Caprice info?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by c14_Joe, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. c14_Joe

    c14_Joe New Member

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    Hi all,
    Just registered and have a question. I just got a Caprice which appears to be the forerunner of the Capri/Catalina 14.2. The nameplate says Caprice CS15 and is made by Canada Sailcraft in Toronto. Does anyone have any info on this boat: how to rig and/or pictures. It's in fair shape but I'd like to totally refurbish it to "like new". Thanks for any help.
    Joe
     
  2. SHNOOL

    SHNOOL Member

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    Somebody here correct me where i am wrong... but Catalina existed LONG before the Capri 14.2. You are dealing with a boat that is similar to the Capri 14.2, not a pre-runner of it.
     
  3. cptmoney

    cptmoney New Member

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    I'm with SHNOOL on this one; I've done quite a bit of reading on the Capri, and have yet to find any mention of the Caprice.

    I believe the Caprice was a big four-door sedan that Chevrolet pumped out in the mid-80's. My grandparents had one, and they constantly made me drive it around town, running them here and there. Not a chick magnet, by any stretch of the imagination...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. EGarcia

    EGarcia New Member

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    To answer your queston about rigging, I just found this resource today and it should answer some of your questions. It is generic. http://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rigging-small-sailboats.html

    The Capri Handbook which is free and available by clicking above is another resource and last, if you google UCLA Capri 14.2 you will get info they have posted. And everyone on this forum will help.

    Ed
     
  5. cptmoney

    cptmoney New Member

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    Great post, Ed!

    I really like what I've seen on the rigging guide - that's a solid find right there -

    Thanks for posting it -
     
  6. rayhas

    rayhas New Member

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    I'll second that, the rigging guide is perfect for anyone new to sailing. It gives very detailed information about every fitting and device on smaller sailboats less than 25 feet. It even has calculations on how to determine how many blocks to use to pull various weights.

    http://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rigg...sailboats.html
     
  7. c14_Joe

    c14_Joe New Member

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    Caprice

    Thanks for the info. I downloaded the 14.2 material and the Rigging for Small Boats. Both are a lot of help.
    joe
     
  8. hachborm

    hachborm New Member

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    CS 15, Caprice

    The caprice was built by CS yachts, formerly known as Canadian Sailcraft of Toronto. They built the CS 22, the CS 27, the CS 30, CS33, CS34, CS36, CS36 Merlin, CS44.
    If you need additional information, talk to Ernest Hachborn at 1-519-664-2390.
    He has a boat for sale and it is in excellent condition and has probably most of the information that you are looking for.
     
  9. hachborm

    hachborm New Member

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    The Caprice is not the fore runner of the Capri.

    The boat was made by Canadian Sailcraft and later became CS yachts. If you need information on the boat, how to rig etc, email me a malcolm.meh@gmail.com. I have all the literature and sailed the boat for many years. I can almost rig it with my eyes closed.

    Malcolm
     

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