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  1. Darcy sells tiller arms second hand, Mick sells new ones. The issue you'll have is a) get it so the rudder drop down line goes through it and b) the bend so the Ackerman is right.
  2. How did it go. In the past I've found that it's dependent on the size of the line you have going through. I settled on stuff called Dinghy Light (I think) it comes from Robline and is an orange colour. I had to use it because 8mm line wouldn't go through the Harken triple top block the orange stuff was actually 5/16 which is a smidgy bit less than 8mm.
  3. Boat no 2782, sail no 37. Cat rigged. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BaTix7yR5VrYBZ2A9 Winner 2017-18 NSW state championships. Good registered trailer with new tyres and torsion suspension. 6:1 downhaul, 6 bearing traveller. Rigging and dolphin striker less than a year old. $1200 Pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/D8m7DUiAtVM3MpVu5 0403 079 718
  4. Note Darcy's note about 6mm in the other thread.
  5. Yes, about. I think mine were 52 from Jimmy Buckland. Sadly he's retired now.
  6. I think it's 8mm. Nothing fancy. Mine are on a 2:1 line so line from front of tiller, round block and into cleat. The block is tied to the rudder down thing. The cleats are alloy so pretty strong. When I first used them we had a windy day at Budgewoi. When I overstood the top mark and was close reaching to the mark the windward rudder came up. There would have been a lot of force. Once I got in I tweaked the little cam which fixed it easily.
  7. You could try using a tarp. Cut to shape and use good double sided tape to stick it together. Or use your wife's sewing machine but that might cause a permanent suspension of Saturday night treats!
  8. You can do quite a bit with what you have. 1. To allow the mast take that we use now (5.5m forests, 5m shrouds) you get a sailmaker to sew a D ring into the leech about 6" from the clew. Don't need to bother getting the foot cut away. It doesn't flap much. 2. The bolt rope has probably gone hard and shrunk. This creates a terrible shaped in the sail. If you examine the tack you'll see that the bolt rope has been sewn in. Cut the stitches and let the bolt rope slide up. This will get you a lot further. Alternatively replace the bolt rope. Attach some line to the end, cut the sti
  9. I think Mick's devices will cost a lot more than the CL257 cleats plus as Rodney says you need to set them so they release. This is done by sanding away at the fibreglass clamps. If you go too far you have to start again! The CL257s have a little screw that you turn.
  10. 3mm will do, spectra is best. I use Clamcleat CL257 cleats to hold them, they are alloy and release on impact.
  11. Best bet would be to take it to a local club that has cats, someone is likely to be able to help.
  12. Call Darcy, his phone number is in this section. Answer is yes but you'll need different forestay setup abd jib sheet brackets at the least. But, there are many who just sail with a mainsail. Once you master tacking they are a good single hander.
  13. Look through this forum and you'll find numbers for Mick Colecliff for anything new and Darcy Wilson for second hand. The Brisbane Catermaran centre will probably make you a new boat!
  14. Here you go, looks a bit convoluted here but basically you fill a bag with water and lean out on the righting line. I think righting took less time using my own body weight!
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