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  1. Great to hear, I'll make sure I check it before/after each sail. Thanks Darcy.
  2. Useful info thanks. So far I mainly race for learning, fun & added safety of other boats & rescue boat. I'm still being lapped by everyone but like the challenge of an actual course to sail. Great to have options of sloop, cat etc though. I'll check out the sailing buddies group. Cheers
  3. Aah, good to know I'm not too light for standard setup. It already has the mast base & rotation stoppers filed away. I plan on using the trapeze when I build my skills, likely once my local club (Richmond River Sailing Rowing Club) resumes sailing in September. I'm wary of learning trapeze solo without other boats around. In the mean time I've been gradually replacing old/broken bits. New dolphin striker done. New stays. I'm in the process of fairing & sanding the hulls & making some beach wheels. I'll be sailing with/against mostly Nacras up here. Ranging from 430 up to 5.8's. So not much to compare setup with. Queens Lake is about 6hrs south for me but if there's a multi day event I'd make the drive. Cheers Jish
  4. Thanks pointed reply, I gave them a ring today. I was just wary of drilling extra holes in the mast. While you're there, could you please tell me the standard distance from the mast head. I read somewhere that the hound should be lowered a little for lightweights like me at about 68kg.
  5. I'm chasing a maricat 4.3 mast hound tang. My ones hole is stretched & the new one I bought is too small.
  6. Thanks for the update billy goat. I made a new halyard with 3.2mm 1x19 wire (closest to 3mm bunnings had). I've added the swage but can't remember which side of the mast the swage lives. If on the sail track side it seems the swage would have to run through the pulleys to be cleated on the side opposite the sail track where the cleat is. Problem is the bigger swage on the 3.2mm wire is too fat the fit past my new 32mm bearing pulleys & seems to only just fit with the original smaller 28mm pulleys.
  7. Great advice thanks.
  8. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try them. When I'd dropped the mast, it seemed the crimp on the halyard was stuck in the cleat & once I released it I was able to pull the sail down fine.
  9. I'm interested to know if releasing the bolt rope made it easier the pull the sail down again. I have released the bolt rope of my mainsail near the tack. Much easier to raise the sail but it seemed to get stuck in the cleat at the top. I ended up having to drop the mast with the mainsail attached to unclear it. Lucky for me there was no wind but it still fell the last bit to the sand. Any tips on making it easier to drop the sail would be great.
  10. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Diagram and parts

    Ok great, thanks again Darcy :-). Got it mostly sorted now. New stays, dolphin striker wire, reinforced chainplates, extra hole in sail clew. Went for a nice sail yesterday evening. Super light winds but thanks to the low drag & bigger sail area I made it back to shore easy whereas my NS14 would have been drifting upstream.
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    Maricat 4.3 Diagram and parts

    Aha, so do I still need the usual bungee between each trapeze (port<->stb, under or over tramp) to keep the traps from flying around or will these rings do that too? Thanks Darcy 🙂
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    Maricat 4.3 Diagram and parts

    Speaking of parts, my old maricat had a couple of bungees attached to the centre of the tramp with a ring at the end of each. Just wondering what they are used for & how to use them. I've got trapeze rigged & thought maybe bungee for that or possibly jib sheets? Thanks
  13. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Cool, thanks. Now for some 'essential' exercise.
  14. Jish

    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Went for a first sail yesterday. sails beautifully. I think I have the mainsheet/traveller rigged correctly now.