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post #81 of 89 Old 01-26-2010
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Starwind 19 Stanchions

In 1982 they were an option for an additional $325 which is about $782 today. This assumes you already have the bow pulpit. My 1986 Starwind 19 has them and they are still solid and immobile.
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There are only four stanchions on my 22 starwind with 1/4 inch cable that is coated with vinyl ,it has a quick release that hocks into the stern pulpit. If you plan to sail offshore they may be handy . I will have to look in the cabin and see if I see the hardware below deck. Good luck with your boat.
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Maybe you can help me. Does your Starwind have a combonation keel/centerboard? If so, do you know how to change the line on the centerboard up-haul from INSIDE the boat? Or do you have to do it from outside? Also, my backstay is "sloppy " loose and the turnbuckle is turned all the way tight. What good does the backstay do, or am I using it wrong? Thanks, Bob
My 22 has a swing Keel and I had a boatyard replace the keel pin and plates and also the cable. The keel cable has a clevis at the bottom end that attaches to the trailing edge of the keel with a bolt though it. If the boat is on a trailer you may be able to let the keel down far enough to see it and replace it. On the back stay I don't think that it has to be real stiff, you could have 3 or 4 inches play, that's where you could pull on it and move it 3 or 4 inches , not sagging 3 or 4 inches. The back stay helps keep the mast stable , it also takes the strain off the mast step. Hope that was some help.
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There is a starwind forum site that has some of the specs you can look at as well as start up posts. I have found some very interesting facts about the starwind since joining that forum as well.

the national spindrift assoc. web site has a forum where you can get a lot of information. (starwinds dot com)

I have a starwind 19 that I have just purchased it is in great shape. thankfully I'm not going to have to do much work to.
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Starwind 22 Rudder Replacement

I have just acquired a Starwind 22 from an acquaintance. Long story short, it has no rudder. The rudder is lost and the top gudgeon is sheared off. I can get a rudder from the Resale shop and replace the fittings, but cannot find any information on the Rudder size - height and width. Any info out there?
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I have just acquired a Starwind 22 from an acquaintance. Long story short, it has no rudder. The rudder is lost and the top gudgeon is sheared off. I can get a rudder from the Resale shop and replace the fittings, but cannot find any information on the Rudder size - height and width. Any info out there?
There's a company in the Tampa, Florida area called Foss Foam, Inc. You may want to try them; they're one of the best resources around.

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Starewind Rudder

I will be happy to take some measurements of the rudder and send you some pictures by E-mail. 1984 Starwind smillinjack@gmail.com
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Starwind 22 Rudder

That would be great if you could get those measurements to me. I'll send you a reply address.
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Starwind 223

We have a Starwind 223 that we sail in Lake Michigan. Happy to learn of this site.
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