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  1. Here is my 760, big fat amas and all, doing 5kts in 3 kts of wind: So much for poor light air performance. Absolutely flat lake helps.
  2. Racing every other Saturday in Colorado. A C28 and a C760 on Lake Granby. The full start is around 20 boats.
  3. Just like to sail the lake but occasionally get down to the sea of cortez out of san carlos. Have made the trip in my 242 and the 760. The 242 crossed over to the Baja, 76 nm, in 7 hours. The boat averaged 11-12 kts. Last fall, in similar conditions, I crossed to Baja, 95 km in 8 hrs steady 13-14 kts hit 17 a few times. The telling difference for me was I had to hand steer most of the first trip as the lee ama on the old 242 digs horribly in the puffs and you have to anticipate and adjust for the puff or the boat speed gets dragged way down. In the 760, the auto pilot did just fine even und
  4. I sail a 760, it performs across a spectrum of conditions. Last week I had a friend with no sailing experience on the tiller in 12-14kts of wind and we hit 16.5kts consistently. She had no idea what a bid deal that is, just said it "steers so easy". In a breath of wind it will get going at least wind speed if not a little more - only problem is you can only go across the wind. I've owned a few corsairs and I will never go back to a high rocker float - just look old fashioned and don't perform. It's crap that that the rocker makes them any safer in a seaway. Oh yeah - I outsail an F31 and an F
  5. I have one in Colorado. Taking it the Sea of Cortez next week. I think there are two on the west coast, two in florida, one in Arizona and one in Jersey. I've sailed mine in Florida, colorado, Wyoming and California. Love the trailer sailor thing. Back to the ama shape, when I was looking for an upgrade to my MKII, I didn't think that Corsair did enough with the 750 sprint and dash, bigger ama taller mast but still a very wet boat at speed with that weird stall when the ama went under. Watch any video of an fboat at speed to see what I mean. With the 760 the ama is no longer banana sh
  6. This is what corsair did with the 760 - larger volume, flat and squared off aft section, wave piercing bow. Turned the 750 into a new boat. The best is powered up with the lee ama submerged and water laminar flowing over the top of the ama.
  7. Too many small improvements to list them all but a couple that stand out. The gin pole fits in the boom pivot hole and the stepping plate is this tiny piece that fits in the tool box. The tiller and cassette is a one piece molded carbon affair that weighs nothing and works without any slop. I had nothing but troubles with the MKI and the MKII rudder assemblies. The new beams have a way better profile and the whole boat folds effortlessly. The wider beams are also more comfortable to walk and sit on. The nets are direct laced with spectra and don't squeak. None of those stupid washers to br
  8. I went through a couple used Corsairs in short order, spent quite a bit of money getting them right and finally bought a new 760. The used Corsairs held their value well and based on that I felt the investment in the new boat was worth it. Especially the performance and ease of set-up on the new boat is so much better than any of the old boats. If I were to do it over again - I would go right to the new Corsair.
  9. When you get a chance sail one, take it. It's a totally different boat with the way the new floats work with the old hull. I've owned and sailed three other farrier/corsair trimarans. The 760 sails like none of the others. Faster across the whole range of wind speed, more predictable in the gusts not to mention countless small refinements in the rigging, fit and finish. Don't want to highjack Rimas' thread so back to regular programming.
  10. I wouldn't call it a Dash Mk III. I own one and owned a C242. Its a new boat. Sails way better and faster than the 242 with no drama.
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