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  1. Here's hoping that the yardsticks get adjusted accordingly.
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    Traveller car

    And weigh less than the 6 wheel ones too.
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    4.3 Mk1 Mast Step Loose

    Can you feather it out a bit in the center with a grinder or a rasp so as it fits the athwartships curve of the beam, I've never noticed this problem before? Maybe yours is an older mast step?
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    Maricat Documentation

    Thanks Tim We'll put them into the archives of the association. Cheers Phil
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    Jib blocks and components

    http://www.catsailor.net/uploads/monthly_2016_11/medium.PB210060.JPG.5fa5e1234d8ce1a6c1bd28fecae2dd43.JPG See photo for details. This will give you an idea of the length too, I can just manage to loop my blocks over my traveler cleat on the back beam. Cheers Phil
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    Jib blocks and components

    The ones that I have are ronstan RF45130, not cheap but they are good, you could try for something similar and cheaper. The ones that I have do not have the swivel at the bottom but have a dynema loop I find that better as they do not get twisted around themselves, (the dynema loop blocks I feel are no longer supplied by ronstan). Make the sheets as small in dia as you can handle and make them only a long as you need to be able to furl the jib, otherwise every time that you tack you have metres of sheet to pull through the block.
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    Foam Mari, $4k neg

    "Fat Old skipper no longer sailing to potential" who still floggs our arses around the course.
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    4.3 Mk1 Removing the Front Beam

    Hi Make sure that you release all tension from the dolphin striker before you undo the bolts, If your boat still has the aluminium columns/towers that bring the bolt heads up to the top of the beam the bolts may have grown inside the towers as the towers are ally and the bolts are stainless. If that is the case the bolts may be hard to remove and the towers will likely split when you move the bolts, if that happens you will need to replace the bolts with shorter ones and put big stainless washers in the bottom of the beam to spread the load. There is a cast alloy washer that is available from the dealer that works better than a big washer, and I would advise using them really. When you replace the beam I suggest that you put bog or at least sikaflex under the beam before you bolt it all down to bed the beam down nice and snug. If you need bits call Mick on 0419999485 Cheers Phil
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    Nationals for 2017

    Hi All Maricaters We were going to be having our nationals at Griffith on Lake Wyangan, however it looks like the lake will still be closed due to algal blooms, so we are looking at moving the titles to Lake Cargelligo. Still going to be the same weekend in Feb (25th and 26th). Still going to be run by the Griffith Club. Just a change of venue. Has anyone got any real objections to this. We have already told the guys at Griffith that we will be coming to their club for the Nationals and Griffith is real keen to have us, so the right thing to do is to honour that agreement just the venue will change. The journey time is still about the same if a little shorter. Comments? The majority of guys I have heard back from are saying no probs, whatever, just let us know. Lake Cargelligo has a caravan park 2 motels and a pub, they are a town of about 1400 people. You can comment on here or on FB, either on the maricat page or if you belong on sailing buddies. Cheers Phil
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    Photo of Pixie Dust Express

    There would be 3 kills on the bow. The A class (really he hit me, I did not hit him, he got my mari right on the rear beam with his backward raked bows I was going at right angles to him and I took his bow with me) Darcys boat, (that would have likely been ok if the guy sailing it had come in instead of continuing to race until it fell apart) And Pixie Dust, Yeh I broke pixie dust.
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    Nationals for 2017

    NOR for the Nationals 2017 NSW and Act MARICAT National titles 25th and 26th February 2017 Hosted by Griffith Sailing Club at LAKE CARGELLIGO BOAT CLUB, Lake Cargelligo NSW NOTICE OF RACE ORGANISING AUTHORITY Griffith Sailing Club The Notice of Race can be found at “Download the flyer here – Lake Cargelligo Maricat Nationals & Laurie Meline Memorial Regatta” Using the following website link http://www.griffithsailing.org/wp1/maricatnationalslauriemeline/ Maricat Association of NSW & ACT Inc 2016 MARICAT Assoc of NSW & ACT National Titles 25th and 26th February 2017 Additions to NOTICE OF RACE RULES The regatta will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), by the Prescriptions of Yachting Australia, by part 2 of the Yachting Australia Special Regulations and by the Class Rules and By-Laws of the MARICAT Association of NSW & ACT Inc, except as any of these are altered by the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY • Entry is open to all MARICATS for which at least one Full Membership for the 2016/2017 season has been paid to the Association. The nominated helmsperson shall be a member of the MARICAT Association of NSW & ACT Inc. and the forward hand (if applicable) must be nominated at the time of entry. • Eligible boats must complete two registrations, one with the Griffith Sailing Club as well as one with the Maricat Association of NSW & ACT • Entry with the Griffith Sail Club may be completed using the entry form, attached to the Notice Of Race, and sending it, together with payment, to the address on the Entry Form or registry will be available on the day. (Sailing Fees for the weekend of $45.00 senior or $15.00 junior are to be paid to Griffith Sailing Club) • Registration with the Maricat Association may be completed by using the form attached to this notice. Entry fees cover purchase of trophies and association costs. The following Entry Fees will apply: • $10.00 – Championship entry fee (early registration) • $15.00 – Championship entry fee (late registration) ie at the regatta • Membership fee for period July 16 – June 17 $20 ($10 student) • These fees must be paid electronically by 21/2/2017 or on the morning of 25th February. DIVISIONS • Cat-rigged one-up • Sloop rigged two-up • Super Sloop one-up Trap optional • Maricat 5.0 cat rigged one up • Maricat 5.0 sloop rigged 2 two-up SCORING As voted in the last AGM, Sailing Australia Yardsticks (previously VYC) shall be used. As a result there will not be a classic division. MEASUREMENT Each boat and all equipment shall have been measured by a measurer approved by the MARICAT Association of NSW & ACT Inc. prior to being used in a heat of this championship. The Race Committee reserves the right to inspect any boat or equipment at any time for compliance with the class rules. PRIZES Trophies will be awarded for 1st 2nd, 3rd placings where there are five or more boats in a division in the Championship. In addition the winners on scratch will be awarded perpetual trophies. Other prizes may be awarded subject to the discretion of the Organising Authority and Maricat Association of NSW and ACT Inc. DISCLAIMER • It is the competitor’s decision to enter or to start and continue in any race. Competitors shall accept that their participation is at their exclusive risk in every respect. By way of entry competitors shall indemnify the Organising Authority, (Griffith Sailing Club), their officers, members, servants and agents in respect to all claims and demands of whatever nature which may be made upon them in connection with or howsoever arising from their participation or intended participation. • The Organising Authority, Griffith Sailing Club, their officers, members, servants and agents accept no responsibility in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of their participation or intended participation in an Event or howsoever arising in connection with an Event. • INSURANCE All competing boats shall certify, by entering, that they carry third party liability insurance of an amount of not less than AU$10,000,000. For further information contact Phil Johnston, President, Maricat Association NSW & ACT Inc. Email forgemasters@optusnet.com.au phone 02 49531690 or Warren Pfeffer, Secretary, Maricat Association NSW & ACT Inc. email warren.pfeffer@gmail.com phone 0401984297 or Micheal Colecliffe, Race Secertary, Maricat Association of NSW & ACT Inc. email mikecolecliffe@bigpond.com phone 0419999785.
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    Wallarawang Maricat

    Was that Adam Darcy?
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    Maricat

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    Jib sheet setup for my boat

    From the album: Maricat

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    Billygoat newbie question thread

    Photo showing my jib sheet setup, and it will give you an idea of the length of the sheets needed, (mine is probably on the minimum). Nope maybe not, I can't get the photo small enough (40kb) and still have it readable. The photo is in the gallery section under the maricat folder, look for jib sheet setup. Phil
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    Billygoat newbie question thread

    More stuff I thought of. Rig tension is achieved by the use of the mainsheet, when you are all rigged, pull the main right out to one end of the traveller then pull on a fair bit of tension in the sheet. Then adjust your stay tension with the main keeping the stay on this side loose. Repeat for the other side. If the wind is up, you'll have to turn the boat through the wind so as the main will set on the side you want it to. its easier to rig the boat off the trailer, with it sitting flat on the ground, use some rubber or such to stop the rocks etc from damaging the hulls. To learn how to rig on your own read the notes stuck to the top of this forum. Re the weed you may be better off with beach rudders. Phil
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    4.0 Mainsail

    If you are not about to race it in state or national titles or race in a big fleet of Mari's where there may be others who want to flog the rules thing , why bother with class rules. Get one made how and out of what ever you want. Thats my take on it.
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    Foam Sandwich Windrush For Sale

    As it happened Dave got his arse kicked well and truly. I'm betting he wishes he still owned Full Tilt.
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    Billygoat newbie question thread

    OK Jib sheets, no real set length, make them as short as you can to save having to pull all that rope through the blocks. (I have mine at a length that just allows me to almost fully furl my jib but only that). Main sheet normally is 10.000 metres long. That allows you to use an "endless" mainsheet traveler, ie the end of the main is run through as the traveler, saves having an extra rope on deck, you can adjust the traveler easy as you already have the main in your hand, yes you can tie the end of the main to the traveller sheet but then you have this knot that gets caught in every thing. Look up the stuff for setting the rudders, re amount of helm. Inspect the dolphin striker, if its suspect in any way replace it, if that breaks its swimming time for you. Forget about the vang ("boom vang, we don't need no stupid boom vang"). If you need new or second hand parts or any advice call Mick Colecliffe on 0419999785, he is the NSW Maricat dealer. Anything else that you are unsure of or need to know or see, we can always take a photo of our boats so as you can compare, just let us know. Cheers Phil President NSW /ACT Maricat Assoc.
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    Foam Sandwich Windrush For Sale

    The lord giveth and the lord taketh away. As I seem to recall the arse kicking was not all your way. Bet you wish you still had it for the weekend coming next!
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    Maricat AGM

    AGM at Manno 14 foot cat regatta Sunday Morning, remember to get your nominations in to be the new President. Phil
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    Immaculate 14ft Calypso for sale

    Knew I'd seen that mainsail somewhere else before today.
  23. We are pleased to announce that after lengthy negotiation with Mannering Park Sailing Club the NSW/ACT Maricat Assoc has been able to arrange our state titles to be held in conjunction with MPASC 14 foot cat regatta held on the October long weekend 2016. A notice of Race will be posted here, on Facebook and on the Assoc website in the next week. Cheers Phil President NSW/ACT Maricat Assoc
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    State Titles 2016 Mannering ParK

    NOR for Manno 14 foot regatta, not on the long weekend. I'll put up our Maricat State Titles NOR as well. (which will be hosted by MPASC on the same weekend as the 14ft regatta) Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 Grace Street Mannering Park NSW The Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club 14ft Catamaran Regatta 2016 will be conducted on the waters of Southern Lake Macquarie over the Weekend, 8th – 9th October 2016. Owners and charterers of eligible boats are invited to enter the regatta on the conditions of this Notice of Race. The races are organised and conducted by the Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club. NOTICE OF RACE NOTICE OF RACE NOTICE OF RACE 1. RULES 1.1. The regatta shall be governed by the following; 1.1.1. 2013/2016 Racing Rules of Sailing, 1.1.2. The Prescriptions and Special regulations of Yachting Australia, 1.1.3. The rules of relevant Class Associations (for competing classes) except as amended by the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. 1.1.4. If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence. 2. ADVERTISING 2.1. This event is conducted under ISAF Regulation 20, Category C, however the Sailing Committee reserves the right to caution or disqualify any Boat that is in breach of this Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 code and openly displays signage inappropriate or disrespectful toward the events primary Sponsor/s and/or Organising/Conducting Authority. 2.2. Any boat entering, displaying signage NOT relevant to the event must include a fee of $50 to be made out to the Organising Authority. A declaration of signage is required to be submitted with the application for race entry. 2.3. The Organising Authority reserves the right to waive the $50 signage declaration fee. 3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 3.1. Eligible boats may enter on line or by completing the attached form and sending it, together with the required fee to: The Secretary, Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club, PO Box 7196, Mannering Park, 2259. 3.2. Entry may be made in person on Saturday 8th October and 9th October 2016 at the registration desk, Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club until 1000. 3.3. Entries will be taken for all 14ft Catamarans up to and including 15ft 3.4. Entry Fees are; 3.4.1. Seniors – Entrants over 18 years of age at 30 September 2016 3.4.1.1. One handed boat - $50 3.4.1.2. Two handed boat - $60 3.4.2. Juniors – Entrants under 18 years of age at 30 September 2016 3.4.2.1. Juniors single handed -$30 3.4.2.2. Juniors double handed - $40 3.6 The Race Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry. 4. SCHEDULE 4.1. Saturday 7th October 2016 Registration 0900 – 1000. 4.1.1. Competitor Meeting – Approximately 1030. 4.1.2. Race 1 Warning Signal not before 1100. 4.1.3. Subsequent race Warning Signals will be made as soon as possible after the completion of previous race/s or expiry of the previous race/s time limit. 4.1.4. No Warning Signal will be made after 1630. 4.1.5. Sunday 9th October 2016. 4.1.6. Warning Signal not before 1000. Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 4.1.7. Subsequent race Warning Signals will be made as soon as possible after the completion of previous race/s or expiry of the previous race/s time limit. 4.1.8. No Warning Signal will be made after 1430. 4.1.9. Presentation of prizes will take place as soon as possible of the last race. 5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 5.1. Sailing instructions will be available on the Mannering Park website or at the Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club registration desk on Saturday 8th October 2016. 6. COURSES 6.1. Races will be conducted on the southern end of Lake Macquarie in the vicinity of Mannering Park. 6.2. Courses will be as per Sailing Instructions. 7. PENALTY SYSTEM 7.1. Rules 44.1 and 44.2 are changed so that only one complete turn, including one tack and one gybe, is required. 8. SCORING 8.1. Koonawarra Yardsticks with adjustments according to the following table will be used for this regatta, where there is no Koonawarra Yardstick VYC Yardstick will be used. Item Yardstick Alteration Old Windy >85kg (+5), Old Windy < 85 kg (+3). P/Tiger GRP Hulls (+5) +5 or +3 All sloops over 120 kg crew weight – Min weight 110 kg Can be sailed single handed if over minimum weight + 1 per 10 kg or part thereof Cat rigged; Super Sloops; Turbo's, with Crew weight OVER 90kg + 1 per 10 kg or part thereof Old production sail, multi coloured or single colour (Not a racing sail) +5 Disc rudders +5 Cat rigged with trapeze -3 Spinnaker to any production class -2 F14 Yardstick 83 Nacra 4.5 SS 84 Nacra 4.5 SS with Spinnaker 78 Note: Evidence inconclusive for adjustment to Arrow Square Top 8.2. Yardstick alteration disputes to be referred to Race Committee. 8.3. The low point scoring system of Appendix A of RRS will apply. Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 8.4. A minimum of 3 races is required to be completed to constitute a series. 8.4.1. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores. 8.4.2. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. 8.4.3. Maximum number of races 7. 9. PRIZES 9.1. Prizes will be given to the first three boats on the Modified Koonawarra Handicap System. 9.2. Prizes will be given to the first three boats on handicap calculated during the regatta. 9.3. Additional prizes may be given at the discretion of the Organizing Authority. 10. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 10.1. All those taking part in the Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club 14ft Catamaran Regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Organising Authority, the Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club and any other organisation connected with the event, their officials, employees, agents and any sponsors, disclaim any and every responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to persons or things, both ashore and on the water, as a consequence of their participation in any way in the race. 11. INSURANCE 11.1. Each participating boat shall have third party insurance cover of not less than $5,000,000 ($10,000,000 recommended) for any accident during the regatta. All owners/charterers/competitors who sign the entry form are deemed to have made a declaration that they hold such cover. Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club - 14 foot Catamaran Regatta 8th/9th October 2016 Mannering Park Mannering Park Mannering Park Mannering Park Mannering Park Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Amateur Sailing Amateur Sailing Amateur Sailing Amateur Sailing Club 14ft 14ft CatCat amaranamaran Regatta Regatta Entry Form 8th & 9th October 2016 Owners/Skipper Surname: Crews Surname: First Name: First Name Club: Club: Address: Address: Email Email Weight: AGE: Weight: Emergency contact person and phone number: Emergency contact person and phone number: Boat Name Sail No: Hull/Deck colour Sail Colour (from top) Boat Type: Official Use Yardstick Adjustment Tick for yes Enter Boat Y/stick Adjustment Old Windy >85kg (+5), Old Windy < 85 kg (+3). P/Tiger GRP Hulls (+5) +5 or +3 Sloop over 120kg crew weight. Min weight 110kg +1 per 10 kg Cat rigged; Super Sloops; Turbo's, with Crew weight OVER 90kg +1 per 10 kg Old production sail, multi coloured, (Not a racing sail) +5 Disc rudders +5 Cat rigged with trapeze -3 Spinnaker to any production class -2 New Yardstick Total New Yardstick = Boat Yardstick +/-Adjustment Entry Declaration: I agree to be bound by the conditions of the event Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions and all other rules that govern the event. I acknowledge that Rule 4 (Decision to Race) places me solely responsible for deciding whether or not to start or to continue racing. I further acknowledge and agree that in consideration of MPASC 14ft Catamaran Regatta Notice of race, clause 10.1 (Disclaimer ) that my participation is entirely at my own risk. By signing this entry form I acknowledge that I have insurance cover as specified in the Notice of Race. ENTRANTS FULL NAME: ______________________________ Signature:______________________ Date:__________________________ Entry Fee: Single Handed: $50.00 Two Handed: $60.00 Junior single handed $30 Junior double handed $40 Office Use: Details Recorded __________Yardstick___________ Cheque Received: Yes/No Date Receipt Issued _____________No:_____________
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