Krissy

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  1. No doubt about it I love sailing with the racing sail but I cant put them up unfortunately. Thats a good idea knobbly or I could just move my mast back even though I do love the rake as I can get closer to the wind. Ohhh such decisions. I actually moved my block back before I sailed last time and it was shocking. The tiler kept hitting the block. So I have moved it forward and I will see how that goes.
  2. Funny you say that I read this just after I finished sowing a new rope into the sail. I have a friend that helps me and he is a frail old skinny fella he pulls on the halyard and I line her up with both hands and we struggle after half way. I love having a rake on my mast but because my old sail is so floppy the blocks hit each other so I cant go full throttle. Haa haaa Might take some tools to sailing after the race I might change where the block is on the boom hopefully this helps. If not is there a style of racing sail that I could get that wont be hard to pull up the mast? Would love to buy a 2nd hand one but if I have to get one made then so be it
  3. What no Southern Comfort. Haaa haaaa I wont have to worry about prizes at least for another few years. That sounds great. Will give it some serious thought. I gave up on the racing sail that I was going to buy. I tried everything you guys suggested and I also loosened off every batan just to see if that made a difference and once it got half way up the mast it was extremely tough to pull up any further, for a woman any how. I class myself strong for my breed but compared to a man I am weak. So best if I stick to my old floppy worn out rainbow sail that goes up the mast with one finger of pressure. It has actually scared me off getting another sail all together in case they are all that hard to get up the mast. Its a lot of money to spend on getting one made if that will happen again.I am spewing as the radical sail was awesome to sail with. Thanks for all your help any how. Happy Sailing.  
  4. Ohh same as me but I am a young old fart haa haa at age 42. I don't think I will go to regatta this year maybe next year when I am a bit better. I make a fool of myself enough as it is. Not sure I need a bigger crowd. And a larger whipping would not be pleasant.
  5. Ohhh is that all cool. I am a terrible sailor but by November I might be a tiny bit better. I will mention it to Exhogger and see what he says. Do you know him from here as well? Ross I have a 4.3 what do you guys have?
  6. Hmmm Dr Peter might be the previous owner of mine. He has a big yacht but at our club he crews on another large yacht. We only have 2 regular Maricaters. unfortunately. One other member has one he is a great sailor but we only see him once a year if we are lucky. Yes we have regattas. From memory Anzac and Easter it will be. Its a great spot hey. Very challenging. The winds always changing. Keeping us all on our toes. 
  7. Ohh wow that's interesting. Ok I wont jump the gun then Thanks
  8. Thanks old Jimbo. Do you usually move the shrouds just one position back? I sail and live close to Yarrawonga in Victoria. Haa haa Pointed. How old is old? That could include me Haa haaaa Na jus old Maricats. I am guessing or hoping the new ones have a better design then my ancient Maricat. Thinking of buying a sail feeder so I don't need 4 hands. Something like this https://www.google.com.au/search?q=sail+feeder+mast&tbm=isch&imgil=ZqKOUKa_xD-LcM%253A%253BQQoPxH7dQ0RyVM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinbax.com%25252Findex.asp%25253Fmc%2525253DSpars%25252526sc%2525253DMast%2525252520Fittings%25252526ssc%2525253DSail%2525252520Feeders&source=iu&pf=m&fir=ZqKOUKa_xD-LcM%253A%252CQQoPxH7dQ0RyVM%252C_&usg=__BNiNuUoFvc8tJwOmGBIOSxuCGgU%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjNvrSGou7VAhWIiFQKHSVwDJEQyjcIWw&ei=C--dWY2NLoiR0gKl4LGICQ&biw=1280&bih=907#imgrc=PC4_ki25YcNOxM:   But I am worried it might get in the way.
  9. Great,Thanks for all the tips everyone. I will try again before I give up on the idea. Its so much better to sail with then the old one.
  10. Ohhhh Aha now I get it. Bit of a pain as my yacht lives in a compound with mast up and ready to go. Think I might stick to my colourful shit floppy sail if this is what racing sails is all about. Thanks for your help. All the same. I will try your other ideas 1st and see if there are any changes. Thanks
  11. My old colourful sail went up like a dream. So would that then mean that my track is not worn? It is very crisp the racing sail that I am trying out. Thanks for your help both of you. I will get that silicon spray and I was also thinking of buying a sail feeder to see if that helps but I am worried it might get in the way Eragon do you mean just try and put it up the mast alone when not put on my boat?
  12. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced a poblem with getting a radical cut racing sail up a mast on a maricat? The bolt rope constantly wants to jump out of the slot on the mast and it is quite hard to pull up at times. I have given my mast a really good clean out and sprayed it with Lonox or is it Lanox. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how i could fix this issue. Thanks
  13. Ok cool thanks for that info. Inland, I sail at Yarrawonga. Thats expensive for a old sail to me. Any movement in the price at all?
  14. I have heard that certain sails are made for what weight you are. So if it isnt a rude question or if its relevant what weight are you guys? I live on the border of NSW and Vic. I have currently got the old fashion sail, you know all the pretty colours. I was wondering if the bolt ropes are the same thickness as that one.  How old is your sail pointed?
  15. Hi, I am after a racing sail for my maricat 4.3. Just after a second hand one. I am a beginner that just wants to beat all the other sailors at my local sailing club.......... one day. Thanks