings.

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Sun Cat vs WWP19

  • Thread starter CharlieRN
  • Start date Nov 20, 2019
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Greetings all. I started a thread a while back asking for advice on trailerable cruisers and got some great advice and suggestions. I actually put a deposit down on an R22 but for a variety of reasons, was not able to go through with the sale. That sent me back to the drawing board and I eventually decided that I'd be better served with a something a bit smaller that would be easier to trailer and perhaps also easier to rig. My planned use also changed somewhat and now think that the boat will see most of her service as a local day-sailer in the DE but should also be big enough to allow for occasional camping/overnighting, likely after being trailered some distance. Most of my selection criteria remained the same however with two important ones being a strong preference for a boat with an enthusiastic support community and who's manufacturer was still a going concern. One of the boats on my original shortlist was the WWP19. It meets pretty much all of my criteria with the only negative being the relative scarcity of boats on the East coast. Still, I managed to locate and view one and also looked at a WWP15 for comparison purposes. The boats I looked at were closing in on 25 years old and though in apparent good shape, their age made me uncomfortable. I've located a 15 year old WWP19 fairly close by and will view her early next week though. As to the ComPac, I had the 23 on my original list of candidates but for a variety of reasons, eventually eliminated it from consideration. More than a couple of folks suggested that the ComPac cat-rigged boats would be worth considering, so I decided to investigate the Sun Cat. On paper, the boat seems pretty well-suited to my needs. The rigging system in particular seems well thought out and exceptionally convenient to use, and the Sun Cat also meets nearly all my other criteria. I haven't yet had a chance to see the boat in person, but have lined up a viewing of one this the weekend. This boat is a 2014, so she's much newer than many of the candidates I've seen. I understand that there are considerable differences between a gaff-rigged cat boat with a keel/cb arrangement and a fractional sloop with a lifting keel and would be interested in hearing the thoughts of the trailer sailor community on the merits and disadvantages of the two.  

Brian S

Just so you know, International Marine, most recent builder of the West Wight Potter boats is no more. My understanding is that the molds were sold to China. Duckworks is now selling any available replacement parts. For your easy to rig and launch daysails, the WWP15 is probably the way to go, but there isn't a whole lot of room for living in the cabin. I've heard of guys that do sleep in there, though. The WWP19 is much bigger, and sails pretty well. It's a simple rig with no spreaders, and reasonably easy to step the mast, though the mast is a chunky one, fairly heavy. The accommodations below are nice, though the lifting keel trunk gets in the way of easy movement. The Sun Cat is still manufactured by Hutchins. They use a tabernacle system with purchase to the stemhead, which I understand makes rigging very easy. The mast isn't all that tall, combined with a gaff rig, making for an easy hoist. I have a friend who had one, and it's not a big performer. He felt it was a bit undercanvassed. I know of a guy on a different forum who made his own polytarp genoa for a Sun Cat for this reason. I think my friend and his wife would occasionally sleep over. If you keep your eyes open, you should be able to find either of these 3 boats. I know there are several WWP19s at Lake Nockamixon, and a couple Sun Cats as well. There used to be 2 WWP15s, but I haven't seen them for the past 2 years. I'm pretty sure I've seen listings for a WWP19 in the past year in the Philly area.  

JRT

This 1984 Com-Pac is a very nice boat that is next to my old O'Day 25. It isn't a Sun Cat, but the couple has taken great care of the boat and they use it very regularly. The price with a nice trailer seems like a great option, I've seen them out many times and they just have a great easy time cruising around. They are looking for more space so that is why she is for sale. Search Sailboats for Sale  

LeeandRick

Having sailed and setup both of these boats, the Potter is hands down better at sailing. The Sun Cat is hands down easier to rig since everything is stored right on the gallows and the mast is short. The gaff rigging is prone to problems if the halyard gets hockled since there is a simple block and tackle setup out of reach at the top of the mast. The P-19 is a simple sloop and the mast is not very heavy to lift. Lifting the keel is another time consuming task. Never spent the night in either. I'm not sure of your concern about an older boat. I've seen 40 year old pristine boats and 15 year old boats with rotted core. No matter the year of build, a through inspection is mandatory.  

Will Gilmore

Will Gilmore

I don't know much about the WWP, but have heard great things about it. I'm familiar with the Suncat, my father owned one that was converted to a sloop with a bow sprit. He sailed it from Florida to Maine and claimed that, no matter what the conditions, she made 5 knots. The Suncat is comfortable and the cabin is roomy for a 16' boat. I believe they are beamier than the WWPs. I think the newer models are more likely to come with a burmuda rig than a gaff rig. -Will (Dragonfly)  

DrJudyB

LeeandRick said: Having sailed and setup both of these boats, the Potter is hands down better at sailing. The Sun Cat is hands down easier to rig since everything is stored right on the gallows and the mast is short. The gaff rigging is prone to problems if the halyard gets hockled since there is a simple block and tackle setup out of reach at the top of the mast. The P-19 is a simple sloop and the mast is not very heavy to lift. Lifting the keel is another time consuming task. Never spent the night in either. I'm not sure of your concern about an older boat. I've seen 40 year old pristine boats and 15 year old boats with rotted core. No matter the year of build, a through inspection is mandatory. Click to expand

Thanks to all for the information. With respect to the West Wight Potter, I as under the impression that International Marine had simply sold the rights to make the WWP19/15 and that production would continue in some form. After seeing Brian S's remarks about the builder, I went to the West Wight Potter site and found this: "The Factory Producing Potters has moved overseas. As a result Potter 19 Potter 15 and Sanibel and Voyager 20 will no longer be available for domestic production." Is the fact that there are no new Potters being produced (at least for North America) and possibly no unique Potter parts available, something to worry about?  

CharlieRN said: Is the fact that there are no new Potters being produced (at least for North America) and possibly no unique Potter parts available, something to worry about? Click to expand

I currently own a P19. My opinion is you should not worry about a boat being manufactured. in any marina, there are very competent riggers and fiberglass people available for repairs and modifications. Find a boat that fits your sailing needs, and enjoy. One of the reasons there are so few boat manufactures in business is they are competing with boats built 30 to 40 years ago. a good check of the hull, and bilge you should be ok.  

I owned a WWP 19. It rides on any trailer, even powerboat trailers. it did not require a sailboat dedicated trailer. I trailered it all over the USA and even spent some nights aboard in a Marina in VA. We had a small AC that mounted on the hatch and kept it cool in cabin in middle of summer. Wife and I slept in it. She was a fine sailer (the wwp19 not the wife) and very comfortable for the size. I regreted selling her but the new owner wanted it more than I did and paid more than a fair price for it. I went on to a Columbia 22 and later a Catalina 16.5K. The only advantage the Suncat has is that mast is quicker to set upright. However, a Macgregor mast raising rig with gin pole and break winch attached made short work of raising and lowering mast, while on the water. The WWP19 is much faster than the Suncat and the hard chines made it more stable and much less of a leaner. The wwp 19 always felt like a much larger sailboat.  

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Crazy Dave Condon

Dwyer mast company was sold earlier this year. Do not have any info on the new owner  

Crazy Dave Condon said: Dwyer mast company was sold earlier this year. Do not have any info on the new owner Click to expand
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2008 Com-Pac SunCat 17-2

2008 Com-Pac SunCat 17-2

Mason, Michigan

Make Com-Pac

Model SunCat 17-2

Category Daysailer

Posted Over 1 Month

The Com-Pac SunCat 17-2 appears in nice condition for a vessel this age. You have a newer main sail. We're told by the owner it's a strong-running Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke outboard that will get you around with ease. Twin 6-gallon portable fuel tanks will keep you on the water for days. The good condition Magic Tilt trailer will allow you to move her to your favorite sailing site with ease. Stock #297083 Com-Pac Yachts SunCat. Tohatsu 6 HP 4-stroke engine with a long shaft and prop designed for small sail boats. Check out this 2008 Com-Pac SunCat 17. A very nice little daysailer sailboat with a trailer. This boat is the perfect size for a day on the lake with your family. Has room for 4 adults in the cockpit. Sleeps 2 people in the cabin and has a porta-potty in the cabin. This boat is a very stable sailboat. The wide beam and shape of the hull make this one so stable. This is also easy for one person to sail. To set up after putting in the water only takes 15 minutes. The mast is already attached-all you do is pop it up and raise the sail. The boat features a 2008 Tohatsu 6 HP 4-stroke outboard tiller motor. The cabin has 2 ports and a porta-potty. Aft seating for 6. VHF marine radio and antenna. 12-volt battery. Cushions inside and cockpit cushions. Best of all, the SunCat sails really well. It is also very stable and moves easily into a choppy sea. The trailer is in good condition with a single axle and easy to trailer. Reason for selling is moving on to something else.

2017 Com-Pac Suncat

2017 Com-Pac Suncat

St. Petersburg, Florida

Model Suncat

Category Daysailer Sailboats

2017 Com-Pac Suncat 2017 Com-Pac Suncat, Suncat Is a Clark Mills design based on the cape cod cats that were used in the early 1900 for clam and scallop work. The Suncat enjoys some modern upgrades like her shoal draft keel w/ centerboard and high aspect kick-up rudder, which makes for a great sailing boat. The exclusive Mastender rigging system uses an unique hinged mast that takes seconds to rig by one person. Does not include freight and commissioning, or any optional equipment. Please Email or call for a custom quote prices subject to change. Add $2,364.00 for the trailer

2010 Compac Suncat

2010 Compac Suncat

Riverside, New Jersey

Make Compac

2010 Compac Suncat 2010 Com-Pac Sun Cat DaysailerThe Sun Cat Daysailer is a delightful variation of the Sun Cat. With its enormous cockpit the wrap-around seating can accommodate a small party. There is plenty of easily accessible storage space, and lots of room to stretch out and enjoy the ride.• Color Hull Green• Transom Ladder• Electrical Package• Sail & Trailer Cover Green• Portable Head• Epoxy Coat / Bottom Paint Black• Anchor Roller / Deck Pipe• Honda 5hr 4 stroke new fuel tank• Brand New LoadRite Trailer

2014 Compac Suncat

2014 Compac Suncat

Category Sailboats

2014 Compac Suncat The Com-Pac Sun Cat DaysailerA New Breed of Cat BoatThe Sun Cat Daysailer is a delightful variation of the Sun Cat. With its enormous cockpit the wrap-around seating can accommodate a small party. There is plenty of easily accessible storage space, and lots of room to stretch out and enjoy the ride.The Sun Cat Daysailer boasts all of the great performance features, trailerability and same good looks as the Sun Cat. The Mastendr™ Quick Rig Sailing System is standard equipment on the Sun Cat Daysailer as it is on all of our catboats.Take the neighbors and the kids in this classically styled boat which is adapted especially for fun days on the water.

2007 Com-Pac Suncat

2007 Com-Pac Suncat

2007 Com-Pac Suncat The Com-Pac Sun Cat DaysailerA New Breed of Cat BoatThe Sun Cat Daysailer is a delightful variation of the Sun Cat. With its enormous cockpit the wrap-around seating can accommodate a small party. There is plenty of easily accessible storage space, and lots of room to stretch out and enjoy the ride.The Sun Cat Daysailer boasts all of the great performance features, trailerability and same good looks as the Sun Cat. The Mastendr™ Quick Rig Sailing System is standard equipment on the Sun Cat Daysailer as it is on all of our catboats.Take the neighbors and the kids in this classically styled boat which is adapted especially for fun days on the water.Incredible Boat with Custom Black Hull (could be the only Black hull Available!)Truly One of Kind!

2014 SUNDANCER suncat 180

2014 SUNDANCER suncat 180

Gladstone, Oregon

Make SUNDANCER

Model Suncat 180

Category Fishing Boats

2014 SUNDANCER suncat 180 New arrival , pics coming....2014 Suncat  180...Suzuki 50hp pedestal seats / 2 front seats / Galv trailer / safet equipment / new spare tire / factory warranty ...

2014 ENCORE 18 suncat

2014 ENCORE 18 suncat

Make ENCORE

Model 18 Suncat

2014 ENCORE 18 suncat New Suncat 180 / Suzuki 50hp efi 4 stroke  / (( Factorym Warranty on motor ) aerated live well / bilge pump / nav lights / dual fish boxes / marine battery / bow pedestal seat / front anchor storage / 20 gallon tank / Galv Trailer / new mounted spare / new safety equipment ....ready for summer fun

2013 SUNDANCER Suncat 160

2013 SUNDANCER Suncat 160

Bayville, New Jersey

Model Suncat 160

Category Powerboats

2013 SUNDANCER Suncat 160 This is an extremely good deal on a brand new aluminum cat boat.  We can rig it with a Yamaha engine of your choice as well but your getting the boat and trailer brand new for only $3,995. This is a catamaran boat so it will out ride any other 16 foot mono hull aluminum boat especially in rougher waters. Call today and get this great deal before its gone!

2008 Com-Pac Sun Cat

2008 Com-Pac Sun Cat

Orlando, Florida

Model Sun Cat

2008 Com-Pac Sun Cat 2008 Com-Pac Suncat with Cabin. Price includes a 2008 Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke outboard motor and a 2008 Magic Tilt galvanized trailer. Package is equipped with spare tire, Sail cover, tiller cover, adjustable motor mount and transom boarding ladder. Very lightly used and in very good condition!

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Suncat,17ft vintage Clark Mills Suncat,Solid fiberglass hull preped and ready for paint. Shoal draft, 2 sails, newer tanbark and original,custom tiller,Aluminum mast and boom, cushions, removable...

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  1. SUN CAT 17-2 (COM-PAC)

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  3. Com-Pac Sun Cat

    The Sun Cat is one of three different deck styles available on the 17-foot hull. ★★★ CONSTRUCTION QUALITY: The fiberglass Sun Cat Daysailer is an open boat with cockpit roomy enough for six adults while the standard Sun Cat boasts a cuddy cabin with two berths and space under the bridge deck for a porta-potti. The centerboard is stainless ...

  4. Com-Pac Sun Cat

    The Com-Pac Sun Cat, also called the Com-Pac Sun Cat 17, is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Clark Mills as a pocket cruiser and first built in 2000.. The boat is a derivative of the earlier, 1972, smaller and lighter Dilks Sun Cat Mills drew for Dilks & Company.. The Com-Pac Sun Cat design was developed into the Com-Pac Sunday Cat daysailer in 2008.

  5. Com-Pac Sun Cat

    The fixed shoal portion of the keel draws only 14" and provides the 300 or so pounds of ballast. An adjustable stainless centerboard drops down to draw 54" and provides improved windward performance. Owners made a point to mention the Sun Cat does not require a trailer extension to launch—not bad for a boat this size.

  6. Com-Pac Sun Cat Sailing

    Quick and easy to rig and launch with the Mastendr system, the Sun Cat is a fun sailboat for daysailing or overnighting.

  7. 2024 Com-Pac Sun Cat Daysailer for sale

    Description. 2024 Com-Pac Sun Cat - Available to order! Clark Mills wanted to design a shoal daysailer that would rig and sail easily, quickly, and comfortably and accommodate his family and friends. The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not ...

  8. Sun Cat 17-2

    Sun Cat 17-2 is a 17′ 3″ / 5.3 m monohull sailboat designed by Clark Mills and built by Com-Pac Yachts starting in 2000. ... The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more. Formula. D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³ D: Displacement of the boat in pounds. LWL: Waterline ...

  9. 2023 Com-Pac Sun Cat Daysailer for sale

    The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not accessible to more burdensome yachts. Outfitted with the Mastendr™ quick rig sailing system and stainless steel centerboard with fiberglass trunk, the Sun Cat will provide convenient trailering and ...

  10. 2023 Com-Pac Sun Cat

    The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not accessible to more burdensome yachts. Outfitted with the Mastendr™ quick rig sailing system and stainless steel centerboard with fiberglass trunk, the Sun Cat will provide convenient trailering and ...

  11. Com-Pac Yachts: Trailerable Cat Boats, Trailerable Cruisers, and

    Com-Pac Yachts / Hutchins Co., Inc. 1195 Kapp Dr., Clearwater, Florida 33765 USA. Call Us: 727-443-4408. E-mail Us: [email protected]. The Com-Pac line of sailboats covers a wide range of sizes from a 14-foot day sailer to a 35-foot bluewater sailing cruiser. Each sailboat, regardless of size, is built with the same exacting attention to ...

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  13. 2024 Com-Pac Sun Cat, Riverside New Jersey

    The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not accessible to more burdensome yachts. Outfitted with the Mastendr™ quick rig sailing system and stainless steel centerboard with a fiberglass trunk, the Sun Cat will provide convenient trailering and ...

  14. Com Pac Sun Cat Boats for sale

    Length 17'. Posted Over 1 Month. 2008 Com-Pac Sun Cat 2008 Com-Pac Suncat with Cabin. Price includes a 2008 Tohatsu 6HP 4-stroke outboard motor and a 2008 Magic Tilt galvanized trailer. Package is equipped with spare tire, Sail cover, tiller cover, adjustable motor mount and transom boarding ladder. Very lightly used and in very good condition!

  15. First sails in our Com-Pac Sun Cat 17

    First few maiden sails completed in our new (to us) Sun Cat, built and shipped to the UK in 2006. What a fine little catboat! Here are a few clips sailing wi...

  16. Sun Cat vs WWP19

    However, a Macgregor mast raising rig with gin pole and break winch attached made short work of raising and lowering mast, while on the water. The WWP19 is much faster than the Suncat and the hard chines made it more stable and much less of a leaner. The wwp 19 always felt like a much larger sailboat.

  17. Com-Pac Sun Cat Main Sail by Super Sailmakers

    Made from a 5.0 oz. Tanbark-colored Dacron, 3 partial battens, with a bolt rope luff, sailbag, and other features. Sales price $1,504.20. Discount. Tax amount. Price / kg: Description We make our Main to fit the Com-Pac Sun Cat with a 5.0 oz. Tanbark-colored Dacron from Challenge Sailcloth, America's premier manufacturer of woven sailcloth.

  18. Com-Pac boats for sale

    The Sun Cat was designed as an easily driven, roomy day boat and overnighter with a shoal draft to gunk hole along coasts and in harbors not accessible to more burdensome yachts. Outfitted with the Mastendr™ quick rig sailing system and stainless steel centerboard with a fiberglass trunk, the Sun Cat will provide convenient trailering and ...

  19. Dilks Sun Cat

    The Sun Cat, now referred to as the Sun Cat 17-1 or the Dilks Sun Cat, is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Clark Mills in 1960 as a daysailer. [1] [2] Sun Cats, in their original form, can be distinguished from the Com-Pac Sun Cat by looking for a Bermuda rig rather than a Gaff rig as well as a Sail emblem of a sun with a C ...

  20. Com-Pac boats for sale

    Com-Pac is a boat builder in the marine industry that offers boats for sale spanning different sizes on Boat Trader, with the smallest current boat listed at 17 feet in length, to the longest vessel measuring in at 27 feet, and an average length of 21.52 feet. Boat Trader currently has 6 Com-Pac boats for sale, including 0 new vessels and 6 ...

  21. Suncat Boats for sale

    Stock #297083 Com-Pac Yachts SunCat. Tohatsu 6 HP 4-stroke engine with a long shaft and prop designed for small sail boats. Check out this 2008 Com-Pac SunCat 17. A very nice little daysailer sailboat with a trailer. This boat is the perfect size for a day on the lake with your family.

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    Sailboat. -. $1,700. Suncat,17ft vintage Clark Mills Suncat,Solid fiberglass hull preped and ready for paint. Shoal draft, 2 sails, newer tanbark and original,custom tiller,Aluminum mast and boom, cushions, removable cabin,trailer,extremely roomy cockpit, very stable, cockpit needs repair. Help save a classic.$1700.