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    Fuel tank table

    I bought a trolling motor and deepcycle battery and fashoned a set of tie downs in the cubby to store them when not needed. I only pull them when the winds fail to bring me home. I've not tested it but I'm confident the rig will hold in a capsize.
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    Wanted:Capri 14.2

    I have a Mod 3 with less than 15 total hours on the water. Boat, Trailer, Roller Furling, Boat Cover, BoomKicker, Outboard mount, Trolling Motor and Deep Cycle battery for those no wind conditions. The boat is at Lake Hartwell, Georgia. Let me know if you are interested. This is not a...
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    Humming Centerboard

    Hummmm The Humming CB is normal and occurs at about 4.2 Kts. It is the board causing the noise and you can reduce it by lifting the board a few inches. The fastest my mod 3 has gone is 9.1 kts, per my GPS. Once I'm above 5 Kts I begin raising my CB about 10% for every knot above 5 kts which...
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Go with the Sloop Rig 14.2. You can sail it with the jib furled and the main open until you get more comfortable with it. I sail mine single handed all the time and when the winds get above my comfort zone I furl the jib and keep going. You will learn more and enjoy sailing more with the...
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    I would pass on the 140 and go for the 146. I personally don't like Hunter boats but from what you stated for your goals I think the 146 would be a good sub for the 14.2. You won't get the level of excitement you would get from the 14.2 but you will get the room, safety, handling and basic...
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    tips for flipping the boat (on the dry)?

    I've never flipped a boat the size of a 14.2 but I know the fore deck won't support the weight so be sure to use three or more padded saw horses. Let us know what you decide and how it turns out.
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Capri dealer Go to www.catalinayachts.com and click the 'find a dealer' tab to locate international dealers. I'm sure you can find one.
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Glen-L 15 These are nice looking boats! No doubt it would be the bell of the ball on most lakes and well deserving of the pride you would garner in building it. Everybody loves a wood boat but few love them enough to maintain them. I love the simplicity of my Capri. I spend more time...
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    Winterizing

    If Santa brings me the wet suit I asked for I plan to sail throughout the winter.
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Trouper 12 and the Storm 15 Pros: Both boats are very nice looking and roomy boats, Easy to sail, and safe for the family. Cons: Both boats are high maintenance boats. You will have to balance the time you spend sailing these boats with the time you spend maintaining them. As for the...
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Cat Rigs Bernardd: there are lots of variations on the Cat Rig but you've got the just of it. They're forward mast with a single sail. There easy to sail but they don't point up as clean as a sloop. Bond: the capri 14.2 is easy to sail but you have to balance the boat by moving your crew...
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    14.2 The 14.2 is safe to beach but difficult to hall onto a trailer from the beach. Since it uses a center board instead of a dagger board you stand a good chance of damaging the skirt if you drag it up the beach. Last, the 14.2 has a generous cockpit but it's really designed for a crew of...
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    Sailing a Capri in the Red Sea - Egypt!!

    Topper vs Capri 14.2 The Topper series of boats are more in line with racing skiffs than the 14.2 but like the Topper the 14.2 is not a cruser/family boat. It sounds like a Catalina or Precision 18 is more in line with what you are looking for. The catch being that you plan to beach it...
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    hardware for connecting jib sail to sailboat?

    Shackle Typically you would use a 'D' shackle but a Snap shackle can also be used. Look for one proportionate to the sail.
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    hardware for connecting jib sail to sailboat?

    Shackles You can find them at West Marine. I use Harkin hardware for my jib, it cost about $6. And yes, you can use either the middle or most inboard hole on the bow plate to connect your jib. I use the middle hole, as probably most 14.2 sailors, to give me just a tad more reach.
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