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  1. Most of the guys on this site are old farts who sail cat rig 4.3. The young blokes, some as young as 40/50, sail super sloop (These are mostly the guys with their original hips and knees)
  2. If you lay your old sail on top of the race sail, you will see that there is more luff curve on the race sail (This curve gives the depth/power to the sail) your old coloured sail will be much flatter (Less depth/power) As Pointed Reply (Rod), has said, this extra curve causes extra friction between the mast and the front of the battens. Some deep mains, (Usually for us fat boys) need the batten tensions adjusted after the sail is raised (i.e. lay the boat over to tension battens) I have found that my race sail goes up easier if the mast is vertical (Beach wheels under rear of hulls)
  3. Yet another newbie advice thread

    Agree with most of Prince Planets' advice. Personally I would not consider buying until you have visited the local clubs, find a strong fleet that you think may suit, and chat to member/owners, some body will probably offer you a ride. Don't buy without getting back on here for advice.
  4. Kula Kat information

    ps1, my Ph 43591729, call anytime, Parts cheap, advice free.  
  5. 4.3 Mk1 Mast Step Loose

    Some of the early front beams were poorly produced with the curve only starting at the centre, ie, a curved half and a straight half. The mast support never fitted well, because of the poor curve.
  6. Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Sail number 5000, lightweight, foam sandwich Maricat, cat rig, top performer. Boat only, $4k Mannering Pk, NSW Central Coast. Accept Mk1 or Mk2 as part trade. Fat, old skipper no longer sailing to potential. Darcy. 0243591729.
  7. maricat sail track tramp mod questions

    The plate is glassed in full length, knock out the rivet tails with a small parallel punch, before drilling out the rivets, (Your drill will then follow the hole in the rivet and not cause an oversize hole) You can call me on 02 43591729, to chat about all Mari mods.
  8. Also have some Windy and H14 parts available, See Mari site for details. Darcy 02 43591729
  9. Mari 4.0 Jib Block

    Will have a look and get back to you.
  10. 2 to choose from, 1 $350, good gal, lightweight, reg trailer, suit Mari or similar. 2 $700, Very good, solid, "Cathauler"production trlr, multi adjustable, suit 14 to 18 foot cat, 5 stud 10 inch wheels w/good tyres Sailboxes available for both, $200 Darcy 02 43591729
  11. Wanted to buy - Maricat 4.3 Jib & Main racing

    Give me a call on 43591729, Darcy.
  12. Hydra Parts

    Some Hydra and Maricat parts were interchangeable, photo of rudder casting and measurement of sail foot will find parts to fit.  
  13. Min weight Foam P/T $600

    Gone to good home.
  14. Min weight Foam P/T $600

     Foam sandwich Paper Tiger, 50kg platform VG Cond, old style wide c/boards good cond, dacron (Red Head) main in good cond, all there ready to sail Unreg trailer, useable needs work. Boat built by PT Yachts Aus (Melb). Call Darcy, NSW Central Coast, 02 43591729.
  15. Still plenty of parts for sale, hulls, beams, tramp. V/good, NSW reg trlr. Darcy 02 43591729
  16. Traveller car

    V/good 6 wheel car $75 0243591729 Darcy, 4 wheel cars are just as good.
  17. Have 2 new Stb, can be fitted to port, would require re drill for fittings. $30 ea.
  18. Port or stbd ? $25 plus post. 02 43591729
  19. Free H14 Turbo parts

    Good platform, hulls, beams, dolphin striker, 1 tramp half, 1 pr castings and mast,   FREE.  Good gal trailer to suit above, $150. Mannering Pk, NSW Central coast. 43591729. Darcy.
  20. Jib Stay Length for 4.3

    Raking  the mast improves the performance and greatly reduces the tendency to pitchpole, but, you must also remove 2-3mm off the rear of the mast step, to allow the mast to rotate, and tuck the rudders under the transom 30mm, to get rid of the weather helm, induced by mast rake. Nobody in our club sails with a standard rig. Hope this helps. 
  21. Jib Stay Length for 4.3

    Some women have a nice "Rack", Maricats have mast " Rake"
  22. Is This a Proper DS Tang for a 4.3

    That is the original setup for early Mk1s, You should replace the DS and add a turnbuckle for adjustment. The tangs should also be replaced with heavier gauge stainless.  
  23. Maricat 4.3 Sweet 16 For Sale - SOLD

    Is it staying local?