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jabapo 7th September 2007 02:56 PM

Characteristics Starboard Start 2003
I am going to buy in second hand market a Startboard Start (100 x 280) and I an trying to llof for informacion about this board. I can not find it in the archive page of the Starboard main webpage. Firstly, I think this board is of 2003 because it has de symbol os startboard in the proa and with removable centre Jim Drake, and before 2003 the board has not got the symbol on the proa, Althought I am not sure, and I need to know the year and the lts. is has.

Can you help me?


Unregistered 8th September 2007 03:35 AM

the starboard 2003 page is , hope you can find the info your looking for on here, i think they should put the archive links back on, the sites are still up but you have to know the address, whats the point in that!?

Unregistered 8th September 2007 03:36 AM

whoops sorry, the website works but just after i posted that reply i realised that none of the links in products work! sorry :(

jabapo 8th September 2007 04:27 AM

Thx, don't worry. I hope someone can answer my question.

Tony 8th September 2007 09:27 AM

Thanks for you message Jabapo, I've fixed it already. Pls let me know if there's any other errors on our website.


Unregistered 15th May 2011 09:37 PM

2003 site
I have tried severasl times to access the 2003 site and it does not work. accessing the product info or any other location on the site is not possible.

rod_r 16th May 2011 09:52 AM

100 x 280 are the dimensions of the 2001 / 2002 model.
2001 had a diamond tail, 2002 similar but slightly rounder.
2003 was the first compact model and was only 255 long

IMO, the 2001 was the best, 2002 next, 2003 last



Del Carpenter 16th May 2011 11:58 PM

There were two Start models in 2003, a Start Small 255 cm long 180 ltrs 100 cm wide, and a Start Large 265 cm long 210 ltrs 110 cm wide (details taken from 2003 catalog).

The 2001 Start had a thick, white, half-moon, short Tuttle box centerboard (I have the 2001). The next "centerboard" change was to a thinner, black, deep Tuttle box centerboard with about the same depth but was longer front to back, extended further toward the stern. I think that change occurred in 2002. The 2003 Start had a 22 cm oblong, deep Tuttle centerboard. The next "centerboard" change was use of the "clipperbox" retractable daggerboard. I think that change occurred in 2004, but that is only a guess.

jpon2 1st September 2011 08:59 AM

So which Start do I own according to the fins that came with it or the hull number. The seller told me it was 2002 but on the Starboard website seems like the center fin has a different shape

Roger 1st September 2011 10:52 AM

Hi jpon2,
I've notified the Starboard IT folks about the broken links on the archives.
As far as the center fin that you have, it was never a really sucessful design.
Not sure what year we had those (2001/2002/2003) but we never used them in the "A Taste of
Windsurfing" program as they made the Starts very hard to tack and jibe.
Better to find a shallow water similar to the one you have for the back of the board and put that in the
center fin slot as well.
Our best configuration was a 38 cm True Ames "Stubbie" in the rear fin slot and the std. 41 cm
Start rear fin in the center fin slot.
If you email me your hull's serial number I can probably trace the exact lineage of your board.
I only need the letters and numbers until you get to the "000's.
That will give us the year model and month/year it was prodiuced.
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