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    Too heavy for Sunfish?

    Sorry, I was supposed to address this to @Alan S. Glos.
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    Too heavy for Sunfish?

    Hey George, I am about 5'11, 220lbs and have just started racing my Sunfish. Do you have any tips for someone in the 200lbs+ category. I am particularly curious about seating position, halyard position, and any other rigging ideas. Thanks.
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    Capri 14.2 part out - damaged hull, not seaworthy

    Hey, thanks for replying. I finally found mine after like a month of looking. Thanks. My club has a fleet of 14.2s in various states of repair, so I bet I'll be revisiting this thread eventually.
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    Parting out Capri 14

    Looking for a C14.2 starboard jib car/cleat. - Dave
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    Capri 14.2 part out - damaged hull, not seaworthy

    I am interested in the starboard jib car and cleat assembly. I don't need the tracks, just the car and cleat.
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    Capri 14.2 crew weight questions

    I race against RK. He does pretty damn well without any crew. :) However, as the wind picks up, the boat is definitely easier to manage with a crew to act as ballast even if you are handling all the other sailing duties. A lot of guys race with young kids as crew. It keeps weight down, but...
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    Furling Jib vs. Hanks for racing

    This tuning guide from Quantum Sails suggests that the adjusting the jib halyard is pretty important, so that would point to using a hanked sail. "Since the rig relies on the forestay to support it, the jib halyard is used to properly maintain the jib’s sail shape position through the...
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    Furling Jib vs. Hanks for racing

    That makes total sense to me, yet it seems the conventional wisdom is hanks-only. I am wondering if that is based on the logic you original presented in larger classes where multiple jibs are used. This weekend I'm going to be racing with the C14.2 fleet and I will be asking around. I want...
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    Furling Jib vs. Hanks for racing

    Thanks for your response. Everything you said makes total sense. 1. Do people actually use multiple sized jibs on C14.2s? 2. More theoretically, if two boats have the same size/shaped sails and one is hanked and one has the luff wire, would there be any performance difference? Thanks, Dave
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    Furling Jib vs. Hanks for racing

    I currently have a C14.2 with a furling jib. I am considering getting sails for racing and I am curious why everyone uses hanked sails in our racing club. It seems like the places that make racing sails will make them either with hanks or with the luff wire for furling. So, is there some...
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    Capri 14.2 vs. Bucc 18?

    Thanks for the info, azexploder. Maybe I'll see you on the lake. My Capri's sail number is 4302. I race with Tomahawk (J105) on LP. Dave ...
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    Connecting Tack of Jib to Roller Furling Drum

    Thanks to help from Greg above and Kent at CatalinaDirect.com, I am closer to solving my problem. There is a cable that goes through a small hole (red arrow in attached picture) in the base of the forestay and is then attached to the sail. That cable (or what was put in its place) has failed...
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    Connecting Tack of Jib to Roller Furling Drum

    Greg, thanks. I know what you mean about the sail being rolled up first. Everything had been working okay for my first few times on the water, but the last time I went to furl the sail, things got weird, Then, when I was putting the boat away, I saw bits of one of those rings on shore and...
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    Connecting Tack of Jib to Roller Furling Drum

    I recently purchased a 1994 (Mod 2) C14.2 with a Harken (model 434?) roller furling on it. (I think this is a standard installation.) After a few times on the water, whatever once connected the tack of jib down to the roller furling drum is now disconnected. So, pulling the furling line spins...
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    Capri 14.2 vs. Bucc 18?

    Hey Rod, Thanks for your reassuring post. My wife and bought out Capri 14.2 about a month ago. It has been a great fit. We haven't been able to make it to any of the races, but we have enjoyed darting around the lake. It is a very responsive boat and should provide a lot of fun and...
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