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About darcy1945

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  • Location lake macquarie.nsw. aust
  • Interests promote affordable sailing
  • Occupation retired
  1. 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.
  2. Gradys' advice is spot on, avoid the trap idea and get stuck into the physio, muscle strength around the joint is the key.
  3. 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.    
  4. 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,
  5. New mast for older 4.3

    Old straight mast $100, 02 43591729 NSW Central Coast.
  6. 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.  
  7. Rudder part for sale in NZ?

    If no luck in NZ, give me a call, AUS 02 43591729, Darcy.  
  8. Mostly Maricat. contact, Darcy 02 43591729
  9. 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 ?  
  10. $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.  
  11. 4.3 Parts wanted

    May be able to help, 43591729 NSW Central Coast, where are you?
  12. Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Still available, now with extras if required.
  13. Still available.
  14. $800 As new late Mk2 4.3 Cat rigged Mari

    Individual prices are, Good reg trlr     $350                                               sailbox    $200                                      Beach wheels  $200  S/sloop kit (jib,blocks,sheets,bridles, furler,swivel and strop,trap wires).        $350 Boat with all above, and parts warranty, plus rigging and sailing lessons, at Mannering Pk                      $1600
  15. $800 boat only, sail away, very late model mk2 in as new condition, would be hard to find a better boat than this. Mast rake mods carried out, new stays to suit rake, rudder and sail mods to suit rake. Sail is in perf cond, crisp and clean. Also available, V/good reg (NSW) trlr, sailbox, Beach wheels, Sloop or S/sloop kit. Contact Darcy 02 43591729