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    Wanted: Buying a used C14.2

    Doug- Is that boat a centerboard version or a fixed keel? I think condition depends most on the value of a boat. Make sure you thoroughly check it out. My boat had some small blisters and the wooden stringers were rotten as well. It took me about $500 doing all the work myself to fix the...
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    Rotten Wood

    I meant to mention this in a post at the beginning, but I keep forgetting. Before I started this whole project I contacted Catalina about the problem. I talked to the customer service representative Ken or Kent or something like that. Anyhow after numerous unanswered messages, I finally got a...
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    where do you keep your boat?

    Yeah it's a club 420 according to the ad. If you're needing some parts Annapolis Performance Sailing has a great selection for Club 420s. http://www.apsltd.com/Tree/d93000/e90170.asp Enjoy!
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    where do you keep your boat?

    There's 3 different types of 420s that I'm aware of. If you can figure out which one you have, it may make it a little easier to direct you in the right way. I know if you don't have a spin set-up then it's a Collegiate 420. Club 420s are essentially the same as a Collegiate 420 except with the...
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    where do you keep your boat?

    I know we had some FJs and we used a tennis ball and then a bungee run through it and it holds it tight against the hole. It worked for our purposes. We then stretched it up to a gudgeon or something and that kept it open when we stored them.
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    where do you keep your boat?

    You could probably lift the bow out of the water. When we pull the boats out at AYC, there's usually about 3 of us, but we completely lift the boat out and up to prevent scratching the bottom. The bunks for the jet skis aren't bad if you use it to pull the boat up, just don't store it on them...
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    where do you keep your boat?

    Well I know the collegiate 420s that I sail, the bottom fiberglass isn't super thick. Putting 2x6s on their ends isn't going to support the weight very well. They flatten out towards the back, but two bunks like the picture are going to "warp" the hull. If you can "slide" the boat onto the dock...
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    Rotten Wood

    Alright. Well the past couple weeks I've been putting in the floor and replacing the stringers. Replacing the underside of the floor was the easiest part believe it or not. The center stringer which you see in the pictures runs down the middle of the cockpit floor. In order to get that thing fit...
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    Is sticker paper HIN legit?

    Check out this link. This is a bunch of ads that at one time were for sale on sailingtexas.com. The creator of this webpage, keeps any ad that was posted, and allows you to view the photos, information, and asking/selling price. This can allow you to see what seems to be a "fair" price for the...
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    Is sticker paper HIN legit?

    It could have been done for both reasons. I know my capri which is a 1992 has it stamped in the back. I would tend to say they've been using that method for a while.
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    Is sticker paper HIN legit?

    I don't think that would suffice as a HIN. If someone ground off the HIN thats stamped in the fiberglass, it seems to me you would just register it as a "homemade" boat. Depending on your state they may require you to etch some sort of number, but "homemade" boats don't have any kind of HIN. Or...
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    where do you keep your boat?

    Several Yacht clubs I have visited keep their 420's on a floating dock. They put some padeyes to tie down the boat and they make a curved support section out of wood that goes under the bow to keep the boat from rocking on the dock, and to lift it up so water will drain. The best description of...
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    where do you keep your boat?

    Look for products designed for jet skis. I know they have some sort of winch lift that might work, and save you some time in fabricating one. It may have to be modified slightly to accept a wider capri, but the weight should be no issue.
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    Center Board & Bungy Cord

    Well the replacement would be easiest. There looks like there might some play where the pin goes through. You might be able to grind some of the outer fiberglass off and rebond the broken section back to the rest of the board with some west system epoxy thickened with 403. And then fiberglass...
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    Rotten Wood

    Finally got everything cleaned out. Thought I would post a few pictures so you can get a good idea what's going on.
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