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    Cartwheeling (nose diving)

    Is your sheeting position for the jib right. You should have about equal tension on leach and foot. if the leach is light and the foot loose you will have a baggy sail. Rule of thumb is to measure one third up the sail. Draw an imaginary line from there through the leach/foot corner to the deck. That is about where the sheeting position should be. jib bridle should be 1100, with just small shackles, rack your mast as much as the sail cut will allow, ( the old multicoloured sails don’t allow much),
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    Cartwheeling (nose diving)

    You should make the effort to attend one of the regattas where the NSW Maricat guys will be. That way you can see what they are doing. The next best chance, without huge amounts of travel for you, will be the next NSW/ACT State Titles to be held in Canberra in October or early November.
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    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    No you don’t ...... You need a decent Mk2 with a reasonable sail.
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    Mast height - Which one ?

    Call Darcy ...... The fountain of knowledge.
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    Finding parts

    I think you have been sold a “pup” by someone who doesn’t know or sail a Maricat. The new proper ones are single piece, cut on the diagonal so they fit and can be tensioned to drum tight with no gaps in the middle or the stern for things like ropes to fall through. This tramp looks very complicated and untidy and will cause problems. There are a number of experienced Maricat sailmakers and trampoline people who can make you a better one that will work for about the same price.
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    Newbie Mark 1 on Central Coast after advice

    Darcy lives at Mannering Park and knows all things about old Maricats. 0243591729 Quite a few Maricats sail out of the Mannering Park Sailing club. Toukley Sailing club also sails cats including Maricats. CWSC is a sailing club - not sure from where. 1296 is the sail number which indicates a fairly old Mk 1. Age of the boat does not necessarily indicate the condition. Ring Darcy he can help with advise and has a stock of second hand parts.
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    Mk1 and Mk2 renovations

    I’m not sure you will be sailing at Lake Albert for a while ......... I live nearby and occasionally sail at Wagga. Give me a call for a chat 0428503126
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    Another newbie with a Mari in NZ

    Halyard must be cleated at the top with swag on the mast Your boat will not work if the sail in not cleated at the top. sail shape, mast bend, sheet tension, down haul will all be wrong
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    Another newbie with a Mari in NZ

    About 260-270mm
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    Main sail size

    Current cat rigged national champion is a 35 year old boat with a new sail —- and a good sailor ......
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    Another newbie with a Mari in NZ

    The swivel blocks are for the downhaul they are Ronstan RF5, they allow te downhaul to be adjusted on the run from both sides. Also you don’t need a vang ....... That bolt as a mast base looks scary —- it will just rip the mast step to pieces and prevent rotation.
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    Main sail size

    The sail maketh the boat.
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    Main sail size

    That is the sail drawing that is in the class association rules. How it is applied will depend on each sail maker. Most new sails are cut to allow “more” mast rake than the original multicolour sails. The stay length that are now used are mentioned in earlier topics. The old 40 year old design sails supplied by Maricat tended to be more right angle triangles, but the newer cut sails have more shape but staying within the class rules. Now sails can be made by any sailmaker using these measurements. The jib drawing are available if you need.
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    Main sail size

    Main sail drawing
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    Finding parts