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    Capri 14.2 parts

    I am in need of a main sail. Please let me know if you have one in good condition.
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    Seeking Good Used White Main Sail for 14.2

    Seeking Good Used White Main Sail for 14.2
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    Baby Bob Brackets

    I just came across this older thread and decided to show you my solution. It was easy to make and mounts on top of the mast, secured by the bolt that is the axis of the masthead pulley.
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    discovered an inexpensive ladder today and installed it!

    Tim: I am not certain if your question was directed to me, possibly not. But, I will share with you what I did and it works great. There are pictures of how I interfaced a Hobie bob (baby size) with my mast without drilling any holes. De-masted in Mission Bay 2013 | Page 2 | SailingForums.com
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    discovered an inexpensive ladder today and installed it!

    Thanks for the photos; that helps. Are the two oak boards that you mention inside the hull? Why would you want to swing and retain the ladder up, as you show it in the last photo? It seems that having the ladder telescoped, as shown in the first photo of this thread, would work well for all...
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    discovered an inexpensive ladder today and installed it!

    Thanks for the link to the access ports. For this ladder installation, do three screws go through the hull and into oak on the inside of the hull and the fourth screw go through just the first surface of the hull and into a washer/nut?
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    discovered an inexpensive ladder today and installed it!

    My wife has been asking me to install a boat entrance such as this. Please explain what you mean by "installing an access hatch in the rear corner". An inside photo would be helpful. Thanks.
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    Possible masthead for baby bob

    At the bottom of this thread are photos of how I interfaced the Hobie baby bob with the masthead. http://sailingforums.com/threads/de-masted-in-mission-bay-2013.29376/page-2#post-145482
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    New owner - are hiking straps a must?

    At the end of the thread I linked below, I show how I implemented a Hobie Bob on my 14.2; no drilling of the mast is required. http://sailingforums.com/threads/de-masted-in-mission-bay-2013.29376/page-2
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    New owner - are hiking straps a must?

    http://catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/1867/hiking-strap-bailbrcp-142-c-15-cp-165.cfm Catalinadirect calls the part a “hiking strap bail” and they sell them for $9.95 each.
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    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    The boat is off the lake and in winter storage for the next six months. Here are two photos of my Hobie bob implementation. This approach, two aluminum extrusions and two aluminum plates, requires no drilling of the mast, just a slightly longer bolt through the masthead pulley.
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    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    The modified mast step is working great. My wife put it to the test a couple weeks ago when she turtled the boat. I have since installed a baby bob using similar materials. I will post photos of that soon. This spring, I replaced both shrouds and I replaced the forestay when I added the...
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    Tips, help, anything...?

    15 MPH winds are challenging for sailing alone. Sailing alone, you are light on ballast and you have no help with the jib. Were it me, I would sail with the main sail only; you will catch more than enough air and simplify the sailing task. Having a sailing companion is helpful when righting...
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    Center Board Dropping into Hull when Turtled

    I have not been present for a turtling, but during the latest occurence, the centerboard slipped down into the hull. One person had to go under the turtled hull to push the board up and out of the hull, while another grasped it so that it would not drop back in. Shouldn't the centerboard stay...
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