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  1. Taipan 4.9 AUS190 Cat/Sloop with Spinnaker Glass / Kevlar hulls Ashby big head main 2 x jibs Landenberg Spinnaker Blocks for center and rear sheeting. Eurotrax Beach rollers Full ‘regatta’ boat cover Bow covers for trailering McKay trailer New front beam fitted during the spinnaker conversion (winter 2014) Spinnaker system is set up for solo or 2 up sailing. Very neat and user friendly system for solo sailing. Price - $7500 Stephen Medwell tornadoalive(at)bigpond.com 0417 409 412 Melbourne.
  2. Taipan 4.9 AUS190 Cat/Sloop with Spinnaker Glass / Kevlar hulls Ashby big head main 2 x jibs Landenberg Spinnaker Blocks for center and rear sheeting. Eurotrax Beach rollers Full ‘regatta’ boat cover Bow covers for trailering McKay trailer New front beam fitted during the spinnaker conversion (winter 2014) Spinnaker system is set up for solo or 2 up sailing. Very neat and user friendly system for solo sailing. Price - $7500 Stephen Medwell tornadoalive(at)bigpond.com 0417 409 412 Melbourne.
  3. There is a light mast and a heavy mast. The light mast use to be for cat rigged boats, however are few and far between and no longer class legal. The heavy mast is used for both cat, sloop, pin head or square top.
  4. This is a great DVD for beginers to advance, discusing everything from basic handling to tackticks. Very thorough, 2 x DVDs and a lot of hours of footage. In French and English, with some of the worlds best sailors on it including Booth, Bundy, Ashby and Scotty Anderson. http://tillard.georges1.free.fr/ http://www.chartandmapshop.com.au/product.php?id=16340
  5. Somers YC, Paper Tigers, Hobie 14s and 16s, Mosquitoes and Tornadoes.
  6. On the west side, Altona Sailing club. Hobie 14s, Taipan 4.9s and 5.7s Or Port Melbourne
  7. Traveller center. Give the main a little twist to ensure tell tails flow. Easing a little more main does not hurt but never dump main. Only ease traveller if you have over stood a lay line. In the early days of running kite, we all kept the main on hard because we were told if we ease it, we will snap the mast. Over time, F18 and Tornado (alloy stick) sailors began easing more sheet because tight = choaking main. You will be supprised how much you can ease it. BTW, the carbon Tornado stick is near on bullet proof. If you need a quick set to get out of a congested area you can forget th
  8. What club are you looking to race at. If it is on Westernport, then A H16 might be a better buy if you plan to race in the future. There are a few at Somers.
  9. A little more than $3500, however if it is still for sale, make an offer and see if they will take it (even $3500) If it is the boat I know, they are desperate to get rid of it. http://www.ausf18.org.au/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1146&sid=eb6289fd7384ef0a9871bc86aba6055d
  10. I have sailed on a Taipan with an I14 kite re cut flatter and a Tornado with a 16 foot Skiff kite in the early years of spinnaker conversions..... I would not waste my time with mono kites. Far too full and to slow.
  11. Altona Sailing Club is also not too far away. We have a fleet of Taipan 4.9's, 5.7s and Hobie 14s, along with mixed monos. Learn to sail and race classes on Saturday mornings, a couple of club boats which may be available to rent, 1 I believe is a cat such as a Paper Tiger or Hobie.
  12. This would be left to the class assosiations to supply info and promote, not the race organisers.
  13. If you are after good competition, have you considered an F18 or a Taipan 4.9?
  14. Give Chris Boag a call. http://taipan.asn.au/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=d9fc597058c3dae1c22705f8868562b5&topic=354.0
  15. That price seams reasonable. Good quality glavanised trailers. They also keep parts in stock which is handy. I had to replace some hull cradles. They posted them out and I recieved them the next day. I had a custom tilt trailer made up (F18) which set me back more than 5k and it was not galvanised (would have been more). The builder said he would never make it that cheap again. Good trailer though, a little bigger than the 14 footer though.
  16. Silver Beach Tourist Park right next door to the club http://www.truelocal.com.au/business/silver-beach-tourist-park/kurnell
  17. Darren Bundock will soon get his hands on a 45, skippering Oracle 5 in San Diego. Can't wait to see this. http://www.americascup.com/en/Teams/ORACLE-Racing/Latest/Blog/2011/9/Bundock-to-steer-at-next-ACWS-event/
  18. Very nice John, I have a fairly good grasp of the race rules, particularly regarding right of way on the race course. Have not got a current book because I have only just returned to boat ownership (Taipan) after a couple years. Perhaps I will meet you on the course some day when I get an A Class! From the ISAF site So results after 6 races should show Bundy - 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, [2] Waterhouse - 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, [3] With "no excluded scores shall be used" means we still have a tie. Bundy's 6th race was a 2nd. Waterhouse a 1st, hence giving Waterhouse the lead. A harsh way of splittin
  19. ???? Haven't got a current Blue Book. What's the ruling? I would have thought that with scores and individual results being equal, Bundy with a better result in the dropped race would be ahead.
  20. I would put Bundy in the lead there. Both are carrying 3 firsts and 2 seconds. Bundy's drop is a 2nd Waterhouse's is a 3rd Close racing though and still some time to go.
  21. Chicks love cat sailors http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12157025/i-am-a-cat-sailor-v11
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