I have two sets of spreaders( I don't have the lengths at hand to measure). In principle, which is best ? a longer spreader or a shorter one. Does it matter? Both are OEM by Catalina.
Thanks for comments! Barry
The bridle is a triangular line,tied at metal ring "C" where the main sheet attaches. The line runs free through metal rings attached at the corners of the transome, the lines are tied to metal ring "B".
The snap hook "A" is attached ny line to the nicking strap.
Imagine unhooking snap A, now...
i have found a way simular tothe above method, which holds holds the main sheet and the boom to the center of the boat; and allows for an adjustable traveler which which allows the main sheet/boom to move to lee ward in high wind. If any one is interested I try to post a picture.
Re: ladder on Capri 14.2. There is no need to cut port holes, or access holes, in a Capri Inorder to add a ladder. It can be done by simply by bolting thru, using expanding foam, and bracing plates. The less holes the better, and the smaller holes the better.
I have a Minkota 30, I keep the battery in the cubby and used heavy duty bumper cables which run from cubby to motor mounted on the transom. I used proper connections at the battery, and a plug at the motor. Simple and has been trouble free.
I mounted a ladder on my Capri with only three 1/4 inch drill holes, and a backing plate. No large hole drilled in to the side that can leak. It has worked fine for two years.
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All good ideas, I don't like to drill in the hull so I just put the traveler on the existing holes at the tran some with a bowline knots and then clip the ends of the tiller tamer line on two the bowline loops. Works fine.
thanks for reply. crew is in in front of Barney post and moving side to side. I am moving tiller behind back tacks/gibes. But i am not an experienced sailor. I am wondering if the boat was set up for single handed saililng, hence long tiller, and extension. I will pay attention to technique and...