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  1. 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.
  2. Great advice thanks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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    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
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Cool, thanks. Now for some 'essential' exercise.
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Went for a first sail yesterday. sails beautifully. I think I have the mainsheet/traveller rigged correctly now.
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Ah, yes I did notice a small saddle under the rear beam. That sounds very clear now thanks.
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    I got it rigged this evening. Not sure if I have the mainsheet done proper but realized I'm missing a downhaul system. Any chance you have an used one in reasonable condition? Also wondering if you'd post to NNSW. Happy to pay for postage & time. If you do post, then I may as well get some more stays that are new length for mast rake, along with a few other bits. Regards Jish
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    Aah thanks Darcy, I'll give that a try
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    Maricat 4.3 Mainsheet rigging

    I find these searching the forum but they have the traveler sheet running through a cleat fixed to the rear beam, where as mine seems to have the traveler cleat on a swivel built into the traveler so not sure if will work.
  14. Hi there, As per my usual impulse buys, I've ended up with an old Maricat 4.3. To start with I'm just going to sail it cat rigged in light breezes & want to spend minimal time/money until I build some more skills. I've sailed mono's for a short while but I'm new to cats. Basically if someone could please post an image or link to an image/diagram of how to rig my mainsheet block & traveller. Mine is the one in the 1st image. It also came with a double pulley block which I assume attaches near the end of the boom. I've also attached a pre sale image of the boat, along with the jib block/cleat in case it would be better served in my mainsheet system until I add the jib. I've been sailing with the Richmond River Sailing & Rowing Club in Ballina NE NSW but they sail mostly Nacra's & I'd like to do a dry rig 1st to make sure I'm not missing anything before dragging it down to the water. Also if anyone sails Maricat's anywhere near Ballina/Tweed heads/Gold Coast/Brisbane I'd be keen to catch up to compare rigs & hopefully learn a bit. Thanks Jish