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Old 24-03-2013, 13:38   #1
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Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

I'm looking at used Pilothouse boats in the 38 to 45 foot range and came across the Corbin. There seem to be quite a few selling at less than $100k with a lot of gear.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:22   #2
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

Yes, you just missed a good one in St Martin. A friend just sold his.
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:41   #3
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

You may want to do some searches through the archives as this topic has come up. And there is even a Corbin in MD(?) for sale relatively cheap.

In summary, some boats were factory finished others were done by-owner. Therefore, the quality of the fit and finish can vary. I looked at one when I was shopping and they appeared to be a well laid out boat. My two concerns were the draft and being 6'3" the lack of headroom in the pilothouse. Also the boat I looked at had plexi-glass 5200'd to the frame as windows in the pilothouse. Not that the salesman would have lied.... But "that is how they did them back then." As I recall they were BIG port lights and would be pricey to upgrade.
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:33   #4
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I researched them when we were interested in them they are built tough as tanks very comfortable in a seaway, drew too much for where we sail though.
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:54   #5
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

We have a centre cockpit version. I'm 6' tall and don't have a problem with the head room. Our dead lights are plexiglas but not glued in. They are 5.5 by 22 inches.
They are built like tanks, that's for sure. Apparently, the earlier models had a weatherhelm issue and they corrected that in later models by moving the mast and in earlier models by adding a bowsprit. Ours had a bowsprit added and she sails very nicely balanced. They are not a light air boat though!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:03   #6
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

Many thanks to all for the responses.
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

The one in Sint Maarten hasn't actually been sold yet. The details can he seen here:
Corbin 39 "Alianna" FOR SALE, OFFERS | Adverts |
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Hi,

We are the owners of the Corbin in St Martin.

Here's a link to the details

www.yacht.alianna.co.uk/p/alianna-for-sale.html

We will know in the next couple of days if she is sold or not.
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

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We have a centre cockpit version. I'm 6' tall and don't have a problem with the head room.
I have been in two. I am 6'5" and do have a problem with headroom. They are disappointingly low for 39 footer at about 6'2".

There are lots of them about Ontario (and Canada) and if it weren't for the headroom issue, I think I could be very happy with one. They seem to hit many of the things I (think I) want.

So in the short/medium term I have an Ontario 32 with about 6'4" headroom. The jury is out if I will ever land a "forever" boat 38-45 feet with headroom. Depending on the level of misery crawling about the incumbent (that is does it deplete my lifetime tolerance for such misery), it might evolve into my forever boat.

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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

My guess is that it's your height that's the issue.
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

We were looking at them a few years back too. A few on the west coast of BC. Cool flush deck on them.
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Old 04-04-2013, 19:55   #12
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

The one I was on was very nice, Except it was yellow. Corbin 39
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

Hi. I'm doing some research on Corbin 39s. I know of one that appears to be legit but has no HIN and its hull is apparently balsa cored. I thought they all had HINs and that the core is airex. Any comments here.
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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

They all should have a HIN as well they were all airex cored on the deck and above the waterline, this is how they all came out of the factory though most were finished by owners


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Re: Any opinions on Corbin Sailboats?

Thanks. Airex core above waterline ... what about below?
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