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    Humming Centerboard

    The board hums because it is not "fair" or perfect in shape. This is like an out of balance tire on a car vibrating at certain speeds. Racing boat owners spend great somes of time and money to have the blades (keel, rudder) faired to remove the imperfections so the boat travels better through...
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    Floor Strength

    At 220 pounds, it hasn't happened to me yet. Now I've got another reason to diet?:eek:
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    2011 Nationals

    Sorry to say no video. There should be some images but I am no certain where they might be. Its tough enough to put race committee together for a couple of days much less having a boat with a driver and a camera operator. Maybe next time someone will get it done.
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    2011 Nationals

    Great time for the few that came to this year's event. Results are below. RC got 5 races in on Saturday and another 3 on Sunday. Sunny and shifty conditions both days. 2011 Capri 14.2 Nationals 2011 Capri 14.2 Nationals Gold Fleet Rank Fleet SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5...
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    Velocity made good to weather

    I love good math but suck at it. The best VMG chart is when you're on the water getting smoked by the sailors that ignore the vmg chart because they're better than it and you. It is an impressive chart , congrats.:)
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    New Fleet in Michigan

    Ed Jones used to be the guy to contact down here in San Diego and I seem to remember Bradley Green being the web guy but not sure if either one is still in the loop. I'd contact Samantha Olenick at MBYC since they are about to host the Nationals this year. Capri 14.2 Fleet Captain is Samantha...
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    2011 Nationals

    Anyone coming to San Diego for the Capri 14.2 Nationals???
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    main sheet and other rigging

    Too light imho. Use real yacht line. My 2 cents.
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    Swaging Tool From Lowes

    Happy to know you had a pleasant sail. Good sailing!
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    No Sailing Today

    hi ncpirate, They are part of the co-ed team and will also be competing in the few college mens laser events. The storm destroyed the ODU sailing teams boat dock and classes will start a couple of days late but all else is good.
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    No Sailing Today

    My sons both attend Old Dominion College in Norfolk. My wife is back there with them getting things set up for this year's classes. Has Norfolk seems to be in the path , they have driven inland just past Richmond to stay with friends on the ODU sailing team. Being we're all from CA, we are not...
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    Mast Step Orientation

    Wood screws would be enough to hold the mast step in place. You want the step to come off in the event of a shroud failure. It will keep the boat from being damaged and maybe the mast step from being bent. I speak from personal knowledge.
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    Jib Luff

    You should really at least consult a sail maker if not have them do the repair. I think it maybe correct to have some slack in that luff wire. My 2 cents.
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    Capri 14.2 vs Hobie Holder 14 vs Chrysler Mutineer

    Have you sailed all three yet? Unless you do , you won't know which boat is better for you.
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    2011 Nationals

    Brian Anderson is the PRO for the event being held at Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego, CA. The general # for the club is 858-488-0501. Weather has been great in the last few weeks. This weekend past, August 20 and 21 it was sunny , around 72 on the water and wind between 5-11 knots out of...