Hutchins creates yet another new tiny cruiser

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

16' 6" 18' 6" 14' 3" 1' 2"/3' 6" 22' 0"

outboard 2 to 4 hp 40%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Hutchins Company Hutchins Company 2007-present 130 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 1,600 lbs.

The Com-Pac Legacy 17 is the successor to the Com-Pac 16, the first sailboat the Hutchins Company built, back in 1975. The new (2007) boat has gained three inches on the waterline compared to her older sister, adding a theoretical half a knot to her maximum speed. She is also 100 pounds lighter, with 50 of those pounds coming out her lead ballast. Most other dimensions remain the same as the original Com-Pac 16. Best features: The new boat's trailerability has been improved by a special system to hoist and drop the mast quickly at the launching ramp. It's called the MasTendr and BoomTendr Quick Rig Sailing System, and with it, the boom and sail never leave the mast. The skipper simply unsnaps the mainsheet and folds the boom up to the mast, then folds everything down for trailering. The flip-up rudder also adds to trailering convenience. While sailing, a slightly taller rig should make her faster in light air compared to her older sister. Worst features: Compared with her comps, relatively low headroom and narrow beam somewhat restrict cabin space.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Gloucester 16

15' 7"

6' 3"

0' 9"

900

350

Neptune 16

15' 9"

6' 2"

0' 10"

900

350

Balboa 16

16' 0"

7' 5"

2' 5"

1,000

400

Com-Pac Legacy 17

16' 6"

6' 0"

1' 2"

1,000

400

Com-Pac 16

16' 0"

6' 0"

1' 6"

1,100

450

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

23.5

157

NA

5.0

8.2

122

2

4' 0"

25.5

163

NA

4.9

8.5

111

2

3' 6"

18.7

141

NA

5.1

6.9

171

2

3' 6"

20.8

154

NA

5.1

9.1

139

2

3' 3"

18.0

179

355

5.0

10.2

136

2

3' 3"

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