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  2. darcy1945

    Windrush 14 - Sails , cleats and Springs

    Windrush Yachts, Perth WA. quick efficient service. My ph 0243591729 for any questions on your tiller spring replacement.
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  4. Hi all, First time posting long time stalker. I have had a windrush 14 for a while now (17 years) and just shredded the jib which might be 30 years old. I have a very specific colour scheme (black and white) , so I think I need to find a sail maker in Sydney , any suggestions ? Is Dacron the way to go these days for a jib ? I have a furler but is self tacking the an option ? I checked windrush and it seems to be down or gone at the moment ? any clues as to what is happening there ? I need a recommendation for a some cleats for the jib as my are long over due, what does one fancy at whitworths these days ? C type or T type ? Also one of my tiller springs is rusted through, Any one know I a good place to get replacements ? thanks In Advance.
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  6. Jish

    Looking for northern NSW Mari 4.3s

    Hi Chris, I've been looking out for more Northern NSW Maricat sailors. I'm up in Lismore & my closest club is the Richmond River Sailing & Rowing Club. Unfortunately no other Maricats at my club at the moment. Also a bit of a drive down to Armidale from here. I'm sure Chris will help you sort the Windy Jib sitch but there is an image of Jib sheet arrangement here: The ropes going to the rear beam attach to the jib clew in front of the mast (instead of the rear beam).
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  8. Roger Ramjet

    Hydra 16

    Hi there, I too have purchased a hydra cat, sail number 1108 “Thuggery”, about 18 months back, not much sailing last year though... but hoping to get out tomorrow :) When I first got into sailing in the 80's, I was quite taken by Hydra Cats and just had to get one. The boat I brought was sail number 424 “Osprey”. It was a real experience; the first time I took it out, other sailors at the local club had to show me how to rig it!! But as I learnt to sail and tune the boat, I became quite competitive in a mixed fleet of fifteen cats, regularly taking out the yardstick trophy. They are a great cat to sail and its good to see others finding them as well. While writing this post I looked up a couple of articles in “Cat & boardsailor” Vol 5 No 3, Vol 5 No 4, written by Colin Cain, who was national champion at the time, on how to “hot up your hydra”, well worth a read if you can find them!!
  9. See Windrush site, above, for details.
  10. james 225

    PERTH Maricats!

    ok i know this is 8 years old but im in WA with an old maricat if you still have one jdgiddens1977@gmail.com
  11. Good sailing condition, stock, early Windrush (Not foam or bulkhead models). Currently cat rig, but jib, trap wires, and most fittings supplied. $600 boat only. Reg trlr $300 if required. Lake Macquarie NSW. Ph02 43591729.
  12. gmcnee

    Looking for northern NSW Mari 4.3s

    Hi Chris, Give me a call my name is Grady I am the president of the NSW Maricat Association. my number is 0432511817 happy to answer and discuss we are always looking to support and build class we have our nationals coming up in march 2021. Regards Grady
  13. Hi all;' I'm from New England Sailing Club near Armidale, 120km inland from the coast opposite Coffs Harbour. The club is growing in leaps and bounds; we had 30 boats at the last annual regatta, up from 7 about five years ago. Years ago there was a strong Mari 4.3 fleet and there are still three unused Maris in the club compound; at least two of them club-owned. I think the sails are in fair condition. We also had a Windrush Sloop that has just joined the club, and a cat-rigged Windrush that was donated to the club. The Mari is the obvious small-cat class for us to promote; the only other small cat sailed locally is the Arrow which is a nice boat but not as suitable for beginners or as cheap. So are there any other Mari 4.3s sailing around northern NSW? Is the Queens Lake bunch still active? Also, would it be feasible to do a lash-up with extra shackles and spectra and rig the Windy jib onto a Mari so our Windy kids could do Mari regattas? What do the jib fairleads on the Mari connect to? Finally, are the Maris doing any more regattas in northern NSW this season, Covid aside? I might start see what the club boats are like and sail one myself. Thanks
  14. rat of vengence

    Attaching tiller elbows

    Thanks heaps Darcy, I appreciate your willingness to answer silly questions. I'll get there lol Dave
  15. darcy1945

    Attaching tiller elbows

    Screws or rivets (I prefer screws). Use only 1 rivet in the rear hole, to fix the tiller in the casting (The front hole is what causes them to break)
  16. rat of vengence

    Attaching tiller elbows

    Hi fellas, while I was getting a new tiller arm from Brisbane Cat Centre (thanks for referring them Tish!) I decided to replace the old tube and hose clamp elbow bodge with the real elbow joins. My question is; how do you fasten them to the tiller tubes? Clearly there's a couple of holes at that end, offset from each other. Do I pop in a couple of long screws? I don't want to stuff them up by putting needless holes in them, so help me out Thanks, Dave
  17. Bruce Anderson

    WTB Hobie Bravo

    Looking to buy a Hobie Bravo in good condition. Trailer not required but a dolly would be good. I reside at Forster NSW but willing to travel for the right boat. Cheers
  18. TheJollySailor

    Looking for new or second hand Windrush 14

    Perth
  19. darcy1945

    Looking for new or second hand Windrush 14

    Where are you ?
  20. Hi there Im looking for anyone who might be interested in selling their/a Windrush 14. Please let me know.
  21. Lornakeirnan

    Cat Litter Robot

    Make your Cat Happy By Giving Some playing Toys and Cat Litter Robot III Open Air for Litter. There's Some Tips for Using Litter Robot for Cat.
  22. darcy1945

    Hydra 16

    Nice looking boat, we have a good strong cat fleet racing at Mannering Pk on saturdays, Mari, Hobie, Taipan and F18s. Come down any saturday, or give me a call on 43591729.
  23. Pamba

    Hydra 16

    Hi all, My partner and I have purchased #446 and we love it. how ever we can't find any information about class regulations or really anything on them, as we race competitively and want to bring the Hydra into this decade...... is there an association? if so how do I get in touch with them? We Sail out of Rathmines, on Lake Macquarie. we would love to also know if there are any others out there on the lake. TIA
  24. Christmas Regatta - December 28-30 There will be a regatta at the club open to all classes. This will also include the 125 State Titles for 2020 and anyone wanting to try a 125 should come down on the 27th Dec where boats and skippers will also be available for anyone to try a 125. Register now https://www.hyc.net.au/events/83764/ Sun 27 PM will be burgers & night cricket under lights $5 Burger Mon 28 - Deaf Sailing QLD will be hosting dinner Pastas & salads $10 PP Tues 29 Pizza & Trivia $10 pp Wed 30 saus sizzle & presentation
  25. Jish

    Maricat Traveller Car

    Just wondering if anyone has pic of the new traveller swivel cleat mount, or can provide a link to a pic. Specifically the attachment to the rear beam. I have a piece of aluminium plate I'm gonna use to fabricate one & wanna make sure the attachment to the rear beam via rivets has suitably spaced holes with enough rivets. Thanks
  26. Jish

    Advice on setup of Maricat 4.3

    Oh Yeh my bad, I forgot you have original stays. Sounds like you're getting it sorted.
  27. Telemike

    Advice on setup of Maricat 4.3

    Thank you all. I did pop down to the YMCA and had a quick chat and took some photos, and that helped a lot. But when I went home and put it together a few more questions popped up. And I want to take this boat away at Christmas and sail it. I’ll leave the chainplates out as they will tilt the mast forward, but will put in a job strop (I think there is one in the bag attached to forestays to set up for a cat rig). And I’ll get some spectra to take up any slack in that assembly. I’ve got a few maintenance things to do, including replacing the bungee on the rudders, new bungs, and new seals on the hatches. And the new tramp. But otherwise it looks pretty good. cheers, Mike.
  28. billygoat

    Tiller bar, she broke!

    The tiller Al tubing is an oddball size. I sourced the closest possible I could find at my local specialist Al shop. It was slightly too big for the castings, so I had to machine the castings out enough to get it in. I only did one initially (the broken one, naturally). It has held up well so far. The other one let go a few years later, when I was about 2km off the coast of Torquay, out in Bass Strait. That could have been a bit exciting, except that it was my upwind rudder on a ~15km reach along the coastline, so I didn't really need it that day anyway 😄 . Incidentally, if you ever get the chance to sail Torquay SC's Aus Day regatta, definitely do it. Torquay to Anglesea and back (if your boat holds together) in small cats. I plan to be there again next year. I asked the Al shop to bend the tubing too but they didn't think it would bend without kinking. So I did my own bends too, using a long timber beam with the tiller tubing levered through a hole. About a dozen extremely slight kinks and the angle was perfect. Has held up well, as I said.
  29. Pointed Reply

    Advice on setup of Maricat 4.3

    If you live in Canberra go down to the ymca sailing club on saturdays. there are usually a couple of Maricats there so you can see how they are set up.
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