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Aqua Rodent

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Aqua Rodent last won the day on February 5 2014

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About Aqua Rodent

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  • Birthday 03/15/1974


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    Mid-North Coast
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  • Class of Catamaran
    Maricat 4.3, A-Class
  1. I do it every year, but did last year with my 6yo son - with the square head and asymmetric kite rig. We won the multi division by a mile - beating Nacra 58s, Hobie 18/16s, Taipans, and all but the Bones (Taipan w/ kite) on scratch (and obviously rating!). They ended up dropping our yardstick as far as 79 before deciding that we won it fair and square! Will be doing it again this year with the same setup - might run a slightly bigger kite!!!
  2. Jimbo - have you heard of Duralac? Anytime dissimilar metals are in contact it's imperative if you ever want to remove them again. I thought everyones boat toolbox had the green shit spilt on it!
  3. Any results up Darcy? I hear a 40yo Mk1 sloop gave the foamies a bit of a touch-up...
  4. Mount the bunnings caravan track with the flat side up to avoid the ugly lump - ends up looking almost identical to the flat strap. The extrusion also has nice bevels on the underside which arguably look better than the alloy strap. The proper track moulding will be kinder on the bolt rope of the tramp and if the rope is sized correctly and not just cheap poly silver rope, it will never pull out. For extra bling factor, you can even use 5mm fibreglass rod instead of rope to hold the tramp in. Fasten with stainless self tappers, and if you drill your holes the correct size pilots into the
  5. Correction on the date!!! FEB 22/23 - Booti Booti Cup Great Lakes Sailing Club (Forster) http://www.greatlakessailingclub.yachting.org.au/
  6. Annual Booti Booti Cup. Anyone is welcome. Normally 2 races each day. Prizes are glory and bragging rights. Camping at club. Beer all night. Good food.
  7. Hey guys. You are welcome anytime for a visit. 2pm start (or thereabouts) every Saturday. We will all be at Great Lakes (Forster) for Feb 15/16 - I'll have the Maricat there. Might be a couple of Arrows from Port too. Only other weekend we will be away is the 8/9 March for the MG State titles.
  8. Happy to do you another good deal for Queens Lake. Anzac Day long weekend would be doable. There has been a bit of work clearing oyster leases since everyone was last up, so launching is easier. Bit more sand on the beach too.
  9. 2 Maricats (1 SS, 1 cat), 2 windies, 4 PTs, a couple of Nacra 430s. All were well sailed and places swapped regularly. Saturday on scratch, I won the first race easily, Marko won the second walking away upwind in the shifts on the last beat. HEAPS of jellyfish and quite a bit of weed made it a lucky dip at times. Great breeze, well run starts, courses were fair - a bit deep on the 2nd triangle leg if you want to get picky! Port Kembla club, as always, put on an exemplary canteen, friendly facilities and easy rigging and parking. (Be nice to clear a few of the oyster ridden rocks off the wes
  10. It's ok. I'll be there flying the flag. Takes more than a Windy to scare me away. Always love going past them on a slower, badly designed, yardstick ruining, old fashioned and uncool looking, heavy old Maricat.
  11. The order was for a Hobie 18. You could drop a purchase out easily if you only want 6:1. Or add an extra single block at the top for 8:1.
  12. A customer has gone awol, so I have an unopened set of 57mm Harken air blocks for sale. 1 x HK2632 1 x HK2605 14m x 10mm Black Double Braid This will suit almost any off the beach cat - the ultimate system upgrade that is the absolute best gear for the job. $600 delivered anywhere in AUS. Rohan 0419 211 660
  13. It's not a 'Maricat' problem, it is the same for every cat which has a dolphin striker wire. What do you expect to happen? Either the beam is going to break, or the next supporting item down the chain. When your 3yo shroud breaks and the rig falls down, do you blame the mast? Replacing standing rigging - which includes sages wire dolphin strikers, bridles, etc - every 2 years is cheap easy maintenance. I'd wouldn't be surprised if an insurance company refused to pay out for lack of care and laziness on an owners part.
  14. Give me a call for the Windy race sail and I will bring it down with me.
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