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Everything posted by korwich

  1. Here's hoping that the yardsticks get adjusted accordingly.
  2. And weigh less than the 6 wheel ones too.
  3. Can you feather it out a bit in the center with a grinder or a rasp so as it fits the athwartships curve of the beam, I've never noticed this problem before? Maybe yours is an older mast step?
  4. Thanks Tim We'll put them into the archives of the association. Cheers Phil
  5. http://www.catsailor.net/uploads/monthly_2016_11/medium.PB210060.JPG.5fa5e1234d8ce1a6c1bd28fecae2dd43.JPG See photo for details. This will give you an idea of the length too, I can just manage to loop my blocks over my traveler cleat on the back beam. Cheers Phil
  6. The ones that I have are ronstan RF45130, not cheap but they are good, you could try for something similar and cheaper. The ones that I have do not have the swivel at the bottom but have a dynema loop I find that better as they do not get twisted around themselves, (the dynema loop blocks I feel are no longer supplied by ronstan). Make the sheets as small in dia as you can handle and make them only a long as you need to be able to furl the jib, otherwise every time that you tack you have metres of sheet to pull through the block.
  7. "Fat Old skipper no longer sailing to potential" who still floggs our arses around the course.
  8. Hi Make sure that you release all tension from the dolphin striker before you undo the bolts, If your boat still has the aluminium columns/towers that bring the bolt heads up to the top of the beam the bolts may have grown inside the towers as the towers are ally and the bolts are stainless. If that is the case the bolts may be hard to remove and the towers will likely split when you move the bolts, if that happens you will need to replace the bolts with shorter ones and put big stainless washers in the bottom of the beam to spread the load. There is a cast alloy washer that
  9. There would be 3 kills on the bow. The A class (really he hit me, I did not hit him, he got my mari right on the rear beam with his backward raked bows I was going at right angles to him and I took his bow with me) Darcys boat, (that would have likely been ok if the guy sailing it had come in instead of continuing to race until it fell apart) And Pixie Dust, Yeh I broke pixie dust.
  10. NOR for the Nationals 2017 NSW and Act MARICAT National titles 25th and 26th February 2017 Hosted by Griffith Sailing Club at LAKE CARGELLIGO BOAT CLUB, Lake Cargelligo NSW NOTICE OF RACE ORGANISING AUTHORITY Griffith Sailing Club The Notice of Race can be found at “Download the flyer here – Lake Cargelligo Maricat Nationals & Laurie Meline Memorial Regatta” Using the following websit
  11. Hi All Maricaters We were going to be having our nationals at Griffith on Lake Wyangan, however it looks like the lake will still be closed due to algal blooms, so we are looking at moving the titles to Lake Cargelligo. Still going to be the same weekend in Feb (25th and 26th). Still going to be run by the Griffith Club. Just a change of venue. Has anyone got any real objections to this. We have already told the guys at Griffith that we will be coming to their club for the Nationals and Griffith is real keen to have us, so the right thing to do is to honour that agreem
  12. Photo showing my jib sheet setup, and it will give you an idea of the length of the sheets needed, (mine is probably on the minimum). Nope maybe not, I can't get the photo small enough (40kb) and still have it readable. The photo is in the gallery section under the maricat folder, look for jib sheet setup. Phil
  13. More stuff I thought of. Rig tension is achieved by the use of the mainsheet, when you are all rigged, pull the main right out to one end of the traveller then pull on a fair bit of tension in the sheet. Then adjust your stay tension with the main keeping the stay on this side loose. Repeat for the other side. If the wind is up, you'll have to turn the boat through the wind so as the main will set on the side you want it to. its easier to rig the boat off the trailer, with it sitting flat on the ground, use some rubber or such to stop the rocks etc from damaging the hulls.
  14. If you are not about to race it in state or national titles or race in a big fleet of Mari's where there may be others who want to flog the rules thing , why bother with class rules. Get one made how and out of what ever you want. Thats my take on it.
  15. As it happened Dave got his arse kicked well and truly. I'm betting he wishes he still owned Full Tilt.
  16. OK Jib sheets, no real set length, make them as short as you can to save having to pull all that rope through the blocks. (I have mine at a length that just allows me to almost fully furl my jib but only that). Main sheet normally is 10.000 metres long. That allows you to use an "endless" mainsheet traveler, ie the end of the main is run through as the traveler, saves having an extra rope on deck, you can adjust the traveler easy as you already have the main in your hand, yes you can tie the end of the main to the traveller sheet but then you have this knot that gets caught in every
  17. The lord giveth and the lord taketh away. As I seem to recall the arse kicking was not all your way. Bet you wish you still had it for the weekend coming next!
  18. AGM at Manno 14 foot cat regatta Sunday Morning, remember to get your nominations in to be the new President. Phil
  19. Knew I'd seen that mainsail somewhere else before today.
  20. NOR for Manno 14 foot regatta, not on the long weekend. I'll put up our Maricat State Titles NOR as well. (which will be hosted by MPASC on the same weekend as the 14ft regatta) Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 Grace Street Mannering Park NSW The Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club 14ft Catamaran Regatta 2016 will be conducted on the waters of Southern Lake Macquarie over the Weekend, 8th – 9th October 2016. Owners and charterers of eligible boats are invited to enter the regatta on the conditions of this N
  21. We are pleased to announce that after lengthy negotiation with Mannering Park Sailing Club the NSW/ACT Maricat Assoc has been able to arrange our state titles to be held in conjunction with MPASC 14 foot cat regatta held on the October long weekend 2016. A notice of Race will be posted here, on Facebook and on the Assoc website in the next week. Cheers Phil President NSW/ACT Maricat Assoc
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