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  2. darcy1945

    Mari 4.8 Sail

    Neil, where do you sail/live ? give us the dimensions, luff and foot, and I may be ale to help (have a few 15/16' cat sails in shed). Ph 02 43591729
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    Mari 4.8 Sail

    I think NACRA 14 sq and 4.5s have a loose foot mai
  4. Blue Lagoon

    Mari 4.8 Sail

    Thanks, was hoping to find and old dacron sail lying in an old sail box in a barn somewhere. With the 4.8 loose foot the dimensions are critical and to have a sail recut is worth more than the boat. If no luck I might drop it at the tip and sell the trailer and beach rollers separately!
  5. Last week
  6. DeckChair

    Nacra 4.5 or 5.0

    Just joined the forum. I am wanting to purchase a Nacra to race at club level. What are people’s thoughts on racing a Nacra 5.0 1-up cat rig vs Nacra 4.5. Currently weighing in at 90-95kgs.
  7. Pointed Reply

    Mari 4.8 Sail

    I think you will find it hard to find a M4.8 sail. I have not seen a 4.8 for many years. You may find a sail which is the same size - maybe an old Taipan sail. if you find a sail you should come to the Maricat Nationals at Wallagoot and become the National 4.8 champion again.... There are now about 11 M5.0 back sailing again around NSW.
  8. oldjohn

    Impara Cadet

    Hi I'm an old old sailor that started watching the skinner bros (arrows) sailing and bought a set of mosquito plans. the Impara looks like scaled down mossy hulls. When I built the mosquito hulls the second one only took a long weekend to complete and while waiting for resins to go off I shaped both rudders and gave the boards final sanding & varnishing. The only change I made to the hulls was to force a wedge of foam into the bottom of the stem to improve the subsurface bouyancy. The hulls were underweight and were so strong that the bloke that I sold it to collapsed the main beam whilst sailing around magnetic island. I had beefed up the beam with solid orregon and the striker tensioner was 20 wide stainless strapping. The actual failure occurred when the strapping sliced the heads off the 5/16 ss tensioning bolts ... no damage to the hulls. Currently my granddaughters are learning to sail on an AC but I have a pair of partially completed 12' mossy style hulls sitting in the shed. If you want pics just ask.
  9. Blue Lagoon

    Mari 4.8 Sail

    Hi all, I was given a Mari 4.8 but the sail is missing. Way back when I purchased my first 4.8 I chose to have a sail done by Greg Goodall, as they were the only way to go! Plenty followed and purchased the Goodall sail and used that, rather than the Maricat Blue or Gold Dacron sail. I ended up winning the Nationals at Portarlington back in 1985/6 on a borrowed 4.8 with a gold Dacron sail in the end (the last Mari 4.8 titles held). Now at the age of 63, I wonder if I get hold of a sail and put this thing on the water, I can still fly a hull. Bit hard to do with my 38' Lagoon I currently own! my email is neilboyd9@bigpond.com if you want to get rid of that long sail bad in your garage roof? Thanks in advance Neil Boyd.
  10. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Cool, thanks. Now for some 'essential' exercise.
  11. Pointed Reply

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Yes - correct
  12. Earlier
  13. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Went for a first sail yesterday. sails beautifully. I think I have the mainsheet/traveller rigged correctly now.
  14. darcy1945

    Sail change

    I can sell you a H 14 main for $80. Ph 02 43591729 Darcy
  15. Give me a call on 02 43591729, can point you in the right direction.
  16. Did you get a new tramp?
  17. 33frupus

    Sail change

    Can a paper tiger main fit on a Hobie 14?
  18. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Ah, yes I did notice a small saddle under the rear beam. That sounds very clear now thanks.
  19. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Not quite right , but close. You are missing a double block with becket (replaces the double at the bottom of your system) and a single with cleat, above which the double and becket are attached. All are then attached to the traveller car. The traveller system was originally separate, it anchors under the centre of the rear beam, up through the rollers, then through the cleat. the first photo above (white mainsheet) is how the original system should look. As you can see, it takes up a lot of space and is generally replaced by low profile triple blocks top and bottom.
  20. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    I got it rigged this evening. Not sure if I have the mainsheet done proper but realized I'm missing a downhaul system. Any chance you have an used one in reasonable condition? Also wondering if you'd post to NNSW. Happy to pay for postage & time. If you do post, then I may as well get some more stays that are new length for mast rake, along with a few other bits. Regards Jish
  21. Team Paine

    Trailer double stack Tiger trailer

    Interested. Do you have pics and where is the trailer located? Asking price?
  22. darcy1945

    Hobie 14 Turbo, $500. Parts, 14/16/18

    Boat sold, plenty of cheap parts left.
  23. 02 43591729 NSW.
  24. a couple of numbers missing on phone number
  25. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Aah thanks Darcy, I'll give that a try
  26. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    The middle image is how yours should be (Original), triple block on the boom , single rachet and cleat block attached to traveller, with tandem double and becket attached above the single. The cleat attached to traveller is original and will work.
  27. 2005 trailed double stack Tiger trailer with very little use. Brand new aluminum diamond plate box.
  28. 2005 double stack Tiger trailer with very little use. Brand new aluminium sailbox diamond plate.
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