86 Starwind 223 - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 04-29-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wspencer2 is on a distinguished road
Shoal Keel with Swing Center Board

The Starwind 223 has a 1' 11"., [I think], shoal keel from water line, and a light weight swinging center board that drops down to about a 5 foot depth. Mine seems to be okay but I am sure that if you run aground and then drift sideways banging the board on the side you will could damage the holding pin or board. An initial hit just kicks the board up and you can sail with board up at the cost of upwind performance. Boat was designed for shoal waters around St. Augustine if I remember but built in Sarasota. There are some posts around that will tell you how to fix or replace the pin and lifting rope. Our lake after a few days of low wind is fairly clear so it is not difficult to inspect using a snorkel and mask. You will need a hoist to see it on land as the boat rest on a board on the trailer that hides it. The last time I looked at the lift rope I anchored off a beach area in about 4 feet of water on a calm day. I suspect you will need a hoist or painting dolly to replace or do a full repair but most boat yards should be able to do the task.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 06-02-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dalexsailaway is on a distinguished road
Cool Sail perfomance of starwind 223s

I am looking at purchasing a Starwind 223 1986. I looked at one in the water and the rounded hull shape makes it very tippy. Just put a little weight on the deck and she starts rocking easily. How does this affect its handling, is it really "tender"? What kind of wind has anybody sailed a 223 in and how did it perform. Looks like a really nice weekend cruiser.
Thanks any insight on performance would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 06-09-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jmclean1963 is on a distinguished road
Re: 86 Starwind 223

Anybody know anything about the original Roller furling on these boats. I am trying to find a used sail, my sail says Starwind on it so I assume its factory???
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 06-09-2013
MarioG's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 402
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 5
MarioG is on a distinguished road
Re: 86 Starwind 223

You can get help here Chrysler Sailors :: View Forum - General Starwind's Discussion
Starwind took over when Chrysler was forced to sell.

My Chrysler had sat for 15 years before I got it and I used the parts from a Starwind I bought off e-bay to make my Chrysler sea worthy. had a great time on 13 weekend sail outtings with it. I had the original starwind main, worked fine for learning.
__________________
Endeavour E-32 "Samara"

I am the Capt of my ship but sometimes I think I had more fun just being the cabin boy.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 06-10-2013
Sal Paradise's Avatar
Captain Obvious
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 701
Thanks: 13
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Sal Paradise is on a distinguished road
Re: Sail perfomance of starwind 223s

Quote:
Originally Posted by dalexsailaway View Post
I am looking at purchasing a Starwind 223 1986. I looked at one in the water and the rounded hull shape makes it very tippy. Just put a little weight on the deck and she starts rocking easily. How does this affect its handling, is it really "tender"? What kind of wind has anybody sailed a 223 in and how did it perform. Looks like a really nice weekend cruiser.
Thanks any insight on performance would be appreciated.

Its a swing keel boat right? Was the keel up? That makes a difference.
__________________
Sal Paradise
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starwind 19. Lead shot in bilge? snider General Discussion (sailing related) 9 08-22-2011 10:12 AM
Starwind Owners pioneer General Discussion (sailing related) 88 05-24-2011 01:23 PM
New Starwind 223 (actually new 1986 but new to us) rharriman Introduce Yourself 5 01-31-2010 05:35 PM
Starwind 22 alyse Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 09-18-2009 12:02 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012