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About darcy1945

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  • Location lake macquarie.nsw. aust
  • Interests promote affordable sailing
  • Occupation retired
  1. Rigging question: Nacra 4.5

    The other possibility is, through the pulley back to a cleat on the front beam, so tension can be adjusted throughout wind variations. Ideal for soft jibs (no battens)  
  2. 14' cat parts, Windy, Mari

    Tramps no longer available. As new production sails (Mains and Jibs) from $250, Brand new never used, zipper luff race jib, and, light/green wire luff jib, new trap wires, Mk2 booms beams and masts avail. 
  3. Pointing up wind

    To much down haul can be detrimental to pointing ability, coupled with batten softness or incorrect batten shaping, it can bring the power/depth of your sail to far forward. Deepest part of the sail should be 40% back from the mast with downhaul just removing wrinkles from luff. Throw the vang away. Flatter sails are faster and point better , but if you are a heavyweight you need the power in the fuller sails Give me a call on 02 43591729 .
  4. Foam Mari, $4k neg

    As new late model Mk2 on NSW reg trlr, sailbox, beach wheels, super sloop kit. $2k neg. Foamie still available, $4k neg. Will sell hulls only $3k.
  5. 14' cat parts, Windy, Mari

    As new to very good, Maricat sails, mains and jibs, from $250 ea, beach wheels $200, as new Maricat super sloop, reg trlr, s/box, beach wheels, $2k
  6. Tramp tension

    3/16" x 3/4" Aluminjum rivets or the metric equivalent. Do not use stainless or monel, they will damage the hull. Drive out the old rivet mandrels with a thin parallel  punch, you will then be able to drill out the old rivets cleanly. Any questions or worries, call me 02 43591729, I have done this repair on 5 or 6 Maris.
  7. Gradys' advice is spot on, avoid the trap idea and get stuck into the physio, muscle strength around the joint is the key.
  8. Victorian Maricat Owners

    A very rare sight these days, your 4.8 may well be the only one in Vic, If you turned up at the Maricat nationals, you would be the Aus champion.    
  9. Cartwheeling (nose diving)

    The photo above shows the front beam flattening, may just be camera angle, or may be that dolphin striker is way to loose, or due for replacement,
  10. New mast for older 4.3

    Old straight mast $100, 02 43591729 NSW Central Coast.
  11. How tight

    Rivets 3/16" x 3/4" aluminium, 3m of c/van annex track from Bunnings. Thin parallel punch, to punch out the mandrels of the old rivets before drilling out rivets (important) When old track free, put it back in position, lay 1.5m of annex track on top, lift of and clamp pieces together Using old track as template, drill holes in new track. rivet using 'duralac"  or other, dissimilar metal compound, on all rivets.  Ph 02 43591729 with questions.  
  12. Rudder part for sale in NZ?

    If no luck in NZ, give me a call, AUS 02 43591729, Darcy.  
  13. Mostly Maricat. contact, Darcy 02 43591729
  14. Wanted - Used Mainsail 14ft Windrush

    Most 14' cat sails are similar dimensions (within 10cm) The only problem with fitting them to a Windy, is, the bolt rope must be removed and replaced with the much thinner windy bolt rope to fit the track. Possibly worth looking into ?  
  15. $800 As new late Mk2 4.3 Cat rigged Mari

    Boat sold, cat rigged, (Boat only) pending pickup wednesday. All other bits still available at above prices.