Recent content by stevenwp2

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    Looking for a Capri "barney-post" (insert lame joke here) ;-)

    Actually it's going in a Precision 165 whose transom mounted, offset mainsheet system I find grossly lacking for spirited sailing. ;-)
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    Looking for a Capri "barney-post" (insert lame joke here) ;-)

    Yeah, it's for a different boat on which I've already spent quite a bit of money and I'm feeling the pinch. I mean I don't find it really outrageous but yeah, for what it is it's not dirt cheap. I really like the Capri 18 barney post, which is an actual post and leaves a bit more room, but...
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    Nube Question: Water Through Swing Keel Opening?

    My guess is if it's got water in the hull through the CB tunk, put it on the trailer and see from where it leaks back out.
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    Do you protect the sides of your boat from the sun?

    I've never really been diligent about covering my 14.2. A tarp over the mast after transporting it is about all I've done.
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    Looking for a Capri "barney-post" (insert lame joke here) ;-)

    Forgive me if I'm not supposed to post parts wanted here, if so, just let me know. ;-)
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    Using a barber hauler with a carabiner for the jib sheets for better pointing

    So, raced in some fairly brisk breeze last weekend (8-15mph) and it seems when the wind picks up a bit the extra pressure pushes the boom to leward even when sheeted tightly. I would like to be able to get the boom closer to center, so I will likely be affixing the mainsheet to the bridle...
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    Longer tiller and extension other mods....

    A few pics of my longer tiller and extension. Reconfigured the mainsheet to swivel forward and the set-up works dramatically better for me. Also, you can see how I tie off the tiller when setting the pole or need a free hand. I bent the hooks on the bungee so they're almost L shaped for easy...
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    Looking for used Capri 14.2's

    I'm in Orlando FL and will be selling mine for about $1,400 on a good trailer. She's in great shape and improved.
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    Using a barber hauler with a carabiner for the jib sheets for better pointing

    I'm a pretty big guy so I'm slower switching sides and with both sails trimmed tight, even the slightest wind shift has caused the jib to backwind and crash tack, one time sending me over and turtled. Ugh. In light air though, it might be good... Nothing has helped me point higher than...
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    Longer tiller and extension other mods....

    So I made a tiller that goes just up to the Barney post. Also made a new tiller extension about 3 feet long. I'm 225lbs (save it...) and being able to sit all the way forward is a total game changer on every point of sail. Tacking took some getting used to as the longer extension hits the...
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    How fast does the 14.2 turtle?

    Yeah, so a while back I went to spray some expanding foam in my mast to stop it from filling with water. It already had foam in it so I guess that helps little, considering how fast it's turtled before. I'm going to add some eye-straps to the front edge of the mast and cut a section of pool...
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    How fast does the 14.2 turtle?

    Yeah, having the float probably works great. I struggle with the concept of weight-aloft on a boat I'm racing, weighing under 500 pounds... The guys surrounding me are not using shackles on halyards on 2,000lb+ boats to reduce weight. YIKES! But if it comes down to turtling or being slightly...
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    How fast does the 14.2 turtle?

    Man, I have been skeptical hearing how fast these things turtle... No more. Winston, I'm wondering if you took the float off the mast of your 14.2. I got knocked over completely for the first time yesterday and could not believe how fast she turtled (realistically about 8-10 seconds) in about...
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    Installing a Tiller Tamer, few questions...

    These things are awesome... I've got 'em on two other boats and may splurge and buy one for my 14.2 as well.
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