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  1. darcy1945

    Sail age

    Anthony, I have several good second hand sails for sale. 02 43591729
  2. darcy1945

    Paper Tiger Trailer - Any out there

    I have a good registered Maricat trailer for $300. could be modified to carry PT. Ph 02 43591729 NSW Central Coast.
  3. darcy1945


    OLOCK, Mannering Pk have a small fleet of Taipans, having owned one, I can vouch for their performance and versatility. They are a race bred boat, light and fast, and must be treated well or will cost you money. Again I would suggest you visit the local clubs before a purchase. At 73 and 97kg I now sail a cat rigged Mari 4.3 (Largest fleet at Mannering Pk) A good GRP Mari, race ready, cost about $2k, I have a spare you could have a play with, if you drop in.
  4. darcy1945


    There are 3 local cat clubs, Toukley (Sail sundays) on Tuggerah Lk, and 2 on Lake Macquarie, Speers Pt and Mannering Pk, you should drop in on both clubs before you make any decisions. Both the Lake Mac clubs sail saturdays and details can be found on the net. 105kg is the upper limit for any of the 14s, so a 16 would probably be a wise choice, again advise from a club is suggested. Give me a call, 43591729 for info on Mannering Pk.
  5. darcy1945

    Halyard pulleys and sail track lubrication

    Bolt rope shrinkage causes the sail to jam in the track, if your sail has a lot of wrinkles around the bolt rope, you need to ease the luff. There is about 60/80mm of stitches through to bolt rope at the bottom, unpick this and starting from the head, pull the sail down the bolt rope. Most older sails will end up with the bolt rope 80cm up the luff.
  6. darcy1945

    Redhead race sail set $700

    Main sold, still have 2 Redhead jibs for sale, wire luff. $250, $350.
  7. Mannering Pk, NSW Central Coast, good condition, spare wheel, jockey wheel, sail box. ph 02 43591729. Darcy.
  8. Good condition, unregistered, has vin number (last reg Qld) 5 stud wheels, w/spare, large sailboat. Ph 02 43591729, Darcy.
  9. darcy1945

    Hobie 14 Turbo, $500. Parts, 14/16/18

    1 Pr, $100, or, $60ea.
  10. darcy1945

    Clevis or toggle?

    Quick and easy, not to be trusted for standing rigging.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.