Just One More

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About Just One More

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  • Birthday 04/29/1958

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  • Location Port Kembla
  • Interests Sailing
  • Occupation Project Management
  • Class of Catamaran Windrush S/S

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  1. Foam Windrush wanted

    Sorry mate decided to keep it, just too hard to get another one later.
  2. Foam Windrush wanted

    I have a 2004 model in excellent condition. 2 set of gear, mylar Pinhead main in good condition but poor jib and barracoota dacron set in good condition.Spare trampoline. Excellent trailer with spare wheel and sailbox. $6k. Port Kembla Sailing Club. Willing to meet you half way. If interested Ill send you pics. Paul
  3. Yet another newbie advice thread

    Simon all the info here is really good. As your a newbie I would suggest the 14s, windy, maris, arrows, PTs, they're enough to handle in a breeze and you can always jump up a size when your confidence levels increase. As the guys say check out your local clubs and get advice and a ride on any or all. There's a lot of fun rivalry between the classes but there all good boats to sail and similar in speed. As Pirate says get advice from sailors before you buy cause there are people who will tell you anything to get a sale where people who sail at a club want you to join them so it's unlikely they will tell you untruths. And your always welcome to get advice from this site.   Paul
  4. Fitting a windrush 14 sail on a 12

    Adam You will find that a main sail off a hobie 14 is near identical to the windy 12 except it is about 200mm longer on the luff. A simple repair for your local sail maker. Trampoline rope 5-6mm  will work fine, similar with halyard. The bolt rope ie the rope inside the front of the sail is 6 mm, don't go too soft or it will zipper out.  If the main sheet is old it will be either 10 or 12 mm which is way too thick for the newer ropes today. I use 8mm on my 14 windy with no problem at all.   Paul
  5. Tramp lacing and tension

    I use the diagonal method it allows the rope to be tightened better. To tighten just keep working the tension on the rope. Start from the beginining and pull the slack out as you work around the tramp.
  6. Looking for advice on a cat for a novice

    John I'm from Port Kembla Sailing Club located on Lake Illawarra. We currently have people from Cam d en and The Oaks sailing with us. We sail all sorts of cats particulaly 14 and also larger cats. Just about everything posted here is spot on. We also hve a number of people like yourself started sailing with us this season. We start back ok on the 12 Jan for our first race after Xmas. Your best idea is to drop down and talk to all h e guys and girls who wil more than happily give you the information you need. I would definitely suggest you don't buy a boat until you talk to people at any if the clubs, there are good bots and bad boats for sale and being cluded up with what to look for is  invaluable. You can get me on 0421 927 146 is you would like some info.   Paul
  7. Windrush 14 parts required

    David Give Darcy a ring you will find his number somewhere in this website. Worst case senario is to buy another windy in really poor condition except for the parts you need. Keep he best parts and dump the rest.
  8. Windrush 14 renovation queries

    Dave The bungs can be sought from windrush. Standard Ronstan one can be cut down but not as good as originals The advice above is pretty close to the money. The original rivets are 1/4 inch. The new hatch is normaly 6-8 inches behind the front beam.For a nice fit you need to straighten the edge against the trampoline side mounting.
  9. Windrush for sale

    Another one of my old boats returns to the lake. Awesome   Paul
  10. New Cat regatta on Lake Illawarra

    And it would be great to have you back
  11. New Cat regatta on Lake Illawarra

    Tony   See how well attended this regatta goes.   The only problem with a December date is our main Kembla Klassic regatta is the last week in November so to hold one in December really puts a big ask on the volunteers who support these events. PKSC puts on cracker regatta mainly due to the support the sailers get from a large number of volunteers who put here hand up, which we really appreciate so we are pretty mindfull not to over do the events.   Due to our proximity to Sydney we are getting many requests from other classes to conduct events plus our juniors are starting to become involved in regattas, states and nats so a lot of our volunteers want to support their kids at these events in MJs and Flying Elevens which is the way it should be. So far this season we have just conducted the Laser East Coast Champs and next week the first heats of the MJ states with the KK in 6 weeks time.   Raise the timing with Tony and Hugh. I'm sure they will see what they can do.   Paul
  12. New windrush owner

    Matt   Welcome to the light side. Just the spot to sail windrush, awesome nice people sail them in WA. One day we will have to get the nats back up and meet some where in the middle in SA.   Paul
  13. Rudder refurb questions

    Most problems are the tiller arms lowering over time and hitting the hulls and getting wear in the hole causing the blade to wabble as they go through the water. Firstly, don't touch the blades by building up the top profile. This profile is important to the rudder functioning properly. If the hole bolt hole is elongated you can drill out the blade to 12mm and insert a stainless steel bush. Most of the wear which makes the arms drop is either in the two riverts where the top casting is joined to the bottom casting. The casting wears so replacing the riverts does not fix the problem. You will find that the hole sizes are different and the rivet is stepped down to match. I drill the casting to the larger size and replace the riverts with round head bolts and nyloc nuts. If you ground down the head so that just enough of the phillip head slots are left you will have enough clearance for the blade. Use a No2 phillips head bit that fits into you drill to hold the head and adjust the nyloc nut so there is movement but little play sideways. The other problem is the 3/16 pins in the wheel/roller that sits on the blade. It bends over time and elongates the hole in the casting. I drill the hole and the roller out ot 6 mm and make a stud from a 6 mm bolt. I do the one wire runs over as well. This will lift the tiller arm up to where it used to be. To really make the job complete replace the wire with spectra but be warned it works so much better but be prepared to replace the sprectra every 6 months.
  14. Hobie Islander Tandem

    Seems like not inviting the sailors to join would be pretty negative.
  15. 14ft Cat sailing on Lake Illawarra

    We went up to Southern Highlands club at the end of last year and sailed with them, had a great time and likely to have them return sail at PKSC this season. Might even get a mini series going between the 2 clubs. All 14' cats welcome. Cost $20 for the day plus lunch and petrol, but well worth it.