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    For Sale:  Capri 14.2 Mod 1

    I have for sale a Mod 1 Capri 14.2. It is a 1987. All new standing rigging, only running rigging not replaced is the Jib Sheets and Jib Halyard. Boat sails well. Boat is in good shape but could use spar varnish and a good wax. Boat includes trailer but will consider reducing price if...
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    For Sale: 14.2 spares. mast, rudder, tiller. part swap too.

    I know this is a bit old but was wondering if you still want to sell the mast? will you ship? cost to 23112? Thanks!
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    Advice on Capri

    Boat I don't thing your negative at all. I posted the questions and ideas up here to get guidance and opinions. I truly appreciate your feedback. I am going to Home Depot or Lowes to see about finding nylon nuts that will fit the SS bolts currently in the mast step. I wonder if aluminum...
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    Advice on Capri

    I am considering doing just this... or an adaptation... I was thinking something like what is below. Simply cutting the mast step on the side rather than on top and clean through to allow the step to "twist" in a demasting. Any issues forseen by cutting the original mast step in a similar...
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    Advice on Capri

    I am interested to see this... I can't imagine an alternative beyond stainless screws.... There has to be another way though something that will allow a bit more flexibility....
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    Advice on Capri

    That should have said nuts off of the through bolts... Sorry
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    Advice on Capri

    Greg, My mast step IS through bolted. What is the best way to attach the mast step? Stainless wood screws into a block of scrap? Or just take the bits off the through bolts?
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    Gel Coat Cracks

    I am having some of the same cracks. Let us know if you come up with a solution. I have seen some "quick fix" products like Magic Ez. Not sure if they work too well. Mixed reviews. Another quick fix product is Captin Tolley's which is available at West marine.
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    Advice on Capri

    Thanks Boat, Well guys I got the boat. The standing rigging seems to have been stored indoors. There is no rust or "fish hooks" coming off of the metal wire at all. I looked at the small amounts of exposed wire and there is no discoloration. Is this the best way to determine if the rigging...
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    Advice on Capri

    Boat, I looked at the "swage-it" tool. Very interesting. This would allow me to run the cable and thimbles through the mast tang and save money of the "aircraft" forks that are used to attach new shrouds to the tang. I have seen other swage tools often advertised as being used for garage...
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    Advice on Capri

    thanks boat! This is very good information. I am initially thinking of adding foam to the inside of the mast to increase floatation and down the road I will look at the baby bob addition. Looks like most guys are customizing brackets. This boat has not been in or stored near the water for...
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    Advice on Capri

    Thank you Greg for your reply. I have already began looking into the baby bob for the mast. I weigh in at a healthy 240lbs and am a strong swimmer. I think I will be able to right the boat but do want that "extra insurance" so to speak. I have also found standing rigging at West marine that...
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    Advice on Capri

    I am getting ready to take possession of my first sailboat! I have "borrowed" sunfish, small hobie cats, a vangaurd 15 and small sailboats. This will be my first boat with a jib and centerboard that is not completely removable. It was my grandfathers boat bought new. I believe it is a mod 1...
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