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  • Regarding the board is it possible to make a mold with the existing board and make a new glass or glass and carbon fiber board in the mold. Does anyone have any experience with this.

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    Scott
    ARC 21
    Prindle 18
    Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Seriously, before you consider anything else contact this guy: https://www.thebeachcats.com/profile/view/pbegle

    Unless you have a lot of experience, making a mold, inserting reinforcing foam material and getting a result that would stand up to the lateral forces of sailing is not likely and would cost more than any other alternative.

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    Tom
    NACRA 5.7 (1984 Sail 181)
    Pennsylvania
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  • spoultonRegarding the board is it possible to make a mold with the existing board and make a new glass or glass and carbon fiber board in the mold. Does anyone have any experience with this.

    ive seen it attempted multiple times . once by a sailing shop owner who has built boats, and 2 rental shack owners
    every time the foil failed in med-heavy air

    we do sail with a retired composite engeneer who has the ultimate man cave/epoxy workshop and has all the toys (vacumes, kilns, all the tools you could want ... air conditioning!!!!

    he designed 1 new rudder to test his theories on it - it's very nice
    it took so much work, i he never made another one to match it (yet)

    it can be done but requires real expertise or lots of luck
  • I will give him a try too, he lives about 90 minutes from me....

    Thanks everyone for all the great feedback, I have decided to grab the boat.....

    tominpaSeriously, before you consider anything else contact this guy: https://www.thebeachcats.com/profile/view/pbegle


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  • So, I reinspected the boat and have decided to buy it today ($100 Boat and Trainer with awsome cat box), I think I may have found a daggerboard and and have a lead on a decent mainsail. I do still need to find or build a new mainsheet and suspect the factory is 1:8 but Is there any use in going with a 1:9 in a boomless cat like this?

    The standing rigging is flawless and looks like it was replaced at some point, mast is straight ZERO wear or repairs on the bottom of the hull and the gudgen area is factory fresh. The hulls and decks are firm and flawless, the tramp is well... untrustworthy and will be replaced (Are bias cuts good?) Rudders and pivots are perfect.

    I am excited and will post pics soon if anyone cares



    Edited by afvenom on Aug 26, 2017 - 02:58 PM.

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  • I may need to get with one of you So Cal sailers on proper setup and sailing as My experience is mostly lots and lots of H/14-16 and all size monos....

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  • QuoteI will give him a try too, he lives about 90 minutes from me....

    Pete Begle is a stand up guy, he has sold parts here for years, I have NEVER heard a bad word from anyone who dealt with him. He is an ex Prindle dealer, & currently has a business of used Cat parts. I do not think he would misrepresent whatever he sells you. He often advertises mainsheet setups, he may have just what you need, with sheet.
    Another good contact on this site is Dan Berger. he also collects wrecked Cats & parts them out. I can personally vouch that if the part shows up not as advertised, he will refund, no questions asked.



    Edited by Edchris177 on Aug 26, 2017 - 09:34 PM.

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
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  • Bias cut is great once tensioned, and as I said above, SLO is making some nice stuff very close to OEM.

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    Tom
    NACRA 5.7 (1984 Sail 181)
    Pennsylvania
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  • afvenom,
    i have two used daggerboards remaining from when i sailed N5.8's. they need some work.
    let me know if you still need 1, but i'd prefer to sell both of them at the same time.
    send me a Private Message (P.M.) and include an email address in the P.M. if interested and i can send you some photos.
    jon

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    Aquacat 12 (sold)...'87 Nacra 5.8 (sold)...'03 Nacra Inter18 (sold)
    Venture 15 (sold)....'89 Nacra 5.8 (sold)...'91 Nacra 5.8NA (sold)
    '99 Nacra Inter20 (sold)
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  • arch PM sent...

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  • Anyone have some 5.8 sails lying around they don't need?

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