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  1. Hi Sim. Yours looks very similar to mine. Unfortunately I had to sell mine due to moving to a new home, with no room to keep it! Sold it for only $580 I think from memory, but nevermind. I actually bought it with a Point 69 2 man kayak, for $1000, and I still have the kayak, so I actually bought pretty well, and sold reasonably well too, considering the kayak only ended up costing me $420. A fraction of what they go for used these days, I hope you get more use out of yours than I did out of mine. I think I had it in the water 3 times in total, and only the 1st time was there enough w
  2. Thanks for the info. Next time I'll try the rudders down a lot more, and hope I don't rip them off on anything shallow lol. I'll do without that becket. I've seen enough videos of cats without them, that I don't think it will effect my use of the craft. I had assumed there would be a forestay for each hull, and the previous owner mentioned it was rigged for a jib, which i assumed was the reason for the lack of 2 forestays?? I can see how it could cause cracking by squeezing them together. However, I am SURE I read somewhere that nobody uses 2 forestays on W14's anymore. I may be
  3. Well, we finally found some time to get her in the water today. It had been about 2 weeks since the seller showed me how all the rigging worked, so when we were on the beach putting it all together, I had forgotten 1 part, so we just did the best we could to make it all secure, and out we went. The part I had trouble with was the Becket Block indicated in the picture. The one that goes from the foot of the mast to about 1/4 of the way along the boom. Couldn't work out A) how it was supposed to stay secure, and B) what it is actually for. I've been watching as many videos as I can, but some d
  4. Cool. I've worked out how the rigging all works, with some help from the seller. She's ready to put in the water and put through her paces. All I need now is a spare day!! That's the hard part!
  5. Cool, Thankyou. I can deal with that. Not sure there is a club in Geelong for these but will have a look. Is there anyone here from Victoria? Do you know if a trailer that appears to be purpose built for the Windrush actually needs to be registered? The guy I am buying it from said he never registered it, and said he was always told that if it's under 750kg ATM then it doesn't need registering, but I can't find a definitive answer, other than the Vic roads website saying "other than a trailers designed for boats", but it seems to relate more to registered motor vessels and tinnies rather tha
  6. Howdy. Not sure if there is anyone here. Just picked myself up a Windrush 14 with mainsail and jib for $600. Jib fittings need attention, but I can do without a jib to begin with. I used to have a Windrush 12 about 25 years ago, and I remember it to be awesome fun. Since then I've not owned a sailing craft, so i figured I can't go wrong with a Windrush 14 as a reintroduction. I don't plan on racing it. Just sailing it with my wife, and kids on the bay. Maybe some of the larger lakes around the place. I'm in Geelong. I've found a pretty good video on Youtube on how to set up
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