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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 15 at 8:37pm
Looks like Crawley Mariners? We must be neighbours.
I might be able to find some old cleats & bits if you are short.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sawman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 7:11pm
from the pics it looks like you do not have a highfield lever to hook the jib halyard on to (and generate rig tension) so if you want to keep it that way 4mm pre stretch would be fine, something with dyneema core will stretch a little less, if you fit a highfield, then the jib halyard will need to be wire and a decent chandler will make this up for you.

For sheets 8mm would be fine, or thicker depending on what you want to hold on to.

For the tack - this doesnt attach to the boom, but a short piece of line connected with a couple of inglefield clips around the mast and through the cringle in the tack keeps things tidy.

for the clew - a length of 3mm pre stretch from the sail, around a block on the end of the boom and then inboard to a jammer on the boom would be all you need, do you have a track on the end of the boom? if so you can shackle the sail to a slider in this track.

Kicker, the pics show a pulley system in situ, the only issue with this is that you might want to lead controls for this back to the thwart on either side for ease of use, I would probably make up a dyneema cascade (have a look on the Harken website for some diagrams of this. You will find that the round boom you have is very flexible, and so use of kicker is compromised, you may find a new superspars boom would be stiffer and more effective.

cunninghams are not often used on the miracle (I only bother rigging mine when its properly blowing)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tmay1991 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 15 at 12:36pm
His piglet, I picked the boat up from the CMYC and I plan on joining them in the new year, if you could pop round and give a little insight into getting the rigging into serviceable shape that would be most appreciated,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 15 at 5:55pm
Mailspeed is the best price for Evo race that I can find, though it doesn't state that it's the latest SK78 spec.
Jack sailing is 6p/m more but they do state it's SK78.
tbh, SK78 spec won't make any difference on an old Miracle.

No shipping with Mailspeed either!

http://www.jack-sailing.co.uk/shop/4557406952/rs300-dinghy-rope---kingfisher-4mm-evolution-race-78---gottifredi-maffioli%C2%AE---dyneema%C2%AE/9527081
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tmay1991 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 17 at 1:31pm
after a long while with various life crap getting in the way, the wife and i managed to get onto the business of sorting the old girl out, luckily we only found rot in the transom and duly replaced it, i also threw some extra fasteners into the decks as some of the old nails where lose in the ply. floors and bracing has received 4 coats of white marine epoxy pant with everything else being dosed with multiple coats of yacht varnish. stripping the huge number of coats of paint off the bottom of the hull was a complete nightmare but has meant that the boat has lost a lot of weight including random patches of filler that had been slapped on and painted over without fairing them in at all!!













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Doh, why waste perfectly good bonfire material, what with November 5th coming up soon?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 17 at 6:05pm
Pay no attention to teasings of the Kentish man, also note the smiling wink so at least he does acknowledge what demon little tool the Miracle is.

For all the new rotomoulds of similar size that have came along the Miracle is still a delight to sail and handle ashore.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tmay1991 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Oct 17 at 11:21am
No offense taken, I fully understand some people's aversion to old wooden bandit boats, would still rather own something that looks half pretty than a plastic bath tub . I'm a tinkerer at heart and I get itchy unless there is some project to work on and the lack of maintenance required by modern boats doesn't grab me haha

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