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    How to Heave-To: Sketch included

    No! The heave-to manuever is used to stop a boat in heavy air and giant waves; or to park a boat while at sea or while waiting for the next race. The roll tack is used to keep as much speed as possible during a tack. In fact, when done correctly, you can even accelerate (in light air)...
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    Genoa jib for racing

    Anyone using the Scott Sails mentioned above? I'd seen the referenced post before and wondered. Looks like they were the top dog up through 2008. Any SD sailors using them now? Jim, resin-saturated, board-stiff sails are fast. And the louder the better. What you describe sounds like a...
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    Vang Wire Pennant Purpose

    Ed, The harken system you show looks a bit over speced for the boat, but it will definately make it easier to adjust. Which ever system you use, and whether you turn it upside down or not, ditch the wire pennant. Then replace it with a piece of spectra.
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    Hobie Baby Bob Mount

    Rick, I was unable to download your .pdf Anyone else?
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    Replace Shrouds?

    "New standing rigging is the best insurance a new sailboat owner can buy." Following this age-old advice has saved sailors countless dollars and probably a few lives over the years. And since the shrouds are so inexpensive on the Capri, there's just no reason not to buy a new forestay and...
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    Shroud Diameter? and Masthead Fly?

    Thanks Ed, I just installed new shrouds from Catalina Yachts. They have the plastic cover. But I wish they didn't. However, they are less than half the price of the ones from CD, and include the tangs (which fortunately were easy to remove). In any case, I'll use the 3/16" measurement for...
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    Shroud Diameter? and Masthead Fly?

    One more question... Well, two. What is the diameter of the shrouds on the C14.2? I want to add shroud telltails, and it looks like they are diameter-specific. Are you guys sailing with a mastead fly? Past rides' have had'm and I missed it on my first sail on the Capri.
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    3rd Centerboard Question this Week!!!

    Thanks Robert. I sail in the Pacific and plan to keep the boat in a slip, so grounding shouldn't be an issue. My only consern with the current setup is that if the control line is un-cleated, the board comes up. Not good.
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    3rd Centerboard Question this Week!!!

    Sailed the Capri for the first time on Saturday in the Boxing Day Regatta (77 boats!!!). It was fun but I suspect that we were doing many things wrong. The centerboard control line on my boat is setup so that when you pull the line, LOWERS the centerboard . In the alternative...
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    Rear Hiking Strap Attachment to Barney Post

    Chem, You're the man! Ordered it over the weekend. But the $8.95 for ground shipping this little thing is a bit of a rip.
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    Spreader length: 14 or 19 inches?

    Why can't things just be linier?
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    Rear Hiking Strap Attachment to Barney Post

    Thanks Chem, But I already have that drawing. Unfortunately, I have the same problem as the guy in Post 9. There's no ear on the underside of my barney post, on which to attach the triangle bracket.
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    Rear Hiking Strap Attachment to Barney Post

    Yet another question... My mod 2 has the aluminum barney post. But there doesn't seem to be an ear on the underside to attache the triangle to. Any ideas?
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    Spreader length: 14 or 19 inches?

    Thanks Lem, Good to know that they are going toward the short ones, rather than away. I've spent enough already, and haven't even got her out on the water. This has been the most expensive free boat I've ever owned!
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    Spreader length: 14 or 19 inches?

    Spreader length: Hand book says there two versions (14” or 19”)? Is one better than the other? I asked this question a long time ago and got no response. My mod 2 has 14 inch spreaders. Generally, shorter spreaders equate to tighter tacking angles. Any ideas? What size are yours?
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