P-21 vs Com Pac Eclipse

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P-21 vs Com Pac Eclipse

Postby Brent65 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:34 pm

Hello P-21 Sailors,

I'm trying to decide between a new P-21 or Eclipse.  Any and all suggestions are helpful.

Strengths of the Eclipse:
Faster to rig and de-rig (this is very important to me.  I'll be trailering each and every outing).
Prettier boat with teak trim
Easier loading gear and accessing water (with low transom)
Better access to the outboard motor with low transom (inland sailor, so I'll be using the motor more than most coastal sailors)

Strengths of the P-21:
More interior cabin room (longer and wider)
Nice walkway to the bow (for hank on jib or to deploy fenders)
Stern rail seating
More room in cockpit (sailing with my wife and 4 kids)
More seating options in the cockpit (by configuration)

Can you sleep 4 in an Eclipse?  4 adults or 2 adults + 2 kids?
Can you sleep 4 in a P-21?  4 adults or 2 adults + 2 kids?
Anyone here have experience with both boats?

I would appreciate any feedback and wisdom you might be able to share.  

Brent from Idaho.
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Re: P-21 vs Com Pac Eclipse

Postby Tom G, P-21 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:24 pm

There is one sailor who happily sailed a P-21 and has recently switched to an eclipse. Try to contact Al Santini over on the Compac board, see link. I believe the main issue was setting up and raising the mast.


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