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    14.2 expo

    I'm pretty sure you're right, Bernardd. It's the same hull and design except the mast is moved forward the the Hoyt boom is pretty much where the Mod 3's mast would be. The cockpit is the same but there are no jib cars/shrouds. Hopefully, Bond will be able to open the links that you...
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    14.2 expo

    Cockpit I'm not sure about the size of the cockpit but I don't think there's any difference. I'm pretty sure that the forward combing is in the same place it's just that the mast is mounted further forward. There are also no stays/shrouds or jib cars so you have a little more room on the...
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    14.2 expo

    Jib Bernardd, Absolutely correct. The mast on the Expo is a good bit more forward (and taller) and tacking is not problem. If the sail is furled in any more than about 1/4 the boat Expo gets a little tricky to tack but - otherwise - no issues. Incidentally, the Expo sail is also a bit...
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    14.2 expo

    Jib No problem, Bond. It's very difficult to tack without a jib on a sloop rig - especially in light winds. The Expo is a "cat rig" and is designed for a single sail so it tacks with no problems. I used to drop the jib in my 16.5 in heavy winds. I had to execute tacks very quickly or...
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    14.2 expo

    Not a Toy Bond, It's definitely not a toy. The idea was to simplify the rig so that you can be on the water quicker and you can solo much easier. If you get the standard rig, you'll need to take someone out with you to work the jib until you reach the point that you're comfortable going...
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    14.2 expo

    Trade-offs Bond, The Expo is a great choice - IF - you don't want to race. There's is virtually no tweaking of the sail beyond adjusting the outhaul. If you just want to solo or take 1 or 2 other people out for a nice 2 hour sail? The Expo will be perfect. You can have the boat rigged...
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    14.2 expo

    Do it!!! Hey Rick, I've been sailing my Expo 14.2 for about 2 1/2 years and I absolutely love it. I can rig it in about 5 - 10 minutes at the ramp, sail it in pretty much any kind of weather because of the furling main and there's not a whole lot to break on her. She doesn't sail close to...
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    Expo mast breakage

    No Worries... I've been sailing my Expo 14.2 for about 2.5 years now. Stepping the mast was a little tricky at first but definitely not a deal breaker on this boat. Two things make it easier for me to step the mast: being able to see the pin when I place the mast into the hole and making...
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    Wanted: Used Expo 14.2 Central Florida

    Thanks for the good words! They list around $7,000 with a decent trailer. I traded in a 4 year old Catalina Expo 12.5 on the deal. The 12.5 was a blast to sail in a 12 kt wind but a little small for my older back. The 14.2 is MUCH more comfortable and a lot more stable. It's got a...
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    Wanted: Used Expo 14.2 Central Florida

    Purchased a New Expo 14.2 Just wanted to say that I finally broke down and bought a new Expo 14.2. What a GREAT boat for single-handing! She tacks and points better than my Vanguard Nomad and is surprisingly fast. But, best of all, it literally takes 10 minutes to setup and launch. If...
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    Wanted: Used Expo 14.2 Central Florida

    I'm looking for a used Expo 14.2 in the St Petersburg, FL area. Email: justwippet@yahoo.com Thanks, Jon
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