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  1. I thought he was facing backwards in the video.... guess I'm wrong about that. It's still weird to have a tiller moving up and down. I don't really get it....
  2. So what is the thing on the port side of Alex's cabin that swings back and forth during the videos?
  3. It is on my boat..... but maybe not on a killer 31'er that like to hit things!!
  4. Fred...... wtf, you know I had one of those... and could you post a smaller pic? lol. You could tow it with a miata...
  5. Shit happens... not much in salvage cost other then a day of dive boat that found nada..... Everything was lifted out by hand in 20' of water. The Aussie method could had worked in this case! lol
  6. It didn't travel..... the problem was the boat kept moving while they were trying to drop the rig completely from the boat over an hour period. I locked in my location observations from my boat but went in after awhile not realizing rig hadn't been dropped completely yet. Folks from shore took pics after rig was dropped and that correlation along with sonar data found it right where it should had been.
  7. Rig was located. Yesterdays sonar suggested a couple of things but it didn't scream that it was there. Anyways, they dove it today and found it. Still missing a screecher sail in the bag but at least most of it found now!
  8. We did, another boat took it out!
  9. Not so much doing on a lake in this wind.
  10. Lake Travis Austin. Maybe a slight current and unfortunately has zebra mussels now. I just can’t imagine any current here could move a 100 Lbs plus boom. And 3 sails that have drag. Along zebra mussels
  11. It’s in a lake so current isn’t an issue. Lake is pretty clear and thought about test spotting with GoPro cameras. Not sure why I’m being lazy about posting pics!?
  12. So a Corsair Tri was flipped a couple of weeks ago and the mast, boom and sails had to be cut away from boat..... See front page for pic. So we have lots of pics, raceq tracks to look at for reference in search area. But we've gone in there a couple times with Garmin side scan and some live scope and we can't seem to find any evidence of anything in 20-40' of water. There's one idea that perhaps rig was dragged more than expected before it fully released. But I'm wondering what kind of signal would we get if mast was covered by sails? And would yo use any other sonar equipment to scan area wit
  13. Well given the rig was dragging bottom, it was set free. Lots of damage could of happen from leaving it. We are still working on recovery of that and perhaps in 20' of water.... The reason for the roll over method is that once the ama bolts where removed on one side for trying other methods, they could not be put back in place without feeling like threads could be stripped. Boat's dry as a desert now in Texas heat!!
  14. And here's a vid of the re-righting
  15. I'll let Bill tell the details since it's his boat but we were racing on a very windy day..... I have the same boat and the 2 women I had as crew had zero kite experience so I just elected to sail sans kite and make the best of it. But Bill is a really good sailor and he did otherwise and took off....This is on Lake Travis in Austin and here's a snapshot of sailflow..
  16. I paid $30k for a 2006 three years ago and it needed a new main and jib. So it's not a bad starting price. The Corsair is a lot of boat - 18' wide and they are pretty fast and rigged quite well that you only need one other competent person to race it..
  17. Awesome boat!! Of course I have one... lol
  18. Thanks for the help guys!! I bought the one drop yesterday at West Marine. Also, I'm a fresh water lake sailor so I don't worry about that salt water too much!!
  19. Thanks... I'll try that. Says it's specifically for travelers!!
  20. It's a straight track and the it's stock equipment that all these Corsairs have. It does see very high loads... kinda scary high for such a smaller boat. I was told not to oil and that would cause flat spotting since the ball would slide instead of rolling. I just really didn't understand the chatter on top of the track.
  21. I've got a Corsair Sprint 750 and the mainsheet traveler is a really important tool to have working nicely on this boat. I really don't sheet the main in out much just keep main flat and travel up down. In fact you can't bear away without travel down. So sailing Sunday with gust up to 30, the fuker locks up in both directions. A half hour later it unlocks and works fine the rest of the day. fNow before you jump to conclusions, I replaced the torlon bearings 2 years ago. I have never lubed these as well. So is it common for these to wear out often?? Or could there be something else wrong with t
  22. This is nesting in a box in my backyard here in Austin....I have a nest cam outside box to record activities between the male and female but got this sneak peak inside yesterday.
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