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  1. darcy1945

    Clevis or toggle?

    Quick and easy, not to be trusted for standing rigging.
  2. Maricat sails, (1 Hobie jib), will fit most other 14s without modification. Very good condition, stock (Not race) mains, comp with battens. NSW Central Coast 02 43591729.
  3. Main and wire luff jib, redhead sails, white/red, sail number 5005, good/fair condition, several seasons old. $700 pr. Will separate. Darcy 02 43591729 NSW Central Coast.
  4. darcy1945

    Windrush 14

    The rudders on your boat were only produced for a short time, you won't be able to get spares. The current style lift automatically if they hit anything. And yes, they must be locked hard down to negate heavy helm.
  5. darcy1945

    Mk2 rear beam on a Mk1

    Looks good. Make sure that your mainsheet attachment to the boom, is back far enough to keep the traveller aligned, with traveller at centre of beam.
  6. darcy1945

    Cat yardsticks for regatta

    Your mix looks spot on to me, it is very close to what I used to use for Mannering Pks 14' cat regatta.
  7. darcy1945

    Mk1 resto questions

    Turnbuckle style and plastic coated wire, or plastic tube over wire, for safety when righting.
  8. darcy1945

    Turnbuckle thickness

    Not really.
  9. darcy1945

    Turnbuckle thickness

    On dolphin strikers, I prefer to use heavier turnbuckles and 6mm pin shackles, I also use 6mm bolts and saddles for the side stay attachment.
  10. darcy1945

    Mk2 rear beam on a Mk1

    Mk2 rear beam $100, your Mk1 tramp should be compatible. But I would persevere with the Mk1 system.
  11. darcy1945

    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    At 60kg, a flater cut main is most suitable. Couple it with a wire luff furling jib, if you wish to sail sloop or super sloop.
  12. darcy1945

    Mk2 rear beam on a Mk1

    Wrap the end 30 cm of the beam in alfoil, mask off the area where the old beam sat, lay a bed of bog and bolt the Mk 2 beam in. Remove and replace beam when dry to remove alfoil.
  13. darcy1945

    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Yes, 2 zipper luff jibs for sale, Ph 02 43591729
  14. darcy1945

    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Near new set of Redhead sails, $1200. Good used set, $800, will separate, ie, mainsail only, near new, $900 and used, $600. Rod could have a look at them next time he is up, or, at Oberon in a few weeks.
  15. darcy1945

    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Yes. but as Rod says, a good sail on a solid Mk2 is a better option for club and social sailing. I do have some good race sails for sale, and some very good stock sails cheaper.