Recent content by John Mahaffey

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    Capsize

    capsizing All of the contributing factors, while seemingly unrelated, were my own fault because I was the captain and it is my boat. The Day and the weather was perfect. Wind was 10mph . I ask a friend to go sailing that admitedly had never been sailing before. While setting up the boat he...
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    Capsize

    capsizing / mast float I am that guy that has the gallon jug tied to the mast. It not only does not look all that good but I found out from experience that it does not work. With the help of an inexperienced friend I tipped and flipped. With help from a fisherman and his motor boat we pulled it...
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    Capsize

    capsizing / mast float I am that guy that has the gallon jug tied to the mast. It not only does not look all that good but I found out from experience that it does not work. With the help of an inexperienced friend I tipped and flipped. With help from a fisherman and his motor boat we pulled it...
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    Where to begin?

    Josh, I just measured the transum on my mod 1 (1984 model) and it measured 19 inches from the top to the bottom of the boat. The 2hp 2 cycle Yamaha motor I have is the first motor that I have ever had. I am hooked. It is such a releif on the mind to know that if the wind dies or if the...
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    Where to begin?

    I agree Josh, I really like my 14.2. It is a lot of fun to sail. I agree with the other guys. You might want to look at a little bit larger boat if you want your whole crew to go sailing togeather.. Pull up the classifieds on austin360.com. I did today and saw 3or 4 boats that might fit your...
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    Rigging questions

    Mike I can't help you with any of your questions but I am interested in putting a jib furler on my boat. If you are interested in selling your furler let me know. John j-b_mahaffey@juno.com
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