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Re: Corsair 37 offering thrill rides in Texas

I love the Corsair 37 but....15 inexperienced guys on that boat?

You guys can really make anything. There is no supervision on that? That boat can legally take 15 paying tourists for a ride?
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Re: Corsair 37 offering thrill rides in Texas

Yeah I can just see 15 tourists with their " bottles of wine" and "buckets of beer" piling on to that thing, and expecting it to go "twice the speed of the wind"!

I would think 15 would be considered overloaded, and it would be a law suit waiting to happen if something went wrong!
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Re: Corsair 37 offering thrill rides in Texas

I know Scott pretty well. He's a very experienced sailor/racer (won the Transpacific Division V race on a Hobie 33 in 2005) and quite the businessman. About 5 years ago he built a 40' wood catamaran named Seawolf. He takes up to 49 guests at a time ($25 each) for a 90 minute sail on the lake. The boat goes out (sometimes full) 6 times a day. Last year he launched Harbor Lights, a 57' powerboat that can carry up to 98 guests. It makes 6 trips daily at $25 per head. The Corsair is just getting started and Scott is tweaking some things. His operation has become a very popular part of Lake Ray Hubbard and Rockwall, TX. I'm not affiliated with him but if you would like to read more check out his website.
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49 people on a 40ft home-built cat?? That can't be safe! I don't care how good a sailor he is, that appears to be greed over riding good judgement! Is there no regulation of the industry down there?
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SchockT...Although it's not a production boat, it is a far cry from a home-built. The thing is built like a tank. As for the safety record...five years and thousands of guests without a single mishap. I think it's probably the safest boat on the lake.
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Re: Corsair 37 offering thrill rides in Texas

I am not trying to piss you but that don't seem to make sense to me. if each person weights an average of 65kg that means 3185kg. I don't know of any 40ft, cat or not with a max load that big considering the boat carries water, fuel provisions and also the luggage of the clients. All that will be added to that max load.

In Texas there are no rules regarding the max load of a boat and number of passengers a boat can carry? Specially paid passengers?
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I am not trying to piss you but that don't seem to make sense to me. if each person weights an average of 65kg that means 3185kg. I don't know of any 40ft, cat or not with a max load that big considering the boat carries water, fuel provisions and also the luggage of the clients. All that will be added to that max load.

In Texas there are no rules regarding the max load of a boat and number of passengers a boat can carry? Specially paid passengers?
No problem PCP...it wouldn't make sense to me either except I've seen it work for years. I think we have to remember this boat is set up for a single purpose. It only carries enough water for the toilet. It carries enough battery power to start the outboards and power the running lights and sound system. Fuel capacity is enough to run two 25hp Honda outboards. The boat is made of wood and aluminum. See the draft in the following pictures empty and full. There isn't a lot of difference.

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Re: Corsair 37 offering thrill rides in Texas

Why even have a foresail on that? Tacking would put 20 people in the drink.
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Why even have a foresail on that? Tacking would put 20 people in the drink.
The headsail is cut high. Everyone is safe except maybe Dirk.
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