Recent content by blubalou

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    anti-fouling paint?

    Removing anti-fouling paint Anit-fouling paint will add weight to your boat and creat a 'not-smooth' surface that will slow your boat down. If you're not planning to race it, then maybe that doesn't matter to you. But if you are, or may one day want to sell it to someone that wants to race...
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    Bottom Repairs

    I tried a product called Peel Away. You apply generous amounts of the goop and then put this paper they give you over it. Let it set 4 - 12 hours and then just Peel Away. It is supposed to take off the paper, goop, and bottom paint all at once. The product got some good reviews online and at...
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    Bottom Repairs

    Several months I posted a thread titled 'How to get my Capri upside down?' I also used the forum to ask several other questions about repairing my Capri's bottom. Organization members provided me a ton of help, so in the interest of giving back a little, here you can find pictures of the job I...
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    Life Vests / PFD requirements

    I need to get my PFDs to be legal on the water, but I'm wondering what I should buy. First, this is probably a stupid question, but I assume that we at the very least must have what all boats must have.... 1 PFD per crew and at least 1 throwable. Is that correct? Second, in all the photos...
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    So? How did Nationals Go?

    My boat is still in the repair yard. I did make it down to MB and watched for a while on Sunday. Looked like about 25 - 30 boats and a ton of wind. But I'm suprised there is nothing posted yet about the event. Who won? How did it all turn out?
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    Nationals

    Anyone buying new sails for Nationals? Still looking for some gently used racing sails. Nationals are this weekend. Did anyone splurge and buy new sails when the old ones still had some life in them? If so, make me an offer and perhaps you can recoup some of investment you just made on the new...
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    Want to buy used racing sails

    Anyone buying new sails for Nationals? Still looking for some gently used racing sails. Nationals are this weekend. Did anyone splurge and buy new sails when the old ones still had some life in them? If so, make me an offer and perhaps you can recoup some of investment you just made on the...
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    Want to buy used racing sails

    Depends on the make and how used they are. New sails go approximately: Scott: $1000 North: $1100 Quantum: $1200 If someone has a set they used for a handful of competitions, I could see paying as much as 60% of the original price. However for a pair someone else replaced because they...
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    Want to buy used racing sails

    Race. I have the factory sails.
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    Want to buy used racing sails

    Anyone have a set of racing sails sitting in their garage they want to part with?
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    Replacing the centerboard gasket...

    Adhesive for gasket I'm doing this same job presently. I glanced at the intructions last night. I believe it said something about 'apply adhesive.' Even if it didn't it seems it would make sense to put something down, then the gasket, then the plastic strip with the screw holes. But what...
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    New Sails - What maker do you prefer?

    I'm going to need new sails sometime soon. I see North Sails, Quantum Sails, and Scott Sails on the Links page. Looks like roughly $1100 at North and Quantum and a little under $1000 at Scott. I'm curious what owners from the various makers out there think. PS. Anyone have an old / used...
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    How to get my Capri upside down?

    Gunwales will support weight In reply to my own post..... I called FastLane, a Capri 14.2 dealer in San Diego. I was looking for a contact at Catalina to tell me if the boat's hull would support its weight on the gunwales so I could roll it over by walking it up on its side, then lowering...
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    How to get my Capri upside down?

    Thanks Paul! Thanks Paul, this is all good stuff. I've been thinking a lot about it. Standing the boat on its stern, making it 14' tall, does seem dangerous. Just trying to get it off its end and coming back down seems like a potential disaster with both boat and people getting hurt. And...
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    How to get my Capri upside down?

    I need to get my newly acquired, previously kept in the water, Capri upside down so I can strip the bottom paint. My trailer can be tilted, so my plan was to try to slide the boat off the traler, stand it on end long enough to spin it around then lower back on to the trailer topside down...
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