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I recently purchased a Starwind 19" in really bad condition. It floats--thats about all I can say. I don"t have much info--no manual or specs, etc. but would be happy to pass on whatever help I can.
Anchors aweigh and all that jazz, Bob
 

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Me again:
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
 

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I had a Starwind 19 , sweet little boat , Any info avalable might be had from Wellcraft Marine if they have any left in there arcives .
Answers ; center board line must be changed from outside the boat , don your diving gear or on the lift .
aft guy loose ? Mast is swept back too far , you need to loosen side stays and tighten with fore stay , this should help
 

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I had the boat lifted up and we could see most of the area the center board retracts into . I understand the best way to change the center board line is to anchor in 3 feet water and and the board will drop down enough, tie the new line tothe old line.
, go underthe boat and feel for the old line ,it goes thru a hole in the center board, pull your new line thru and tie a knot in the end, and pull the center board up, the hole is at the top and at the rear all that holds it is a knotin the line . my board is solid fiberglass weighs adout 40 lbs and being all fiberglass should never give any problem
 

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Hello! I''m glad I found this message board. I have a Starwind 223 and someone was kind enough to copy an old owner''s manual for me. I''ll be happy to make you a copy for the cost of postage. It''s not in the best of shape, having been copied from other copies, but it''s very informative. Where do you sail?

Alyse
 

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Hi Alyse,
Yes, I would very much appreciate a copy of your Starwind manual. How can I contact you re: postage expense, etc? My boat was in terrible condition but it is coming along nicely and I''ve sailed it in Lake LBJ in Cental Texas Hill Country. Where do you sail? Thanks again, Bob
 

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Hi Bob,

I found a site that''s devoted to Starwind/Chrysler boats. I learned from someone on the sailnet.com message board that Chrysler owned the designs and bought them back from Wellcraft. Anyway, here is the site - http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3135/

You can download the PDFs he has online, listed under the Chrysler name. They are the same specs that I have, but will be in better shape since my copy has been copied a zillion times.

I sail in Barnegat Bay, NJ. My boat was in bad shape too when I bought it, but it cleaned up beautifullly and seemed to withstand quite a bit of abuse (from the former owners).

Alyse
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Hi piep,

I''ll have to check the beam and LOA measurements again. If the shoal keel with centerboard is the deciding factor, then my boat sounds like the Starwind 223. The specs that I have didn''t come with the boat (it''s an ''86). The keel is 1''11", with the centerboard swinging up and down on a line through the cockpit - I forget the proper term ;) With the board down, she draws about 6''.

Do you mean that the Starwind 223 was created later by Wellcraft?
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Cool, we have basically the same boat! Does your''s have the popup cabin top? How do you secure it? There seems to be a fitting of some sort on the underside the cabin top, but we can''t find (or don''t have) the proper gizmo to keep up the top. We improvise and use a bungee cord with a hook at the end to wrap the cord around the boom when anchored to keep the top up.

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Yes, that''s my boat for sure. Here''s another link for the Starwind 223.

http://www.geocities.com/starwind223_sailboat/Information.html

It''s not my boat, but I''ve got the same one, with basically the same color scheme.

More info on the 223:
http://www.mindspring.com/~councill/sbjournal/seatrials86/st2.html
 

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I have a Spindrift 19. I think the mold for the Starwind became the Spindrift before becoming the Precision 18.

Anyway, I have the same water concern that you do.

Precision may be a trailer possibility for you.

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HELP!
Im thinking of buying an 86'' Starwind it apears to be in good condition. Does anyone have any advise. Is this a well made boat? What price range should it be in. Its not in the NADA book. Any info would be apprieciated.
 

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The Starwind is an excellent boat. I have a 22'' 1985, and it had been pretty neglected when I bought. However, it cleaned up beautifully and is a very forgiving boat for a novice sailor. She turns on a dime and is very roomy. The cockpit seems more spacious than on comparably sized boats and the boom is higher, so no need to worry about getting hit if you''re sitting down. Mine was $2250, which included the original outboard and sails, which were all in good condition. An extra bonus was a brand new spinnaker. You''ll be very happy with this boat. Feel free to email me with any questions. Good luck!
Alyse
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STARWIND 223
I''m looking for the distance between the bottom of the tiller and the boat. where the rudder line feeds through. I also need to know what type and size of line to use for the centerboard. Please help!!!
 

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I just bought a Starwind 223 on Thursday. I trailered it back to Florida from North Carolina. It was worth the trip. What type of tech info are you looking for? I have the original brouchures and other paperwork. I think that this is one of the best made boats in its class. I think it may be a copy of the Percision or maybe Percision copied the Starwind.

I know Wellcraft built the hulls for Starwind. Wellcraft maybe a smudge pot maker but they don''t make junk. Let me know how you like your new boat and how she sails. What''s her current name and have you thought of a new name yet.

Mine is currently named MAVi AY which is Turkish for Blue Moon. They debate for a new name is ongoing. Write back and let me know if I can help.

Bye:)
 

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Hi,

I''m in New Jersey. Our mast has gone up and down twice, but it was always done by the marina owners. On this site, you''ll find a drawing of how the mast can be raised - http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Disk/4078/c22_manual09.gif.

This site is devoted to Chrysler sailboats, which sold the designs for the Starwind to Wellcraft in the ''80s. There is a lot of good info on this site that I''m sure you''ll find helpful in raising the mast. Lots of specs and downloadable brochures.

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3135/

Be careful and good luck!

Alyse
 
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