Jib sheet mod
There had been several times when I needed to dump the jib and couldn't.
I modifiied the jib sheet and jib cars to fix that problem.
It made the jib as easy to remove from the cams as the main sheet while hiked out.
I reversed the jib cars moveing the port jib car to...
There is a modification discribed in the C-14 manual that helped a bunch going to wind.
I lenghtened the traveler untill it reached to just under the boom and tied knots on each side of the traveler block so that it will not travel.
This simple modification increased...
1991 Capri 14.2 that is in Very Good condition,
Â· Very pretty multi-color original sails.
Â· Included is an extra main sail for high winds that is about half size. Smaller sail works well when wind is too high for comfort with large main sail.
Â· Roller furling jib works great
When I first took my C14 out I got becalmed about a quarter of a mile from shore. No motor. No paddle just me.
I jumped in with a length of line tied to my life jacket and swam it to shore.
That is when I decided to buy a paddle, battery and a motor.
The Minn-Kota 30 was the cheapest thing I...
30 Pound thrust
I was several miles from my truck when the wind virtually died Tuesday.
I turned on the Minn-Kota 30 at below max speed thinking that I would rather make it back late than have the battery die part way back.
Part of the time there was some breeze but I left the motor running...
Before I reworked the travaler I was frustrated with the poor close haul capability.
The sail would twist but not pull.
In Kansas we seldom lack for wind.
Close hauled is the direction I can handle the most wind but it does keep me on my toes.
Close & Single handed
I have found my C14 to sail very close to the wind.
Performance improved a bunch with one simple change.
First I changed to a longer traveler line.
Second, I made the traveler so the traveler block can no longer travel by tieing knots on each side of the block.
I have had the pleasure.
When a gust knocked me flat from a reach the bottom of the boat presented a lot of area for the wind to push on.
The boat started drifting and the sail starts to scoop water and therefore ended up getting deep rather quickly.
The time I turtled I had a...
I refinished my badly weathered teak to like new without removing or sanding. Boat Armor Marine Products sells a Unique Teak Kit that uses both acid and base cleaners to restore the new look and teak oil to refinish.
Care must be taken to protect the fiberglas but the result was great...
Hobie float #30115
This is the one I have.
The Hobie float #30115 produces 24 pounds of floatation and costs about $90.00 in 2002.
It does not fit without an adapter of some sort.
I made mine from mohogany
The time I stuck the mast in the mud about ten feet under I had a 4" round dock bumper tied to the top of the mast.
It went it under when the wind was hitting the bottom of the boat.
The foam in the mast and the dock bumper were not enough.
Floatation force is equal to the weight of the water...
One gallon is equal to 4.4 litters.
A gallon of water weighs about 8 pounds.
This is the maximum floatation available from a gallon jug.
In the November 2002 Mainsheet Ed Jones printed an article about Turtling. The Hobie float #30115 produces 24 pounds of floatation and costs about...