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    Badger Head; TASMANIA
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  1. SOLD!!!! I have for sale a brand new ONE PIECE trampoline for sale. It is to suit a Maricat 4.3. It has NEVER been fitted to a boat. I purchased it some time ago, for it to be picked up last week, when my wife was on the mainland. However, when I purchased it, I still had a Maricat, but I since sold my Maricat, as I have had to get out of Catamaran sailing and go back to dinghies due to health issues. Anyhow, it is a trampoline made by a person on the Central Coast, who no longer is making them for maricat sailors, nor anyone. It is in very good condition as you would expe
  2. SOLD!!! Maricat 4.3 metre, off the beach, racing , fun sailing catamaran. Complete with Registered trailer, in excellent condition. Also has brand new (only used a few times), Cat Hauler, catamaran rollers which cost $650. Has a lot of new gear fitted to it, including, racing design downhaul and outhaul systems. New mainsheet. New rudder steering set up, which has taken all slop out of the the rudders, making the rudders, having very positive and effective steering. The trampoline, has been strenghthened, and is in great condition. The
  3. SOLD!!! Maricat 4.3 metre, off the beach, racing , fun sailing catamaran. Complete with Registered trailer, in excellent condition. Also has brand new (only used a few times), Cat Hauler, catamaran rollers which cost $650. Has a lot of new gear fitted to it, including, racing design downhaul and outhaul systems. New mainsheet. New rudder steering set up, which has taken all slop out of the the rudders, making the rudders, having very positive and effective steering. The trampoline, has been strenghthened, and is in great condition. The
  4. Here is a 5.0 Maricat for sale in Melbourne. I am not he seller. I just happened to find it on Gumtree and contacted the seller, to advise him of some info on the class. Cheers. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/braeside/sail-boats/catamaran-maricat-5-0-1990/1185821076
  5. Thanks Darcy. I had a very long chat on the phone last night with Grady. His advice is terrific, and he knows best, with the problems he has had with his knees. I will be seeing my GP on Thursday, and will be getting a referral from him to see a top sports physio that we have in town. So I will take my time to rebuild my body, and will stick with the Maricat and hiking, not trapezing. And who knows, I might be at the next Nationals. You guys are terrific. Actually Darcy, I will private message you, as I will be needing some parts for my Maricat over winter.
  6. Hi James. Many thanks for your thoughts. I just dont know which way to go. I nhave thought about a larger cat, but then that is more of a bigger boat to handle with my ageing body. I am really loving the maricat since doing the performance improvements. It is very fast on yardstick rating against other yachts at my club. I have contacted Tynor in Western Aust, who make knee braces. They have recommended 2 types of their braces. So I might give a pair of them a go. As they are cheap at about $38 each. A lot cheaper than selling my boat and buying another. Plus this way, I ca
  7. Hi everyone. I tore and ripped my medial meniscus (cartilage) in my left knee whilst racing my Maricat on Australia Day. Just had surgery yesterday in hospital. Surgery took 3 times than thought, as the damage was quite severe. More than 1 hour on the operating table. Anyhow, the report back from my surgeon is that my cartilage in my joints are worst than the average person for 56 years of age. Plus to add to the matter that I have osteoarthritis setting into my knee joints. Anyhow, the surgeon has warned me that I am at extreme risk to be continually tearing the car
  8. Hi Mike. I gather you are in Bicheno, Tas.. Where exactly aft , is the separation in your hull. If it is not where the chainplates are located then , I would not be bolting plates to the gunwhale. If you are good at fibreglassing then it will e an easy fix. Just check that the only damage is separation at the join on the gunwhale. Look for any hairline cracks in he gelcoat, on the sides of the hulls, at the location of the said separation. If here are no visible hairline cracks then you probable need to just fix the point of separation. You will need to open that s
  9. Converting it to a Maricat mast step, would probably not be a great idea. As the masts on a hydra are longer and a lot heavier. They are heavier not just because of the length but also because the section has 5 ribs in it. The mast would be rather horrific to try and lift vertically and place into the step. A friend of mine here in Tassie has just gone whole process of masts and steps for a Hydra, as he also has a Maricat. GOODLUCK.
  10. Thanks exhogger. Mine is all fixed. Super, super.....massively super strong now, and was cheaper to fix than buying stainless steel plate and bending it. Plus it looks unnoticeable as a repair by comparison, and looking more very original, which is more to the class rules....I so believe, than having non conventional parts added to thee boat. I raced it last weekend, and pushed it ever so hard on the reaches, with the bows burying, and me just sheeting on harder, to drive it through the bury, rather than back it off. I absolutely punished the boat, and no way was it going to
  11. Hi cdoch. It is the way in which the part is manufactured, is what gains its strength. and avoidance of any corrosion. Carbon fibre has been used many situations where there is very high stress loads and in a marine environment without any problem. But making carbon parts is not for the amateur. Anyhow it does not matter, I am not going down this path anyway, I will stick with crappy alloy castings, I may as well kept to the alloy on the side chain plates and kept the boat more original. As going to stainless steel, I dont get, when it is only on the side and not the front. But that does not
  12. It all comes down to how you manufacture the part. There is ways to isolate the carbon fibre from being in contact of the stainless steel. I am not going to try and explain here, as it would be too difficult to explain by messaging. Trust me, I know, as I have been in the industry for many years.
  13. Thanks Darcy. I wont bother making the replacement parts. I suppose I will just replace the bolts every 4 to 5 years just to be safe. It would not have mattered here as to how much or how little the boat was washed as the corrosion would still have happened. It blew my mind away when I saw how much of the bolts had disintegrated. And yes my boat would be at least 40 years old, but I also know that . the bolts had been replaced at sometime probably in last 10 to 15 years, just because of the type of bolts used. And there was anti sieze compound showing on some thread that I co
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