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Alpha Omega 4.4's for sale in Vic and SA

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been looking at them

what do you know

looking for fun cat which handles well by one in a blow but not bad in the light stuff ????????

have surf cat and 18 foot black witch] mozzie, which does the job looking for one boat to replace two

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I used to own the Alpha from VIC. Its not a fast boat in light but goes ok in over 10knt.

I replaced the sail with a pantex bighead after getting basic drawings from Darryl in Adelaide and handing them onto Lyndsay Irwin.

the guy that bought the boat from me couldnt sail at all and hasnt used it. Looks like the beach wheels are missing.

I now have the F14 Alpha.....its a total rocket unlike the 4.4 being discussed here. Dont get confused over the 2 boats

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i weighed 116kg when i sailed mine and it was awesome i loved the wave percing design and the ridged construction. i had sail number 182 or some were abouts. the cross beams had twin bolts and a bigger sail then my brothers one his wasa lower number with single cross beam bolts and the sail cut was slimmer at the top but as he was lighter and a slightley better sailor he was a bit faster. i would still pay 1800 for one if i wanter another one as they are that good. fun strong and heaps of room. i took out 2 friends and still had a blast.. o e wasa 45kg girl and other one a 78kg male so not the lightest crew for a single sail but was still very useable as they have so much floatation.

they are also pretty light and a lot of fun.

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i weighed 116kg when i sailed mine and it was awesome i loved the wave percing design and the ridged construction. i had sail number 182 or some were abouts. the cross beams had twin bolts and a bigger sail then my brothers one his wasa lower number with single cross beam bolts and the sail cut was slimmer at the top but as he was lighter and a slightley better sailor he was a bit faster. i would still pay 1800 for one if i wanter another one as they are that good. fun strong and heaps of room. i took out 2 friends and still had a blast.. o e wasa 45kg girl and other one a 78kg male so not the lightest crew for a single sail but was still very useable as they have so much floatation.

they are also pretty light and a lot of fun.

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One of these days i will get a new bighead sail but as I've only just recently reshaped the battens in the old sail I will see how it goes before digging into the wallet.

Does anyone have a NS/MG 14 dinghy spinnaker or similar that will go on one of these things?

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Hi All

Blackmozz, i think i just bought your old boat.

I haven't sailed for 40 years but cannot wait to get out there.

Should be sailing new years eav if i work out how to rig it.

It has a square section boom ?

Im not sure its all here, when you raise the sail do i just tie off to one of the cleets

or is there a more ridgid way to stop the sail coming back down.

Thanks

Ricey

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Mine has a V jammer cleat just below and to one side of the mast and there is a lead ball or swage crimped to the main halyard which you slot into the V so it holds the sail up.

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Dinghy spinnakers would possibly be too full a cut to work really well on a cat unless you can find one from a newer boat which seem to have their kites cut a bit flatter as most of those these days are assymetrical compared to when they first had the kite.

Harry

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Darryl barrett said if i ever get a spinnaker to ensure it was cut flat.. I'm still looking for the cheap option and will take anything reasonable I can get and thought an MG or similar sized spin would do the trick

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Mine has a V jammer cleat just below and to one side of the mast and there is a lead ball or swage crimped to the main halyard which you slot into the V so it holds the sail up.

Found it, mines the same

Thankyou

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I have sailed on a Taipan with an I14 kite re cut flatter and a Tornado with a 16 foot Skiff kite in the early years of spinnaker conversions..... I would not waste my time with mono kites. Far too full and to slow.

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hi Ricey....happy to show you how the boat works. I sail at Altona....Saturdays around 11 we get there

Where are you located?

happy to answer any questions.

0406470038

Ely

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