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  2. Still plenty of v/good parts avail for all 14s, complete Mari14, race rigged, recent rebuild, $800.
  3. $300 minus sailboat, or $200 unreg, suit 14/16'
  4. I will have to restart this OP as there is progressive limitation on image KB. To be continued.
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  6. 2017 lightly used Infusion. Newest in Australia. Always covered and very lightly used with limited local sailing. Selling Boat and beach wheels as recently sailed at Nacra Nationals. This boat has won the last 2 Nacra nationals. Comes as sailed with 1 regatta old Performance DS mainsail and jib. 3 Nationals old Polyester spinnaker. C/board and rudder covers and nose travel cover's. Other 2nd hand gear available and prices can be discussed. World Titles being held in Rockingham, Western Australia in March 2021 and this boat is ready to go right now. Boat located in Adelaide until end of January and then will be relocated back to Bunbury, WA. Priced to sell at $19,000 ono. Will deliver to Perth and will discuss other delivery options and costs. See gumtree for photos.
  7. knobblyoldjimbo

    Keeping the rudders down

    Note Darcy's note about 6mm in the other thread.
  8. knobblyoldjimbo

    Rudder rope size

    Yes, about. I think mine were 52 from Jimmy Buckland. Sadly he's retired now.
  9. knobblyoldjimbo

    Keeping the rudders down

    I think it's 8mm. Nothing fancy. Mine are on a 2:1 line so line from front of tiller, round block and into cleat. The block is tied to the rudder down thing. The cleats are alloy so pretty strong. When I first used them we had a windy day at Budgewoi. When I overstood the top mark and was close reaching to the mark the windward rudder came up. There would have been a lot of force. Once I got in I tweaked the little cam which fixed it easily.
  10. Thanks for the comments.. Windrushs are pretty rare here in Brisvegas but there are plenty of Maricats around so thinking of going down that route once again.. I've had two before so know what to expect.and they are pretty rock solid still, The other plus is they have an active NSW and ACT Association which still holds Nationals etc. i would like a newer style cat like the Calypso with their narrower bows but its a case of seeing whats around and what attracts me again.
  11. Fairing it all out is probably the most skilled job of the whole effort, the cc aren't very well molded to start with- has divots along the sides of the hull- so if you want it to look straight/sharp either use a 750mm hand longboard or if you use a belt sander if you are good at using it! Pity rupes doesn't still make the extra long based orby they use to- it would be perfect for finishing off the fairing surface. Vinylester resin has 72hr chemical bond window, layers x-link- the earlier the stronger the bond. Making fairing compound is much cheaper using the bulk resin, fumed silica 1part and q-cells 3parts. Old school.
  12. side stay mount view from front- what were they thinking?
  13. Ninja Nick

    Windrush jib block location help

    Hi Darcy, Thank you for the response and help. I will call you this afternoon after work to see if you have any. Many thanks, Nick
  14. darcy1945

    Windrush jib block location help

    The cleats on the front beam, were for pulling the mast up straight to increase downwind performance, some 6mm line was tied to the forestays, left loose when sailing upwind and pulled tight when downwind. If you have the original jib, you need the original cleats for the aluminium trac. I may have some in the shed. Ph 02 43591729.
  15. AnthonyHayes

    Keeping the rudders down

    Knobbly what size type of rope do you find works best with the CL257
  16. The caper cat was a better boat- especially for surf/bar crossings, but that was a different boat builder/designer- not the owner of calypso rc, there is a hard point issue where resin pooled on the inside bottom of the hull when molded-no peel ply used- but they were built on contract by many different people so some where good some not so good. lr sails doesn't have all the parts required to rebuild one to full safe spec. Manders sails Greg Ellis has beaten LR sails on price for many of the soft components required to do a rebuild, I play fair, I get prices from all contenders- alloy sections from Karl Mueller at Keeley Marine was the only supplier with the small boom front x-member, side tramp frame extrusions- none of it is cheap, to restore an old boat will cost you more then you think, be close to $5k without sails/jib and mast/boom. a new windrush is like $15k? https://www.windrushyachts.com.au/sailing-boats/windrush-14 Is half price to do one up over buying a newie, but you need to have some trade skills, not be just an electrician with a can do attitude! For me it is for mementos for my son, if looks after things I made for him with my hands, he will be able to past them down to his son. Like a hand print on a rock.
  17. knobblyoldjimbo

    Sail bags

    You could try using a tarp. Cut to shape and use good double sided tape to stick it together. Or use your wife's sewing machine but that might cause a permanent suspension of Saturday night treats!
  18. knobblyoldjimbo

    Sail age

    You can do quite a bit with what you have. 1. To allow the mast take that we use now (5.5m forests, 5m shrouds) you get a sailmaker to sew a D ring into the leech about 6" from the clew. Don't need to bother getting the foot cut away. It doesn't flap much. 2. The bolt rope has probably gone hard and shrunk. This creates a terrible shaped in the sail. If you examine the tack you'll see that the bolt rope has been sewn in. Cut the stitches and let the bolt rope slide up. This will get you a lot further. Alternatively replace the bolt rope. Attach some line to the end, cut the stitches at the other end and pull the bolt rope out. Replace it with 8mm silver rope and restitch just the top. Leave the tack end with about 300mm which will move up as you use the sail. I just did this on a quite new sail, about 7 years old. The old rope had elongated, teardrop shape so it jammed in the mast track.
  19. knobblyoldjimbo

    Keeping the rudders down

    I think Mick's devices will cost a lot more than the CL257 cleats plus as Rodney says you need to set them so they release. This is done by sanding away at the fibreglass clamps. If you go too far you have to start again! The CL257s have a little screw that you turn.
  20. Hi all, I need some help rigging my new jib onto my Windrush Surfcat 14. By looking at other photos, it appears people have a jib block / cam cleat in the port and starboard aluminium track (between tramp and hull, red circle in picture below). I also have seen people use the small jammer on the tramp bow rail, blue square in picture below. My sailing is always just for fun, very relaxed and on a budget. Can I sacrifice a little boat speed and use the small jammers that are already on the boat (blue square), or should I invest in some jib blocks / cam cleats, placed further aft, for a better jib angle(red circle)? Many thanks, Nick
  21. Windrush, Mari, Hobie. Stic to these three for availability of 2nd hand spares and advice.
  22. Mark,, The Calypso 4.4 good little boat. no structural problem that I have herd off. Can get parts from Lr sails Brisbane. Bow bit short so can nose dive a bit. Sail plan out dated for now days but you can do what ever you like now. Rudders are push down system that lock in with a rope to hold them tight. Mast quite easy to lift no spreaders. come to the Lake weekend might be one in the boat yard for you to see. Remember you got to move it around your self and rig it by your self to.
  23. landlubber

    Keeping the rudders down

    Thanks again Pointed Reply. Really appreciate the info!
  24. Pointed Reply

    Keeping the rudders down

    Mick Colecliffe Lemon Tree Passage NSW 0419999785 mikecolecliffe@bigpond.com NSW Agent for Maricat
  25. the windrush 14 is probably a better choice as it is still in production with all parts available from the manufacturer - they even got made in the USA under licence- is faster boat too https://www.windrushyachts.com.au/sailing-boats/windrush-14 this looks good for a lowball effort if your looking for cheap- maricat 14 offer him $500 bet he will accept https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-details.html?adId=1238022294 I am restoring a caper cat 14 because of the rocker in the hull, makes it a great first boat for my son No boat is faultless, yet! 😜
  26. Torch light shows up the stress cracks, some go well past the outside gelcoat into the hull- if not repaired correctly they would just reappear in the new finish. This boat has an issue of hardpoint along the bottom just up from the keel, so I will reinforce it with extra cloth along that area.
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