Recent content by shadlm

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    Whisker Pole Storage

    Where do people put the whisker pole when it isn't being used? I've just been putting mine on the floor of the cockpit, but it has to go under the mainsheet and away from the centerboard hoist, and sometimes it can still get tangled in one or the other. I've seen whisker or spinnaker poles...
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    Why is the Capri 14.2 so slow?

    Gee, where do you start? Short waterline length. No adjustment for the inboard/outboard position of the jib car. Doesn't have a real traveller. Undersized main. Oversized jib. Built for speed, it ain't. It's very enjoyable to sail, but you're pretty much talking about racing against other...
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    Vang Hardware

    If anyone is interested, I ended up getting a Harken Little Fiddle block (H057) to replace the fiddle block that came with the boat. Picture is attached (I hope). Much nicer, but kind of pricey. I found one at a good price on eBay, but MSRP is $96.75. It doesn't do anything to change the...
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    jib car style new vs old

    I don't know about replacement jib cars, but we had the same problem on our boat with the factory jib cars. After switching to a lower diameter line, though, they work a lot better. The Quantum Sails tuning guide recommends 5/16" Trophy Braid or 1/4" Melges Braid. I think we went with a 5/16"...
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    Vang Hardware

    How to use the boom vang is described pretty well in the tuning guides of the various sailmakers (see the Web Links -> Sail Links page on this web site). I have a long way to go in learing how to put that information to proper use. But I find that the vang helps a lot when I'm close hauled...
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    Vang Hardware

    Yes. That's the one, all right. Just a V cleat on the fiddle block. I'm glad to hear we're not stuck with it. I'd be interested to see pictures of, or part numbers for, what other boats have. Thank you for yours Dave. Probably a tad over 3:1, but would sure be sweet. Is there a...
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    Vang Hardware

    Reading the Class Rules and Specifications, section 3.1 states that "...deviation from original configuration...shown on class specifications Drawings 1 through 4, are not permitted." Am I correct in interpreting this to mean that I cannot modify my boom vang hardware from the original...
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