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pvb

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a mate bought a westerly Corsair a few years ago and has (at last I heard) taken it from Milford haven to New Zealand. Bang for buck I think that a good condition Corsair is an excellent boat but it’s not got 21st century kerb appeal.
Do you happen to know the name of that Corsair? I bought a new Corsair ketch in about 1986, and named it "Salsy". I sold it in 1992 and the last I heard of it, the new owners had done a transat, then through the Panama Canal, and ended up in New Zealand.
 

bitbaltic

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Do you happen to know the name of that Corsair? I bought a new Corsair ketch in about 1986, and named it "Salsy". I sold it in 1992 and the last I heard of it, the new owners had done a transat, then through the Panama Canal, and ended up in New Zealand.
i think it was called ‘pevma’
 

lustyd

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Stemar

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Well, the appearance doesn't bother me - I could certainly live with that. I don't mind form following function; too many boats seem to let the designers loose then try and make the function work around the form.

So many things I like about her - the centreboard, the insulation, heating and ventilation, and, not least, the space, but with handholds everywhere. The biggest criticism I had of my mate's 39 footer was the wide open spaces with little to hold on to, but the Garcia seems so much safer.

If I were 20 years younger and 20 million richer...
 

lustyd

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I thoroughly agree, I don't want one with no engineers and too many designers either.

His talk of the centreboard was a little biased I think. He ignored that his balast is inside the boat at a max depth of 1m, making it half as effective as ballast 2m below the waterline, or needing twice as much. I'm not saying it's a huge issue, but he completely skated over any downsides.

I don't mind space as long as there are rails. My boats don't spend a large percentage of their time on passage compared to at anchor or in marinas so that's a trade off I'm happy to make as I'm still young enough to compensate for the boat's shortcomings in that area
 
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