Before you read any further, click on the "Video" link above. As you can see it's finger tip control to keep the boat tracking upwind. This video was shot in flat wind in 12-15 knots of breeze. One year on the Harvest Moon Race from Galveston to Port Aransas, Texas we sailed in light winds throughout the night and into the morning. Just before noon the breeze filled and we got rolling.
Our GPS showed us about 45 miles from the last turn into Port A and our course was low of the mark. The GPS also showed we would be very close to missing the 5pm finish cutoff time.
We had three crew on the float with one in the cockpit calling course and boat speed. We tweaked the jib, travelled up then down, then back up again. We adjusted crew position and the call came up from the cockpit that we were right on the mark and doing over 9 knots. We were 5 hours out. One of the greatest sailing days of my life was to drive from the float for 5 hours flying over the waves as we knocked off the miles. Sailing a Corsair makes days like that come true.
Back to our listing. This 28CC has a carbon-fiber mast, whereas the 'standard' Corsair 28 Center Cockpit has an aluminum mast that is quite a bit heavier. We have just removed, cleaned, and regreased all the winches. We went through the motor, changed the impeller, and cleaned out the thermostat. We have new nets that will be installed prior to delivery (2 trampoline nets, 2 bow nets)
• Fully-battened Mainsail in fair condition
• Roller-Furling Screacher in fair condition
• Asymmetrical Spinnaker in good condition
• Hank-on battened Jib should be replaced
• Honda 9.9 HP 4-stroke long-shaft outboard motor
• Spinnaker Control Kit
• Screacher Control Kit
• Self-Tailing Winches
• Multidata Instruments & Chart-plotter/GPS
• VHF Radio & Masthead Antenna
• Lifting Eyes
• Grey Non-Skid
The F-28 Center Cockpit sport cruiser provides a range of waterborne recreation and adventure possibilities. Benefiting from over a decade of practical experience and modern innovations, this craft represents a unique and unbeatable combination of comfort, performance, and ease of handling.
The interior layout is functional and spacious. Berths include a large double forward, individual settees - bunk on each side of the main cabin area, and a double bunk in the aft-cabin. A fully enclosed head with vanity and a galley with a two burner stove and stainless steel sink, round out the main cabin area. Upholstered seat - bunk cushions are standard in a wide choice of vibrant colors.
On deck, there's a huge amount of space, and this combined with low angles of heel while sailing makes the F-28 Center Cockpit one of the safest boats afloat for children. The fully enclosed center cockpit offers ease for shorthanded sailing and increased safety on open ocean passages.
Fingertip touch on the balanced helm is all that's required to maintain perfect control at any speed. The F-28 Center Cockpit points high, tacks like a dinghy, and is responsive and nimble. The well-mannered F-28 Center Cockpit is even suitable for shorthanded sailing with one or two people. In addition, it is a great practical cruising boat for the family, perfect for visiting a secluded beach for lunch and then safely heading back to the trailer before nightfall.
The F-28's single-spreader rotating aluminum wing mast and square-top, fully-battened mainsail and jib form a very efficient combination that is faster than similar size fixed rigs, but with improved safety margins and easier handling. With a roller furling boom for quick mainsail reefing and furling, the sail handling system is both simple and easy. A custom mast step allows the internal halyards to be led back to the cockpit, as are all other control lines. There is also a six-foot long internally retractable carbon fiber bowsprit for the asymmetrical spinnaker and roller furling screacher.
The screacher is a large multipurpose sail that is great for power reaching in strong conditions or going to windward in lighter winds, eliminating the need for a genoa and frequent sail changes; off the wind, cruisers have even found the screacher makes a great roller furling spinnaker.
Corsair Trimarans Corsair F-series trimarans are versatile and exciting trailerable sailboats with overnight accommodations. They combine outstanding performance on all points of sail with the comfort and security of wide, low-heeling decks that make them perfect for cruising with the family. The shallow draft means any beach is just an excuse to pull in and play, and the exclusive Farrier Folding System makes trailering a breeze, offering unlimited opportunities for new sailing adventures.
Corsair sport cruiser trimarans are innovative yet proven designs with a long history of careful development. They evolved from Ian Farrier's original folding trimaran design, the Trailertri 18, which was launched in Australia in 1974. Hundreds of boats were built during many years of further refinement, all featuring the designer's patented folding system. Australian sailing and sailors demanded tough boats, and these designs easily met the challenge, achieving many race victories and an outstanding safety record.
Since 1986 Corsair Marine has built over 1,000 production versions of these designs, including the famous F-24, F-27, F-28, and F-31, which have proven the soundness and reliability of this concept in all types of sailing conditions worldwide. The basic design philosophy provides a safe, roomy, high performance cruiser that is not built at the expense of accommodations, structural integrity, or safety.
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