After a few days floating on a buoy, my Capri 14.2 had taken on significant water, about 5 inches standing in the inner hull. After draining, I rolled it on it’s side and found a crack and a loose flap of fiberglass about 2 inches across and on the center-line of the hull about two feet back...
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
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...
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?
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.
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.
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...