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Everything posted by darcy1945

  1. darcy1945

    Sail age

    Anthony, I have several good second hand sails for sale. 02 43591729
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Redhead race sail set $700

    Main sold, still have 2 Redhead jibs for sale, wire luff. $250, $350.
  7. 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.
  8. Mannering Pk, NSW Central Coast, good condition, spare wheel, jockey wheel, sail box. ph 02 43591729. Darcy.
  9. Good condition, unregistered, has vin number (last reg Qld) 5 stud wheels, w/spare, large sailboat. Ph 02 43591729, Darcy.
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    Hobie 14 Turbo, $500. Parts, 14/16/18

    1 Pr, $100, or, $60ea.
  11. Ready to sail, registered trlr, sailbox, V/good sails. NSW Central Coast. Darcy 02 43591729 Rudders and castings to suit 14/16/and 18. Some other parts available.
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    Clevis or toggle?

    Quick and easy, not to be trusted for standing rigging.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Mk1 resto questions

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

    Not really.
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    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.
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    Mk2 rear beam on a Mk1

    Mk2 rear beam $100, your Mk1 tramp should be compatible. But I would persevere with the Mk1 system.
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    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.
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    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    Sail number 5000, lightweight, foam sandwich Maricat, cat rig, top performer. Boat only, $4k V/good reg trlr w/sailbox,beach wheels and new s/sloop kit also available Mannering Pk, NSW Central Coast. Accept Mk1 or Mk2 as part trade. Fat, old skipper no longer sailing to potential. Darcy. 0243591729.
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    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.
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    Foam Mari, $4k neg

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