Recent content by T. W. Nelson

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    Transom cracked what to do?

    Movingmen, Keep us posted on your project and Good Luck !
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    What has to be done ?

    Thank you for adding a little clarity.
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    What has to be done ?

    When you tack with the main only do you continue the turn until the main fills and then center the tiller? I have had people tell me to pick a spot on shore 90 de. to my present course and turn until I was headed there I sailed with a fellow in Mission Viejo and he said the boat might be...
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    What has to be done ?

    Sounds like you have it under control
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    What has to be done ?

    Budman, Do you have the jib sheets brought back to the center of the boat for easier access through fairleads and then cleat them back where you're at ?
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    A different kind of tiller tamer

    Russ, could you explain a little why and when you would need to use this tamer. Maybe I'm missing something in my sailing.
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    What has to be done ?

    Budman, Thank you for the reply. If the boat is not designed as a cat boat, is tacking difficult with no jib to pull you around and the mast further to the center of the boat ? If you are sailing with both sails do you limit the tiller movement somehow if you need to deal with a sail problem ?
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    What has to be done ?

    Was looking for something to sail alone. I thought the Capri Expo 14.2 would be perfect, liked the furling mainsail, but the new price is giving me heart burn. So, I might have to get a used Capri 14.2, sloop rigged and then make it as single-handed as I can. Has anyone worked a...
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    My Motor Mount

    With your motor on the starboard side did you put the battery on the port side ? Thinking about the weight balance.
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    Sailing angle to the wind

    Bow heavy ! That's exactly what it was ! Thank you.
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    Sailing angle to the wind

    Went out last night in a Lightning, wind was very light. We set the jib, cleated it and then worked on sailing as close as possible to the wind and then falling off if we went to far. And I have to say I got a little too close a few times. We were spread out in the boat so the boat stayed...
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    Sailing angle to the wind

    I have read your additional writing a few times now and feel I understand what you were getting at. When I think I have things as good as they can be loosen my grip on the tiller and feel what it wants to do. If it wants to change course start looking at the trim again. Thanks for the new...
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    Sailing angle to the wind

    fnhuber, If the main isn't starting to luff and the jib telltales aren't fluttering, I would think my sails were in trim. Would they not be balanced also? If this is not the case could you expand on this " balanced sail " idea a little bit for me ?
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    Expo charges ahead

    Just heard some of what I thought was very surprising info yesterday. I was talking to a Capri dealer and was asking about looking at the 2 models of the 14.2. I was told they didn't carry the Bermuda rigged boat anymore. This was due to the high number of Expo's they were selling. They said...
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    Sailing angle to the wind

    Boat, Could you go into this "balanced sails" vs. "trimmed sails" a little more ? I don't understand how sails could not be balanced if they are trimmed. Also which one is done first ? Thanks
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