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    First Time Setting up the Rigging = Miserable Failure

    I must be asking the wrong questions as I keep getting advice on raising the mast... What is the sailing term for routing/running all the ropes and raising the sails? I am having problems figuring out where all the lines go and how to set everything up correctly for my first time out...
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    First Time Setting up the Rigging = Miserable Failure

    I'm gonna buy the handbook, but I was planning on taking the boat out this week... :(
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    First Time Setting up the Rigging = Miserable Failure

    I did manage to raise the mast on my first attempt, but have no idea about the sails, lines, or sheets... I laid the mast down on the transom, attached the the two side stays, and slid it back until the foot of the mast was at the mounting post. Inserted the lockdown bolt and got inside the...
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    First Time Setting up the Rigging = Miserable Failure

    Well I finished fixing up my boat and proceeded to rig the boat. I had a bag full of ropes and my two sails (Jib and Main). I looked at the users manual and it was very vague on details about how the lines and sheets should be rigged and the model pictured had a roller furler. I was able to...
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    Original Main Sail have Hull Number on it?

    So is there any other way to tell whether the sails I have are original? What should I look for when trying to evaluate sail-worthiness in an older sail?
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    Original Main Sail have Hull Number on it?

    Do the original Catalina Sails have the Hull number printed on them? I have a 1986 Mod 1 whose sails look to be in good shape. The previous owner didn't know if they were the original sails. Did the original main sail come with the hull number printed on it?
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    Boat Modifications

    Is it possible to replace the Mod 1's teak parts with their Mod 2 & 3 fiberglass counterparts? For example the spray rail
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    Capri 14.2 Specifications

    Where can I find Specifications for the Capri 14.2 such as: What is the maximum crew and cargo weight limit? What is the maximum hull speed? What is the maximum outboard horsepower rating? What is the transom height in the center, and also on both sides? What is the average...
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    Boat Modifications

    Larry, Are the lines used to raise/lower the centerboard on your boat factory or have you modified them to run along the footboard? I have patched screw holes where you have a block. My lines go through two blocks then around and down the center of the cockpit parallel to the centerboard and...
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    Boat Modifications

    I own a Model 1, Hull # 958.
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    Boat Modifications

    What type of modifications have you done to your boat? What type of mods would you recommend to get the best out of your sailing experience? What commericial modifications are available? Do you have any ideas, plans, or pictures of home-built mods? Have any modification stories...
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    Lighting

    What lighting options are available for night sailing a 14.2? As far as I know, regulations state a Sailing Vessel less than 7 meters (23 ft) in length only need to have a white flashlight or latern to show while underway. Out of courtesy to other boats, what options are there for adding...
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    Anchoring

    What kind of anchoring options are there for the 14? What type and size/weight of anchor is enough? Are there anchor mounts on the bow? If not what kind of hardware would you recommend for use in anchoring? Would you bouy the rode/anchor line? Are there charts available that show...
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    Where to begin?

    Okay, so I spoke with my family and realistically I will be sailing alone 90% of the tiime and may have me, my father, and maybe my wife on at the same time (700Lbs). Is this still too much weight for the 14.2? There are no 16's listed locally and I think the 14.2 is the only boat my little...
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    Where to begin?

    Hello all, I live in the Austin, Texas area and will be sailing on Lake Travis. I have never owned a boat. I've only sailed a few times on medium sized yachts 25' - 32' but I loved it. I would like to get into sailing, but am completely overwhelmed by the terminology, choices, and lack of...
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