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  2. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    My Jib has been repaired for now so I'll hold off on the jib thanks Darcy.
  3. darcy1945

    Newbie

    Give me a call ref your dolphin striker. 02 43591729.
  4. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    I may have found a closer jib. I should know tomorrow. Otherwise I'll give you a call.
  5. Mid-Coast

    Newbie

    Gday, just picked up a maricat and rigged it up in the driveway for the first time in a thousand years by the looks of it, anyways, I'm wondering if anyone can post a pic of how the sheet is routed for the main traveller. Also there is 5 saddles fixed to the underside of the rear beam, anyone shed any light on this? Lastly, something I overlooked when making the sale, it's missing the dolphin striker, anyone got a pic of one and can it be MacGyvered or am I able to sorce one somewhere. Cheers
  6. I am happy tp report Jellyfish are remaining scarce in Moreton and Bramble bays and expected to remain that way for Humpybash next weekend. Principal Race Officer Allan Crawford is preparing to ensure racing begins and is staged on time for all events on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18th. Seabreeze is predicting 10-15 knots for Saturday with likelihood of the same for Sunday so premier conditions for the event. If you haven't registered as yet please do so to assist Humpybong in catering and logistics for the weekend .. go to hyc.net.au hope to see you there
  7. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    $120 sounds good, I'll give you a call. I do love the thrill of the extra speed with the jib solo on trapeze. But I'm only about 68kg so I guess under the class limit for super sloop. Also I'm struggling to tack with just the main (mast has race rake). I could shorten my fore stays a little to reduce mast rake but I've already noticed the tendency for nose diving as it is. Cheers Darcy
  8. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    Unless you are 90kg+ , you should sail "Cat rig", Mainsail only.
  9. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    $120, includes post, 2nd hand, fair condition. 02 43591729. \
  10. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    So I managed to tear my jib leach. Seemed to be flapping a lot in the 10-15kn wind at Woody bay. I tried moving the jib traveller further back which helped a bit. I'll try to get it repaired but the cloth is fairly old & worn with a few small longitudinal tears starting & one major torn area midway up the leach. Long story short, I'm still chasing a jib.
  11. I've sent you a private message about the details. Thanks for the tips! The chapter before these events in the story of my catamaran was splendid. I recall my last update was about getting her a new main sail - and what a main sail it is! Compared to the old and shapeless multicolored sail, this really "gave a new life" to the boat 😁 And since the "race-illegal" square top moves the center of effort just a tiny bit upwards, you really can fly the hull and seek the thrill at even lower wind speeds 😍 I'm looking forward into having her rigged for some more maricat fun.
  12. Humpybash is now just a fortnite away if you are keen to attend and haven't registered already please do so .. The weather is back to glorious Queensland high 20's with sea breezes so the on water action should be fast and furious.
  13. $20 AU, plus postage
  14. Pointed Reply

    Looking for spare mast step for Maricat 4.3

    Hello there Matt from Finland. We have seen your post and photos on the Maricat website. Darcy1945 is your man for good second hand parts. I’m sure he will respond shortly. He will mail parts out but don’t think he has sent them that far before..... New parts are also available from Maricat NSW (Mick Colecliffe “Humungus”
  15. Hello! Due to an unfortunate mishap today my maricat is sad because she is lacking her mast step. And I'm devastated because I'm stranded ashore with her. I believe one of the rivets had worn out and snapped in a ~ 20 knot gust. The step had sunk long before I even realized what happened. You really can't trust even if the rivets looked good on the outside. Anyway I live in Northern Europe so I guess my best bet is to find a spare part online and have it shipped here. Has anyone had any success fitting a Hobie 14 step on a Maricat as those seem to be abundant even in this part of the world? The mast base would also need to be changed in this case, does a Hobie's base fit into a Maricat mast? You can also contact me direclty via email matti.rahnasto@gmail.com.
  16. darcy1945

    Buyers guide.

    Hi Steve, I've been rebuilding Maris for many years give me a call on, 02 43591729. Maris start around $300, but a good fault free boat starts at $1200
  17. Mid-Coast

    Buyers guide.

    G'day, may have been covered before but I'm in the market for a catamaran so I posted a wtb add in the usual places and I have been sent a few maricats to look at. So I'm after a bit of expertise, besides the obvious things to look for, what are, if any, the maricat specific things to look out for that will turn you off buying one, like soft decks on a hobie cat etc. etc. Cheers Steve
  18. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    Thanks Darcy, good to hear the jib is right. I noticed $20 written on it in green texta & figured it must be a mongrel off some random boat. I made the strop myself and it was only about the 3rd time out. I managed to drop the strop so no evidence or pics but I noticed it seemed to have pulled out of the swage. Maybe my swaging technique needs improvement. I also made my own stays but after this it made me question them so ordered new ones from Brisbane catamaran centre ($170). I also have a new dolphin striker. I have the modern jib sheet tracks. Cheers
  19. See MPASC facebook page for NOR and details.
  20. Mannering Park ASC, 10/11 Oct. see MPASC facebook page for NOR and details)
  21. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    The strop broke because it was due for replacement, check your stays and dolphin striker for any sign of damage/wear.
  22. darcy1945

    Maricat 4.3 Jib wanted

    Mari jibs originally were smaller and sheeted to tracks on the front beam. Current jibs are larger, and sheet to tracks or saddle on alloy tramp track, just in front of side stays. Yours appears to be current size. Your sails appear to be in reasonable condition. If original, your boat is an early, Mk1 which (on condition of sails) has seen little use.
  23. Anyone have a used jib for sale? and possible a main as a package deal? The jib my boat came with seems oversize & may be part reason my jib strop broke & mast came down in 18-20kt. Pref Northern NSW SE QLD but could get them posted or pickup from further afield. Thanks Jish 0409570869
  24. That's really nice, I appreciate your skills. I love build wood ship kit and ship model kit.
  25. bmoir

    Broken Rudder Lever Clips

    Mossy, how did these go? would you be interested in selling?
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