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  1. J

    Quick release pins

    I furl the jib, disconnect the forestay from the bow and bungee the forestay/jib to the mast. I don't disconnect the forestay from the mast. Also, I use the jib sheets to tie the mast and jib to the neck on the trailer that supports the mast.
  2. J

    Quick release pins

    I trailer everytime I go out as well. I use these cotter rings for the forestay: http://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/98/cotter-ring-elliptical-package-of-10.cfm . I have a roller furling on the front, which limits access to the hole and pin. The elliptical cotter ring makes it...
  3. J

    Help me sail!

    There is plenty of info on the Internet. UCLA has some good beginner book PDFs that are free to download. Wear a life jacket and get out there!
  4. J

    What is this?

    3/8" would work. It's somewhere between 3/8" and 7/16" measured with my calipers. It came in very handy this weekend while beaching and taking people on short rides. It's basically the length between the 1st slug and the gooseneck. You have to lift the boom up to the bottom of the wide...
  5. J

    What is this?

    I think I get it. When you lower the sail I suppose it keeps the slugs from falling out. Could be handy.
  6. J

    What is this?

    Newbie sailor here. This site has been very helpful to me so far in getting into the world of sailing and learning about my new boat, so thanks in advance. This could be a stupid question, but I have not been able to figure out what this object does on my newly purchased 1992 Capri 14.2...
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