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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Outstanding! Sailing is best, but getting out to where you can sail successfully is critical and these little electric motors have served amazingly well.
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    That chip is the only destruction I've had with the 30 sized motor in nearly 6 years for use. Because of all this talking I did epoxy the exposed glass today... should have done that in 2013 when it happened... alas, and thanks for the shaming (focus). As crazy as the day was that did the chip...
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Fascinated to hear how it goes... I have a minor Sunfish fiberglass touch up to do tomorrow so all this transom talk has shamed me into touching up the Capri as well. The only damage I'd gotten from mounting the motor was that chip from the spin three years ago (and I should have just filled it...
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Transom flexes but hasn't cracked or anything in all the years I've motored. Your making me feel guilty enough to add in a slice of marine plywood (plastic) for protection but no, never had damage beyond that windy wild spin that ended up twisting/scraping/chipping that small piece that I still...
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    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    I do just use the standard motor vice screws to hold it onto the fiberglass and hadn't had any damage for a couple years until I got myself into a wacky windy mess where I should have had the sails down before I set up the motor (but the plan was to use the motor to stay into the wind to drop...
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    Winds 24kts Gusting to Waterspouts

    Thanks for sharing! Great memories, stories, and skills built in the wind and waves... I'm glad the post brought it all back.
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    Winds 24kts Gusting to Waterspouts

    If you look me up one on Capri 14.2 side you'll see one of the boats I grew up sailing in Lake Michigan 20+ years ago that was refurbished and floats proudly in much warmer Florida now. Great FWB waterspout and survival!
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    Winds 24kts Gusting to Waterspouts

    I put these pics and the story to go with them on Book of Faces for family and friends but I figured I’d share them here as well. This winter and spring have been ridiculously windy and there’ve been plenty of 15 gusting to 20, 25 gusting to 30+ days this boat has survived. These pics were...
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    Great day sailing in light winds today

    Thanks. SLO Sails sent us a bunch of sample fabrics/colors and we put it together. Great folks, great sails. I sent them pictures after I'd been out on the first sail and one of them pushed me several important rigging/trimming tips just based on what he saw in the pictures... Much appreciated.
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    VIPER’s First Cruise

    VIPER is a fantastic craft indeed! We're already prepping for the sailing this weekend... Tammy (Mermaid) will have her wetsuit on for her first time at the helm. She wants to be a comfortable Sunfish skipper in time to care for a boat of her own ;-)
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    VIPER’s First Cruise

    I’m usually on the Capri 14.2 side of this site but I just got done throwing this post up on Book of Faces for folks who know us and I figure it was worthwhile as an introduction to the Sunfish side of SailingForums. I’m not new to the Sunfish class, used to race on the Chesapeake with the...
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    Great day sailing in light winds today

    Any day on the Capri is a great day! I jumped in the boat on a foggy breezy rainy day last week and it was still great (although the wife was smart enough not to join me). A few other intrepid pirates were on the seas and we passed in the fog... great day had by all. These boat are pleasantly...
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    Considering buying a Capri 14

    Have no fear if you have some locals to teach you a few tricks to manage heavy winds etc. Most of the folks who 'hate' these seem to feel that they're unstable or unforgiving but if you have some reasonable training from anyone familiar with the boat you'll be comfortably tacking, jibbing, and...
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    Stern mast crutch

    These are very old pics from when we originally refurbished the boat but hopefully they give you the idea. I can't even remember what sort of wood we used but we basically attached two slabs to the core, carpeted everything, then popped a boat bow trailer bumper on top which cradles the mast...
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