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    No Sailing Today

    Good News – no major damage to our house, the boats survived, and the electric has been restored. The front side of Irene was hard on the two fishing piers (Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle); however, the back side of the storm provided the greatest impact on the shoreline of Bogue Sound...
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    No Sailing Today

    Based on the 11 am forecast, Emerald Isle is expected to begin experiencing tropical storm force winds around 3 pm this afternoon, and experience hurricane winds by 4 am on Saturday. The initial rain bands associated with Irene will begin later this afternoon. Based on the current forecast...
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    Cosmetic or Structural Issue

    Is this a cosmetic issue or a structural one? The crack appeared after a day of rough sailing in high winds and a rough sea.
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    Bottom Paint

    Advice is needed on the pros and cons of bottom paint. If we were to bottom paint the boat, is it reversible? Currently, I can only leave the boat in water for two or three days at a time. Has anyone built a floating platform to float a capri out of the water? Thanks for your assistance.
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    Jib cover

    jib Sun strips on the leech and foot will protect the jib when furled. During the past three years, my boat has been exposed to the sun in North Carolina. It is rigged from April through November each year. Midway through the fourth year, there has been no damage to the jib. I would not...
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    Windex

    I just received a new Windex 10 Sport windvane for my birthday. The installation seems very simple, however the instructions don't mention how to determine which angle to set the tacking tabs. All the instructions say is: "Set the tacking tabs at an angle between 45 and 65 degrees." I'm...
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    homemade boat lift

    Thanks Rayhas for your reply. I should have offered more details with my question. The boatlift needed is one that floats. I want to build a floating boatlift similar to those sold by Jet Dock, EZ dock, etc.
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    homemade boat lift

    Does anyone have plans for a homemade boat lift for the 14.2 ?
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    Catalina Yachts Phone Number

    Thanks Ed The phone number is correct. I was able to speak with a representative who was very helpful. Thanks again!
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    Catalina Yachts Phone Number

    I attempted to call Catalina Yachts at 818 884 7700. This number was listed in an earlier post It didn't work for me. Is there another number that I could use to reach the Parts Department? I need a gasket set for my 14.2. Thanks
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    Ideas for building a dolly?

    Poor Man’s Shoreline Boat Lift on Bogue Sound Equipment needed to move small sailboats onto the shore: Two five feet sections of 4 inch PVC Pipe Optional items: 1. Wench on post to assist in pulling the boat up on shore. 2. If tides are an issue, ropes and stakes are needed to keep...
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    Rudder / Shallow Water

    Thanks for the information. I am attempting to sail on Bogue Sound, North Carolina. The water depth ranges from four to twelve feet during high tide and approximately three feet less at low tide. I have not had a problem with the rudder at or near high tide, but my first attempt to sail...
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    Rudder / Shallow Water

    Is there a recommended way to attach a bungee cord to the rudder to keep it fully extended without tightening up the wing nut on the rudder pivot point? Thanks
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    Gooseneck

    Richard: Thanks for the information.
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    Gooseneck

    The gooseneck on the boom of my 1991 14.2 Capri has an eye in the top side where the Cunningham line is attached for running through the Cunningham grommet of the sail then back to the mast cleat. Is there any reason why I can not reverse the gooseneck so the Cunningham line comes out of the...
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