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  1. SOLD!!! Maricat 4.3 metre, off the beach, racing , fun sailing catamaran. Complete with Registered trailer, in excellent condition. Also has brand new (only used a few times), Cat Hauler, catamaran rollers which cost $650. Has a lot of new gear fitted to it, including, racing design downhaul and outhaul systems. New mainsheet. New rudder steering set up, which has taken all slop out of the the rudders, making the rudders, having very positive and effective steering. The trampoline, has been strenghthened, and is in great condition. The hulls have also been strengthened, so the boat can be pushed to the limits and not break up. This is done by reinforcing the side stay chainplate fastening points, and fittings stronger chainplates. There is also a boat cover, that had been custom made from heavy duty taughtliner truck tarp material, with re-inforced binding around all of the edges. (this cost over $600 for just the materials to make). The boat comes with the orange and yellow striped main sail and matching jib, with roller furler for jib, at the asking price. The sails are in great condition, and hold a good shape. Please note, I have only sailed the boat as a cat rigged (main sail only) hence why photos do not show it as sloop rigged. I have all of the deck hardware and jib sheets, and jib halyard to fit, and sail as sloop rigged. For an extra $1100, I am prepared to sell my racing sails. These are Lilac and White in colour. They are made by Redhead sails, and are radial cut. They are made of ripstop dacron sailcloth. These sails have had only a small amount of use. They are in excellent shape and condition. With these sails fitted to the boat, it makes maricats, extremely fast. The mast is raked back further with these sails fitted, and it makes the boat fast upwind and very fast on a reach. I am also prepared to sell these sails off separately to anyone that would like to purchase these. I have a genuine reason for selling the catamaran. As I had a knee injury back in January. After having a knee operation in April, and then physio since the operation, I have found that I am unable to hike out (with straightened legs) on the catamaran with my knee not allowing me to do so. I therefore need to sell my boat, and to revert back to sailing and racing a dinghy (hiking out with slightly bent legs). I am willing to consider a direct swap on a dinghy of equivalent market value. It must be fibreglass, no plywood or timber boats. They must have a trailer and a launching trolley. Tell me what you have. Interests, in 420, 470, ns14, tasar. I am prepared to negotiate on price. The boat is available for viewing at Yorktown, just 8kms north of Beaconsfield, in the West Tamar Valley. (50kms north of Launceston). 74kms East of Devonport. MORE PHOTOS, SEE THE LISTING UNDER SAME TOPIC HEADING IN BOATS AND ITEMS FOR SALE CATEGORY. PHONE 0490 026 843 Thanks for looking, cheers David.
  2. SOLD!!! Maricat 4.3 metre, off the beach, racing , fun sailing catamaran. Complete with Registered trailer, in excellent condition. Also has brand new (only used a few times), Cat Hauler, catamaran rollers which cost $650. Has a lot of new gear fitted to it, including, racing design downhaul and outhaul systems. New mainsheet. New rudder steering set up, which has taken all slop out of the the rudders, making the rudders, having very positive and effective steering. The trampoline, has been strenghthened, and is in great condition. The hulls have also been strengthened, so the boat can be pushed to the limits and not break up. This is done by reinforcing the side stay chainplate fastening points, and fittings stronger chainplates. There is also a boat cover, that had been custom made from heavy duty taughtliner truck tarp material, with re-inforced binding around all of the edges. (this cost over $600 for just the materials to make). The boat comes with the orange and yellow striped main sail and matching jib, with roller furler for jib, at the asking price. The sails are in great condition, and hold a good shape. Please note, I have only sailed the boat as a cat rigged (main sail only) hence why photos do not show it as sloop rigged. I have all of the deck hardware and jib sheets, and jib halyard to fit, and sail as sloop rigged. For an extra $1100, I am prepared to sell my racing sails. These are Lilac and White in colour. They are made by Redhead sails, and are radial cut. They are made of ripstop dacron sailcloth. These sails have had only a small amount of use. They are in excellent shape and condition. With these sails fitted to the boat, it makes maricats, extremely fast. The mast is raked back further with these sails fitted, and it makes the boat fast upwind and very fast on a reach. I am also prepared to sell these sails off separately to anyone that would like to purchase these. I have a genuine reason for selling the catamaran. As I had a knee injury back in January. After having a knee operation in April, and then physio since the operation, I have found that I am unable to hike out (with straightened legs) on the catamaran with my knee not allowing me to do so. I therefore need to sell my boat, and to revert back to sailing and racing a dinghy (hiking out with slightly bent legs). I am willing to consider a direct swap on a dinghy of equivalent market value. It must be fibreglass, no plywood or timber boats. They must have a trailer and a launching trolley. Tell me what you have. Interests, in 420, 470, ns14, tasar. I am prepared to negotiate on price. The boat is available for viewing at Yorktown, just 8kms north of Beaconsfield, in the West Tamar Valley. (50kms north of Launceston). 74kms East of Devonport. PHONE 0490 026 843 Thanks for looking, cheers David.
  3. Prince Planet

    Vale - Jay McFarlane

    Unfortunately, a legend of the WA sailing community has passed away over the weekend; Jay McFarlane. With his brother Richard, he invented the iconic WA surfcat catamaran, (the Windrush 12 - which was much copied - and then the still popular and 'unique' Windrush 14) - as well as a range of windsurfing boards. The Windrush 14 was recognised as being ahead of its time by the Americans too - who produced it as the Trac 14. Jay was 75 and windsurfing off Shoalwater last season but died suddenly Friday night. He was (reportedly) saying on Thursday afternoon that he was keen to get back out onto the water this season once the weather warmed up a bit, but confided that he might need to cut back on the 4 nautical mile tacks out to Coventry reef off Shoalwater this year. (lifted from a thread on seabreeze.com.au) I met Jay and Richard back in the 70's - while working at my first job after school - selling the Windrush 14 Catamaran and other dinghies from Tradewind Sailboats - which was located in Warringah Mall at Brookvale, Sydney. They were both nice guys... and it was the 'boom' time for the off-the-beach catamaran scene... I remember those times as the best and most exciting times to be involved in the sailing scene... Farewell Jay, we Windrush sailors - and many others who respect innovative, fresh design - will miss you… Rohan
  4. Curious George

    Beam punching into hull

    Hi I'm a newbie and a few weeks ago I bought an old Windrush 14 it has 2683 on the sails and on the aft beam and yesterday was the first time I was able to take her out. Unfortunately after an hour on calm water we noticed the forward beam had started to punch through the port hull and the hull had movement. Can you please let me know what the issue is, and what is the best method of fixing the problem. Looking at the other mounting points I can see stress cracks which up until now I figured was just the gelcoat because of the age. Any advice or information would be appreciated.
  5. kiwiboaties

    Windrush 14 newbies

    Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I have just bought a cheap & cheerie windrush 14. We've got a bit of sailing experience but not with cat's! Wondering if anyone knows a club we can join (we are in Mile End in Adelaide), which might have a few guys around who can help us set it up the first time and give us some pointers! We've been dying to take it out but can't quite figure the rigging etc... Thanks in advance!
  6. Miss Gecko

    Windrush for Sale

    I have a Windrush 14ft for sale in the Wollongong area. Known as "Gecko" this Windrush is currently racing at PKSC and is suitable for a beginner or serious racer. This boat has been fully restored with front hatches and reinforcing. Strong, sturdy and reliable, she is a capable race boat. Ronstan blocks, near new mainsheets, trap wire and harness. Comes with original set of sales and a Dacron main sail. Trailer is registered (sept). For enquiries please phone Jody on 0421985528.
  7. I'm wondering what vehicles people use for dragging their boats around. I'm in the market for a 2nd hand car that will be towing my Windrush, hopefully on a weekly basis. I'll be driving for at least an hour each way at 80-100km/hr including a large descent/climb (Mt Ousley near Wollongong) as I head to Port Kembla Sailing Club. At the moment I'm thinking a 2nd hand diesel ute (Hilux or similar) would work well, as i can also put it to use for gardening and work and the fuel economy wont be ridiculous when going uphill, but would like to hear what other people are using before I spend the serious dollars a diesel ute requires over other cars. Thanks Mick
  8. Most parts for sale Rudder assembly Hulls Self furling jib Main sail, stays Mast, boom Pulleys Trailer Les 0405 165 906
  9. Hi all, I brought a windie 14 cheap (in NZ sail No. 2093) that was in need for some TLC. Needed a new rudder (or two), some glass on the bottom of the hulls, work on the road trailer and a face lift would make it look a million bucks! But for the price it was still cheaper to buy it and invest in it and end up with a nice play boat. The sort of thing that I can come home use and put away, not really worrying too much about maintenance. However today while I rolled her over to work on the bottom of the hulls we herd something go clunk inside the Port hull. On closer inspection it feels that the Bulkheads inside the hull or what ever gives it structural support has become dislodged. The hull has a lot of movement (2-5cm) on both sides, compared to the other hull which is rather ridged. So my question is this; does anyone have any information of the layout of the internals inside the hull and how much effort/time and money is required to fix it? At this point I am leaning toward cutting my losses and buying a 'not so big project' or another class of boat. Any advise? Is it worth giving this boat another breath of life... or parting it out? Many Thanks, James.
  10. 343Gatter

    How to Trap on a W14

    Hey all, So this may have already been covered somewhere else on this forum, being a Car forum I'm gonna assume so however I'll ask again anyway. I'm new to this forum but not new to sailing, I've sailed big Monos and small Monos aswell as big cats and little cats however never have I used a Trapeze and Harness setup. Now the proud owner of a little W14 it comes with Trap and Harness, so I thought I'd consult the interwebs on hiking out on a trap wire before I go and do anything too special, my questions are this, is there any technique or anything I should know before giving it a go? Or is it simply act and react to the boat and wind? Does technique come naturally in the sense of it all? I am a bit big for a W14, being a 110kg bloke, however this is just my toy for the inlet, something I can manipulate and right on my own.
  11. Hi, I've recently purchased my first catamaran, a Windrush 14. The sails that came with it are in average condition and I am looking to purchase a decent second hand mainsail. If you have one that you are interested in selling please contact me Thanks
  12. Hello everyone. So, I bought an old windrush 14 and I'm having real trouble trying to set it up. I have read the manual, but, I don't really understand the terminology, and it seems that the manual has a load of stuff I don't. The first real issue that I have is the mast setup. It seems like there are two side stays, and a forward stay (headsail) that keep the mast up, but when I put it up the mast leans forward about 25 degrees. I can loosen the fore stay and use the main sheet (? the sheet from the back of the boom to the traveller?) to bring the mast up straight (which also brings to boom to horizontal), but then I have loads of slack in the side stays and on the one time I took it sailing the mast moved around alot and I was really worried that the force of the mast was going to put the side stays out. Is there a windrush association in Melbourne? Or is there somewhere I can take it for some help? I'm am dying to take her out sailing. Thanks Jacob
  13. Jervoise Bay Sailing club is proud to announce the ANZAC Day long weekend regatta. The regatta will be held in the pristine water of Woodman point. Anyone who has sailed here can vouch for the water. We also have the long grassed area and camping facilities. This Regatta will incorporate the Tornado State Championships and the NACRA open State championships. The Regatta is open to all "off the beach" Cat classes. Sailing instructions can be found at the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/yacums7otkzq3tw/JBSC%20ANZAC%20Weekend%20Regatta%20-%20NOR%201.1.pdf I encourage everyone to Enter and pay for the regatta online. It will be a great event and I look forward to seeing everyone there
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