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    Just got my first Capri 14.2 and checking in

    Sounds like a Mod 1, maybe a later Mod 2 model. Look at the FAQ info at the main 14.2 header on this site for more info. regarding the progress of developing Cat 14.2. The HIN on the stern should be stamped into the fiberglass giving you model number, hull number, and date of manufacture. There...
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    FAQ: How Did The Capri 14 Become What It Is Today?

    Probably, unless the structural design is changed the model designation doesn't change. And, my guess is that the rudder has the same square inch surface area in order to meet class specifications. Tanzer 22 went through a major rudder overhaul years ago which vastly improved weather helm and...
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    Mast track repair

    Knowing the year and mod version may help you get some answers. My Mod 3, 2015, has Selden spars and their goose neck is fixed in position, pop riveted and sealed in place within the slot in the mast. Hopefully you will get some responses; I seem to remember some old threads dealing with closing...
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    Capri 14.2 or 16.5?

    Aquaman's advice is correct. The 14.2 owner's manual provides a diagram for placement of reefing grommets and tie down grommets but what is more important is adding reinforcing sail material to the main at the reefing point locations; to handle the stress on the sail material and control...
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    Question Water ballast?

    None of the 14.2 s were designed for flooding the bilge. So, probably, any stringers are not resin impregnated or sealed, none of the under deck areas are totally sealed compartments and probably have weep holes etc so that any condensation or eventual leakage from external fittings (which may...
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    1995 Capri 14.2 - First Boat, Questions on ding/gouge repair & barnacle crud

    My 2015 14.2K's gunwales are just wide enough and roll over and clear the hull enough so that I was able to mount 4 or 5 inch marelon hollow base cleats just forward of the location of the holes for the traveler line. The underside of the overhang has a curvature of course and I was able to fit...
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    When do you raise your sails?

    Aquaman has some extensive site posts regarding boat upgrades and there are others as well. I sail a 2015 Mod3K which I keep moored at my dock during the sailing season. The boat has a factory mounted motor mount and I added a boarding ladder. For a "kicker" I use a Honda 2.3 hp outboard and...
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    Changing Boats?

    I think we would be on the same "page". I have posted before about sailing a Tanzer 16 (center board) Tanzer 22 and then a Cape Dory Typhoon (keel boats) which I restored. Now after eight or so years of sailing a 14.2K and hitting 77 years, I really appreciate the simplicity and performance of...
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    Gunwale Repair

    Thats, Allan Vaitses, The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual.
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    Gunwale Repair

    Older model 14.2s, before Mod 3 I think, did not have hull and deck joints sealed or glued together as well as they should have. So, you may need to seal obvious separations with a product such as 3M 5200 or 4200. For good and detailed instructions/suggestions regarding fiberglass repair I have...
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    Question Making sense of the traveller

    Great reply from LaLi and Kerrcat has no pride of authorship, so anyone should jump in. The 14.2 has so many other ways to adjust the main without having an adjustable traveler. The first control is let out the sheet, and for me the second control is often adjusting the boom vang tension or...
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    Question My balance has gotten bad enough that I’m considering selling my Hunter 146 and buying something with more initial stability. Would a Catalina 14 K do

    Yesterday's conditions were winds 6 to 9 with gusts generally up to about 15, maybe a few higher than that. Wind was blowing across the lake so there was not a lot of fetch and not quite white capping. With the keel boat and single handing I never felt the need to hike out on the gunnel or...
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    Bottom coating

    Not sure. It is possibly an epoxy barrier coat, which is applied to seal the gel coat to protect from gel coat blistering in preparation for coating the bottom with a good bottom paint. Because my 2016 14.2K is kept in the water (freshwater lake) all season it was prepped when new with the...
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    Question My balance has gotten bad enough that I’m considering selling my Hunter 146 and buying something with more initial stability. Would a Catalina 14 K do

    Short answer is probably yes. The keel version draws about two feet, adds two hundred pounds of ballast, and eliminates having a centerboard well; the cockpit is self draining. My boat was built in 2015 and I ordered it with a factory mounted motor mount, topping lift, and installed lazy jacks...
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    Question Making sense of the traveller

    https://sailingforums.com/C14_Handbook.pdf See this site for class information, rigging specs, and a Quantum article on how to sail the boat. Also, North Sails has a tuning guide for the C14.2 online, somewhere. And, UCLA Sailing School's old basic course handbook uses the Capri14.2 for...
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    raising the mast with a roller furler

    Glad the info was useful. Always be sure to give Catalina Direct your hull number when ordering "stuff" so they can match up the correct rigging etc. Usually their descriptions include info regarding which versions/models of the 14.2 changed rigging etc. My 14.2K was built to order in the summer...
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    raising the mast with a roller furler

    Correction. Second sentence should have been "That pennant attaches to the mast." Not sure about earlier furling systems but the current Selden rig (Mod 3 - 2016 model) does not use any stay adjusters to adjust mast rake etc. I added a jaw toggle to the furling pennant which effectively...
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    raising the mast with a roller furler

    You should have a jib pennant which is about one foot three inches long attached to the top of the roller furling jib. That pennant attaches to the main. Attach the shrouds and then raise the mast with the pennant and jib attached, attach the roller furler drum to the fitting on the bow; just as...
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    Boom to Mast connection and gooseneck

    Yes, your small finger shows the location for attachment of the boom. I have not used a boom kicker either, just use the boom vang for additional downward control. However, I do have a topping lift installed which supports the boom when the mainsail is not raised. My topping lift is deadended at...
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    Boom to Mast connection and gooseneck

    Another thought, you may want to look at Selden's website to find examples of their booms, masts, and fittings. It helped me back in 2015 when I purchased the boat from Catalina. I was able to order it in the keel version so I am not dealing with a centerboard trunk, lifting lines, etc. Because...

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