I've had my Capri for about a year and have really enjoyed the spirited little lady. In fact, I named her "Sobriety Test" since you've got to be at the top of your game to sail her when the breeze is up. This weekend I was sailing with my fishing/sailing buddy and he made the comment that he thought the tiller was too long. After some reflection, I agree. With the hiking stick, you can pretty much captain her from a lot of positions. With the full length tiller, you are very cramped between the barney post and the end of the tiller. Cutting off about one foot would expand the cockpit size considerably. Has anyone done this? If so, were you pleased with the results? On a side note, I was watching the RNC last night and saw a commercial that looked like a Capri 14.2 in the background tied up to a dock. I don't remember the sponsor but it had a black man and his daughter with a bunch of floats jumping into a shallow lake. Did anyone else catch this?