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G-Cat owners #283662
10/19/16 07:20 PM
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Do the various size G-cats use the same mast extrusion? I need to source a replacement mast butt (bottom end extrusion) for a G-cat 5.7 and learn how these are rigged for raising the mast. Any help is appreciated as it is for the boat that we refurbished for a wedding gift and its new(lywed) owners.

Last edited by Mike Fahle; 10/19/16 07:25 PM.
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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283665
10/20/16 09:41 AM
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Mike, Hans Geissler is on Facebook and can answer your question ...

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283678
10/24/16 06:07 PM
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O.K., I have searched FB for him and found two mentions, but nothing that gets me in contact with him. No personal FB page...

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283681
10/24/16 08:03 PM
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Hi,
Below is a link tho the G-Cat owners page. That is probably a better way to communicate G-Cat info. Pretty sure he administers the page:
https://www.facebook.com/GCatOwnersAndEnthusiasts

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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283682
10/24/16 08:13 PM
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I just looked at the page and indeed, it is Hans posting with help to others. Great Guy!


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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283696
10/25/16 04:40 PM
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Check your PM. Sent you his PH#


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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283700
10/26/16 03:17 PM
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Thank-you for the direction!

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283701
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Thanks very much! It is nice to get help to provide help!

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283702
10/26/16 03:51 PM
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I ended up buying the G-Cat 5. Now I am looking to replace a couple of things. What length/size halyard should I be using for jib and main halyards? I found a diagram and assembly manual, but no parts list. Also, I need a rudder retention clip for the port side. The current one does not stay down real well. Any ideas? I posted on Hans' FB page and he replied by giving me his email address, so I emailed him, but he has not responded to the email.

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283705
10/26/16 05:10 PM
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Line for halyards can be personalized to what you like best as long as it fits through the sheave(s). A recreational user usually prefers a larger, softer line than a strict racer, for example.
I am not qualified to help with the rudder; good luck.

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: jsb4g] #283732
10/29/16 03:14 PM
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Lock the rudder down. Drill a hole for a #6 screw through the clip and between the tiller arm and the kick up bar. Use a couple washers and a nylock nut. Now snug up the screw. It will pull the clip together. You can now adjust the tension. Most people do both just to have it done with.


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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: jsb4g] #283733
10/29/16 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jsb4g
I ended up buying the G-Cat 5. Now I am looking to replace a couple of things. What length/size halyard should I be using for jib and main halyards? I found a diagram and assembly manual, but no parts list. Also, I need a rudder retention clip for the port side. The current one does not stay down real well. Any ideas? I posted on Hans' FB page and he replied by giving me his email address, so I emailed him, but he has not responded to the email.


I have a email with all the info. I'll look for it.


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Re: G-Cat owners [Re: Mike Fahle] #283736
10/30/16 07:46 AM
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Thanks. This is really helpful.

Re: G-Cat owners [Re: jsb4g] #283748
10/31/16 08:59 PM
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Main halyard 26' of 3/32 7x19 wire. Jib halyard 17' 8.5" of 3/32 7x19 wire.

I don't have the measurement for the stop slug on the main. The best way to do that is to hoist the main and flip the boat over to crimp the Nico or mark the spot. This way you can be sure to get the main all the way up.

The only thing I would change is I would use 1/8" wire for the main.

Those measurements are center of pin to center of pin, P2P.

Last edited by catman; 11/01/16 06:52 AM.

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