September 2014 Issue
Cruising the Com-Pac 35
Com-Pac Yachts is a Florida boat builder with a particularly interesting history. The company was formed in 1957 by W. L. “Hutch” Hutchins Sr., an entrepreneurial tool-and-die maker who operated a metal-stamping and fabrication shop in St. Louis, Missouri. A successful inventor, he created everything from automobile accessories, including the “Ah-ooo-gah” horn often retrofitted on Model A Fords, to a unique folding high-chair.
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