Recent content by Winston29

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    New Sails

    I got the main and furling jib for my Mod II 14.2 from SLO. Excellent work and great people to deal with. Terrific customer service. I also got my jib snorkel from SLO. It's a nice way to keep your jib looking new for longer, if you store your boat outside, like I did. I had them add extra...
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    I sold my 14.2 today. =~[

    Seems like a pretty fitting name to me. I wouldn't call the 14.2 "tender", but she sure liked to heel easy in a breeze. Donner Lake is very pretty. There's a series of snow sheds above the lake you can wonder through. Used to be able to ride motorcycles through them.
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    I sold my 14.2 today. =~[

    The new owner is a real nice guy and keeps in touch. He's promised to get me some photos of her under sail on Donner Lake. :cool: I never did get a picture of my boat sailing. :( He sent me this picture a few days ago, showing the name he gave her.
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    I sold my 14.2 today. =~[

    I thought about it. I did LOTS of research on the Hobie forum and YT, then I found a few and arranged to see them, but in the end I decided to take a break from sailing. I love it, but it's a PITA having to drive 35 miles to get access to my boat, then have to rig, launch, sail, land, wash...
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    I sold my 14.2 today. =~[

    Well, it’s done and she’s headed to her new home in Sebastopol, Ca. Considering all the time and money I’ve invested (DUMPED) in this boat, I took a MASSIVE financial hit on the sale, but I’m glad to see it go. It was a great boat, but I just wasn’t using it, and it had the unpleasant habit of...
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    How do you run your jib sheets when shorthanded?

    I will when I get it installed. :p This darn SiP has me hunkered down at home for the foreseeable future. I can tell you how I'm going to run it, though. I'm going to use the existing Cunningham at the luff, a pair of intermediates along the foot, and this system at the leech (pictured)...
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    Did you name your Capri?

    I was watching a sailing documentary the other day, and it seems that you don't add the "II" (2, 3, 4, or whatever the case may be) to the name of your next boat, unless the original boat is still in existence. If the first boat was destroyed or sank, you can use the same name, but without the...
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    Centerboard Stop Question

    I can't answer your first question because I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about, but I can answer the second one. You have to remove the cuddy box to access the inside of the cockpit wall. That's the only way to replace the bungie that holds the hiking straps up. That bungie is...
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    Best Boat for Beginners

    I did both. I took a couple of lessons at my local-ish sailing school, and then I bought a Capri 14.2 to learn in. Nice boats, and imo, best sailed with two people.
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    New Owner Questions

    If the splash / spray guards are made of wood, it's a Mod 2. If they're fiberglass, it's a Mod 3 I use a rope boarding ladder over the side, and while it can be a pain, it still works pretty well. My next ladder project is going to be to add a second rung to the transom / drain hole ladder I...
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    Looking for a Capri "barney-post" (insert lame joke here) ;-)

    Would that bolt in the same place as the one for the 14.2? And where would you attach your hiking straps? I've often wished the 14.2 came with a much taller post. Something up high to grab a hold of. When I sailed an RS Venture, it had a post so tall you could sit facing forward and lean...
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    Looking for a Capri "barney-post" (insert lame joke here) ;-)

    Wow, Catalinadirect wants $80 for the damn thing! No wonder you're looking here! That's ridiculous!
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    So how did it go? Anyone else successfully mount a ladder to their Capri? I'm considering adding one myself, but I'm a little nervous about cutting a large hole in the bench. :eek: To be honest, I didn't think it through enough to realize it would be required when the mounts are that low...
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    Do you protect the sides of your boat from the sun?

    My 14.2 sits in the sun all day long. Should I worry about the sun damaging the sides of the boat or the gel coat? It has a cover on the top, but the rest is wide open. I did find this bottom cover at SLO Sail & Canvas for $216, but it requires that you hoist the boat into the air to...
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    Looking for photos

    I wish I could help, but all my pictures are of the Capri on its trailer. :confused: