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  1. kdub

    For Sale: Capri 14.2 parts

    Do you still have the mast? A tree fell on mine and broke it last week.
  2. kdub

    Got blown down today...

    Does anyone have dimensions for a set of high wind sails. If you do where did you get them? I was thinking they would need to be custom made, the balance would need to be just right between the size of main and jib. I remember one of my sailing mentors telling me "you should have a suit for...
  3. kdub

    Rigging a jib downhaul for solo sailing

    I thought about doing a block with a spring to keep it inverted but I found this shackle was simpler and easier. I put the tack of the jib through the pin part and then I run the line down through the shackle loop. I just let me line go across the top of the bow and tuck it in my cup holder or...
  4. kdub

    Tips, help, anything...?

    I have never had a great time sailing on main alone in strong winds. Any tips on trim to make it point? In theory raising the centerboard would help to balance, but in this situation it is scary to do because you want to keep the boat upright. I have often thought about getting a high wind...
  5. kdub

    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    There is an older thread somewhere on the forum where they made some relief cuts on the bracket to allow it to release the mast and bolt in the event the rigging fails. If you have time to search you could find pictures on the forum, I remember seeing it and thinking to myself "that's a clever...
  6. kdub

    New owner of 1986 Capri 14.2 saying 'Hi' from Chicago

    I sailed from Dempster beach ramp in Evanston when I lived closer to the city. I moved now and have a place on the chain of lakes. If you want to sail here let me know, I'll help you find the boat ramp a couple blocks from our house.
  7. kdub

    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    When I went through this I had to cut my mast. I had a shop make the stays for me and the material they had to work with was slightly larger than the stock Capri rigging. Custom made professional, and I have peace of mind that it is ironclad, all three stays were upgraded, but I suppose that I...
  8. kdub

    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    The pictures of raising the step show a clever repair. I have already weighed in on this topic in a previous thread, after having been stepped twice. I cut the bottom few inches from my mast, maybe sometime I will regain that by blocking it up too. I'm interested to hear how that is working...
  9. kdub

    Rigging a jib downhaul for solo sailing

    YES! I did this last summer and it works great. It is nice to be able to tie down the jib when not in use for short periods of time, just center both sheets and cleat the downhaul. I will try to get you a few pics of how I rigged mine later this week.
  10. kdub

    Quick release pins

    I like that roller on the mast crutch, great idea. Seeing your rigs makes me realize how valuable the pickup truck is. When I trailer the Capri all the gear just goes in the bed of the old F250.
  11. kdub

    For Sale: capri 14.2 parts

    Are you selling the furling jib along with the drum?
  12. kdub

    Capri Sailing Video

    I was inspired to look at youtube to see if there were any other sailing videos and I found this one. The thing that I found interesting that I wanted to point out was that they all have loose foot mains. Is this because the sails are designed to be rigged this way, or can any sail be set...
  13. kdub

    First Voyage

    Next time motor under that thing, toes in the straps, heeling hard to port and you should make it. Thanks for the story, I can't wait to get out this spring too.
  14. kdub

    Fuel tank table

    The table is held in place by heavy duty velcro and it works great. The fuel tank is in place, accessible, and if removed no hardware or holes are left behind. I also have a spot to put stuff like lines and a life jacket or two that are accessible but secure and out of the way.
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    Fuel tank table

    I have been enjoying the summer so far with the Capri. I have been out in some fun wind, and I have also had some very calm days where I was happy to have my 4 hp Evinrude. Ever since I got the motor I have been constantly trying to improvise a great way to secure the fuel tank in the boat. I...
  16. kdub

    FAQ: What Should I Do To Prevent Turtling?

    You are right about the wind pushing against the hull. Here's an interesting story. I lived on the beach on lake Superior wherr i would haul the boat up to the beach grass for storing overnight, always stowing everything, sometimes with a painter to a tree. One night we had the powerfull...
  17. kdub

    Making the rudder easier to lift & more likely to stay up

    I usually don't make the effort to reach over and lift it. I just loosen the wing nut and if I run aground the sand will push the rudder up as needed. Sometimes we run the boat with the rudder partly extended, especially when maneuvering around the docks and stuff because you can kind of use...
  18. kdub

    Standing Rigging Wire Diameter

    I had beefed up shrouds made by my local sailing shop and have no problem with the jib hanks.
  19. kdub

    Jib Car Adjusment

    Have you ever tried to tighten the windward sheet to shape the jib? We found that if you are beating and want to get it trimmed in as much as possible you can crank the windward sheet and pull the jib closer to the center. It seems to work and combined with the tied traveler you can really...