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#273230 - 06/15/14 03:12 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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I was thinking that someone might want to build a 'new' mozzie using these old hulls to create a good but cheap platform. I don't see why they can't be used ...

Mosquito 194 will be doing more to encourage young cat sailors by providing parts for my AC than it would have otherwise I reckon. I don't see why using an old boat for parts for a new boat is a problem ... a mozzie is way too much boat for my kids.

Last edited by oshcas; 06/15/14 03:18 PM.

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#273248 - 06/16/14 04:26 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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Originally Posted by Greg/Debra
If the hulls are OK it would be a shame to wreck a good old Mossie for parts, I think. It would be better to use it as a training boat for up and coming young Mossie sailors. (In my humble opinion.)


194 has been advertised for quite a long period and the owner only received a couple of calls about it, sadly the older girls get little attention and being chopped up and utilised elsewhere is a better end than finding the rubbish fire
eek

Unfortunately not all of us can see or enjoy the potential the older boats can give, Twice Shy for example has been an absolute blast and has taken trophies on several occasions when I was outclassed by far more modern boats..... it can be done but it takes commitment and determination to get there.

Matthew has already found a home for the hulls and they'll be stored for spares or future re-assembly ..... wink

its a good outcome for 194....... I just hope Matthew takes her out for one last broad-reach

grin


Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

Kingy
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#273250 - 06/16/14 04:38 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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Sorry, I have already started to (carefully) disassemble 194. I wouldn't have sailed her as is. Nice set of hulls (I think) but not quite sailable in current state. No centreboards either.

Never fear - 194 will live on for sure. I am actually tempted to take her on as a project myself. smile

The hulls will definitely be kept.


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#273339 - 06/20/14 07:00 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Matthew Dawson]  
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another gumtree mozzie....

not much info but the price is right !!!

Salisbury Area SthAust.


$450 for a registered trailer AND the boat !!!
crazy


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#273348 - 06/21/14 07:01 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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Originally Posted by PIRATE
another gumtree mozzie....

not much info but the price is right !!!

Salisbury Area SthAust.


$450 for a registered trailer AND the boat !!!
crazy



The seller says the sail number is 1636. It looks to be a good entry level boat and the price (with registered trailer) is great.


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#273396 - 06/23/14 05:43 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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eBay Mozzie "525"

oldie but comes with a trailer, needs some work, nothing major tho ..... priced accordingly smile

$300 will buy-it-now shocked

click me for 525


smile

couple of things you may miss with the pics.....
1: the mudguard is bent out of position on the port side frown
2: there's a very interesting "sail-box" under the tramp wink
3: there are 2 sets of centreboards smile
4: the beach roller cradles are excellent !! smile
5: the trailer has a SPARE WHEEL.... shocked

just sayin....
wink


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#273397 - 06/23/14 06:11 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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An old boat but has been modernised in some respects. Another good entry level boat.


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#273404 - 06/23/14 04:23 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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I was supprised at how clean and 'sharp' it all looks, with my photo program you can always find a whole host of uglys hidden by a poor quality pic, in this old girls case its supprisingly neat.
I haven't priced that car-top sail-box but I'll bet they aint cheap by any means. General overall condition is good and at a great price how could you go wrong !!

the deck is lifting at the front shroud point but he's shown that and it looks a real easy fix, the only other bit I could see was a small deck separation at the transom, 2 drops of resin and a nail and its fixed.

mmmmmm

do I need 3 ?

eek


Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

Kingy
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#273490 - 06/27/14 04:33 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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Originally Posted by Greg/Debra
Originally Posted by PIRATE
another gumtree mozzie....

not much info but the price is right !!!

Salisbury Area SthAust.


$450 for a registered trailer AND the boat !!!
crazy



The seller says the sail number is 1636. It looks to be a good entry level boat and the price (with registered trailer) is great.


someone grabbed a bargin shocked

SOLD
smile


Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

Kingy
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#273682 - 07/03/14 04:17 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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One is Tassie....

Mosquito Sailing Catamaran FOR SALE $1,500.00

sail number is 319

cool


Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

Kingy
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#273692 - 07/04/14 12:04 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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The ad says "plastic hull" ??


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#273694 - 07/04/14 01:52 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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Theres a quite a few earlier boats that were glass hulls and timber decks, quite heavy and not without issues with the difference in materials as the hulls would have been polyester resin (I believe chopped strand mat = weight)would have been fine at the time, but as they age the decks usually became seperated.

Quite repairable (if required)though, if worse came to worse, could be redecked with modern glues and glass.

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#273712 - 07/04/14 05:38 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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well fibreglass is known as "GRP" meaning "Glass reinforced plastic"

#273882 - 07/13/14 08:35 PM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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Hi all,

Anyone spotted this one?

Price seems right...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Catamara...in_15&hash=item2c8722d9e8&_uhb=1


I notice that it has 'dagger' style rudders by the looks. Why isn't this a favoured option for most current mozzies?

Last edited by Hack; 07/13/14 08:39 PM.

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#273884 - 07/14/14 04:06 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Hack]  
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Any amount is too much for Glass Hulls from my experience sick. They are too heavy, too flexible and usualy the skin has broken away from all the framing inside cry. Better of with a ply boat, it least it can be fixed. smile

I took one of these to the tip years ago, rolled the hulls off into the hole, kept the trailer and rig though whistle.

Dagger rudders have generaly been dropped from cats. The ones I have used had too much slack in them and scratched the blades, also most have no fail safe if run aground, which makes damage likely when you have 2 to pull up in a emergency. blush


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#273912 - 07/15/14 04:51 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: stillbitten]  
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looks like its gone
shocked


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Kingy
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#273971 - 07/17/14 02:04 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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hi all
just seen 2 mosquitos on the gold coast for sale
there are on gum tree
ID NUMBER Ad ID 1051980416

I have seen these mosquitos down the southport sailing club and look in very good condition
they look like been newly repainted new mast new rigging new sails etc
please call ben for more info
ben will be able to give a more accurate description
all contact details are on the gum tree site add


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#273973 - 07/17/14 06:02 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: fast energy]  
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Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

Kingy
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& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

#273974 - 07/17/14 06:19 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Pirate]  
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It might be wiser for the seller to sell them individually rather than as a pair.

There are not that many people who would want to buy two Mossies.

Last edited by Greg/Debra; 07/17/14 06:22 AM.

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#274004 - 07/18/14 03:51 AM Re: The Market Place ......... [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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Yeah been there done that wink
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