Boat is Located in Golfito, Costa Rica. Which is a Duty Free Zone. They also have yacht transport in this bay. The boat is one of two Corbin 39s with this Layout. The boat has the bare minimal amenities. I bought it 4 years ago and the main contribution I made to the boat was its rigging. All 6 supporting knees where the chainplates attach had water damage. I completely removed and reglassed in new knees. It was 6 months of work. I used highest quality marine ply and west system epoxy. For more details please ask. I sealed the deck with Butyl Rubber. No leaks around the chainplates in the past 3 years. The wire rigging was also replaced including Hahn HI-MOD hardware and turnbuckles. The boat still needs work. Projects I recommend. New engine mounts and alignment. New/Larger Raw water strainer. Fixing a leak near the stuffing box on the rudder post. I dropped the rudder when I replaced the rig and inspected the hull itself. The hull is sound and re enforced the rudder with epoxy and made sure there was no play between the rudders metal post and rudder. I didnt sail the boat long enough before my refit to know there was a leak. Now I know and Im certain it can be fixed without dropping the rudder but it does need to be hauled out. Lastly the boat has a furling boom. For daysails is Amazing! But in heavy weather offshore it is not practical. There is also a squeaky bulkhead , I havent had much time to address it, but like everything on old boats. It can be fixed if you have the time and money. Unfortunately Ive come to the end of mine. I learned a lot on this journey and am looking forward to moving back on land. Entertaining all offers and will consider trades. Something that comes to mind is a Land R/V motor home.
Equipment: VHF/AIS Mainsail Storm Jib Staysail Furling yankee Furling Genoa 80lb CQR 120 feet 3/8 chain Depth sounder Hand held wind speed indicators Full Galley with new non stick pans Complete set of tools - Matco screwdrivers:) Makita Cordless Drills etc Rain man water maker/ Portable Gasoline version. Brand new used less than 10 times. 6000$ can include this will sale of boat for the right price , if not will fly back home with me. Lots of trolling fishing gear including speargun. Scuba Diving/ snorkel BCD , Ill probably take the regs or sell them to you with the boat. There is other gear please ask questions. Entertaining all offers and will consider trades. Something that comes to mind is a Land R/V motor home.
I used bad elf gps and iPads with INavX for Navigation
The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.
Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL
A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
In 1977 Marius Corbin commissioned Robert Dufour of Montreal, Quebec to design him a sailboat based on a one-off 39-foot Dufour design named Harmonie. Mr. Corbin asked Mr. Dufour to increase the freeboard and flush the deck. In 1979, the first Corbin 39 came out of the resulting mold, and the Canadian manufacturer produced 129 Corbins until 1982. Most were sold as kits in varying degrees of completion. In 1982, a fire destroyed the deck molds, but because of continued strong demand, they decided to update the molds and continue production. The last Corbin 39 produced, hull number 199, was launched in 1990.
The Corbin 39 is a double ender in the classic Scandinavian lineage of serious offshore cruisers like the Westsail 32. She features a long fin keel of 6′ draft, high freeboard, and a blunt bow. Corbin produced various deck molds including flush, pilot, center cockpit, and aft cockpit variations.
Corbins have have an impressive 11 layer schedule of mat and roving with a 16mm Airex core. The deck is a 3/4″ core of marine grade mahogany early on but later Airex foam. The ballast is 9,000 pounds lead encapsulated with extra layers of fiberglass around the keel for protection. Most spars are by Everett Bastet of E.B. Spars Inc. in Quebec. Early ones had either a 46′ single spreader main or a 51′ turbo charged double spreader. Later most had 49′ double spreader rigs. All rigs are deck stepped.
Corbins with their fin keel and skeg rudder combination are better sailing than their 26,000 pounds displacement might suggest. They are meant as Marius Corbin writes to take someone, “safely and comfortably around the world…We get postcards from all over the world…what better recommendation is there for a strong and seaworthy vessel.” The cutter rig with a reefed main is a safe and seaworthy combination.
Of the 199 hulls, 184 were owner finished. These owner finished hulls were shipped in varying degrees of completion out of the Corbin yard. In 1982, a fire destroyed the molds. Post-1982 Corbins have larger cockpits and a further forward mast step to lessen weather helm. Corbin 39’s with bowsprits also sail more balanced. Look for a Corbin 39 with a double spreader spar.
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