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  1. 18', twin trapeze catamaran. A heap of fun, one of the best Stingrays going around. Very solid platform with all the go fast gear and accessories. Reluctant sale but I would rather see this boat put to good use than sit idle for any longer. We won numerous heats at national titles on this boat but since it hasn't been sailed for 4yrs it has to go. It was put away in immaculate condition with top quality equipment all over. The only blemishes on this boat are some creasing in the hull foam (cosmetic) and a small chip out of the starboard bow (again cosmetic). The list of gear below is comprehensive.

    $4,500 ono

    Hulls: Glass/Foam, water tight
    Decks: Glass over Plywood. Dakine foot loops at the back of the bus.
    Trampoline: Black with storage pocket and toe straps

    Mainsail: Goodall Big Head Square Top, Pentex material in very good condition, fibrefoam battens. Spare Ray Brown Small Head, Pentex material in fair condition, fibrefoam battens

    Jib: Goodall dacron jib with large window (one regatta old). Spare Goodall dacron jib in good condition

    Spinnaker: UK Halsey in excellent condition. Custom made for the stingray rig

    Center Boards: Swing Boards (like a Tornado) with rubber gaskets on the cases
    Rudders: Glass/Foam Tornado rudders by Jim Boyer, perfectly balanced steering
    Rudder Stocks: AHPC/Goodall Design Capricorn F18 stocks and tiller arms. Fiberglass rudder lock down rods. Capricorn F18 alloy cross beam. Carbon tiller extension

    Mast: Goodall Superwing (same as Taipan/Viper) with fixed alloy spreaders. Near new stainless rigging. "StaMaster" sidestay adjusters. Dyneema trapeze wires. Mainsail halyard and lock. Jib halyard and lock on forestay. Capricorn F18 style spinnaker halyard with rotating cleat on mast
    Boom: Alloy box section with mainsheet hanger and integral outhaul
    Spinnaker Pole: Alloy with Capricorn F18 snuffer and sock

    Mainsheet: 8:1 Harken
    Traveller: Ronstan Ball Bearing
    Downhaul: 8:1 Ronstan
    Mast Rotation: Adjustable from trapeze with quick release on boom for mark rounding
    Jib Sheets: 2:1 Ronstan Orbit 40mm
    Jib Barber Haulers: Harken
    Spinnaker Blocks: Harken Carbo and Carbo Ratchet
    Eurotrax Beach Wheels
    Registered Trailer with Large Sailbox and weld mesh storage area
    Goodall built "Regatta" cover for hulls/tramp - near new
    Full hull canvas covers for trailering (built for towing on dirt roads)
    Lyrca bow covers for road trailering

    Also Listed on Facebook Here








  2. Ok, I'm away at work and I'm hot and Tired.... Of the two links above which one is actually the YV yardsticks for 2012-2013... is the new "V3" the one to go with?

    The Stingray has gone from 74.5 to 71... fair enough, it is cutting edge technology, but why was it taken out of the archival yardstick list? I must say though that I am more than a little uncomfortable with the new yardstick list. I don't feel that you can have some numbers based on performance and other based on SCHRS - all boats need to be rated on the same system don't they? Why do the A-Cats get 3 separate yardsticks... every boat fits the same measurement rule?

    As a general observation it seems that the VAST majority of cats have a lower yardstick now... why?

    Personally I would have no issue if we raced under SCHRS. As long as it is adopted as the new 'rule'.

  3. The F-18 and A sailors are correct for their boats! I know the stingray is a rare case where our masts are further forward than most modern designs because our centreboards should be further back! When 30yrs ago when the stingray went 'big rig' (Mk2) it threw the boat out of balance!

    Reading above - Darcy's comment about easing the mainsheet is essential! If you don't ease the mainsheet the rig tends to 'weathervane' half way through the tack and lock you head to wind.


    It is with regret that the Stingray Association and the core group of stingray sailors has made the decision to NOT hold a national titles for the 2011/2012 Season!

    This decision was not made lightly and was made due to a lack of "fresh" participation in the past 3 years. The same core group of sailors have fought for the titles for the past 3 years and most people were of the opinion that this 4th year they could use their summer break for some other extra-curricular activity.

    It is the intention of the Stingrays to re-join the Cobras (and Arrows) the following year and once again hold a titles. Please direct any queries to me (Mitch Bayliss) my contact details can be found at www.stingraycatamaran.com

    PLEASE NOTE - The COBRA, ARROW and ARAFURA classes are holding their nationals titles at Lake Cootharaba as per this thread.

  5. Brian is this for the stingray rudders or the A-Class Centreboards?

    Western Red Ceder is good as it stays fairly straight however it is pretty heavy! I think it works well when laminated with a lighter wood like paulownia! It would also help prevent bowing as you can reverse the orientation of the timber in the different lames.

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