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  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. $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
  12. 4.3 Parts wanted

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

    Still available, now with extras if required.
  14. Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Sail number 5000, lightweight, foam sandwich Maricat, cat rig, top performer. Boat only, $4k V/good reg trlr w/sailbox,beach wheels and new s/sloop kit also available Mannering Pk, NSW Central Coast. Accept Mk1 or Mk2 as part trade. Fat, old skipper no longer sailing to potential. Darcy. 0243591729.
  15. Still available.
  16. $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
  17. CrestCat Help Request

    For $150, I can supply a v/good mainsail (and possibly a jib) and  used rigging (ex Marcat) that could be adjusted to fit, also tillers, and most hardware, but you would have to make disc type rudders yourself. My ph 0243591729
  18. $200, good cond, ph 02 43591729
  19. Moving house sale of parts collection and complete boats, most parts available in good cond, Masts,sails,beams,booms,rudders etc 02 43591729.
  20. The mast section is the same as Maricat 4.3, but the base and support are different style.
  21.    Most Mk1s would be 40/50 years old and some still turn up with useable cast alloy bits (depends on maintenance and a regular rinse)Stainless and Al are a long way apart on the galvanic scale, so electrolysis is a problem, that's why we reassemble our boats using dissimilar metal compound (usually Duralac) between stainless and Al and on all Al rivets.   You will be welcome at state or nat champs, but I would not turn up with carbon fibre parts and expect no reaction, specially on parts that the manufacturer still supplies. As the current measurer, and a thoroughly easy going bloke, I would offer you the loan of a set of castings to head of any action.                           
  22. Great original condition 4.3, $1000

    02 43591729, Mannering Pk NSW 2259, White hulls, yellow decks, multi coloured sails, good unreg trlr (rego available at extra) All in almost as new cond. Original tramp (Centre tension).
  23. Extremely good original cond, Mk2 Mari, Sloop rig, on trlr, $1000, can carry out race rig mods if required. Ph 02 43591729
  24. Front castings should clean up (I have them if yours break), $20 each side.