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    Fleet information --- Fleet Name: Sea Scouts Ship 100 Fleet City: Woodstock, Ga Fleet Captain...

    Fleet information --- Fleet Name: Sea Scouts Ship 100 Fleet City: Woodstock, Ga Fleet Captain: Gary Holcombe/Robert Forrester Contact Number: Contact eMail: ghol (at) ghol@bellsouth.net / rlforrester (at) gmail.com Home Club: SouthWinds Sailing Club Social Media: Sailswsc.org We have 3 swing...
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    Check your hardward and rigging

    Just a reminder to check all the screws, nuts, bolts, and rigging for problems. I found two screws sitting half way out on the plate where the forestay attaches to the mast. I found that I could turn the screw by hand and they could have fallen out at any time. The holes where stretched out...
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    Problem towing the Capri behind bigger boat

    Thank you Charlie. I like the idea of a bridle or some other rig. I call this "experience" -- we encounter weather, problems, or make mistakes, as long as we learn from these then we are gaining experience. I had checked the weather that morning and was forecasted 15-18 SWS all day long, so...
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    Problem towing the Capri behind bigger boat

    My Capri capsized while towing behind a bigger boat, when we had 30+ knot gusts from behind. I just finished sailing trip on a big boat and towed my Capri 14.2 behind for the trip. We sailed around Pensacola, Florida for 5 days chartering 2 Beneteau sailboats, a 33' (I skippered) and a 38'. I...
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    Mast setup

    Look at CatalinaDirect.com - they have a lot of replacement parts for our boats.
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    Race with Furling or Hank on ?

    I use the hank on jib, because I do not have a furling jib. I use the halyard to tighten the jib as tight as I can, hoping to get better upwind pointing ability. I think the handbook says to keep the rigging a little loose, I just like mine tighter. I usually sail solo and have my hands full...
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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    I suspect the main and boom are too large to allow a backstay. To stop the mast from bouncing, you will have to tighten up the rigging or sail with a jib which will tighten up the rigging when you crank in the halyard. I have not seen the bouncing mast problem, because I have never sailed...
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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    Congrats on getting the boat and bringing it back to life. It looks great. The mast bouncing should be corrected when you sail with the jib attached. The jib has an internal wire, so the forestay will loosen up a bit as the jib wire tightens up. With the jib attached your port/starboard...
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    Capri 14.2 with other boats

    I cannot comment on other the small boats, I have not sailed/raced against FJ or Lasers. I have sailed and raced my Capri 14.2 with my sailing club quite often. I race against mostly big boats, 18'-30' -- We have a lot of Catalina 22's, several hunters from 22'-30', a J-22, and a mix of...
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    Demasted in 24 kt Winds

    I'm happy to hear no one was hurt, and it is nice to know that powerboaters will still lend a hand when someone needs it. I had 5 or 6 powerboaters stop on the lake when I had a Hobie 16 break a hull. The port hull folded and we had a pretty rough capsize, and ended up turtling the boat. We...
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    Whisker Pole Eye Pad

    Here is a plastic one from West Marine PE-1 Lexan Mast Pad Eye http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=14597 I used this one on my mast for the whisker pole, I would think it would work as well on the boom for what you want to do. I do like the idea...
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    Discovering the limits of a Capri 14.2

    I found that the harder the wind is blowing, the less I can point upwind. And, I usually sail solo too. I had reefing points sewn into the main, so I can venture out in somewhat heavier winds. I do love when I can surf the boat across the lake or bay on motorboat wake or small rollers. I...
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    Teak Refinishing?

    I used a random orbiter sander to take off the rough and the gray, start with 80 or so and work up a few times. I used spar marine varnish and applied about 5-6 coats. When the wood is old and gray like yours, it will soak up the varnish like a sponge. I never bleached, just sand then apply...
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    Genoa jib for racing

    I had one set of reefing point sewn into my old original mainsail. I have only needed to reef the main twice and it works just fine, but they are not exactly straight. The end of the boom sits more than a foot higher up then the mast end of the boom. I would be eager to get a new set of...
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    Vang Wire Pennant Purpose

    I still use the V-jamb and I solo often. Although, I have turned it upside down but placing the block at the boom. It works great for solo sailing, I just pull the line straight down to tighten. This way the line is hanging from the boom and I can reach it easily and stays off the floor of...
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