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madboutcats last won the day on November 7 2017

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About madboutcats

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    Kingston SE, South Australia
  • Class of Catamaran
    Nacra 5.8, Mozzy,Arrow,Arafura cadet,Windrush 14

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  1. Welcome to the forum, is it 16 or 18 ft Hydra? Mast steps aren't generally designed to stop side to side sway
  2. Give them a good polish and upside down will be fine, even better with a tarp over them
  3. I might be up for it mate just looking for an option on a bitsa boat
  4. We have two Calypso 14’s and a Calypso 16 competing in the roughly 50km Milang to Goolwa race coming up this Sunday, you can follow their results if you like, i’m a Nacra 5.8 sailor so more into big boats but I must confess I like the Calypso. Just make sure the rudders lock down properly before you hand your money over, on any of these push down rudder boats it’s a pain in the wallet if they say the rudders need sorting out
  5. There were plenty of fast timber ones around at the same time as the Cherry hulls so I wouldn’t discount it as being heavy as that is a lighter medium to build in than the original glass hulls, being wood it will just depend wether it’s been looked after out of the weather, screws shouldn’t pull out as there is normally an aluminium strip inside the hulls to screw into, that may have corroded which means hopefully bigger screws or tap some other holes into it. Sometimes the strip was a lot of small sections of aluminium glasses in, that can break out so try not to take out all the screws out a
  6. We have been able to come up with another three houses within a short walk of the sailing club for rent over this regatta, this makes it quite cheap and can sleep up to eight in each house, contact me if you want info
  7. I just found your post, I think you have an original rig but you can measure the mast
  8. G’day Josh there’s no real manual but we can help with setting it up, first thing we need to know is which Stingray you have, I have had both the Big rig 30ft mast and Original rig 28ft mast. The masts are fairly soft by newer cat standards so you don’t want a heap of prebend in it unless you are really light, can you also say what your total crew weight is, water/ wind conditions where you sail, it all makes a difference with the settings. You might have a heavier original rig boat which is timber deck with fibreglass hulls, you may have all timber hulls or you may have fibreglass and foam “C
  9. Here is another link to the Notice of Race We are expecting the fleets to be 350, 430, 450, Nacra 5.8, Infusion and Miscellaneous, we are still a couple of 17's away from having a fleet so if you are thinking of joining the other 17's at the Nacra Nationals could you let me know http://www.users.on.net/~meningiesc/NOR NACRA Nationals Meningie.pdf
  10. Sorry it has been pointed out to me that I posted the wrong dates for this event as it got changed from the proposal, racing is from Monday 30th of December 2019 to Saturday 4th of January 2020 with New Years Day being the lay day. I apologise for any inconvenience, the notice of race is correct, we have strong support for the event with a couple of people coming from England and a couple from Hong Kong, 10 boats from WA, and plenty from between there and Far North Qld. We are anticipating about 40 Nacras competing, rental house accomodation has been nearly booked out but there are a couple of
  11. South Australian Nacra National Championship from December 28th 2019 to Friday January 3rd 2020. Info Meningie Sailing Club sits on the edge of freshwater Lake Albert with a surface area of 168 square kilometres, even though we are in drought our water depth for most of the lake and for the whole area in front of the club where we will be racing is currently between 1.9 metres and 2.3 metres. There are no obstacles to hit with boards fully down once a 5.8 is about 50 metres past the end of the jetty at the sailing club and Infusions would be recommended to go out another 75 metres befor
  12. Nacra National Championships 2019-2020 Notice of race https://ausna.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NOR-NACRA-Nationals-Meningie.pdf
  13. Thanks for the update, I think I regularly drive past a Quick Cat for sale near Policemans Point in the Coorong SA
  14. Thanks for a great write up, how long is the marathon race
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