Planning Your Boat as a Business

Have you wondered how to plan your boat as a business? Here's what recent customers say matters the most: 1. "How can I make the most of my personal use and still meet tricky financial goals?"  Sure, it can be a tradeoff. So we start by coaching you to consider your most important goal and learning which strategy will give you the most confidence to move ahead. •  For some owners, they want to move up their purchase by a year or two.  • Others want to have monthly costs that are affordable. •  ... Read More »
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European Pulse Tour filling up - But there's still time to register!

The European Pulse 600 Tour is filling up fast, but there's still time to register for the Almere and Kiel Week regattas. Charter boats are available for both regattas.  So if you're thinking about joining the fun, but need a ride, we have you covered!  If you're thinking of buying a boat - we can save you the time transporting the boat to the regatta, and arrange one for collection at the end of the event.   HOW CAN I JOIN THIS YEARS PULSE 600 TOUR? Find out how HERE Our expert dealers are... Read More »
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December is a dumb time to buy a boat in the U.S.

  Unless you want the best prices of the year. Or unless you want to be sailing someplace warm this month. Or unless you're sure, that your not sure, about what to sail now. Call us… p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #101010; -webkit-text-stroke: #101010} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #ff2500; -webkit-text-stroke: #ff2500} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}  ... Read More »
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Three Pulse 600's Arrive Memorial Weekend!

Come on out Memorial Weekend to see 3 Pulse 600's. Designed by Francois Perus of Perus Yacht Design, the Pulse 600 is designed as a simple, safe, and exciting one design day-sport boat, made to easily store, and trailer after sailing. Richard Allen is the Western US Dealer for the Pulse 600, and can help you with any of the following: • Racing Class Rules for the Pulse 600 • Demo sail the Pulse 600  • Purchase of a Pulse 600 Richard Allen will be on and off the water with the Pulse 600, so to... Read More »
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Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic with Randy Smyth

  Corsair Dealer Windcraft organized and hosted another successful Trimaran Sailing Clinic October 2-4 2015 at the Fort Walton Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle. At the hands of world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and his assistant coaches twelve sailors from various parts of the USA saw their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic. Participants of all skill levels from novice to experienced were introduced to Randy’s simple but highly... Read More »
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Trimaran Antifouling FAQ's

QUESTION: "Long time multi huller. Want to purchase F-24 and leave at dock in lake for immediate ease of use. Do I have to worry about hull blistering? What bottom paint do you suggest? I only want to paint bottom to keep brown lake gunge off boat. How do I find the lines for painting?" Randy Chapman   This is a question that we are frequently asked and as with most things there is more than one answer that will get the job done. These are my tips for a tidy antifoul job... Step 1 Sit the boat... Read More »
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A One Stop Shop: Get Your Corsair "Up" On Stands

No one does it like us at the Finish Line! We are your one stop shop for all things Corsair Marine! From new sails, to parts, to service and sales, the Finish Line is by far your one-stop-shop!  From procuring the right Corsair for you to giving you the EXPERT service you need for your Corsair, and ALL the little things in between - we do EVERYTHING! We offer a full service facility- storage, brokerage and service.  It all comes together here at the Finish Line to provide you with anything that... Read More »
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2015 Corsair Nationals - Racing Update #3

Racing Update: 4-3-15 This week we have 22 boats registered from all over the country, at the moment we have more skippers registered from Austin, TX than from South Florida! So attendance is bound to build quickly this month with our regional owners, and we expect to reach 30-40 registrations soon.  Need crew??  Contact Don Wigston, he has a list of a dozen people anxious to fill out your "regular" crew, even if that is just you!  info@windcraft.net. READ DETAILS >> Crew Available for... Read More »
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Why join us at the 2015 Corsair Rendezvous?

Ask sailors who have traveled across the country to experience the Corsair Community at a recent Corsair Rendezvous and Nationals in San Francisco or Lake Erie: 2013 Corsair Rendezvous & Nationals - San Francisco, California 2014 Corsair Rendezvous & Nationals - Lake Erie, Put-In-Bay, Ohio Here’s why I’m going to the 20th Annual Event… 1. This year Corsair has an especially strong cruising agenda to take advantage of the great April weather in Pensacola, Florida! The Pensacola Yacht Club, and... Read More »
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The 2015 New England Boat Show Is Around The Corner!

The combination of performance from the award winning Corsair C31 and the spacious comfort of the Corsair 37!  The new Cruze 970 is an exciting new model with great sailing pedigree and packed with fantastic new features as the latest model from the design team at Corsair Marine. Prior to the development of the 32ft Cruze 970, over 300 C31s were delivered to owners all around the world making this model one of the most successful trimarans in the world. The C31 was chosen for its great sailing... Read More »
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Calvert Sails offers custom built cruising and racing sails for trimarans and catamarans

Calvert will work with you to design and build the best sails for your needs.  Calvert Sails continues to be the American industry leader, designing and building top quality multihull sails.  Our race sails have the most impressive list of wins in major US and Caribbean multihull regattas. Based in our St. Petersburg Florida sail loft office, we offer custom built cruising and racing sails for catamarans and trimarans. Be it Corsair Trimarans, Beach Cats or Large custom multihulls sail designer... Read More »
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Windcraft Trimaran Sailing Clinic with Randy Smyth

Another successful Trimaran Sailing Clinic was hosted October 4-5, 2014 by Corsair Dealer Windcraft at the Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club in the Florida Panhandle. 16 students saw their sailing skills and knowledge dramatically improve over the two days of this clinic, taught by world class multihull sailor and coach Randy Smyth and four assistant coaches. Students of all levels of experience from novice to highly experienced were introduced to Randy’s simple but highly effective techniques... Read More »
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Efficient and powerful rotating mast control on a Corsair

The correct rotation of a rotating mast will give a much more efficient and powerful mainsail. It is thus important that the rig not be set up too tight as this can prevent full rotation. There are many opinions on what the correct amount of rotation should be but a general guideline is to keep the mast rotated enough to give a smooth, even, transition from the mast to the mainsail on the leeward side. Achieving the right amount of rotation will improve your speed and mainsail shape by... Read More »
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Learn more about Corsair's windward performance

All Corsair models will point very high if set up and sailed correctly but this can also be very dependent on the crew’s skill. It is possible to point just as high as a mono hull but this may not be the fastest way to windward. A good multihull is capable of much higher speeds to windward than a mono, which also brings the apparent wind forward, to where pointing is much greater. One thing to avoid is over sheeting the headsail, while pulling this very tightly will guarantee a good pointing ... Read More »
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Rudder Lifting Mechanism

We received the following question from a Corsair Marine Facebook fan via the Corsair Marine Facebook page: Question: Hello--I was wondering if you could share any close up photos of the rudder lifting mechanism--I recently bought an 06 F24 and I don't think it's rigged correctly. Thanks! - Kristopher Pfotenhauer Answer: Hi Kristopher, Thank you for messaging this question to us on our Corsair Marine Facebook page! We wanted to share it with all Corsair Community members, so we are posting it in... Read More »
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New Outboard Motor

Question: I have a 1993 Honda 9.9 motor that nobody can fix so that it starts consistently and runs dependably. Local engine repair outfit, friends, etc have all tried. I am tossing in the towel and need a good, dependable outboard. Would like to get electric start engine that works! Am considering the 15HP honda. Any suggestions? I am in Kailua-Kona, HI. Dealer carries Honda and Yamaha. Name: Garrette Boat_Type: F31 R Answer: Hi there again Garrette, Another great question! I am not by any... Read More »
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Launch Vehicle Towing Capacity

Question: Hi Corsair Experts, I launch boat via boat ramp quite often and my old vehicle is dying. What is the weight of loaded 31R on trailer (steel, not aluminum trailer)? What towing capacity is needed to safely launch and not destroy the auto. All economical AWD's and 4x4's are now small engines, and struggle with a boat on a trailer. Thanks! Name: Garrette Boat_Type: 2003 31R Answer: Hi Garrette, The overall weight of a C-31R + trailer can vary but should be somewhere around 4500lbs. My... Read More »
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Shrouds and Stays

Question: Hi Corsair, I have two questions for you about shrouds: 1) How tight does the frontstay have to be, because tighter it is the better goes upwind. Also how can I tighten it up? 2) The F31R has a rotaive mast, how tight should the sidestay be? Thanks for your help! Name: Oliver Hoffmann Boat_Type: F31R Answer: Hi Oliver, Great questions you have here! The New Corsair Marine Sailing Manual covers all you need to know about setting up your shrouds and stays on Corsair trimarans or like... Read More »
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Cracking sound in the mast of my C28

Question: Hello Corsair Team, I got a pretty annoying and loud cracking sound within the mast of my C28, when I am sailing with more wind or even, when I just push firmly horizontally at the lower end of the mast. It seems that the sound is coming from somewhere from within in breast height although this is difficult to determine exactly. I already detached the boom and lossened all halyards in order to exclude that it was coming from a misleaded halyard under tension... without any result. The... Read More »
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Righting a Corsair Trimaran

You'll definitely want to memorize these instructions - you won't be able to read these 15 steps in the water! Here are the instructions about how to right a capsized Corsair Trimaran. Even if it never happens to you, you'll want to know how to help any multihull sailor... instructions are straight out of the new Corsair Sailing Manual:  Righting at sea, unless outside help is available, is probably not a feasible option as yet. Probably better to leave the craft as it is, where the crew are... Read More »
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