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  1. I'm chasing a carbon fibre A class mast. Ideally N NSW or SE QLD.
  2. Jish

    Clam cleat CL257

    You could try calling Windrush yachts, or your nearest Chandlery. https://www.windrushyachts.com.au/ Otherwise I often get parts sent up to Northern NSW from Boating Central: https://www.boatingcentral.com.au/products/cl257-auto-release-racing-mini-clamcleat They can take a long time to post if not in stock so might be worth calling first. Good luck with it.
  3. Good advice, cheers. Inefficient but thrilling, bit like a biplane vs a jet I guess.
  4. The Windy did seem a bit slower in the lighter stuff. Me & crew are slowly learning the importance of keeping weight far back on a reach. Very interesting the difference in boat characteristics, upwind/downwind etc. Often a compromise. Even my A class does great upwind but seems a little slow downwind, no doubt large part due to my beginner skills & the sleek bows that cut through water making it seem slow compared to the older designs that blast through sending water spray flying.
  5. Having now sailed both a Maricat & Windrush I have to say the Windy feels a lot more forgiving downwind in a fresh breeze. Mind you both were 80's GRP hulls with original colored sails. I lost track of the number of times I pitchpoled the Mari, even with mast raked far back. Pushing the Windy downwind I've come close once but even with delayed mainsheet easing the stern came back down (sloop 2 up). Seems the Windy can be pushed harder downwind because of this. I'd love to see them raced against each other. No doubt a Windy vs Mari race has happened in the past. Som
  6. Somehow managed to double post, not sure how to delete.
  7. Hey there, I'm looking for The catamaran sailing DVD, as mentioned here: https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/13231-catamaran-dvd/ If anyone knows where I could buy it. Cheers
  8. That's great, thanks your efforts with the pics.
  9. Photos of your outhaul when you have a chance would be great thanks. It does have a couple of holes where I assume the halyard cleat was, I've ordered another one. Regarding bigger Jib/mast rake, more speed/power is always great but I have an A class for that & the windy is to get my mate into sailing on a budget and to take places and conditions unsuitable for the delicate A. Probably not worth nthe expense for a new jib. I had a maricat with modern mast rake & original sails. Wild on a reach in a strong breeze but not much upwind pointing ability. I've re-swaged the sidestays on the
  10. Nice one, thanks Darcy. I'll see how she goes with my home outhaul & standard old jib.
  11. Ahoy there sailors, I've just bought an old Windrush 14 (sail 2808) and have a few questions. There was no outhaul. Does anyone have an image of a rigged W14 outhaul I could duplicate. In the mean time I've added a couple of pulleys and the redundant vang as an outhaul. Also the main is slotted into the boom? Is this recommended? Or is loose footed better? The mast top is missing a cleat for the halyard. The halyard has ferrule that I assume gets cleated on the front of the mast near the top. Is there a different mast used for super sloop or is the old standard one ok to trap w
  12. Hi Darcy, just wondering if these W14 tramps are still available? Thanks
  13. Any chance this is still for sale or re-sale?
  14. Anyone selling a Stingray in good condition? Ideally within a day or so drive of NSW 2480.
  15. As far as I know there are 2 different traveller setups on a maricat. The older version has a swivel cleat attached to the traveller (the bit with wheels that slides across the rear beam). The newer version has a separate swivel cleat mounted to the front of the rear beam. With both versions the rope runs through the swivel cleat, back through the traveller (between the 2 wheels) and ties off through a saddle under the rear beam at the centre. The free end is the traveller sheet. This is used to set the traveller position on the rear beam by locking the rope in the swivel cleat at the chosen
  16. Hi Chris, I've been looking out for more Northern NSW Maricat sailors. I'm up in Lismore & my closest club is the Richmond River Sailing & Rowing Club. Unfortunately no other Maricats at my club at the moment. Also a bit of a drive down to Armidale from here. I'm sure Chris will help you sort the Windy Jib sitch but there is an image of Jib sheet arrangement here: The ropes going to the rear beam attach to the jib clew in front of the mast (instead of the rear beam).
  17. Just wondering if anyone has pic of the new traveller swivel cleat mount, or can provide a link to a pic. Specifically the attachment to the rear beam. I have a piece of aluminium plate I'm gonna use to fabricate one & wanna make sure the attachment to the rear beam via rivets has suitably spaced holes with enough rivets. Thanks
  18. Oh Yeh my bad, I forgot you have original stays. Sounds like you're getting it sorted.
  19. There should be a chainplate on each side between the bottom of each sidestay and a saddle on each outer edge of the hulls. There should be a jib strop between the jib head and the mast hound. My strop is 300mm x 4mm wire. There should also be a swivel between the jib head and strop if using a furler. Between the jib tack (front bottom) and bridle wires I use a ~60cm bit of 4mm spectra wound around about 4-5x between jib tack eyelet & bridle shackle. Cleat on mast may be for mainsail halyard. Cleat on from beam likely for jib furler line. There may be some maricats sailing at y
  20. I don't know if it's possible to buy a new replacement. Bris Cat centre might have them. The spare alum tubes I have are still attached to the rudder castings but i could drill out the rivets & just send the tubes if you're stuck for a replacement. I have a pic but it's too large to attach to this forum. I could FB message it or text it if you're interested. Regards Jish
  21. I've got a few spare rudder castings with aluminum insert. I'm up in Lismore NSW. Otherwise I reckon Darcy on here would have some central coast area further south.
  22. I have a Mk 2, at least a Mk 2 rear beam - with integrated traveller. I would prefer to mount it directly to the rear beam if it works OK. Thanks
  23. Thanks Pointed Reply. I found a good used swivel cleat & traveller car. I've seen the swivel cleat mounted directly to the rear beam, I guess since the newer ones have it on a mount it must be better. I'll have a go at making a mount. Cheers
  24. Thread revival. My traveller has an integrated swivel cleat. Is there a new option that has the cleat integrated? Or do I need to also buy a swivel cleat to mount to the rear beam like I've seen older maricat with? Thanks
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