Technical Tips

There is a growing collection of rigging photos in the VMCA photo album.
Click here to open the album.

Cascading Downhaul System

A simple lightweight external 12:1 downhaul system with almost undetectable friction.

Trailer Construction - Bear Talk

This PDF file provides details on how to build a Mosquito trailer.

Trailer Construction - Merlin

This page provides photos of "Merlin"s trailer which supports the boat by the beams front and back.

Raising the main

Some Mosquito sailors struggle with getting the main up. Here's some advice on making the job easier.

Forestay setup

Making up a new forestay - plus related jib info.

Mainsheet systems

Photos of the various mainsheet systems in use on Mosquitos.

Heavy steering

Ideas for improving heavy steering.

Raising the mast

The easy way to do it!

"The Rightings of Alec"

A 1985 document describing how to right a capsized Mosquito Catamaran by experienced sailor Alec Stevens.

"Tuning Up?"

A 1985 document giving guidance in tuning the Mosquito Catamaran by past National Champion David Eldridge.

Hull Templates

An open letter written in 1992 by South Australian Mosquito Catamaran builder John Lane addressing the introduction of 'hull shape control templates'.