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Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by regularman, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. regularman

    regularman New Member

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    I haven't been on here in months. Ed, I like the new look of this place. I have been so busy lately with other things that I haven't had much time for the internet. I hope everyone is doing well. I hope warm weather gets here soon so I can go catch some wind. ;) Any new gadgets for the boat that anybody has heard of ?
     
  2. Dave Lilley

    Dave Lilley New Member

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    It’s good to hear from you. I've been in the same boat, so to speak. I started working on some repairs during the fall, and putting on some new toys, such as swim ladder. However, the more problems I fixed, the more I found that needed to be address. The whole project took on a life of its own. I finally got into the home stretch, but then it got too cold to put on the epoxy for the last repairs and the topcoat. I hope that it will warm up soon so that I can finish up and finally be ready for another season of sailing. Come on global warming…. (joke)

    Dave
     
  3. paulsheller

    paulsheller Administrator Staff Member

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    It's good to hear from BOTH of you - two of the top contributors of both ideas and help to members of this website.

    I think a lot of folks are just hibernating over the winter.
     
  4. regularman

    regularman New Member

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    Well, my hibernation is gonna be over soon. I am looking forward to a week of vacation I have planned for the first full week of april up at Smith mountain lake in Virginia :) I plan to sail everyday if I can. Hope we get some good winds then. I love daysailing on my boat. It seems to be the perfect size for us, easy to get in and out of the water and easy to tow. The last time we sailed was in late October on lake Keowee in SC. The winds were 17-20 knots according to the readout at my friends sailing club. We sailed on just a reefed main most of the day and it was a lot of fun. I was suprised how many people with bigger boats were afraid to take them out due to the wind. They were surprised to see us put in and take off. I think we shamed some of those bigger boat skippers into getting out on the lake, once they saw us out there :D We were a bit nervous with the wind, but once we got our confidence up a bit. It was just fine. I only used the jib when sailing downwind as the main was more than enough to deal with going upwind.
     
  5. Dave Lilley

    Dave Lilley New Member

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    Have fun sailing. :)
     
  6. regularman

    regularman New Member

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    Thanks, I hope its a good week. I would recon you can sail all year long in the San Antonio area. Though when I was there (basic training) we had 13.5 inches of snow
    :D
     
  7. Dave Lilley

    Dave Lilley New Member

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    Wow! I've been here going on six years and it hasn't snowed yet, but I have seen the pictures of past snow storms.

    About a decade and a half ago I went through basic here, during the hotest part of summer. It was so hot that we could only practice marching at night.

    You can sail all year here, if you don't mind a little 30-40 degree cold weather. This year, a local club had the "Muy Frio" regatta. I believe the temp was in the low 60's. However, while I like the water, and I don't mind the cold, when you put the two together, I don't like it at all. Even if it were a warmer day, I still haven't finished working on my boat. However, this weekend is supposed to be nice with warm temperatures, so I should finally be able to finish.
     
  8. regularman

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    Yeah, it was the first snow in 100 years and the biggest snow ever. It was on the day we were supposed to go into the town of San Antonio and see the Alamo and stuff. We never left the base :( I would like to see that place sometime. I went in basic on Nov 30, 1984 and spent Christmas and New years in basic, It was not much fun.
     
  9. Unregistered

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    Well, with the exception of Christmas day, I hope it doesn't do that again. That is the main reason I wanted to move back to the south. (I hate snow.) Actually, I don't mind looking at it, and I didn't mind a snow day or two, but I hate driving in it, shoveling it, scraping it off my car, scraping it off the dog after letting him out to do his business, getting stuck in it, trudging through it, getting it in my shoes, eyes, and ears, watching it turn to brown slush that sticks to everything... ;)
     
  10. Dave Lilley

    Dave Lilley New Member

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    ...oops...forgot to login in.

    Dave
     
  11. c14_Jeff

    c14_Jeff New Member

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    Glad I still remembered my login

    Hey there regularman, my last post was last MAY!!! Yikes. It suddenly got very busy for us then and the last thing I had on my mind was sailing, though every sunny, windy day I would mope a bit. Certain distractions are behind us now, so I am soooo looking forward to spring here in the North Woods. Still ice on the lakes up here (which, of course, explains our boat's name -- Ice Out), but it is in the 50s and sunny at the moment and there's a hosta on the sunny side of the house that has showed a bit of itself. Hey, don't look over there at the 3-foot snowbank, it's just an illusion of winter, lol. Was just in N.C. at in-laws, but in golfing, not sailing, territory. Oh well. Soon, soon, I can get back to boat chores and maybe even get it in the water this year.

    And I agree, I am impressed by the improvements to the forum and the site.
     
  12. regularman

    regularman New Member

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    Well, I have to get all packed up this weekend because I am leaving out Sunday night for a week at the lake. They are calling for some days of mid 60s to mid 70s so I hope that holds true. I'm ready for it.
     
  13. Unregistered

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    Are you bringing a camera? For those of us who won't be sailing soon, some pretty pictures and a good story would be nice. ;) Have fun!

    Dave
     
  14. c14_Jeff

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    Fair winds, Kim. How many reefs do you put in for those southern twisters? :p Anyway, have fun and I'm looking forward to a story or two when you get back.
     
  15. Unregistered

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    Mixed Blessing

    I went online to find parts for my Capri 14.2 and found this forum. I'm surprised and pleased to find folks with a similar passion.

    I thought my sons were ready to use my boat without me but I was wrong. They capsized and were having trouble turning the boat over. Some powerboater came to their rescue and helped them out. I'm extremely grateful they rescued my sons however, in the process they ruined my mast--snapped it actually. :eek:

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy a new mast? I'm so bummed out about not being able to take advantage of the beautiful Texas spring sailing weather.

    I also read about a C 14.2 manual or guide recently produced. How can I get one of those? I learned to sail as a Boy Scout and had a little Sunfish as a teenager but I'm not sure I really know how to rig my Capri properly.

    I love sailing it and am anxious to get back underway.
     
  16. Clarke Farrer

    Clarke Farrer New Member

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    Mixed Blessing

    I forgot to log in. I'm new at this.
     
  17. paulsheller

    paulsheller Administrator Staff Member

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    You can find a link on the home page of this website, left hand side, to order the handbook. Or just click here.

    Welcome, Clarke!
     
  18. Dave Lilley

    Dave Lilley New Member

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    You can get a mast directly from Catalina. There may be used masts out there, but other than E-Bay, I don't know where you would find one, unless somebody here has one. I would post a want ad in the classifieds section.

    By the way, where in Texas are you sailing?

    Dave
     
  19. Ed Jones

    Ed Jones Secretary/Vice Commodore Staff Member

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    New mast

    You can order a new mast from Catalina. (818-884-7700, ask for Parts. Be sitting down when you ask the price, esp. when you factor in shipping.)

    Need a Capri 14.2 Manual? If you go to the home page of this site, look on the left side of the page and click on "Manual" for ordering info.
     
  20. Clarke Farrer

    Clarke Farrer New Member

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I'll call and get a price for a new mast. My sons are going to help pay for it.

    We live very close to Grapevine Lake, near the DFW Airport, and that's where we have been sailing.
     

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