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Nacra / Inter composite mast top with sheave
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2018 Florida 300 - Register Now!
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Worrell 1000 Reunion
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going downhill with my body leads to cat adaption
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What would it cost to do a Worrell 1000?
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do you carry one of these?
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SCHRS Speadsheet
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Carbon mast
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Aus Nacra National Titles 2019-2020
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Prindle 16 Halyard fix
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FX ONE Help?
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What about the old Nacra 18 squared? 11' beam??
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Worrell 1000 Reunion
by cyberspeed / 05/14/19 11:50 PM

Can't believe no one is chiming in about the Worrell 1000. All they have on their website is scoring but they have lots of content on their Facebook page:
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Nacra 5.2 rigging
by wecycle / 05/13/19 12:14 AM

Main halyard
I seem to have a difficult time raising the mainsail the last 6 feet or so. Is there a trick to making the channel in the mast more slippery? I have tried liquid soap and silicone spray. This helped a bit but did not cure the issue.

The main halyard wire portion broke at the locking ball. It looks like I need a new wire portion and should renew the rope portion at the same time. Will 1/4" dyneema type line be suitable for this? is there an other option for the main halyard?

I have installed a roller furler, resulting in the forestay being too long. This results in extreme mast rake. I calculate 9" that it needs to be shortened, including 2" due to the bridle wires attaching to the tangs on the side of the furler drum, 2.5" for the length of the furler and 4.5" for the length of the upper swivel. I am looking at using a swageless eye fitting for 4mm cable to shorten the forestay. Online info seems to say 222" is stock, so shortening to 219" should be right. Anyone have better data for this, or a better strategy to fix the forestay length?

Quick release lever
Would I need to shorten the forestay an additional 8" if I install a Johnson Hyfield quick release lever type shroud adjuster in the forestay with the roller furler?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Dennis in Richland, WA
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Opinions on this SC17 for sale
by tyronewarriner / 05/07/19 09:55 PM

I’m considering purchasing this supercat 17, from what I’ve read it seems like an okay price, is there anyone that knows the valuation of these boats? Let me know!
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Prindle 16 Halyard fix
by Chespkcat / 05/07/19 08:49 PM

I just got a 1983 Prindle 16 in need of repair. The wire main halyard is broken and the mast head casting shows wear as the halyard has been out of the pulleys. Any suggested fixes or tips for this? Thanks
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Fair Wind and Following Seas Bill Roberts
by cyberspeed / 04/22/19 06:30 PM

A great sailor, sailboat builder and promoter for the sport. Glad I have one of his boats also. He was always willing to lend a hand to help improve performance but always finished with “just put her back to stock...”

Below is the Obituary:

William C. Roberts, Jr. died peacefully Friday evening April 12, 2019 at his home on the St. Lucie River in Palm City, FL doing what he loved best, preparing to go long distance racing on one of the world’s fastest production sailing catamarans of his own design.

Billy, as he was then known, was born in 1938 in Chattanooga, TN. Bill was first and foremost a true Southern gentleman….soft spoken and sweet….funny and witty….with an infectious smile and beautiful blue eyes. He was humble about his accomplishments and generous with his knowledge and time spent helping others. He loved giving gardenia flowers from his yard to his friends and family.

Bill was an exceptional athlete at Baylor School, in Chattanooga winning Mid-South individual and team championships in wrestling, track and football. Even more exceptional was his winning the Junior National Snipe Sailing Regatta the summer before his senior year. Billy sailed out of Privateer Yacht Club, which his father was instrumental in establishing. He attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1960. For his senior mechanical engineering project, he hand-built and raced a “rail job” dragster powered by a Chrysler “hemi” V-8 engine fueled by Purple Gulf Crest gasoline because (ever the engineer) “it had the highest octane rating and highest energy density of any available automotive gasoline.”

Following graduation, Bill began a long and productive career at Pratt & Whitney at its research and development facility in Palm Beach County, FL. Many patents were obtained on innovations he envisioned and perfected for the J58, F15, and F16 aircraft. Most notable was his solution to a metal fatigue issue on which Pratt and other aircraft engine manufactures had spent hundreds of millions of dollars on metallurgical research. Bill’s mechanical system solution increased jet engine life by 200% - 300% and increased fuel efficiency. This patented solution was so important that the Federal government required Pratt to provide this solution to GE and other manufactures of military jet engines.

Sailboat racing and going fast were Bill’s passions. He won the Flying Dutchman class national championship and was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team for the 1968 Mexico Olympics. In 1970 Bill began sailing in the Contender class, a one man trapeze boat. Bill was US national Champion on the Contender six years in a row. Ever the engineer, he designed and built a succession of catamaran sailboats that were rated the fastest production sailboats in the world. In 1980, Bill was the first American to win the world’s largest and most competitive catamaran sailing race around the Isle of Texel in the North Sea, sailing a SuperCat 20, a boat of his own design, and setting a new course record. Never one to rest on his successes; Bill went on to design, build, and race the RC-27, RC-30, and ARC 22 catamarans. Bill’s boats can be found sailing in numerous areas around the world including Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, and throughout the United States.

Over the years, Bill won numerous overall sailing championships multiple times including the St. John’s River Mug Race, the Miami to Key Largo Race, the Key Largo Steeplechase, and the Fort Walton Beach Round the Island Race. Bill and his son Eric hold the elapsed time race records for many of the races. Bill and his children, Sydney and Eric, sailed together for decades and formed a special bond while sharing great adventures. He continuously sought to improve the performance of his boat and to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with his fellow sailors. Bill, may you always sail faster than the wind!

Bill was preceded in death by his infant son, Blake; his father, “Dixie” Roberts; his mother, Louise Roberts; and his sister, “Trish” Morrison. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Sydney Roberts, and wife, Susanne Keough, of Atlanta, GA; his son, Dr. Eric Roberts, and wife, Dr. Lisa Estes, of Tequesta, FL; his brothers, Larry (Marty) Roberts and Alex (Priscilla) Roberts of Signal Mountain, TN; and the children and grandchildren of his siblings.

Bill Roberts was a magnificent and amazing man who will forever be remembered in our hearts and minds. No words can express the impact he had on those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to organizations that promote sailing, YMCA of the Treasure Coast (Stuart, FL), or to a favorite charity.
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Breed cat (This Spammer Bannned)
by SAHIL123 / 02/22/19 12:32 PM

Developing your own Catnip

Felines are the most famous pets in the United States. As indicated by the most recent adaptation of the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook (2002 Edition) there were just about 70 Million pet felines in the United States. For what reason are felines so well known? There are the same number of answers to this inquiry as there are feline proprietors, yet the low wellbeing dangers felines posture to their proprietors is unquestionably close to the highest priority on this rundown. Despite the fact that the potential wellbeing dangers felines posture to individuals are little, it is vital that feline proprietors know about these dangers and see how to diminish them.

Most of all dangers coming from feline proprietorship are related with the feline litter box or potentially feline defecation. There are two classifications of dangers. The principal classification contains wellbeing dangers presented by microscopic organisms and parasites to both feline proprietors and their felines. The second class contains wounds coming about because of a programmed litter box or self cleaning litter box
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SCHRS Speadsheet
by Ventucky Red / 02/13/19 02:56 PM

Anyone here have a spread sheet that has the calculations built into it for determining the sail area?
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Please get your club events added to the CALENDAR!
by Damon Linkous / 01/22/19 12:00 AM

If you are connected to any catamaran related events, regattas, races, parties or shenanigans make sure and get your event posted as soon as possible.

It's OK if you don't have every detail, post once you have at least the name of the event, firm dates, and location of the start.

The calendar for and is the same, so add your events using the create event form here.

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FX ONE Help?
by silversurfer356 / 01/20/19 08:25 PM

First off...thank you to those that assisted me with this boat. I couldn't have prepared this boat with the input from those here.

I figured I'd reach out one more time (being winter here)...I'm looking for anyone that raced an FX ONE that can provide tuning input other than the published Hobie piece. Boat is basically brand new (barn find), non-wings, carbon daggers, latest Hobie EPO rudders, dyneema shrouds with staymasters, spin, main and self-tacking, furling jib. May add a carbon boom and carbon mast if there is suitable replacement for that mast. I'm really looking for tuning specs if someone kept records or has access to such...there is nothing from Hobie of France/Europe. Also, (non-reated), Im selling my Hobie Miracle 20..its on beachcars..nicest one in the USA...anyone...anyone?
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Supercat 17 main sheet question
by DaleYoung / 01/17/19 01:09 AM

I'm in the process of restoring 2 Supercat 17s. I'm seeing 3 different mainsheet options for these boats that changed over a period of time. One is a a track with a car, another was a triangular floating-type of car that ran along a cable, and the 3rd was a fixed main sheet in the middle of the rear cross tube.
Which option is best, and why?
Thanks in advance.
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