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sailorbri 10-20-2002 01:17 PM

Keel fairing
Anybody care to send me in the right direction on fairing my keel? I own a Northstar 727. I just got done blasting the bottom in prep for fairing and 3 coats of 2000E, then baltoplate or VC 17 (sail in Lake Ontario). I also sealed the cast iron keel with west system. What is the best shape for the back of the keel? Where can I get templates? Where can I get good info on selecting the right template? Baltoplate or VC17? Feel free to comment on one or all questions.

Jeff_H 10-21-2002 06:55 AM

Keel fairing
I would contact Bruce Farr and Associates. They designed the boat and would have the original drawings on file. They were great about getting me info on my boat included in the packet was a sheet that had constuction details including a small scale keel lines drawing for my boat.


paulk 10-27-2002 02:23 PM

Keel fairing
Some people I''ve been in contact with have been happy with Compu-keel. They sell templates for many different designs, which might be easier than creating your own from an architect''s offsets. Their website lists what they have available and the cost.

Ericwest 05-08-2003 01:22 AM

Keel fairing
Hi, I spotted your message on the net.

I am a member of the Farr 727 Association of New Zealand, What you know as the Northstar 727 is in fact our Farr 727, and originates out of New Zealand.

You may be interested to visit our website,

We have a members forum and would be happy to have you join in

By the way, my Farr 727, Wild! is the last Farr 727 ever built.

Jeff_H 05-08-2003 04:00 AM

Keel fairing
That is a really neat website for a really cool little boat. I have always been a fan of the 727 (I actually own a very stretched model of the Farr 727, a Farr 11.6). I was amazed at the high prices that these boats command. I don''t know what the exchange rate is from US$ to Aus$ but at 1:1 rate of exchange $16000-$18000 is probably 5 to 6 times what they sell for in the States making them a real bargain when you can find one in half way decent shape.



farrsouth 07-31-2003 06:55 AM

Keel fairing
I have fully restored race ready Farr 24 for sale. $12,500.00 US with trailer.
email for details

X383 08-04-2003 12:39 PM

Keel fairing
Where is your boat located,and some details would be appreciated.

farrsouth 08-10-2003 02:54 PM

Keel fairing
2 -Harken STA.2 Two Speed Self Tailing Winches, 2 Barret Cabin Top Spinnaker Winches, 2002 UK Tape Drive Gold Mainsail, 2002 UK Kevlar Tape Drive Headsail, 2000 UK Pentex Radial Cut Headsail, Tuff Luff Headstay System, Schaeffer Traveller with 6:1 Mainsheet system, Harken Adjustable Genoa Lead Cars, Adjustable backstay. Retractable Outboard Motor Bracket.
2003 3.5 Mercury Outboard. Dual Axle trailer and cradle included


Two quarter births, forward storage area. Recent Survey 2003 Clean Report
Hand bilge pump,

Jeff_H 08-11-2003 04:30 AM

Keel fairing
A couple quick questions:
Farr designed quite a few 24 footers but none that I know of were called Farr 24''s. Most of his early boats were named for thier metric length such as Farr 727 or Farr 11.6. Anyway my questions are:

-Is there a model name for your boat?
-Who built her?
-When was she built?
-Where is she located?


Jeff_H 08-11-2003 04:32 AM

Keel fairing
Oh Yeah, and what is your Email Address?


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