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    Harness and Harness Rigging Question

    Will be stellar if it works. I think it should. Keep us posted!
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    1988 Capri 14.2 Owners Manual & Catalina Yachts General Handbook

    Curious Winston if, while capsized, you've had to deal with the current trend of wake surfing power boats that create remarkably large wakes at low speed to surf on? My kid and I recently launched his small sailboat from a ramp that had them cruising by on the regular, and I swear I'll never go...
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    for beginners

    Yep, good decision to take class and get instruction. Sailing class and lessons will go a long way toward making it fun for you. Enjoy!
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    Straightening a bent mast

    Wow that free boat is quite a score, should clean up nicely! If the bend was slight, I'd say just sail as-is. But it does look significant. Maybe try posting a wanted ad here? Problem with a mast is always the length, not something you can just throw in the mail and ship to another city. I got...
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    Does anyone else hate their sails as much as I do?

    Let me know if you're interested in selling the Barbie Dream Boat sails for cheap. I'd hate to see them go to the landfill....
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    Help with Centerboard Downhaul Attachment ...

    My Mod 1 ('85 vintage).
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    Alternative Mast Flotation device question

    Interesting. I guess I'm stuck with this for now :p
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    Does anyone else hate their sails as much as I do?

    Spot on ,Winston. I can totally see how pink sails may be a bit of a show stopper at the ramp 3 decades later :D!
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    Alternative Mast Flotation device question

    LOL... well said :p So surely it's been considered already, but would jamming one of those "pool noodles" down the mast work?
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    Broken screw for centerboard pivot bracket

    Thanks! Mine's about the same vintage and has been well loved with little use. Have you called Catalina to see if it's as simple as drilling new pilot holes near the broken bolts?
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    Alternative Mast Flotation device question

    Curious how you consider the RS float so much more sexy than the "ugly" Hobie?
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    Does anyone else hate their sails as much as I do?

    My guess for those sails of yours is the marketing department struck genius with that scheme after analyzing the fashion trends at the time...
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    Does anyone else hate their sails as much as I do?

    My 34 year-old original sails are a bit less flamboyant in purple/baby blue/white/blue. My jib is all baby blue. I've never really put much thought into what others might think of them.
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    Broken screw for centerboard pivot bracket

    Well done and excellent documentation! Thanks for the detailed write-up on your progress. Keep the updates and pics coming. Just curious Speedyox - how old is your boat and has it seen a lot of use?
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