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  1. Does anyone have any reviews on Ronstan Orbit 55 Auto/ Ratchet Block. Triple with Becket. I wonder will it run out freely when released under heavy load.? Strong Gusty conditions. cheers.
  2. http://www.windrushyachts.com.au/shop-online/order-online/windrush-14-parts/rudders/results,11-10
  3. Hi I am doing up a friends Windie. It needs the upper rudder castings replaced. Is there a easy way to install these rivets, they look like they need to be held in place and hit with a flaring tool? Has anyone done this job?
  4. Hi Disco I live and sail at Barwon Heads Sailing Club. We have 7. 14ft windrushs. Races are restricted to high tides lots of fun. Plenty of summer campers have club moorings and store sails in club house. We have mixed fleet with plenty of Lazers too. A couple of hobies and maricat. Plenty of older Skippers. You could see racing there Aust Day Weekend. Portarlington Sailing club on the bay is a Great club as is St. Leonard's.
  5. Hi Just went to renew my boat insurance . It seems to continually increase even when there has been no claims for 10 years. The boat is only used for 5mths of a year. It would be interesting to see what other Windrush sailors are paying and which insurance companys they use. Cheers .
  6. Your right about looking after your back. I have the trailer in front of the boat at a suitable distance . The mast sits in the tabanacle by its self, while the top of the mast is on the trailer. All stays are snapped on and I rest the upper part of the mast on my shoulder ,and begin to walk towards the boat as I get near the boat I lift the mast up from my shoulder , usually at around 50 deg , so the lift is not too bad. Stability is good because the side stays are attached to the saddles on front cross beam . The mast angle allows it to stay up with out
  7. Yep the boat comes back up pretty well. It easier when there's a bit of wind to round the hulls up. The process is very quickly done so, the boat usually doesn't go completely over. The stablizing the Mast is big safety issue when there is kiddies hanging around while solo rigging up. Just a quick answer to this problem . I riveted to saddles either side of front beam that have at 2 long shackles attached . Length is important . Simply lay the mast foward on the ground or back of the trailor. Have the base in the tabanacle . I
  8. Cheers heres the conduit hand hold. It just wide enough so it wont hit the hull with endcaps . Plenty strong enough to swing on. I still surf so landing on the deck feels normal.
  9. DBM it looks like you have a system that works for you. I recon if you had a few practice session in shallow water . You may surprise your self . Its all in the timing , as the hull goes pass equalibrium let your leg scissor hold on the deck of the hull. Nice feeling siting on top of the deck and not having to hoist your self out of the water. ,
  10. Here's one that helps you when the boat continually flipsover while righting on a windy day. Its a bit of timing , but when you are standing on the hull just beneath the forward crossbeam. as the boat begins to right itself, the hull is coming down . slide a leg over the deck and scissor hold with your legs on the hull. when the boat lands on the water you will be stilling on top of the hull and your weight will stop the boat from going over again , you just slide straight back on to tramp. Its a bit like jumping on a wild pony. I also have a piece of
  11. Thanks Dave just had a ripper of a summer series . The boat is Great!
  12. Thought I would share what seems to work. I just finished our summer sailing series and decided to get get rid of some of the slop out of the rudder pin , where the casting rudder pin holes have become elongated enough to change the rudder rake. I decide to put nylon bushes in the holes, after I rebored the elongated casting. I'm no expert but very happy with result done cheaply. Pic to come .
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