I noticed you said you added Cleats just forward of the Shrouds.
Pay careful attention as you dont want them interfering with the Jib or the Jib Sheets.
My Jib hugs the deck and anything stiicking up between the Shrouds and Forestay would invite a hang up during a tack...
Forestay and Weather Helm
My Forestay is attached to a Stainless Stay Adjuster placed in the forward hole and I attach the Jib Tack to the aft hole.
Lots of things can affect the helm - Mast rake , Mainsheet adjustment, Centerboard position, position of Crew...
Mast - Rake it forward...
Whisker Pole Mast Fitting
Thanks for the reply Ed,
I volunteer! except I dont have a copy.
I do have one burning question and that is placement of the mast fitting for the Whisker pole.
I have found reference to 36 inches from the deck. How strictly is this height controlled ? If...
Whisker poles are the next best thing to flying a kite. You can literally feel and hear the difference when using one.
For racing they're a must, for playing around and chasing down your buddies they're just plain 'ol fun.
I sail at Huntington and Millerton Lakes and both lakes can be...
Reading through the threads and posts here I see the Padeye height to be 3 feet from the Deck.
Is this measured from the area at the mast step or the deck itself ( a good inch and a half difference from behind and in front of the splash rail on my Mod 1 )
Fairwinds and good sailing...
Thanks for the suggestions.
Was wondering more, if this was a common problem.
Rudder is solid , stiff and no dings - just has those polka dots
I missed the Foam core in the FAQ.
Fairwinds and good sailing,
I recently purchased a '86 Capri 14.2 sailnumber # 1878,
Boat was unused and stored outside for the last ten years but has cleaned up very well, Spars and sails were stored indoors and in great shape.
The major cosmetic issue is the rudder, which has numerous blisters, various...