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18 Square #154608
09/09/08 11:51 AM
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Anyone out in cat-land have a newer 18sq sail collecting dust ????? are there any 18 sq sailors left ???? its still an amazing boat to sail !!!

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Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154609
09/09/08 12:02 PM
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Lake Murray SC
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Just had Catfest last weekend.

http://home.carolina.rr.com/catfest/


Race cheap, race faster, Damnit!

E-Scow
24' ULDB

18HT hulls plus Gcat 5.7 rig = 18GT!
Re: 18 Square [Re: FasterDamnit] #154610
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Nice to see the 18sq is still alive in some places !!! not much of a fleet up here in Ontario Canada ..... would love to find a modern sail ...

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Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154611
09/10/08 10:02 AM
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Are there any 18 SQ sailors on this forum ??? would like some feed back on the newer square top sails , is there a huge differance in performance , on my A-class the square top was amazing and the way it invert and depower the top in strong winds was cool ...does anyone use a tilt trailer ??

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Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154612
09/25/08 10:18 AM
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After some research on Mike Coleman's 18sq website ( old site but still up ) I curious to find out more info on the other 18sq's that were built , the Climax and Coyote ??? anyone know about them ????

Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154613
09/30/08 08:46 AM
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I saw an ad for a Coyote for sale one time, but didn't buy it.I have most of the parts to two Nacra squares, and the wreck of John Lindahl's LCD.


Andrew Tatton Nacra 20 "Wiggle Stick" #266 Nacra 18 Square #12
Re: 18 Square [Re: Andrew] #154614
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Kool !! nice to hear of more 18 sq's still alive ..... John L is one great guy .... great supporter of the 18 and A-class ... two of the best single handed cats ever ( IMO ) maybe I was born 20 years late but the idea of guys building there own boats from plans and showing up to race agaisnt other guys who built their own boats is just kool .... ok back to reality ... work , kids ..list of things to do ...... LOL .. and I sail a Nacra ... hope to be sailing again this weekend !!!!!!

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Hey, Narca where do you sail, as i live in Southern Ont., Thanksgiving I'm going to retreive the Cat from the North, may sail it here, providing it's warm enough???

Paul

Mystere 5.0

Re: 18 Square [Re: Andrew] #154616
10/03/08 06:43 AM
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Can't help but wonder which one of my 18 squares is the "wreck". I remember starting out with A boats and then going to the 18 square because the A fleet was so small. Now I'm back in A boats. My son, Ian, is in Santa Cruz right now at the A NA's. He's learning about big water. I've got a Yahoo group site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LR2ACATS/
Coyotes were from Jim Hanson and the Climax from Gino Morelli.

Re: 18 Square [Re: LCD] #154617
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I have a bunch of 18Sq news letters from the 80's that I could scan and post as pdf. If any one is interested.

Hi, John, how are things?


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Re: 18 Square [Re: lesburn1] #154618
10/03/08 08:41 AM
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Oh yes, please scan them and put them online if you can. 18sq and homebuilding stuff is all very interesting.

Re: 18 Square [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #154619
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I believe that there are a few 18sq's to be found on Lake Norman, just north of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Tom Siders
A-Cat USA-79
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10/05/08 08:57 PM
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I'd also love to see the 18 sq newsletters! Thanks!

Dave

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I'm in Guelph and sail the 18sq at the cottage in Stokes Bay Ontario .... also have a Tornado but going to sell it .. I like the 18sq .....

Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154622
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Also would love to read newsletters ....!!!!!

Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154623
10/07/08 03:37 PM
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Found this on Youtube ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xadyiN8seIY

My Nacra has a curved travler added .. much better sail control .......

Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154624
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Purdy boat in the attachment from Bham, AL..... some 18s in Ocean Springs, MS - as well.

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10/07/08 04:29 PM
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I'd like to see those newsletters. And I'm sure that Mike Coleman would be TOTALLY stoked to put them up at his site, and he is the Bearer of the Square Torch:
http://www.geocities.com/mec_coleman/18square.htm

Here's Phil Mumm's vid of me sailing. I thought my sail trim was god-awful until I saw the above YouTube vid. Now I'm not too embarrassed to post this vid:
http://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/mai...7cfe24c7d4bb453

Re: 18 Square [Re: tami] #154626
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Love the Yellow boats !!! sail trim in that first video was so bad ... I really like the curved track on my the Nacra , much the same as my old A-class ....so much easier to set the shape and play the traveler and not the main sheet
Tami , is that a sq top main ??? I have to get me one !!!

Sean

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Re: 18 Square [Re: Nacra_SQ] #154627
10/07/08 09:25 PM
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Would love to know where you got the track/had it bent, and the details of how it was secured to the hulls/beam. Pretty please!

Dave

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