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    Check your hardward and rigging

    Just a reminder to check all the screws, nuts, bolts, and rigging for problems. I found two screws sitting half way out on the plate where the forestay attaches to the mast. I found that I could turn the screw by hand and they could have fallen out at any time. The holes where stretched out...
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    Problem towing the Capri behind bigger boat

    My Capri capsized while towing behind a bigger boat, when we had 30+ knot gusts from behind. I just finished sailing trip on a big boat and towed my Capri 14.2 behind for the trip. We sailed around Pensacola, Florida for 5 days chartering 2 Beneteau sailboats, a 33' (I skippered) and a 38'. I...
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    Cold water sailing -- need suggestions

    I am getting several of my Sea Scouts onto 2 Capri's this Sunday morning for sailing instruction and cold water tests. They have been loaned some scuba wetsuit for a couple of weeks. They are going to NC later this month for Sea Scout regional races. I have a kayak spray top I am going to...
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    5 days of sailing Pensacola

    Me and 6 others chartered a Catalina 36 MKII for the BEER Cruise in Pensacola, Florida last week. We towed my Capri 14.2 for the trip. We had 5 other boats from our Atlanta sailing club that were also doing the BEER Cruise. The cruise is 4 days of sailing the intercoastal. Since we...
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    My boat on display at Scout event

    There was a Scout Fest at a conventional hall in Atlanta Georgia last weekend. Since I am a leader with the Sea Scouts, we used my 1989 Capri 14.2 for our display along with 2 Puddle Duck Racers and a Catalina 22. The Capri was a great centerpiece for our display, and we used the sail of one...
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    fun day sailing

    The winds were really gusty today, so what a better day to get out on the lake. I reefed the main and launched off the boat ramp. I had my GPS with me and hit 9.6 mph on a broad reach. I wanted to raise the centerboard a little bit, but with the gusty/shifty winds I didn't want to go swimming...
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    split centerboard

    I split my centerboard on the beach. I beached the boat, and forgot to lock the centerboard up. A wave hit and turned the boat slightly, just enough to pick it up and allow the centerboard to drop and get pinched sideways. It is still pretty stable and I sailed it as-is several more times. I...
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    Sailed the Gulf of Mexico

    Last week for Spring Break we took 10 Sea Scouts to Florida for a couple days of sailing. We hauled down my 1989 Capri 14 Mod II, a sunfish, a Catalina 22, and an O'day 22. I spent two days sailing the Capri along with the sunfish off the beach, while the big boats went out for deeper water...
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    Sailed a 420 this weekend

    I sailed a 420 this past Sunday with the Sea Scouts. We were out doing training and coaching with the Scouts. I had one scout with me, he also owns a Capri 14.2 Mod 1, while I own a Capri 14.2 Mod 2. The 420 is about 100 lbs lighter, and we were on a scholastic version, so no spinnaker and...
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    Mainsail Battens

    I left my main with a sailmaker in Florida when I was down on spring break with the family. I had some reefing points installed. They did an awesome job. I had pulled my battens out, so they would not have to worry with them, and they were shipping my sail back to me. The battens are...
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    3/8/09 Race Results

    I raced the Capri 14.2 on Saturday. We started the races an hour late from lack of wind. So, I had to ask for a tow out from the Marina. We were forecasted for 5-8 mph of wind throughout the day. It just didn't show up until 1pm. We sailing 4 races. The wind ended up blowing strange all...
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    Outboard suggestions

    I'm considering an outboard for my Capri. I have been towed out a couple of times for races, but it would be nice not to have to depend on the favors of others on raceday. When I'm not racing, I launch at a boatramp then sail from shore and hope the wind doesn't quit. I have priced some...
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    best $10 spent on trailer

    Launching the Capri is real easy at the boat ramp, but I found retrieving has been difficult at times especially when the fenders are submerged in dark water and you can't see where to put the boat. I bought a 10' section of PVC, cut, glued, and capped the tubes. From inside cap to inside cap...
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    off topic -- Sailing Solo from RI to GA

    I know this is off topic, please delete the post if it doesn't belong here. I thought many of you might enjoy reading the adventure of one of my club members that currently is sailing from RI to GA. Erik John's just finished school in RI learning boat repair, maintenance, engine work, etc. He...
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    Raced against the big boats this weekend

    I raced in our last points race of the year in my Capri on Saturday. I have raced in my 1984 Catalina 22 for the past 3 years and have been getting better each year. We have a mixed fleet of boats in our club. The other racers were in their big boats: Morgan 26, Catalina 22 (wing keel)...
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    First day racing - Fun day

    My 4th time on the boat, I had it out yesterday for our clubs "small boat race" - It was an awesome day. The winds were typical for lake sailing -- shifting, gusting, and sometimes light air - overall good winds for the day. We had 6 boats, raced 3 races with 3 laps each, including another...
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    First day out

    I sailed my newly purchased 1989 Mod 2 yesterday, for the first time. I was out with the local Sea Scouts, doing circles around the kids in the club boats trying to coach them. I sailed a Mod 1 boat a couple weeks ago, so I purchased my Mod 2 last Monday. I really had a great time sailing...
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    Newbie saying Hello

    I just purchased my first Capri 14.2 yesterday. I have been sailing my Catalina 22 (1984 swing keel) for 3 years on Lake Allatoona in Georgia. I've been lurking on this site for about a week now. We had several skippers from our local club participating in a Sea Scouts/ Boy Scouts event...
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