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    Quantum T-4 Main for sale

    Hey everyone, Well, I've given my loaner Capri back to my brother-in-law (his boys are getting old enough to sail now), and I've moved on to an Albacore that I found for a decent price. With that in mind, I have a VERY lightly used Quantum T-4 racing mainsail, bought last Spring, that...
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    Should I oil my teak and other questions

    kentth, What grit sandpaper did you use, and what brand of oil? Glenn
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    SMSA Smallboat Regatta, 22-23 Sep 07

    Everyone, I'd like to take the opportunity to let you know about our 11th Annual Southern Maryland Sailing Association (SMSA) Invitational Sailing Regatta, scheduled for the 22nd/23rd of September here in beautiful Southern Maryland. Based out of Solomons, Md (home of the Screwpile...
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    Quality Dismasting

    OK, fan, I get the message. Interesting--the boat came with the mast step bolted through. Guess Catalina must have changed their design sometime along the way... So--I need to modify my repair plans a bit. First job, still, is to repair the initial damage. Does the plan I laid out seem...
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    Quality Dismasting

    Sorry, to hear about your demasting. Unfortunately, I had the same thing happen to me last Thursday night. Mine was slightly different, however.... For me, it was the Furling Jib luff wire (which acts as my forestay) that gave way. Same indications of brown rust marks at the base of the...
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    14.2 Fleet in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia

    Don't know if there is a fleet there, but if you search for a thread titled "2006 Merrimac Memorial Regatta", you'll find a thread that discusses a regatta held at Portsmouth last Labor Day, that had a Capri 14.2 class in it. May be able to PM the thread owner ('Jack'?) and get more info for...
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    Pointing Higher

    Yep, that makes sense. We see that happen a lot on the Capri 30 that I race on Wednesday nights, when we're using the big genoa. Not so much when using the #3. Makes sense when I consider the fact that the jib on the 14.2 equates more to the #3 in relative size. Just didn't know that...
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    Pointing Higher

    I still need to work with the traveler a little bit. Can bring it up a smidge, to get rid of the small gap that I have between the traveler and the sheet when close hauled. Looking back through this thread, I don't think I understand the term "leech return" (from Brian's posts). Can anyone...
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    Pointing Higher

    Well guys, tried some of the rigging setups mentioned on this thread last night at our Smallboat Series, and I'm really pleased with the results! Got a 1 inch deep shackle from West Marine on the way to the boat yesterday, and installed in between the furler and the bow adjuster plate...
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    Pointing Higher

    Wow, guys, this is excellent information! thanks fan and Brian for the advice. It finally hit me that the loose rig allows the slot to open for reaching (duh!). Will fine-tune the rig as best I can before tonight's racing to get the 'looseness' back in the rig. Oh, and I'll also work on...
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    Pointing Higher

    I have abilaity at the tang to adjust the jib, but it's already at it's max. I think my halyard 'system' is about an inch short of recommended, so I'm going to have to lengthen it. There is one short section of 15" wire that I can replace with a longer one, so that I have some adjustment...
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    Pointing Higher

    Both the North and Quantum tuning guides address jib trim, but are tailored towards non-furled jibs. Any hints on proper jib trim if you are using a roller furled jib?
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