Recent content by mike dimin

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    Almost lost my boom block

    I noticed after sailing today that the screws holding the eye strap of the boom block were stripped. Recommendations on a fix? 1) Larger screws 2) Move the eye strap a bit fore or aft 3) Boom bail to replace eye strap 4) Take the opportunity to re-rig in a more efficient/effective way Your...
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    Tiller connection to rudder head?

    My tiller is attached as the OP stated, "My tiller slides through the rudder head, and it is only stopped from sliding out by a small screw at the butt end of the tiller". I find that I rarely shorten it more than a few inches which keeps the large part of the tiller within the rudder head...
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    Tiller connection to rudder head?

    I like the fact that my tiller can slide through the rudder head. It allows me to "shorten" the tiller if I need to
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    Demasted in 24 kt Winds

    I must agree, controlling the jibe is essential
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    Transporting and Storing

    I found this mast caddy from Midwest Sailing for 36.00 plus shipping. It was on there overstock page, which is hard to find so here is the link: There was no pic, so I called them and they described exactly what I used to have on my Holder 14...
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    thanks. I found the tuning guide and I'll search the owners manual
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    Thanks guys. I am excited (just as we end sailing season here in upstate NY). I am excited to get to work making her safe and sailable. Perhaps we'll have a nice Indian Summer to get her out in. Anyone know where I might be able to get an owner's manual? Like to keep them around for reference...
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    Just sealed the deal on a '98 Mod 3, 14.2. Pretty good condition, needs new standing rigging and a few things here and there (probably about $250 worth). Comes with both a trailer and a Seitech Beach Dolly. Paid 1750. Very excited Also a brand new member here. I appreciate the forum and all...