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    Sailing Abandoned Assets (Corsair 31-1D)

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  1. gbkersey

    Sailing. Corsair F-31 to China

    Thanks to Fred for posting this... I feel like I'm lying naked on the operating table and all my friends are walking by.... Anyway, we were sailing too hot trying to make the point. I could have headed down a bit, but instead of forcing it, I should have jibed back and taken down the spinnaker to make the point. When we stuffed the leeward ama, the boat jacked up and almost stopped. When that happened, the apparent wind increased from about 10kts to 25+kts. The main is what ended up pushing us over, that's why we were so down in the stern when we went over. The mainsheet and traveler were blown. The end of the boom was in the water and the main would not go out further. Pictures in sequence along with righting video and more pics can be found here:
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    Sailing. Corsair F-31 to China

    Recovered. Good as new.
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    Sailing. Corsair F-31 to China

    Don't do this: If you don't know how to do this: Actually, now that I think of it. Never do that.
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    Can you buy an old/new sailboat without an MSO?

    Polyethylene as in roto-molded. Like a Hobie Getaway...
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    Freeing up a stuck engine

    If you tried to fix it yourself first $400/Hr.
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    New Speed Sensor Options

    Well I guess it is time for me to get an oscilloscope on mine to see it is in fact working and the Hull transmitter is the problem.
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    New Speed Sensor Options

    I have an Airmar CS4500 ultrasonic on my boat. I've never seen it work in the lake where we sail. I have seen it work in the Gulf of Mexico, once... I hope the new one is better, because I'd like to have one that works
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    Corsair f24

    Yes have I have launched my 31-1D from the trailer when our lake was down 60 feet and all of the ramps were out of the water. But this was in a lake with no surf to deal with.
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    Wingmast Cat in Alphalock bump on Frontpage
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    Upgrading deck hardware

    I like Harken blocks too, and I've broken quite a few. Still like them though.
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    Inflatable PFD for women?

    Not inflatable, but my wife likes this vest...
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    Harken 885 Large Snap Shackle Substitue

    I'm really not sure what you are sailing, but $105 doesn't seem that much. The Selden shackles are good but don't have the swivel like the Harken 885. I use the Selden snap shackles for our main sheet and they work great for that. Maybe try this Ronstan...
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    WTF did they do to this J/125!?

    Guess you don't look at dates or previous posts before posting.....
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    Dimension Polyant Aramid Sport

    There are a couple of Corsair trimarans at our club that have sails made from this fabric. Shape looks good, no problems that I'm aware of. But your question is a bit vague... What kind of boat do you want to use it on?