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    We need a 14

    Photos Sent to your gmail address Bob, Photos sent. Give Craigs list a try. Steve
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    We need a 14

    Need a 14.2 Bob, I took a look at the Capri 14.2 listed by Backyard Boats in Woodbridge, VA. It is a 1988 boat in very good condition. Not the same one I was thinking of. I'll post some photos to your site tomorrow. It's a brokered boat so don't know how much room you have to negotiate...
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    We need a 14

    Need a 14.2 Bob, Will do. I'll e-mail photos to your website address. I'll ask to make sure all the "bits" are there also. Steve
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    MD, VA, PA sailors - lets get together!

    Hello, I've been researching events and found this - Potomac River Sailing Association - May 2 - 3 Doc Gilbert Memorial Potomac Cup, for Lightnings and Hamptons, races at Leesylvania State Park. (RC-Lightnings) Skipper’s meeting Saturday at 10:30. First warning signal at noon. Sunday the...
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    We need a 14

    Capri 14.2 wanted - found 1 Bob, Backyard Boats of Woodbridge, VA has a 1988 for sale with trailer for $3695.00. Pretty steep if you ask me. I bought my Capri from them a few years ago. They had 2 on the lot and they were both in rough condition, i bought the one in better condition. If...
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    Trouble Planing the 14.2

    Hello 14.2 sailors! Have any of you been able to plane this boat? I can just get it to plane when broad reaching down the backside of a wave in big wind but cannot keep it on plane. Eaiser with 2 people? Do I need new sails for more power? Please share your secrets! Thanks, Steve
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    Bottom, Mast Repair and Introduction

    Update on hull blister repair Hello, Just wanted to post an update. Put the boat in salt water 1 week after finishing the bottom. Pulled the boat Dec. 2008. After a good scrub, smooth as a babys **s and no blistering! This year will be new sheets, lines and a good fairing of the...
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    Jib height/position question

    Wonderful! Once again, thanks very much Fan! Steve
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    Jib height/position question

    Hello, I have a roller furling forestay and a non-roller jib. I can move the jib up and down on the forestay about 12". Looking at the racing photos on the home page of this site, the jib is positioned down, almost touching the foredeck. Seems to me this position gives little overlap with...
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    Bottom, Mast Repair and Introduction

    Jim, Thanks for the insight. didn't think about the wood swelling up that much. I'll repair it by welding sometime! As for the blistering, the bottom of my boat looked like the surface of the moon-cratered blisters of all sizes covering the entire bottom below the water line and a big patch...
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    Bottom, Mast Repair and Introduction

    Thanks Fan, I didn't think I'd have room the fasten some type of support the the outside of the mast. Will have to think about welding as the mast now has a crack in it about 14 " long from the bolt hole. Steve
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    Bottom, Mast Repair and Introduction

    Hello, New to the forum and I must say there is a wealth of info on this site. Thought I would share my recent projects. I have an '85 or so 14.2 that had a completely blistered bottom. My repair was to sand/grind all gelcoat and paint off the bottom and get down to raw fiberglass. I then...
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