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  1. Archie

    Mast step - Hobie 16

    I just bought via e-bay.
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    Hobie 18 Fleet Growing again

    h18 fleet sounds great.
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    Moreton Bay Camping

    It sure looks fun! The pics can tell it all.
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    Arrow catamaran wanted

    Before purchasing a boat trailer you'll need to do sufficient research to discover the trailer that suits your individual requirements. Trailers can come in a variety of styles and sizes and likewise in varying price ranges.
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    Tiller grip

    Aluminum battlestick tiller and works well.
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    Calypso 16 Boom vang

    It is generally accepted that the origin of the catboat type was in New York around 1840 and from there spread east and south as the virtues of the type — simplicity, ease of handling, shallow draft, large capacity — were discovered.
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    Cat rigged Windy

    A catboat, or a cat-rigged sailboat, is a sailing vessel characterized by a single mast carried well forward. Although any boat with a single sail and a mast carried well forward is 'technically' a catboat, the traditional catboat has a wide beam approximately half the length of the boat, a centreboard, and a single gaff-rigged sail.
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    Nacra 4.5 for sale

    Seafarers hold a variety of professions and ranks, each of which carries unique responsibilities which are integral to the successful operation of an ocean-going vessel. A ship's crew can generally be divided into four main categories: the deck department, the engineering department, the steward's department, and others.
  9. Should be rigid with the tendency to twist minimised. 3 things ensure this: Beams have a tight mating fit to the hulls. Rebog with polyester resin and micro balloon filler if necessary. Ensure bolts are tight (but don’t overdo otherwise you will strip the threaded aluminium blocks embedded in the hull). The dolphin striker should be set at a tension that the main beam has a bend 5 to 8mm higher at the mast step than it would otherwise have with no dolphin striker tension. When normal rig loads are applied when sailing (main sheet hard on) the beam will then come to its correct level.
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    Bundy regatta

    One of the largest and most popular rowing regattas is the Henley Royal Regatta held on the River Thames, England.
  11. The weight of the crew keeps sailing dinghies upright when they are being sailed and in general-purpose dinghies this is accomplished by the helmsman and crew sitting out as far as possible. With high-performance dinghies with larger sail areas, most times sitting out is not sufficient to balance the power of the sails so trapeze systems are utilized to increase the righting power.
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    H14 Jib

    Regattas are typically amateur competitions, they are usually formally structured events, with comprehensive rules describing the schedule and procedures of the event. Regattas may be organized as championships for a particular area or type of boat, but are often held just for the joy of competition, camaraderie, and general promotion of the sport.
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    Bundaberg Regatta

    A regatta is a series of boat races. The term typically describes racing events of rowed or sailed water craft, although some powerboat race series are also called regattas. A regatta often includes social and promotional activities which surround the racing event, and except in the case of boat type (or "class") championships, is usually named for the town or venue where the event takes place.
  14. Ive heard a lot from Geelong.. Its cool i know .. well, It's hard to learn a new hobby. But practice makes perfect, and this is no different when it comes to sailing. Frustrating sailing experiences come from not doing enough research ahead of time or not taking a basic sailing course that teaches you the best sailing habits. You might end up so cold you can't have fun...
  15. Learn and enjoy on our day skipper practical course at Brittany Sail. Learn the necessary skills to run and skipper a yacht safely and confidently. Call them now! Good luck