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About mitchlb44

  • Rank
    Senior Member


  • Biography
    Stingray #579
  • Location
    Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Exploration Surveyor
  • Class of Catamaran
  1. In the Boats for Sale:
  2. 18', twin trapeze catamaran. A heap of fun, one of the best Stingrays going around. Very solid platform with all the go fast gear and accessories. Reluctant sale but I would rather see this boat put to good use than sit idle for any longer. We won numerous heats at national titles on this boat but since it hasn't been sailed for 4yrs it has to go. It was put away in immaculate condition with top quality equipment all over. The only blemishes on this boat are some creasing in the hull foam (cosmetic) and a small chip out of the starboard bow (again cosmetic). The list of gear below is comprehensive. $4,500 ono Hulls: Glass/Foam, water tight Decks: Glass over Plywood. Dakine foot loops at the back of the bus. Trampoline: Black with storage pocket and toe straps Mainsail: Goodall Big Head Square Top, Pentex material in very good condition, fibrefoam battens. Spare Ray Brown Small Head, Pentex material in fair condition, fibrefoam battens Jib: Goodall dacron jib with large window (one regatta old). Spare Goodall dacron jib in good condition Spinnaker: UK Halsey in excellent condition. Custom made for the stingray rig Center Boards: Swing Boards (like a Tornado) with rubber gaskets on the cases Rudders: Glass/Foam Tornado rudders by Jim Boyer, perfectly balanced steering Rudder Stocks: AHPC/Goodall Design Capricorn F18 stocks and tiller arms. Fiberglass rudder lock down rods. Capricorn F18 alloy cross beam. Carbon tiller extension Mast: Goodall Superwing (same as Taipan/Viper) with fixed alloy spreaders. Near new stainless rigging. "StaMaster" sidestay adjusters. Dyneema trapeze wires. Mainsail halyard and lock. Jib halyard and lock on forestay. Capricorn F18 style spinnaker halyard with rotating cleat on mast Boom: Alloy box section with mainsheet hanger and integral outhaul Spinnaker Pole: Alloy with Capricorn F18 snuffer and sock Mainsheet: 8:1 Harken Traveller: Ronstan Ball Bearing Downhaul: 8:1 Ronstan Mast Rotation: Adjustable from trapeze with quick release on boom for mark rounding Jib Sheets: 2:1 Ronstan Orbit 40mm Jib Barber Haulers: Harken Spinnaker Blocks: Harken Carbo and Carbo Ratchet . Eurotrax Beach Wheels Registered Trailer with Large Sailbox and weld mesh storage area Goodall built "Regatta" cover for hulls/tramp - near new Full hull canvas covers for trailering (built for towing on dirt roads) Lyrca bow covers for road trailering Also Listed on Facebook Here
  3. mitchlb44

    Square Top for the COBRA!

    Well Robbie... How did it go?
  4. mitchlb44

    Stingray forestry

    G'day Steven, different people do different things to tension the rig. The lash up forestay is simple and easy!
  5. mitchlb44

    New VYC ratings

    Ok, I'm away at work and I'm hot and Tired.... Of the two links above which one is actually the YV yardsticks for 2012-2013... is the new "V3" the one to go with? The Stingray has gone from 74.5 to 71... fair enough, it is cutting edge technology, but why was it taken out of the archival yardstick list? I must say though that I am more than a little uncomfortable with the new yardstick list. I don't feel that you can have some numbers based on performance and other based on SCHRS - all boats need to be rated on the same system don't they? Why do the A-Cats get 3 separate yardsticks... every boat fits the same measurement rule? As a general observation it seems that the VAST majority of cats have a lower yardstick now... why? Personally I would have no issue if we raced under SCHRS. As long as it is adopted as the new 'rule'.
  6. Great News John! It seems we have 8 Tadpoles on the line! 300 - Wildcard - Justin & Bill 565 - Pure '&' Cynical - Dr Dave 576 - Chain' a Feeling - Rex & Julie 579 - Last Tango - Mitch & James 580 - Fantasia - Brian 581 - Wild Turkey - Brett & Brad 585 - Crash 'n' Burn - Todd & Mitchell 589 - Wet 'n' Wild - John D Any more takers out there? Biggest in a while! Robbie - How many Cobras?
  7. December29 to Jan4 at Loch Sport in Vic! Who is in?
  8. mitchlb44

    Stingray mk2 rig required

    There might be a few spars down south here in vic... not exactly sure though! contact me if your struggling! Good luck with the rebuild - the stingray website will be updated in the next few weeks regarding upcoming events!
  9. mitchlb44

    "Twisting" the mainsail?

    epoch - need more info - what sort of boat is it? You may have been told to leave the mainsheet on hard because the mainsheet/mainsail help to hold the mast up under the load of the spin
  10. mitchlb44

    Stickers! Who wants some??

    They look pretty good Robbie! I will grab a couple - I'll shoot you an email!
  11. Mozzies no longer welcome?
  12. I would LOVE to come Jeff.... but I'll be stuck here in Moomba :(
  13. Did you sail the 5.8 Jeff? I heard that once again the Lienert's Brett and Brad had the speed on the Lienert's Todd and Mitchell!
  14. mitchlb44

    Racing Cobras one-up

    The F-18 and A sailors are correct for their boats! I know the stingray is a rare case where our masts are further forward than most modern designs because our centreboards should be further back! When 30yrs ago when the stingray went 'big rig' (Mk2) it threw the boat out of balance! Reading above - Darcy's comment about easing the mainsheet is essential! If you don't ease the mainsheet the rig tends to 'weathervane' half way through the tack and lock you head to wind.
  15. mitchlb44

    Stingray for Sal ... no, FREE

    That's cheap at twice the price Loose!! Bit too far away for me.... and i already have several stingrays that 'need work'