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darcy1945 last won the day on January 10

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About darcy1945

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  1. darcy1945

    Mari Pitchpole practice

    Weight, to far forward, not enough mast rake, and, the jib will put you in on a reach, unless you continually play it to control the leeward bow. Most Mari sailors pack the jib away at 15/20 kts.
  2. darcy1945

    14' cat parts, Windy, Mari

    V/good 2nd hand tramp and most other Mari parts, (Very good mainsails), some H14 and Windy parts still
  3. Boats sold, still have most parts available.
  4. darcy1945

    Wanted, H14 tramp

    Prefer Turbo tramp, but, cat rig tramp will do. Darcy 02 43591729
  5. darcy1945

    H14 Trampoline Wanted

    Tramp req, suit H14, prefer Turbo, but cat rig tramp will do. 02 43591729 Darcy.
  6. darcy1945

    Hobie 14 parts

    Do you have a trap to suit H14 ?
  7. darcy1945


    Give me a call 02 43591729
  8. darcy1945

    Rigging question: Nacra 4.5

    The other possibility is, through the pulley back to a cleat on the front beam, so tension can be adjusted throughout wind variations. Ideal for soft jibs (no battens)
  9. darcy1945

    14' cat parts, Windy, Mari

    Tramps no longer available. As new production sails (Mains and Jibs) from $250, Brand new never used, zipper luff race jib, and, light/green wire luff jib, new trap wires, Mk2 booms beams and masts avail.
  10. darcy1945

    Pointing up wind

    To much down haul can be detrimental to pointing ability, coupled with batten softness or incorrect batten shaping, it can bring the power/depth of your sail to far forward. Deepest part of the sail should be 40% back from the mast with downhaul just removing wrinkles from luff. Throw the vang away. Flatter sails are faster and point better , but if you are a heavyweight you need the power in the fuller sails Give me a call on 02 43591729 .
  11. darcy1945

    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    As new late model Mk2 on NSW reg trlr, sailbox, beach wheels, super sloop kit. $2k neg. Foamie still available, $4k neg. Will sell hulls only $3k.
  12. darcy1945

    14' cat parts, Windy, Mari

    As new to very good, Maricat sails, mains and jibs, from $250 ea, beach wheels $200, as new Maricat super sloop, reg trlr, s/box, beach wheels, $2k
  13. darcy1945

    Tramp tension

    3/16" x 3/4" Aluminjum rivets or the metric equivalent. Do not use stainless or monel, they will damage the hull. Drive out the old rivet mandrels with a thin parallel punch, you will then be able to drill out the old rivets cleanly. Any questions or worries, call me 02 43591729, I have done this repair on 5 or 6 Maris.
  14. Gradys' advice is spot on, avoid the trap idea and get stuck into the physio, muscle strength around the joint is the key.
  15. darcy1945

    Victorian Maricat Owners

    A very rare sight these days, your 4.8 may well be the only one in Vic, If you turned up at the Maricat nationals, you would be the Aus champion.