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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    The thing to remember about more power for the trolling motor means more demand from the battery. I opted not to use a huge one to get that extra power. See my setup which allows for the easy to handle Odyssey unit, one is good enough for most conditions. I'm mainly looking to power to/from dock...
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    10-4 on the Minkota but hauling my 195 lb butt out of the water with the boarding ladder would have put some terrible point loads on the fiberglass. Figured as long as I was doing that heavy duty should also do the motor mount. And the offset of that mount probably increases transom loading...
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Pardon my duplicate pics as I'm in the infant stages of doing this. Now I just figured out how to convert this shot of the inside of transom, see where the plywood strips complete the sandwich that can be through bolted.
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    OK what ended up coming through here was the pics showing how I reinforced the flimsy transom on my Mod 1. Only thing missing is a shot of the inside reinforcement stuff, it was on a PDF and wouldn't convert. If I had a Mod 2 the transom was solid, would have made life a lot easier!
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Yep the Mod 1 has a flimsy hollow transom indeed. Definately suggest cutting two access holes in the seat areas (close to transom) and inserting 5" high pieces of 1/2" marine grade plywood which you then secure with adhesive to the inner part of transom. Make pieces as long as possible for...
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    See the enclosed pics. My installation was not easy because the Mod 1 (1986) has a hollow transom which required big time reinforcement. Inside I put 1/2" plywood strips (accessed by installing access ports in the seats) and outside used a specialized plastic material to form a "sandwich". Then...
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    Locating the hull number and correct rigging replacements.

    My Mod 1 had the ID plate on the inner transom. And standby for some pics of how I set my trolling motor up with a slick battery system that's real user-friendly. If I struggle attaching the pics you may have to wait for a day or two but you'll love this setup!
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    I fear if I want to sail, I'm going to have to get a different boat.

    Yep but I would see it as a diamond in the rough. If it passed a survey inspection I would drop some $$ into her and probably still end up cheaper than buying one in great condition. That's what I did with my Capri. Bought it for $1200 (it needed some TLC) and custom fitted it out to my needs...
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    Wanted: Rudder Lock Handle for Capri 14.2

    Hopefully my pic of the tiller clutch came through. It's a work in progress trying to get the hang of doing attachments. I've got a wealth of knowledge accumulated through my last 3 years of Capri ownership to share, and this site is what helped me get off the ground!
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    Wanted: Rudder Lock Handle for Capri 14.2

    Let's see if I'm able to attach these pics
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    I fear if I want to sail, I'm going to have to get a different boat.

    Wow! That C-22 is a bargain! With the wing keel it's a very seaworthy boat. I had a swing keel version on Lake Michigan for 5 years and it handled some dicey conditions quite well. And yep in your area I can understand that there's not a wealth of nice medium sized inland lakes like we enjoy in...
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    Wanted: Rudder Lock Handle for Capri 14.2

    Yep that's exactly what they call it. I've seen cheaper setups that could be used for this purpose but for an extra few bucks the Tiller Tamer is a precision instrument. It allows for quick minor adjustments to the helm to get it perfect before you let go to handle the sails or whatever else...
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