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I just bought a Starwind 223 on Thursday. I trailered it back to Florida from North Carolina. It was worth the trip. What type of tech info are you looking for? I have the original brouchures and other paperwork. I think that this is one of the best made boats in its class. I think it may be a copy of the Percision or maybe Percision copied the Starwind.

I know Wellcraft built the hulls for Starwind. Wellcraft maybe a smudge pot maker but they don''t make junk. Let me know how you like your new boat and how she sails. What''s her current name and have you thought of a new name yet.

Mine is currently named MAVi AY which is Turkish for Blue Moon. They debate for a new name is ongoing. Write back and let me know if I can help.

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Wow what a great price you paid for your Starwind. It seems like a very solid boat. I just bought a Starwind 223. What State are you located in? Do you have any suggestions for raising the mast the first time?
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Hi,

I''m in New Jersey. Our mast has gone up and down twice, but it was always done by the marina owners. On this site, you''ll find a drawing of how the mast can be raised - http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Disk/4078/c22_manual09.gif.

This site is devoted to Chrysler sailboats, which sold the designs for the Starwind to Wellcraft in the ''80s. There is a lot of good info on this site that I''m sure you''ll find helpful in raising the mast. Lots of specs and downloadable brochures.

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3135/

Be careful and good luck!

Alyse
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Another link for the Starwind 223:

http://www.mindspring.com/~councill/sbjournal/seatrials86/st2.html
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Another link for the Starwind 223:

http://www.mindspring.com/~councill/sbjournal/seatrials86/st2.html
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Hi,
I see you talking about Starwinds 223 a lot and I guess its safe to say you own one. I bought one a week ago. I''m putting it in the water in Florida tommarro.
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Yup, I own one. I accidently submitted the last message twice. Where in Florida are you? I''m in central NJ, and I sail on Barnegat Bay. It must be nice to enjoy sailing all year round!
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I sail in Lake Harris in Leesburg, FL. My 223 sails great so far. I''ve been out in 20 mph wind with her and she''s handles well. How long have you owned a Starwind?
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I''ve owned my Starwind since November, 2000. I''m taking her out this afternoon actually, and winds are pretty brisk out there!
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Has anyone tried replacing the cleats on the bow? I don''t want to mess with something that''s not broken, so I haven''t tried unscrewing them yet...but the cleats in the stern use backing nuts that are accessible (barely) from the lazarette to hold them in place. I don''t see how that could be the case with the bow cleats. They look permanently embedded with screws right into the fiberglass. There''s no access from the anchor well, so do they just screw right into the deck? I''m surprised they haven''t worked loose, like the stern cleats. I was considering replacing the bow cleats with larger ones, but don''t want to loosen something that is set in there just fine
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