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post #11 of 20 Old 04-29-2009
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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.
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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.
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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???
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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.

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Re: Sail perfomance of starwind 223s

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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.

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Re: 86 Starwind 223

Help, I need a mast for a Starwind 223. Please contact 3034491933
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Re: 86 Starwind 223

Sorry about the thread resurrection, but I just bought a 1987 StarWind 223 in decent shape and I am stocked, looks like a well built boat and a great trailersailor. I like the fiberglass-encapsulated lead keel design with a light fiberglass centerboard. The only downside being seems that the owners association and any online info is pretty scarce. The owners' website is down too.

wspencer2 (or anyone else), if you still have that manual, the "Starwind 223 Operating and Rigging Instructions", it would be great if you could scan it and post it online!
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Re: 86 Starwind 223

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I don't have a manual but I have the original sales brochure that I can scan. Also, I am trying to part out or repair an 86 that was damaged. Maybe you need something? I have a place in Jacksonville but live in VA. Not much information on these boats but I think they are really sweet and comfortable.

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Look for Hampton Roads Craigslist starwind 223
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Re: 86 Starwind 223

I have a 1986 Starwind 22 and am need of a tiller. Do you have a tiller you could part with? I'm located in Omaha, NE so shipping might make it better just to order from Precision (heard they're similar).

Any recommendations for replacing the cushions?

I am interested in a copy of the owners manual too, if anyone has one.

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I have a 1986 Starwind 22 and am need of a tiller. Do you have a tiller you could part with? I'm located in Omaha, NE so shipping might make it better just to order from Precision (heard they're similar).



Any recommendations for replacing the cushions?



I am interested in a copy of the owners manual too, if anyone has one.



Thanks!
Tillers are rather generic and are also easy to build, if you can't buy one from a marine supply.


Many boats in the 22' size range are very very similar to each other, I would look Catalina 22 line of parts if you plan to keep the boat and upgrade it.

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