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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    Headstay tension "Running backstays support the headstay in a fractionally rigged boat." I'm not making this stuff up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_backstay I'm just asking if anyone has rigged running backstays on their Capri 14.2 If so, has it helped the mast pumping problem?
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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    Running backstay, like a C scow. Unless the boom and mainsail were shortened, a regular backstay would never work. Of course if you forget to release the leeward running backstay when you bear off for a screaming reach, look out.... capsize city is your destination. :D
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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    Thanks for the congrats! I love this boat. :) Years ago, when I sailed with my friend who was the owner back then (not a good sailor), I discovered that in strong winds, this design has a significant amount of lee helm that cannot be overcome by any amount of rudder control. So I would not...
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    New life for an old Capri 14.2

    I recently purchased a 1984 Capri 14.2 from a friend that had stored it since 1995. I thought that boat would never sail again. After I trailered it home, I spent a day cleaning it up with pressure wash and replacing frayed lines. The boat is in reasonably good condition since it spent over...
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