Rear hiking strap - how does it attach?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by SHNOOL, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. SHNOOL

    SHNOOL Member

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    My boat (sail number 860) has always been missing the rear hiking strap... I was going to order it from Catalinadirect, but they could not tell me how it mounts... I see the rear mount is just a bunch of slots on the transom, but the front, after some inspection, seems to be screws through the underside of the barney post.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

    Um, kinda needed that hiking strap today... steady 15 knot winds.
     
  2. MajorH

    MajorH Member

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    The aft end of the rear hiking strap is threaded through the three slots in the small metal bracket which is mounted towards the bottom of the transom. Just experiment with the "over and under" threading until you find an approach that is secure.

    The forward end is held in place by the four screws you mentioned which are under the top of the barney post.

    I have been told that a miniature ratchet tool plus screwdriver blade is the easiest way to get those screws out and in. A small L shaped screwdriver or a stubbie would work also but I was told those tools "take forever" and usually result in skinned knuckles.
     
  3. SHNOOL

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    Too funny, that was the missing info (racheting screwdriver). Thanks a bunch... Now I just need to order the strap, as it appears all the other parts are still there!

    As was mentioned in another post, I will order that along with a new bungee for my centerboard (just gave up the ghost in 15 knot winds last weekend)... I could have been upset, but was having WAY too much fun to CARE!

    You think it might be easier to remove the barney post (to get to those screws), or would that somehow make my life more difficult by somehow losing the wood where the screws go through for the barney?
     
  4. MajorH

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    I was told to leave the barney post base screws alone. I did not ask why.
     
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  5. SHNOOL

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    Understood! My concern as well. My guess is, this is the last thing you want to have - um - come loose during sail...

    Thanks for the help MajorH!
     
  6. mchavis

    mchavis New Member

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    I had to replace my rear hiking strap. I disassembled the post. You may need to do that to hold the screws in place while removing the nuts. Another interesting item is how to put the holes in the strap to pass the screws through. I used the old piece of the strap for a pattern, and used a candle to heat a large nail to place the holes in the nylon strap.
     
  7. ianjablonski

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    Hiking Strap Installation Diagram

    Here is a diagram from Catalina for installing the hiking straps.
     

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  8. SHNOOL

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    You rock... that is as detailed as it gets. Now I am concerned, because my mod 1, seems to only have screws into the bottom of the barney. The remnants of the old hiking strap (2"x1" cloth) remain, where the screws went into it.

    I am hoping this is a diagram of the "improved" rear hiking strap.

    I ordered the strap yesterday (3-4 week backorder), along with other small parts... Hopefully I can make it work.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. mchavis

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    Rear Hiking Strap Bracket

    My Capri did not have the third bracket on the post for the aft strap.
     
  10. jdtaillant

    jdtaillant New Member

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    Picture of Rear Hiking Strap

    Here is a picture of my strap, probably not how it's supposed to go, but it was as I got it when I bought the boat used.
     

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