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    President Maricat Association of NSW & ACT
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    Upper Rudder casting rivets. Fiiting

    Ask Darcy - he knows all things about old cats contact details on Sale Page or Maricat page
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    Keeping the rudders down

    Mick Colecliffe Lemon Tree Passage NSW 0419999785 mikecolecliffe@bigpond.com NSW Agent for Maricat
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    Keeping the rudders down

    These things are simple and tough and in my opinion are best ..... they take a bit of adjusting to get right. As standard the clamping force is too great and will not pop, and need trimming, but go slowly. Trim a bit test, trim a bit test. when set up they stay right for ever, they hold down firmly and pop if/when you hit something solid. now for the secret squirrel set-up - for the hold down rope or clamping rope use some cheaper stretchy stuff (BCF type) not the fancy non stretch - by pulling this tight the stretch will apply a positive tension/pressure to the rudder and keep it down tight against the rudder box. mick colecliffe can sell you the clams. PS: you don’t need that flex hose stuff for the rudder arm/ cross bar joint - make/buy a solid joint- one less thing to wear/rot/break.
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    Keeping the rudders down

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    Keeping the rudders down

    Third photo of open clam to follow —— when it will let me.....‘
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    Keeping the rudders down

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    Keeping the rudders down

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    Bridle wires length

    All measurements +/- 1%
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    Bridle wires length

    Quoting the class rule Bridle wire length 1010mm measured between the shackle to thimble contact surface at either end of the wire.
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    Sail age

    The sail number, assuming it is the original sail for the boat, indicates a Mark 1 boat and likely to be about 1980. If the boat has been well looked after then the boat could be fine. But sails do wear out. Good second hand sails are hard to find. Where are you located ?
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    Righting System - Setup

    Can’t find the pictures .. must have deleted them .. but will keep looking .. recharge an old phone ..
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    Righting System - Setup

    your new tramp should have a pocket just behind the mast, put the righting rope in that. The old design centre lacing tramps are rubbish and can’t be tightened properly the newer diagonal cut tramps are the go. make sure you pull the tramp tight - very tight - it helps stiffen the boat. Darcy at Lake Macquarie can help you with second hand parts for your Maricat and Mick at Lemon Tree Passage Marine is the NSW agent for new Maricat parts. Both Darcy and Mick are also dedicated Maricat sailors.
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    Righting System - Setup

    Found the topic righting line setup Sept 10 2012 ..... but it looks like the photos are not still stored ... I will attach again.
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    Righting System - Setup

    There are some photos on the forum somewhere but I can’t find/remember the topic. I have the photos (on an old phone) and will post them tomorrow but ....... many have done away with that complicated system. I’m assuming 1666 is a Mark 1 with the tramp with the centre lacing. Get a rope about 4/5 metres long, tie one end to the dolphin striker, and stow the other end in the centre lacing pocket. After a capsize pull out the rope and throw it over the upper hull and right the boat. With the rope going over the top hull it will create a much greater lever action than the under tramp system. Rope should be 10 mm thick and put a series of knots along the rope to assist with grip.
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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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