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  • Biography President Maricat Association of NSW & ACT
  • Location Tumut NSW
  • Interests Sailing Maricats
  • Occupation Forester
  • Class of Catamaran Maricat 4.3

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  1. Keeping Rudders Down on A Mari cat 4.3

    These cams and cleat, supplied by Mick Colecliffe and work really well. They are now the standard equipment supplied by Maricat. Some fine tuning and a bit of filing may be required to get the correct amount of holding and release. They have worked for me anytime i have hit something "hard", ie large jelly fish.   I don't know what they cost but much less then a broken rudder or busted transom.... and simple, clean and easy to fit and use.
  2. Repairing trampoline track

    Many like the caravan track but I don’t. The caravan track creates a lump detracting from the smooth finish of a Maricat. I suggest you just brush on a layer or two of resin then sand it smooth when it dries. Also put some in the rivet holes then redrill so the new rivets are a tight fit.  
  3. Worn rudder gudgeons.

    Putting in rear hatches has a number of advantages. Firstly you can access and repair the rudder mounts. Second the bungs tend to be a source of hull leaks. You can buy curved hatches which fit pretty nicely - slightly more expensive but neater and tidier than flat ones and lots of filler. When you put in the rear hatches, take out the bungs and fill in the holes ...... You can see where the hatches are on the Maricat FB video
  4. Worn rudder gudgeons.

    Have a look on the Maricat Facebook page Some pictures are on there ......
  5. Trying to contact Darcy1945

    Darcy. 02 43591729
  6. Maricat Traveller Car

        The traveller cars are standard Ronstan items either  online or from any sailing chandler. Mick from Lemon Tree Passage Marine carries a full stock of Maricat new parts. Twin wheel are RC61910 Triple wheel are RC61912 The triple wheel cars are much better, with much less binding and they slide easier, but more expensive. You could try Darcy to see if he has any second hand ones for sail.    
  7. Griffith regatta is 14/15th October. A couple of the local Maricat sailors there have the newer style radial cut sails. You could have a few races and check out the sails. 
  8. Don't be intimidated by the word "regatta". These are not Olympic trials. It just means of group of ordinary sailors with similar boats getting together to sail for (mostly) two days - Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Sail maybe 5 or 6 short races in a variety of conditions without having to derig. Most clubs have camping at the clubs and canteens so costs are a minimum. With lots of time to chat, look at other boats, get advise - even sail other people's boats. You will learn more in one weekend at a "regatta" than in a year of sailing by yourself. Entry fees and prices are low - prizes are usually nominal - but at Griffith they give away lots of red wine ......... 
  9. Griffith Sailing Club has a keen group of Maricat sailors. They have a two day regatta on the 4/5th November and it would be good to get the Yarrawonga Maricats there. Just 2 1/2 hours up the road. I also plan to come across. We can do a bit of boat tuning, check set ups - -
  10. How many Maricat's are at Yarrawonga ? The photo on your web page shows three.  Is Dr Peter still sailing there ? Do you have a regatta ?  I did the Sail Inland series there a few years back.    
  11. You don't need a feeder .... Just make sure all the battens are popped the same way and have the boat pointing into the wind. Age is not an issue with a Maticat - just the condition. Old Jimbo sailed Sweet 16 which is the 16th Maricat built - 197something. Won races and championships against new foam boats - but it had a good sail and gear ... and a good sailor !
  12. Is that owners of old Maricats or old owners of Maricats ?    
  13. If the mast is very old then it may be worn along the track. If the sail cloth is fairly crisp and the battens are in tight then the battens will be pushing on the mast and applying bend. So you need to ensure that all the battens are popped out one way and the boat is pointed into the wind.
  14. Give me a call or text and we can discuss ....  0428503126 
  15. It's more about the condition of the sail and how it has been looked after and used and not about age. My sail is about 8 yrs old, about the same as Marks. Most sails are cut pretty much the same and it is about sail trim and setup than about weight of the sailor. I am light and do better in light wind.      All sails fit all masts. The  cut of the newer sails allow for more mast rack. Which side of the mountains are you ? Coast or inland ? Eden or Albury ? I live in Tumut.