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  2. Leon

    A-class insurance

    Go to the queensland A class face book page and ask there. \Or talk to the A class sailors in your state what they do. Shhh don't mention carbon
  3. knobblyoldjimbo

    Looking to buy a 2nd hand racing sail

    Ask Darcy, he'll have one. Recently I sailed one of his Mari's with a Mid North Coast radial sail, very nice it was. James
  4. Last week
  5. QB2

    A-class insurance

    I have a mk5 A class.. and am insured with RACQ
  6. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a second hand racing sail that is for sale. Thank You
  7. Earlier
  8. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I meant Milang.. Best of luck. I don't know the race. Reads like fun. Races there continent side of the dunes read like fun. I don't know the waters. The Stingray has swing boards. The A class is dagger but no need of crew. Realm is helm, let the wind overwealm. Looks like lovely shallow protected waters, I've seen daggers smashed due to high bed slaughters. I'd be happy soon learning that place to giddy up a good pace. You beauty.. Finally an affordable cat pair, ashore too long. Thanx catsailors, if I hadn't read into it I'd probably have kept going at a larger keelboat. Looking forward to overpowered cats. You beauty. Thank.. Godspeed
  9. Boatsie

    Advice

    Anyway... Anyone know where I may obtain a copy of Stingray class rules please? He looks like a nice vessel.. Needs a tidy..99% sure I'll be allowed to garage the beast. 'You don't buy a boat, you purchase the option to upkeep a vessel'..I read that from a cruiser and unlike a boat; if a car breaks down you don't have to swim ashore. Do nationals attract much fleet? I don't mind thinking I'll repair via 2 of 3 method.. Time, quality, cost.. Choosing time and quality. Has minor issues.. Might as well hang off until certain of class rules. Fix once, fix properly.
  10. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Good luck with Goolwa to Meningie race madboutcats. I like your video. Nice 2. 99% sure my plan follows yet if 1% out.. Something similar. Internet like sailing anyway.. HTTP heel turn thrust pitch. Zero 3 and use the rest.. I like how you guys heel the seas. Trailer issues doesn't seem to be such. Looking at piggybacking an A class smiley traveler eight one advantage lightweight with above Stingray below. Once home, Stingray gets ceiling and a year to mildly modify.. Maybe +1 crew and next years Goolwa-Meningie. Maybe family /friends like 5 minute lift out way and lower Stingray to enjoy a day with me. Trailer suits both. I'll get speed wobbles a while and I'm a bit deaf but I'm looking forward to dancing near you guys. PST.. Might be better to give me next to the gunboat so that I can hear the start bang.. Lol. Shaking the hustling aft. Faking the gusting blast. Raking the lead edge to go fast. Looking forward to a foiled clear clean lead edge on main. Surely that'll point like a kitten.. Hoping body young enough to cope with mind.. Just happy to race again (25 years)
  11. Boatsie

    Zx12r

    Ashore man and so bored.. I don't know cats. Probably saving towards a foam composite that'll handle my conditions. Solo able, generally shallow bay beach launched. Any cat would handle the harbours river. Outback I'd like the surf, holds fairly steep without white caps until near breakwater and chops white caps over that during much wind. I'm thinking Tornado and just baby that until confident, Taipan 4.9, Mosquito, Cobra if rightable?, A class. I shouldn't write so much but aye.. Can't take it with me because even the irony of the 10 Commandments exist. We support the system that stole from the tombs of the races that gifted us the 10 commandments. When king Tut was allowed moisture, I had been dirt biking years and years on a race prepared Suzuki 250 yet mind cry repeat, "King Tut, " lost my rhythm on a postie bike and broke my ankle. Trippy aye. Moz's well yet tired. So bored. Glad I'm truthful unless read by false. Not keen on a swap, just interested in a race boat that'll match up with something out there. Selling that regardless whether swap direct or via cash. We forecast weather.. Most prefer hand eye coordination. We all need to better our habits of earth protection. So Watt. Even more annoying on a race tack. Starboard, Up windward boat, up, Ewe mother flock a, within 2 and eye Ram ewe, knot into bouys, ewe make room.. So bored BTW Ain't a grovel, just found an audience. I'd been A grade BFM, accepted into intelligence, rejected their career offer and have been dead twice since. The pretend of our English language is appalling, bullying many to obtain further fields of trash disposal, pretending to obey 10 commandments and respect elders yet with knowledge of empty tombs, the list is huge..... Our Earth isn't as strong as the people that dumb found me believe it is. It is as easy as carrying individual plastic pie wrappers home rather than landfill bin. It is easy as sailing rather than stink. It is as easy as less perfume. It is as easy as leaving my bike home with her bow to the door and push bike riding. It is as easy as a large full keel rather than a shallow plane. Hmm. Maybe a Hobie 16. Nowadays just a stuffed upper nose, a sore back and two tired legs and a thirst to make water whine; know wind.
  12. Boatsie

    Zx12r

    Sorted.. If interested in swapping a beast with a beast I might be too. Solo class. She's very tidy or she gets another polish and professionally advertised.
  13. Boatsie

    Zx12r

    A class tak A class kat. Or similar familiar. I know this is difficult. Putting plastic in pockets to take home and put in recycling bin really helps reduce toxins below the hulls yet in a trash society that pretends perfume is cleanliness performance.. Ahh. I sail off coast of Adelaide. King is Karno; triangle Meningee, Cape Jervous, Outer Harbour. He's kind, animals love him, picking up plastic helps less pretend here. Not a greedy can't like the can knot of dad. He was offered an expiation by the water police flying one, skiffing the other. Strong breeze undisturbed, no fetch. Farther wind with know mothers momentum minimal. Gotta get 40knot and better him just in case the 39 knot Paper Tiger was a mate of his. I doubt I will. I'll have fun trying. Liking the broader leading edge. Liking the knife slice. No idea again. Sorted.. Who cares, we're filling with toxins and pretends, atmosphere and men.
  14. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I've noticed some use traditional screw method to trace a triple block pair into a 6:1 advantage. We pull at 90degrees as shown. Eliminates system torque and keeps system tidy. Same advantage without the twisting motion. If home time includes using the blocks to hoist, will hoist straight up rather than turn. Easy to trace and set up and without torque during use it is very reliable at close haul and line length. Getting a boat soon, so frighteningly happy, you're welcome, will work on the river race next year.
  15. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I like water too. A uniform mass. Water is like air with uniformity; easy paths. If I can find a ball to fit to mast tip, that'll better airflow. Better yet worse. Or better to my use would be two buoyancy bouys with a wind vane on top. True or apparent? Anyway, thanx mbc, I'm out, it was my catsized cap moment. I lied. Went to pick up, issues with trailer rego, I'll find another boat. Simply couldn't get a permit at 0700 on a Sunday while there in Melbourne. I love how in front of the sails leading edge flows a channel with more energy than the sails catch. When leeward, although almost shadowed by windward boat yet only a bow portion in front. A stronger higher point becomes available.. I here someone calling, "Up windward boat, up, " I need heave, thank heaps, chao Edit: I figure heaps in same boat as me. Just planning to learn helm. That needs minor work.. Major upgrade is there; swinging centre boards. Solid boat. Minor details. Mast foot bracket, bung plug, keel strips and tiller arm. He'd be solid speeding shallows such as Port Phillips bay, Semaphore , North Arm, Port Vincent ,etc without worry of damage. I'll see you out there someday soon. Most probably in something like the modified Stingray, a Cobra, a Hobie, a Mosquito... Or whatever I do get. I think I'm old.. Ouch. Just a last edit because I think it's funny although my loss. Last time I mistimed a major mistake was a tack. The sheets weren't held to force tack and we bobbed, luffed. Main sheet and I saw it coming and covered in bildge but foresheet copped it in his arm; bow of greater than 2 tonne. Paralyzed his arm. A dead arm of approximately 2 days. Due to work commitments I can't luff in Melbourne 2 days. Even trailer fantastic, hull suspend type, easy maintenance if ever needed on hulls. Nearly had me a race boat. Heaving..
  16. madboutcats

    Thanx

    Wow you sure know how to fire some questions, the easiest way to work out the length you need on a righting pole is to put virtually a full length windsurfer mast on it and then work out how far out you need to go out on the pole to right it, there is ne easy equation. I found the short rig Stingray harder to right than the big rig so I would suggest to keep the pole long. I made a righting pole on my Stingray when I sailed with my kids, don't under estimate the amount of load the end of the mast that connects with the main beam is under, it took a bit of trial and error for me to get it right and that was about 3ft hanging behind the rear beam on a big rig. Make sure you have a good main sheet system, most of my early capsizes were due to not being able to release the main sheet in time, in fact I would suggest you set the cleat so you can't cleat it while your learning and save yourself some swimming. I would also suggest if your on Facebook to join the South Australian beach cat sailors site as a lot of those people have raced Stingray's and have a genuine affection for them, you actually have a good handicap with that boat so will enjoy racing it as we will enjoy helping you along. If you can get the boat going by Easter bring it along to Milang and we can have a look over it for you and the lakes are the best place for those boats as they are at their best when it's fast and flat as the beams are quite low to the water so really notice ocean swell. Good luck with the boat they are a great boat and I look forward to meeting you
  17. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Self righting monos is a bit misleading. The Dragon will sink if capsized; open cockpit, high wall rim seat. Only came close once. Race became gale. My forehand was 6'9 yet really agile a moment. At bottom can, the chute door was opened, the spinnaker retrieved into hull, coming around into beat we watched him race forward, seal hatch and hug mast as bow buried and deck flood covered his legs and some torso. She'd handle full sail in light gale hence gonna wale submersion never really bothered us much. She'd take a foot under and too long to story. I want a crew soon. Can't miss the boat, bright as. Basic.. Just white sails. Racing to learn habits. Experience not necessary. Half hour rigging*2 . I have sail wash down posts at home. Just basic rock up and ride suits me too. I've only crewed on steerage. Air at leading edge via a guy pole and helm on tiller. I love learning too and that is practice. I'm just typing because I haven't a crew. (I doubt we'll win, just plane fun) I'm 45, I'm unsure of trap but believe I'll love it, I've had arthritis 38 years hence nervous rhythms I enjoy. Body ok but hidden is 2 ankle breaks, 2 leg breaks, probable back break healed with ancient due to modern mistrust of medical habits, a broken hand, a broken wrist, a broken shoulder, a broken collarbone and many breaks of facial bones. I wouldn't be interested in a single race crew yet more so with 1 season. Not that great a sailor, just interested in speed and continuous motion underway. I write way too much.. Ready to learn by self or with someone that wants a season. I @96kg in case you want to do the physics. Thanx guys regarding sites advice etc.
  18. Boatsie

    Thanx

    righting pole sorted. Will build width to fit. Shouldn't be a hassle. Thanx. ☺️
  19. David JM

    Kula Kat information

    Hi all, I have just got back into sailing and found this forum. I owned and raced a Kula Cat in the late 70’s one of the first made. I also worked in the factory at Southport for a short time. Now i am back sailing I remember my Kula well. I’d have to say “ I wish i had it back” ! Loved that little boat!
  20. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Thank mbc, I read you owned a Stingray. I've never righted a cat. Only ever pushed self righting mono hulls. 'FatBoySlim' won't see water until November, maybe October. Small vandalism issues to seaworthy. Tilt, turn, thrust; torques sail craft. I'll learn the Stingray later but know I'll go swimming. I am looking at training wheels such as foam or ping pong ball captivity in spar plus a couple of 2 litre empty milk bottles in lue of a cock on the tip. I'd have thought that a stand on leeward board into a hang from windward stay would weight the windward hull and sail the trampoline to lift the weak purchase of the leeward hull fulcrum. Very interested in easy ways too bro. What shaft length righting pole would you recommend with a Stingray please? Ideas entertaining me at moment include fabrication of spare centre boards with +20 or +30 kg low line and/or brace traps to lead weight aft keel of hull. By next year I will have sailed and felt my opinion of the cats preferred pitch ballast placement. I'm pretty ignorant of catamarans at the moment yet every boat is different yet same. I'd love a Tornado, I've only seen videos but they're displacing at beyond displacement speeds easily rather than planing (edit: that's written incorrectly.. They're maintaining above displacement speeds when parting through lumps rather than suffering from bow bury). Too my eyes; that is a stable missile rather than a hot rocket. Might take a couple of years to modify this house to shelter such (without the damage risk of reversing through a 5metre gap of 10.5 feet and not much height). Having a few months to research, definitely interested in any ways to improve my safety. I'll probably be reefing main too.. Nice and easy with batterns. Not a racing lost.. I don't plan too win; just survive. I love boats too.
  21. madboutcats

    Thanx

    Well done they are a fun boat, you can't right it on your own so think about a righting pole or similar, whilst racing has nearly stopped for the season, keep in mind Milang on Easter Saturday and Sunday and Rum Race at Victor Harbour first Sunday in May, I'll be at both
  22. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I bought 'FatBoySlim' Stingray Pick up soon. I'll probably ballast to suit 1 up and seek allowance to race at Largs. I think they can a 16foot skiff, Sharpies, Fireballs. Plus if day long enough can always camp and cruise. Fairway beacon about 7 mile out, long sand ledge north of that . That's an awesome spot. Usually a reach with a running swell. Bigger sharks from depth surf there. Dolphins from shallows play too. I like it. Wouldn't want a bang stick due to a catsized cap there though. About half depth of spar. Anyway.. Done my lies about catsized caps.. Found a vessel. 1/2 hour solo rig. Good enough. Thanx
  23. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I think I've luffed much of your times. Thanx. Taken advice. Seeking 1 man cat. Probably won't cruise. Just coast run and river hits of speed. Found an A class without trailer. Any trailers for sale to suit? Adelaide. Nathan
  24. Boatsie

    Advice

    Seeking advice. Stingray. Do they behave ok with 1 man? Rigging, sea kindliness, derigging. Ditto with Cobra. Seen them advertised too. Seeking a quick easy launch sail boat. Cats tick a lot of boxes. Most life expectancy is.. A quick launch cat single handed. Local coast days. Race and/or cruise. Inexperienced crew if crewed probable. On it to have fun. I like rough weather. I haven't on her. Will be a while before I learn catsize techniques, etc. Currently I've seen a Cobra and a Stingray at around $1000. Happy to seaworthy a season and race the following year. Major components important. Car breaks down, we walk. Feast beasts swim with us out there. Preferred location; windy and flat. Nathan
  25. Boatsie

    New to catamarans, Adelaide

    Thanx Madboutcats, thanx others, thoughts are kind. I do write too much. I think I'll finish my input and sail soon.. My biggest source of information is my old man. The Tornado will fit here but reversing into a gap with less than 1/4 foot either sides of gonne Wales (:)) isn't appealing. Speeding in the harbour is. Yet years ago they clocked someone on a Paper Tiger at 39 knots in flat waters, non restriction of wind behind a harbour wall in NSW? hence on a plane, a boats a skiff and balancing light with might is almost flight unless your foiling the moment. The Stingray is the largest cheap cat that I can think of that will easily tow and store inside where I am. I really like the older design??? large volume bows. Beyond displacement buries the bow due to the uniformity of water; the uniform mass returns to the trough of displacement slower than the hulls wave length. Water is an easy path and it's easy to push out of the way and more inefficient an energy use to compress below hence bow sinks until planing when knots are above displacement speeds. I'd rather something with that little bit of safety than snap a spar in the shallows like the old man did. This could also be useful in challenging sea conditions. I'm off to ask quest I on in the Stingray /Cobra forum. Maybe someone there might have a language that describes their know. Simple stuff like ease of 1 man balancing on boat or does design pedigree create difficulty with such a 2 man vessel. Handling, rigging, catsized righting.
  26. Boatsie

    New to catamarans, Adelaide

    I write to much, I'd value your opinions if able to print. These are the two cats I'm interested in. A frozen glimpse of time. Both cats have a basic rig. No ram pole guy clew and sock to add to my repair/maintenance pile once underway. A gutsy fully batterned main with a quality leading edge. A hedsail. Orange Stingray currently on Ebay at $1000. An educated owner. Trailer perfect. Was cared well with storage until recently. Hulls recently overhauled and tight. Glass ply sandwich. Vandals cut the tiller yet basically ready to go with very little effort. I like the price, the trailers with SA plates and the hulls look surf likeable. The large volume bows and the low volume sterns look sturdy in weather from my prospective. 2 on trap, guy clew pole upgradable with respect to design riggers comments per another forum/topic. From experience, if I was to further enhance hull brace rigidity using cross section cut tarpaulin I could do so without hassles of cross windage towing as she tows flat. I'm guessing there's a few in SA hence you beauty around the cans. White Tornado looks like a missile. $3600 with single trap classic rig. I like the beam, that'd compensate a lot of heel torque. They're both above my level but I learn. Not liking assembly thoughts. Shouldn't be too much of a hassle. A little bit of wonder here exists regarding the tarpaulin. Plenty of modern rigs exist if she's ever over ended and snapped. She has a full length boat cover and she's kept inside a garage. A sound glass foam sandwich ready to rock and roll. I have a large tarp which can cover her cover while she sits flat under partial cover if she finds home here. If she uses garage she'll need flat tyres and a partial tilt arrangement. Hole 8*9 foot. I will be removing some race pedigree from the girl I find. Battens should make easy to reef main. I'd probably not bother using the hedsail. Round her up. I like night, bright shine upon cloth as illumination to allow others in the playground to know I'm there. A small tranny clip able to stay to allow a 9metre aerial receives ABC weather. They are a regular forecast. Wrist alarm will allow hull drop and listen. Just in case. I'm sitting until May. Any opinions regarding handling of either or another would be greatly appreciated. Any opinions regarding setting up launch, wash down, etc too please. Just a happy guy without a guy clew to watch.
  27. Pointed Reply

    Righting System - Setup

    Can’t find the pictures .. must have deleted them .. but will keep looking .. recharge an old phone ..
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