Recent content by edsandra

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    where do you keep your boat?

    I winch my Capri 14.2 onto a dock. My dock is about two feet above the water. I use a set of bunks that piviot. I can be sailing in about five minutes. Its great.
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    Hiking straps....yes Im new too !!!!!

    How much does Catalina get for a complete set of hiking straps? Thanks, Ed
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    Stern Cleats

    Cleats Mounted on Transom The cleats on my 14.2 are mounted horizontally on both sides of the transom. I keep a dockline tied off to one of the cleats. The line is long enough to accomadate a childs swing seat which I use as a step for reboarding the boat by tieing the line off to the other...
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    Capri 14 mainsail cover wanted

    Make your own for $60 I recently bought 3 yards of 60 inch wide “Sunbrella” fabric for about $60. I was able to make both a main sail and jib cover with enough left over for a tiller cover. For the main sail cover I cut the fabric 34 inches wide along the 9 foot length and zigzagged the...
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    Main Sail and Jib Covers

    I recently bought 3 yards of 60 inch wide “Sunbrella” fabric for about $60. I was able to make both a main sail and jib cover with enough left over for a tiller cover. For the main sail cover I cut the fabric 34 inches wide along the 9 foot length and zigzagged the edges to keep it from...
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    Need Info On Rigging Just Bought The Boat

    Unable to attach file I am trying to attach a rigging diagram as a jpg file and keep getting "Unable to move/copy file". I also tried putting the diagram in a word document with the same result. Can anyone tell me how to attach a file????
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    Boom/mast attachment - please help w/ pics

    Boom Height Larry, The bottom of my boom is 28 inches from the base of my mast. The Boomkicker shackle stop is against the bottom of the gooseneck and another stop is against the top of the gooseneck. I arrived at this height by raising the main sail as high as it would go and applying...
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    Boom/mast attachment - please help w/ pics

    Cunningham Dustin, You are correct, the cunningham grommet is the grommet that is about six inches above the tack. The cunningham is used to tension the luff (the front edge of the mainsail) when the wind increases and causes wrinkles in the luff. This takes the wrinkles out and also...
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    Boom/mast attachment - please help w/ pics

    Incorrect Picture Dustin, I believe the gooseneck slide in your picture is upside down. In my owners manual the hole is shown up and inline with the tack pin. A rope with a stopper knot goes through the gooseneck slide hole then throught the sail cunningham grommet and back down to a jam...
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    Mast support while trailering boat

    Works Great I bought the Ahoy Captain 33 inch for $35 plus $8 shipping. It works great both for trailering and to hold the boom up when I am dock side. The boom does not quite reach but you can loop the main sheet over it and it supports the boom fine. It is exactly the right height. It...
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    reefing

    Reef Points I reuse the downhaul that normally is used for the cunningham. Just pull it out of the cunningham hole and thread it through the luff reef point. Secure it before pulling on the reef leach line. My reef points are just below the first batten. Ed
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    reefing

    I installed the below described Jiffy Reef Kit for Boats under 22 feet in my Capri 14.2 mainsail last year and it works great. It costs $51 plus shiping. I highly recommend it. It really tames winds in excess of 20MPH. www.sailrite.com Part #34301 For boats 22' & under. Sailrite's...
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    Jib Car Replacement

    Dave, The cams on my Capri #2935 look exactly like the 150 cams on the Harken web page link that was sent in your e-mail. Harken fairlead # 328 is the one I thought would work. I can get them from this link for $8.77 http://www.marine.com/product_info.php/products_id/23792 I think I will...
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    Jib Car Replacement

    Part Numbers Larry and Dave, What part numbers did you buy? The pictures do not show cams. Do you use the old cams from the orinal side cars. I am really looking forward to buying a set. Did you buy direct from Harken or through some on-line marine store? Ed Sowell
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    Daysailing modifications, improvements, gadgets.

    Mast/Boom Support Dave, I bought the 33 inch one for $35 plus $8 shipping. It works great both for trailering and to hold the boom up when I am dock side. The boom does not quite reach but you can loop the main sheet over it and it supports the boom fine. It is exactly the right...
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