My Com-Pac 16 for sale!

1983 Hutchins Com-Pac 16 MKII Sailboat, Trailer, and Outboard! READY! – $5450 (Nassau Bay, Texass)

  • Price: $5400.00

  • Year, make and length of boat: 1983 Hutchins Com-Pac 16

  • Note about Description – Extensive description, very lengthy, due to immense amount of upgrading and renovation this boat has gotten. I read your requirements and recommendations, first. I want to be sure to give all the information available on the boat. I believe a potential buyer should get full disclosure up front. Saves us all time and trouble. The Description file is listed below. I apologize for the length, but I was as brief as possible while being complete as possible.

  • Location of boat: Nassau Bay, Texas

  • Your name and phone number: Jim Beerstecher (Jim B) 409-789-6216

  • Email address:

  • Photos – I have over 220 photos for my boat. Link is posted below.

Here’s the link to over 220 pictures of the boat in my Google Photos!  That should give you a good picture of what I’m offering!



1983 Hutchins Com-Pac 16 with Outboard & Trailer! Cruise Ready!

This is probably the most customized, upgraded Com-Pac 16 you will ever see! A fun and easy boat to trailer and set up! Great family boat. Plus, a tremendous amount of customized work has been done to make her cruise ready! She is a Micro Cruiser and ready to go! Fixed long, shoal-draft keel provides stability and shallow draft! Kick-up rudder helps with beaching. Kick-up rudder helps with beaching. The trailer is a well-galvanized Magic Tilt trailer!

She’s got all the upgrades from the manufacturer for 1983 and she weighs in at 1100 pounds, making easy trailering. And with 450 pounds of ballast, she is a steady sailer! Her length over all is 16.92 feet and her beam (width) is 6 feet. She draws a mere foot and a half, making her easy to bring up to the beach and lets her sail in the most shallow places you can find! These are known for quality construction, seaworthiness, and traditional lines making her a great vessel for everyone!


Current Texas registration in my name for boat and trailer (note: in Texas, trailer is not required to be titled.)

Clear Texas boat title and outboard motor title in my name.


You want pictures… I have a link to my Google Photos of over 220 pictures of the boat! Contact me and I will send you the link.

Here’s the link to over 220 pictures of the boat in my Google Photos!  That should give you a good picture of what I’m offering!


Mercury 4 HP 2-stroke. Runs great. Texas Title for motor in my name! Has interior tank of about a half gallon and a 3 gallon external plastic tank with fuel line. All in great shape! If you want 4-stroke, I have a newer 5 HP 4-stroke, that is newer, but to swap that out, I would want an extra 450 dollars. It is a bit heavier, which is why I never used it on this boat.


What’s New on this boat?

Here is what is NEW on the boat! (Note: the boat has maybe been out sailing less than 6 times with the new gear on her!)

New running lights

New steaming lights

New anchor light

New standing rigging

New running rigging

New main sail with reefing lines and telltales

New downhaul for jib

ALL LINES to cockpit

New topping lift

New working jib with telltales

New cruising genoa with telltales

New chrome Sampson post

New bow roller

New Bruce anchor with new chain and rode

New chain stopper on the foredeck

New boom vang

New mainsheet and tackle

New outboard motor mount

New bungee line mainsail gathering system

Relative wind indicator atop the mast

Recent fire extinguisher

New Port-a-potti

Solar shower


New Electronics

Newer floating water-tite VHF with charging system

New GPS, Chartplotter, Depth Sounder in portable battery and mount system with separate battery pack to make it easy to carry on the dinghy or kayak, too. Only used once to check it out. Has anchor alarm. Great resolution for a small screen.

New Solar charging panel with portability built in (use it when you want and stow it when not needed!)

New Solar charger controller

New Battery system with battery status indicator panel

New Local area waterproof charts



New Custom Woodwork, Hand Hewn from logs just for this boat:

New white ash tiller, with blue canvas tiller cover

New oarlocks in cockpit white ash blocks professionally mounted

New deluxe wooden oars (who needs a motor!)… showing some aging now, as the varnish up by the handles needs some refreshing. Note the custom marlinspike amenities on the oars and the soft rubber handholds.

New hatch boards made from cedar

New bowsprit made from white ash

New white ash wooden bench at the stern end of the cockpit. Covers the external fuel tank and provides extra seating at anchor! Also prevents lines from tangling with fuel tank.

New cedar cockpit boards to make up a HUGE cockpit bed at anchor

New Galley and forepeak table for cooking, general table use, and cleaning dishes

New white ash and plywood mast crutch and gallows for amazing mast stability while trailering (with all stainless hardware!)

New plywood and Plexiglas laptop chart holder


Also Includes:

Main sail cover (Blue. Works, but needs replacing, but rather than picking a color you would not want, I have discounted the price by $300 to account for it.)

Forestay jib bag, blue (OK condition. However, again, you may want a different color, so I have dropped the price by $150 to account for it.)

Needs new trailer-sailer bottom paint. You could trailer-sail her forever and not really need bottom paint, because it does not stay in the water long enough to get fouled. However, it is currently blue to match the sail covers.   My guess is you will want the bottom paint to match whatever canvas colors, stripe colors, and accent colors you choose for your new vessel!

Bulkhead-mounted compass

Tiller lash system for steering

Deep Stainless Swim Ladder!

New, 2 cook stoves

Dish pan and scrubbers

Tea pot with hanging hook

Drinking water bottle

New 12 volt fan

Heat Pail for cooler nights

New Stern anchor with chain and rode in 5 gallon bucket in stern locker

New hip boots for putting the boat on and off the trailer

Wooden holster for VHF next to companionway

New forward bulkhead, plywood

One berth for sleeping with cushions

Second berth has plastic containers for gear, clothing, and other storage for cruising which will need to be re-stowed if 2 are going for the cruise

Fenders and docklines

Bow rail

Stern Pulpits

There is also a boom awning, vinyl, with poles that covers the cockpit pretty well at anchor. Lines tie down to cleats. So far, that is the only thing that I do not have a picture of, yet.   Reason for no pic is that I keep it rolled up in my garage, so it is never around when I am taking pics of the boat.

There are 2 base mounts for a cockpit bimini. No bimini included. I left them on thinking I would probably make a dodger and bimini some day.

Also includes a cooler.


Here is what has been Re-Done on the trailer:

New wheels

New tires

New Spare tire and wheel

New bearings

New outboard motor mount on the bow of the trailer for transport!

New line on the winch

New Texas plates and registration (Well, six months old.)

New forward crank up roller, with fold-away feature


What has NOT been done!

You can see how much has been done to the boat and trailer when you see the very few things that are original.

Trailer winch has rust on it.

Trailer ball latch has rust on it

Aluminum rudder mechanism shows oxidation. Needs sanded and painted.


Why I am selling her

I bought this boat to scale down in size as I just retired. However, grand kids are multiplying and need bigger boat!



5400! Will entertain your offer! Here is the breakdown: Current value is $6950, less ($450) for new canvas and ($100) for new bottom paint of your color choice! Sure, there are plenty cheaper Com-Pac 16s out there… but none are cruise ready like this one is. You do not need to do anything but go sailing… and if you decide to not come back, you might want to add some fishing tackle, snorkeling gear, and a swimsuit.


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