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    Centerboard hard to lower & raise

    In our 1985 model , the board is really hard to lower if there is any lateral pressure at all. Pretty much need to be heading directly upwind to lower it. About as hard to raise it. This makes adjusting while underway almost impossible. Am I looking at a spring job of removing it and...
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    How to reef with Sailrite reefing kit?

    I am going to be installing Sailrite's Jiffy Reefing kit soon, but I am confused sa to how to use it once the sail is modified. The brief instructions on their web site says to rais the boom up to the level of the grommets on the sail. Not sure how to do that without fiddling with the...
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    downwind in 2-3 ft seas

    On Lake Huron, it is not unusual, with a N to SE wind, to get 2+ foot seas. We recently had to make a dash from our beach (where we keep the boat beached while we are in residence) to the harbor about 3/4 miles to the south. We had a north wind (about 10+ knots, I would estimate), with about 2...
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    Roller beacher OK for C14??

    Has anyone tried to use the RGC1000 roller beacher for a Catalina 14? I am looking for a way to haul the boat out of the water on Lake Huron while not sailing. Are there any issues about supporting the hull with just the small donut rollers that are on such a ramp? Thanks