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    Can any cat lover be adle to give me information on the kitty cat. Any information would be of great help.
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    The 36th Nacra nationals is to be held at Wangi Wangi on Lake Macquarie. Between the 29th December 2014 to 4th of January 2015. A large fleet is expected in all classes and will feature the first nationals for the Olympic Nacra 17. Lake Macquarie provides flat protected water and plenty to do for the whole family. There are camping spots near the club we recommend you book early as it is the peak summer holiday period. More information is provided on the flyer attached. Hope to see you there.!!
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    Well the conditions were a little challenging but some awesome close racing at all levels. Thanks Phil for organizing it, Great job! Congrats to Rob Fowler, Darcy Wilson and David Young on their class wins. Mark
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    I've been informed by the assoc member who is getting our new website up that it is only a few weeks away, it will be structured so as the assoc can update it ourselves, rather than the old model which required a web designer to make any changes to the site, with charges levied to do so. A big vote of thanks to Mick for taking on this project. Phil
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    FOR SALE: Arrow #1706 'The Snot Rocket'. In excellent condition and ready to race. Kawasaki green in colour. Comes with; 2 jibs (one near new), 1 brand new square top main with centre sheeting euro trax big trolley wheels, excellent road trailer with plenty of room. Located north Brisbane, sailed out of Humpybong YC. Reason for selling is upgrading to a bigger boat out grown this one! $5,500 contact Shane on 0402104888 for pictures etc.
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    Thanks for that Mark Yes I am now the president, "hooray for me". It was not really something that I wanted (read I did not want it at all), but I accepted as I feel that all members should have a run on the committee to share the load, and so I accepted. If anyone is not happy with how I perform please let me know and I'll be sure to nominate them for President next year. On the subject of yardsticks, let me say that we had an AGM on Sunday morning that was supposed to start at 8am, there was hardly anyone there, so we postponed it to 8.30 am to allow for latecomers, the yardstick item was brought up in general business and it went to a show of hands as to accept it or not, as I recall it was clearly for acceptance by all sailors and owners grp and foam. If members don't turn up to the AGM, how can they have their say. If I didn't vote in the recent Federal election am I entitled now to complain about the outcome seeing as I was not concerned enough about it on ballot day? Mick did put it out to all concerned previously on facebook and here that we would have discussion on possible changes to the class, re trap for juniors in cat, spinnakers, diamond stays on the mast etc, so there was a warning that this kind of stuff would be discussed. Phil
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    There are two righting pole options that to my untrianed eye would give better leverage than pirates system. They may not be as easy to use, light weight etc etc but worth a look. They are both on U tube. The first is F18 Katamaran hobie cat Tiger aufrichten by skyper 40. The next is Gary friesen solo - Right prototype proof 9 11 99 . Sorry i don't know how to do proper links!
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    Hard one to answer, I will look back through my trophies.
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    Mick you are a wimp letting this little hole stop you racing. It did not damage my boat when I hit you. Don't worry I will not fill the hull with water bottles when I repair it!
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    Any other 5.0m Maris interested because I will rebuild mine in time would like someone to race against. will be there sailing regardless bring on November
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    you're spoiling the magic..
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    Arrow sailing lake cootarahba cat challenge 2013: this is the link for a video of the boat in action!
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    Bit of decent wind action from the weekend
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    I can support Tony's comment as I rebuilt this boat back to race condition, The boat is a bulk head windrush with the bulkheads reinforced. It was raced competitively at PKSC for many years. Very competitive at WLBC. I was going to keep and race it myself until I found a foam boat, any questions call me 0421 927 146. Paul
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    Happy to do you another good deal for Queens Lake. Anzac Day long weekend would be doable. There has been a bit of work clearing oyster leases since everyone was last up, so launching is easier. Bit more sand on the beach too.
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    Its a simple problem to solve. Most infusions new or second hand will come with a set of class sails. Run your f18 gear all year until your once a year class states or nationals. Then pull out your unused nacra gear for the nacra event, if thats what your interested in. Your expensive nacra sails will last for 10 years if you do this, and you'll always have a fast barely used set. That way you'll have more money to spend on cheaper and quite often faster f18 sails, if you want to get that serious. Hobie sails are a very similar price by the way. This is what we used to do with our F16 viper. The only problem was going back to the factory sails was always a bit of a disappointment.
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    Hi there Kurt I have one... I am in Canberra. Anything in particular you are looking for? I am thinking of selling, if you give me a call I could give you some details Thanks Cam
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    Anzac Day Regatta at Yarra Bay Sailing Club - Friday, 25th and Saturday the 26th of April, first race 12:30pm. All off the beach classes welcome. Yarra Bay is located in the north east corner of Botany Bay, near La Perouse. This regatta is the final event of the F18 traveller's series and will also feature the series presentation dinner in the club on the Saturday night. For further details please contact Grant Rogers - grant.rogers@helmgroup.com.au or 0438 118 393
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    Anyone have a decent second hand pintop or better still square top for sale?
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    Platform: completer boat with Carbon beams. Rudders , Alum tiller, straight centre boards, Brand new Tramp, With lower hounds Saarberg mast lower hounds with all working rigging, 1 off L/R sail good condition. Comes with complete boat cover. No trailer or rollers. $14000.00 Leon on 0414778692.
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    Jimbo, The silent majority are always silent. But the have ways of using their loud voice in other ways. Like if they all turn up at an event and don't like the conditions, They don't return. I can remember seeing a sign in the head office of a well known pizza franchise. "People never complain, They just never return" So you can paint it which ever way you want, Be as loud or as silent as you like, But it still comes down to if the class suffers. We all suffer. Richard
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    Wow - talk about running off with the fairies! Put it in perspective guys. I own a 1986 model laser. It has zero resale. It is old, soft, faded, and could never conceivably compete with a new Laser. Wouldn't even be on the lead lap against any decent sailor. It can never be restored or fixed to become competitive, and its next home is the tip. Poor investment. I own a 1980 (or even older!) model Mk1 Maricat. Paid a case of beer. It was old, faded, overweight, had crap sails, badly tuned rudders, leaked like a sieve and couldn't be on the lead lap against any decent sailor. The bottom is now polished to an inch of its life, tuned up in every area, is watertight, 102kg fully rigged, new sails and all new fitout. I've probably spent 50-60hrs of labour in bringing it back to life. A bit of hard work, and it placed 2nd in the States against a better sailed $10K foamie and the boat has a decent resale value. My kids love it, and I'm happy with that investment. Now convince me why I should expect to be able to beat a newer boat with one built by far inferior methods and materials 30+ years ago?!! I also sail in quite a few other classes, and am under no expectation that a $2000 MG can be even remotely close to the $10K+ ones at the front of the fleet. My foiling moth, while a barrel load of fun and competitive in my little world, will never win a Worlds, but then I also didn't pay $24K to be state of the art. Compare one-design cats? Find me a Hobie 16 that is 30yo and can still be at the front. Given a real world perspective of expectations for old boats, and I can be 100% certain that the fibreglass Maricats will give you better bang-for-buck than any other class. 27 boats for the States is a sign of life that many classes can only dream of. If one or two leave the class because they can't see the forest for the trees, then so be it - if they were looking at other classes then they were likely to leave anyway. How many other cat classes are still able to attract those numbers in Australia? Maricat owners and potential owners need to keep a real life view of what they expect. Spend little, prepare little - you won't be at the front. Prepare lots, practice lots - you will be at the front of COMPARABLE boats. Every equipment based sport in the world is the same. Why else would we have $5K Optimists, $10K carbon pushbikes, $500 putters... Yardstick racing is a crapshoot at best and meant as an equaliser between classes - handicap racing is the only fair way within a class. (You can guarantee someone else could borrow Mick's foamie and not win.) A strong class association which has a strong committee at its centre is the best way to achieve accurate and representative handicaps. Put your hand up and volunteer if you feel so strongly about it. Darcy - I officially nominate you for Secretary. You have the skills, experience and know-how to be an asset to the Association and provide direction and organisation skills to help the class become what it deserves. I'm sure there will be more than one person who will be a seconder.
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    ok ive managed to purchase the insertion rubber from clarkes. 100mm x 1.5mm. im going with the single piece and cut the slit down the middle once it has been glued on. it seems pretty slippery so hopefully it wont grab onto the plate as im coming back to the beach. that can only end in tears.
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