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#255512 - 12/06/12 06:21 AM New to Mozzies  
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G'day all,
I'm new to the mozzie fraternity, having just purchased 'First Try' #1769, on the first (last Saturday)
Raced kiteless on Sunday, but was still a blast! Having stepped up from a 'Sundance 14' the difference is staggering.
This forum has proved to be a fantastic resource, along with the website. It's great to see that there are so many committed and knowledgable folk out there, happy to share their expertise.
I look forward to further technical discussions, once my brain processes what I've already read!
Cheers!


Hack

'Goodnight Nurse'
#1769
&
#1636
-- Have You Seen This? --
#255521 - 12/06/12 08:59 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Hi Hack, it sounds ridiculous but you should try make it to nationals even if only for a few days. You will jump up the learning curve soo quick and know all the right techniques to go away and practice.
Glad you're enjoying your new boat smile
P.M me if you need a spot to pitch a tent.


Mosquito 1750 Bonnie-GLYC / Peninsula

The plan was simple.... Like my brother in law Phil, except this plan just might work!
#255545 - 12/07/12 12:52 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Hi Hacko,
Welcome to the swarm.Glad to see another mosquito joining us. See if you can catch us, Ha Ha. Show down Sunday, see you there.

#255546 - 12/07/12 03:11 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Hi Hack,
Wlcome, as mitch says come to the nats, you will learn so much, great bunch of people too.

Matt
The Joker 1826
Vic Mossie President

#255548 - 12/07/12 07:36 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Thanks for the encouragement guys! Nats are out of the question this time, but maybe next year!
Hornbag! Be careful what you wish for! Spent the week keeping Ronstan viable, so I'm good to go!
For the rest of the country, Port Vincent is right up there with the best places to sail in the known world! You owe it to yourselves to get over here! Some SA sailors know what I'm talking about. Keen to keep you updated on our Mozzie progress over here....if Steve and I don't sink each other in the meantime....


Hack

'Goodnight Nurse'
#1769
&
#1636
#255553 - 12/07/12 08:29 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Sounds good Hack, I'm due a good road trip


Mosquito 1750 Bonnie-GLYC / Peninsula

The plan was simple.... Like my brother in law Phil, except this plan just might work!
#255654 - 12/11/12 02:35 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: mitchellsailor]  
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Hi Hack
Sent you a PM
Phillip Pearce


Tortured ply is clearly beautiful.
Mozzie Aldebaran VI
1827
#272378 - 05/14/14 06:50 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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hi im new to the mozzies to I just bought exgalibur 1544 looking forward to sailing it they have winter racing here once a month at Yarrawonga hope to try it out this sunday then might be after some advice as I haven't sailed for about 10 years but carnt wait im Michael

#272383 - 05/15/14 04:34 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: swatter]  
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Welcome to the swarm Michael smile
and a welcome to your new mozzie 1544 "exgalibur" wink

the boat doesn't showup on the Mosquito Catamaran History by Sail number pages ( http://www.theracingcat.com/uploads/register0314.pdf ) so it may pay to let them know about its existence..... and any chances of some pictures of it for the rest of us
grin


as for your question... wondering where to get new center boards how mutch to also where to get new boom section

best to start a new thread for the bits your chasing rather than adding to an older thread, new threads get far more attention wink
More than likely there be a member that has some 2nd hand units laying around and then there's always the brand spanking new jobs.... all depends on the depth of the wallet

smile


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

Kingy
started with Impara Cadet #3 / Mosquito #245
& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

#272396 - 05/16/14 02:19 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: swatter]  
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Gippsland Lakes Victoria Aust...
Hi Michael,

and again welcome to the swarm.

Booms you can use anything that fits through a 80mm circle. I am currently using a length of Mossie Mast with the track cut off. Have used Paper Tiger/Sabre/Arrow mast section cut to length and just round tube less than 80mm from local alloy supplier cut to length, know of a Laser mast being used and some use carbon tube again less than 80mm, it's up to you what you can find.

New centreboards JK Fibreglass (bendigo) make them for Mossies. Second hand, many A class boards fit,


Regards Gary.
Mosquito 1830
All opions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone, no assumptions should be made regarding any Associations or Clubs I may be a member of.
#272397 - 05/16/14 03:30 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Excalibur 1455 is on the Register. I presume this is the boat in question?


1140 Gadfly
1434 J.I.B.E.
1727 Atreus
#272398 - 05/16/14 03:59 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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Originally Posted by Greg/Debra
Excalibur 1455 is on the Register. I presume this is the boat in question?


simple enough to confuse the numbers, I had to look twice ..... crazy

1455 was on eBay not so long ago, was for sale in Ballarat Victoria from memory.....

[Linked Image]


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

Kingy
started with Impara Cadet #3 / Mosquito #245
& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

#272399 - 05/16/14 04:02 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Greg/Debra]  
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just noticed this......

Originally Posted by Greg/Debra

1140
1434 J.I.B.E.
1727 Atreus


shocked

2 more and you'll have your own fleet

laugh

& did you get that pic I emailed you ???

...


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

Kingy
started with Impara Cadet #3 / Mosquito #245
& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

#272423 - 05/18/14 04:27 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: stillbitten]  
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benalla
thanx gary for your help sailed it first time yesterday in light winds that was first time sailed in 10 years was a blast though there was only to of us but I had great time wondering whats best way to put mast up by my self thanx

#272429 - 05/19/14 01:21 AM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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Hi swatter,

The easiest way to put up an old (heavy) Mossie mast is with two people! However if you must do it by yourself, there are a number of ways you can do it. No doubt others here will have some advice for you, but this is what I do...

From what you said on the other thread, you have a hinge plate on the mast (newer masts don't have that). As you said, you need to raise the top end of the mast so that you can get the hinge pin in the holes.

I got a piece of steel tube (about 1.8 m long) and welded some feet on it so that it will stand vertically. A portable post if you like. I stand the post at the back of the boat, about a metre behind.

About half way up I have a piece of steel attached to the post so that I can sit the mast on it. I sit the the mast there and get the hinge pin in the holes. Then I lift the mast up and sit it on top of the post. I have another piece of steel attached to the top of the post to sit the mast on.

Then I get on the trampoline, take hold of the mast and stand it up. It is quite easy to lift the mast from the top of the post into the vertical position.

It can be a bit tricky holding mast up, and attaching the forestay to the bridle, so you need to be careful with that.

Last edited by Greg/Debra; 05/19/14 01:23 AM.

1140 Gadfly
1434 J.I.B.E.
1727 Atreus
#272546 - 05/20/14 04:55 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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benalla
sorry got sail number wrong its 1455 exgalabur sailed it for first time last sunday in vary light winds another 5 knots would have been great lol but what a blast as that was first time sailing in ten years

#272548 - 05/20/14 04:59 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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benalla
thanx gary sounds good might have to try it great help thanx again

#272549 - 05/20/14 05:02 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Hack]  
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benalla
pirate yep that's the boat I just bought a about a to months ago now

#272550 - 05/20/14 05:02 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Pirate]  
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benalla
pirate yep that's one I bought

#272554 - 05/20/14 05:11 PM Re: New to Mozzies [Re: Pirate]  
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benalla
was wrong sail number ppl sail number is 1455

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