|Technical Help||Trailer Cradles or Bunks?||May 24, 2013 - 09:56 AM||smfinley|
|Technical Help||Powdery Gelcoat||May 24, 2013 - 08:26 AM||the-renovator|
|Getting Started||help me find my next cat-back on the water...||May 24, 2013 - 06:24 AM||paulrees|
|General Sailor Talk||Is everybody ready for sailing?||May 23, 2013 - 08:21 PM||catmodding|
|Technical Help||~ Hobie 17 centerboard fix / repair ? ~~||May 23, 2013 - 06:45 PM||jackb|
|Site Talk||Hobie 20 Daggerboard||May 23, 2013 - 05:31 PM||mummp|
|Events||SLIP TO SHIP 2013, Ocean Springs, MS||May 23, 2013 - 11:55 AM||DamonLinkous|
|General Sailor Talk||Mid Life Crisis, what have I done, a pic of my...||May 23, 2013 - 09:53 AM||H14Tav8or|
|Technical Help||Tell tales locations||May 23, 2013 - 08:42 AM||MN3|
|General Sailor Talk||Prindle 18 sails on G-cat 5.7||May 23, 2013 - 06:06 AM||captainvic|
|Good Deals||Free H14 in VA||May 22, 2013 - 03:25 PM||gahamby|
|Technical Help||Sails: Repair or buy used 2nd set||May 22, 2013 - 10:25 AM||ready4h2o|
|General Sailor Talk||help identify this mystery cat||May 21, 2013 - 03:03 PM||bananaboat|
|Technical Help||Nacra 5.2 Bulkheads||May 21, 2013 - 01:52 PM||yurdle|
|General Sailor Talk||Trade my supercat17 for a prindle 16??||May 21, 2013 - 04:05 AM||captainvic|
Soft decks are not a death sentence for your old boat. It took me a few hours to re-bond the inner skin of the deck to the foam core to repair the soft decks. It took longer to refinish the deck than to make that structural repair. The repair isn't difficult, but it does take some feel to get right. The old Hobie decks have a thick outer laminate, a foam core, and a light weight inner skin. In my case, this inner skin came away from the core and I glued it back together. Here is the short version of how it's done before I give you a full step by step description.
It sounds easy, and it is if you take it step at a time. Read through the directions several times. Do all the preparation work you can before you mix epoxy, and don't forget to chock the trailer wheels if the boat is on a trailer (Free lesson number 1. Yes, I chased the trailer around the garage.) The size of the hole we drill is determined by the size of the syringe tip we use to inject the epoxy.
Required repair tools-
drill motor, #17 drill bit, tape, rubber gloves, permanent marker, 20cc syringe, rubber tubing, mixing cups, stirring sticks, paper towels, shop apron, #8x1 sheet metal screws, small instrument screwdriver.
- Best attended cat nationals of the year -
The Hurricane5.9SX comes home to Brightlingsea SC. ‘The Church of UK Catamaran sailing’
The 25th edition of the Hurricane Nationals could only be held in one club. So on Sept 27th 28 teams returned to Brightlingsea SC in Essex, to compete as part of the 3rd ‘RegFest’ celebration of UK cat sailing, in the place where it all began with Reginald White MBE.
Just reading the roll of honour surrounding the club bar is a jaw dropping story of Olympic and World Championship glory.
The last six National Champions were lured by this mouth watering prospect. Defending 2011 Champion Richie Hanmore and clubmate 2 time Champion Neil Connelly with his Shearwater crew from 1976, nice one! Sail maker, former National & European Champion, Olympic Nacra dealer and ex-Tornado squad member Grant Piggott, crewed by a very accomplished Simon Farren, were back to avenge a narrow defeat in the 2010 edition. Also in attendance, two time winner John Ready, with a very handy ex-49er GBR Development Squad sailor Jamie Bolingbroke.
Every fleet has its dark horses, this year they came in the shape of the Charlesworth brothers who turned out to be blisteringly fast in a blow and the recently reunited team of Bawden and Wass with their very tasty red and white Hurricane, which would prove to be smashingly fast....
The fleet also included; a youth team, six mixed crews, six brothers and two father/son teams, drawn from Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Central and Southern England.
In recent years the classes coaching programme and uniquely detailed, freely available tuning guide has done much to raise the bar.
So just who would take the title at the church?
Sorry to announce the 15th Annual Hiram's Haul will be postponed due to the latest Hurricane update, showing a small westerly jog to its course late Friday and into early Saturday. This jog is too unpredictable to try a start.
Those who want to cancel their reservations can do so by Thursday at 6pm to avoid a cancellation fee. So please help get the word out to anyone you know who made reservations at Hiram's. However, many of the reservations are those who were not racing so we will be there at the Halloween Party. Come join us for the fun without the work.
We will try to reschedule the 15th Hiram's Haul for another date. Please check the following sites for updates: