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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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    C14.2 Rigging through the years

    Hey Jim, my friend verified that his boat does have the boom vang and cunningham. Thanks. I just need to verify the storage situation at the lake and I'll probably be owning my first boat.
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    C14.2 Rigging through the years

    Thanks, Jim. I really have been seeing the effects of these types of adjustment in our recent races. While cruising on rental boats, it's not such a priority. Like I said, I haven't seen any examples of the boat without those two items in the rigging, but my buddy said he didn't remember them...
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    C14.2 Rigging through the years

    Sorry, I might not have been clear what my questions were: 1. Has the rigging changed between mods? 2. Specifically, would people expect that a 1994 boat come with vang and cunningham? (My friend's boat is in storage and he only sailed it a couple times.)
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    C14.2 Rigging through the years

    I am shopping for a C14.2 and I am curious if the rigging design has changed much through the different "mods." My friend is selling a 1994 model and he told me he didn't think it had boom vang or cunningham adjuments on the main sail. Yet, every discussion of rigging I have seen (including...
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    Capri 14.2 vs. Bucc 18?

    Doug, thanks for the tip. Jim, sorry for calling you "Joe."
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