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Community Corner / Re: top speed on your windrider 17
« Last post by lt4supr on April 25, 2017, 11:55:26 PM »
21.34 mph.high broad reach no waves,with 4 aboard.two full size guest sitting on aft cross beams.a 30 second gust from hell.lol
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Community Corner / Re: top speed on your windrider 17
« Last post by tpdavis on April 25, 2017, 11:39:49 PM »
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WR 17 / Re: First Sail 2017
« Last post by lt4supr on April 25, 2017, 08:22:31 PM »
Florida mikes bean bag chair,many like it.
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WR 17 / Re: First Sail 2017
« Last post by Randy on April 25, 2017, 03:20:25 PM »
Chesapeake Light Craft sells foam you can glue into the bottom of your boats. You might want to check with them. Great guys to deal with. I built one of their boats and they were extremely helpful. 
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Community Corner / Re: top speed on your windrider 17
« Last post by Bart57266 on April 25, 2017, 02:18:58 PM »
17.14 mph, or 14.89 kts

https://youtu.be/BCR85Bm-B0g
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Community Corner / top speed on your windrider 17
« Last post by corsairf28r on April 25, 2017, 02:11:14 PM »
 Hi all , Was tuff to find the forum since it wasn't linked to the windrider site. Anyway top speed that we have hit with our windrider17 has been a little over 14 knots (Windrider is boasting 20 knots)I have also owned a Rave and only hit 30 knots in it one time.After 14 knots the 17 becomes a little uncontrollable. I think this is from the rudder being so big (club Foot). I think that a narrower and slightly longer rudder would improve the top speeds at least make it more controllable.We have added a spinnaker to the windrider and it is a whole lot of fun going to modify it and pattern after the way beach cats are set up to pull out from a bag . screecher in the works now.I finally made a rig to raise and lower the mast can be done on the trailer or the beach .cost of the rig was about 8 dollars , 2 aluminum pipes and a 18 in piece of pvc ,works great .I don't know why I didn't do this a few years ago.bow sprit is made from windsurfer mast and has proven to be strong enough . tried it out in Dunedin florida in January extensively  with no failures.
  well let me know what top speeds you have hit maybe im doing something wrong . I also have a Corsairf28r and have only hit 20 knots a couple of times in 16 years. I keep a log and generally sail about 700 to a 1000 miles a year on my boats. we sailed 280 miles in 10 days on the 17 in Dunedin fla stopping  every day around 5pm .
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Community Corner / Re: Time to sell my 2002 windrider
« Last post by corsairf28r on April 25, 2017, 01:35:05 PM »
might be looking for another 17 will be in the area in mid june will be going to Dunedin causeway sail honeymoon will be there a week to 10 days will give you a call when we get down there if you havnt sold it by then
steve
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Community Corner / Re: NC, VA, SC WR sailors, where do you sail?
« Last post by corsairf28r on April 25, 2017, 01:30:32 PM »
hi we have a 2003 windrider 17 that we sail in the Yorktown area and take to Dunedin fla. in the winter. we do a race here in oct of every year that allows windriders to race . it is called the long distance sunfish dingy challenge .Starts whiloghby  in Norfolk va. across from the naval base and around the middle ground lighthouse and back about 12 miles . johnathan romero is the coordinator for the race .you can contact me directly at corsairf28r@yahoo.com  steve
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WR 17 / Re: Beach Dolly for Windrider 17
« Last post by Erwin / Hydrosail on April 25, 2017, 02:38:25 AM »
We designed and supply the WR17 Ama dollies (not from Seitech). Our European customers love them. We just shipped a set to the US. Ask Plovett on this forum how he likes them after he gets his boat. Including shipping to the US, I can offer them now for  USD 800 for a set of 2, so a lot cheaper than the large main hull dolly. See the thread about them here: http://www.windriderforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=4940.0




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WR 17 / Re: Shipping specs for WR17
« Last post by Erwin / Hydrosail on April 25, 2017, 02:29:01 AM »
When we ship a new WR17 without trailer by truck, we do not fully assemble it, in stead load the parts onto a modified pallet. That way the total dimensions are LxWxH 535x100x120 centimeters plus separate wrapped mast 615x12x16 centimeters. You will have to do your own conversion to inch...

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