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Rigging a 125
Hello, I have just finished rebuilding an old 125 with my kids. We have never sailed it and are unsure of how to rig it (set-up all the ropes. Is there a resource book available to show the beginner how to correctly set-up the boat, or is viewing a set up boat the best option. I live in the outer east of Melbourne, can you advise of a sailing club where I may see 125's. Thanks heaps, this forum has been a great help to me. Hopefully a new 125 sailor.
Gary2-Jan-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rigging a 125
G'day Gary,
The best advice one can offer is to get intouch with your local 125 club. Going by your description, this maybe Chelsea, Blackrock or Elwood. At any of these clubs are some of the nations best 125ers and a helpful bunch indeed. At the moment there isn't a rigging book so far, but you will find that the experts will have set up their boats to suit the conditions. Simply put, Keep it simple and keep to within the measurement rules. If you give me a email at the following address I will send you contact information for you nearest 125 club member.
Barry Pike5-Jan-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rigging a 125
The 3 clubs mentioned above sail on Saturday afternoons so a visit between 12 and 1pm should find some yachts available for viewing. After 1 pm the sailors will be wanting to get onto the water for their afternoon race. Some other Port Phillip clubs where 125s are sailed are Mordialloc, Williamstown and Corio Bay.
Alison10-Jan-2007    Edit    Delete 

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