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  1. Winston29

    What can I do to get these creases out of my jib? They look ugly and I wont sleep well until I get em out.

    Get a furling jib so it's rolled up when not in use. Problem solved! :D Sorry, wish I knew how to remove creases, but my jib is the furling design. Unfortunately, I keep my mainsail in a bag, so I'll likely be in your same position sooner or later. :(
  2. Winston29

    How fast does the 14.2 turtle?

    I found expanding foam at the top of my mast as well, but I just figured it was from the factory.
  3. Winston29

    How fast does the 14.2 turtle?

    You should try it out. Everything I’ve read suggests that adding foam to the inside of the mast does nothing at all.
  4. Winston29

    Cheap, quick, DIY navigation lights.

    My sailing area is fairly industrial, with the occasional bulk ship, dredge or barge to deal with. There's also a lot of light from the port. If you go out towards the bay, past the port, things can get pretty black, though I'm sure the channel markers have lights on them, so at least there's...
  5. Winston29

    Roller ramp

    I suppose the option to smooth out that 2-3' drop into a nice ramp is out of the question? A quick, 2 second brainstorming session has me thinking about fashioning a dolly with some 21" dirt bike tires/wheels on it, that will roll over whatever's in their path. You could pull it out of the...
  6. Winston29

    How slow can you go?

    I've been thinking about getting a mushroom anchor, but I'm not sure what weight to get. Was the 8# anchor for the 22 or the 14.2? My only concern with using an anchor, and I know this sounds lame, is the gruesome mess it will leave in the cockpit when I pull if out of the muddy, silty, slimy...
  7. Winston29

    Cheap, quick, DIY navigation lights.

    Thanks for that confirmation! I was wondering about bugs on the water, having very little (zero) experience being offshore in the dark with lights on. When I ride my bike at night, I have to turn off the light on my helmet or I get "attacked". :p I'm not sure how successful I'd be at...
  8. Winston29

    Cheap, quick, DIY navigation lights.

    I picked up some small, cheap, battery operated LED lights from Amazon and got them on the Capri today. They're not perfect, and they don't get very good reviews related to water resistance, but I think (hope) they'll work for my intended purpose. The idea is to have something to keep me at...
  9. Winston29

    A view from inside - Cuddy removed!

    So is a mast light required on a sailing dinghy? I'm having trouble narrowing that rule down in my searches. I was able to find this. Sailboats When Under Sail The basic rule is that sidelights and a stern light are required. Permissible variations to this rule appear below. Sailboats...
  10. Winston29

    How slow can you go?

    Windy.com is giving me wildly different estimated wind speeds than my other apps. So different it's hard to believe it's accurate, given the time of year.
  11. Winston29

    How slow can you go?

    My problem, one of them anyway, is that I can't can't step outside and get a realistic idea of the wind conditions..... and not just because there's no water near where I live. Where I keep and sail my boat is 25 miles from where I live, in a different city. The only way I have of predicting...
  12. Winston29

    A view from inside - Cuddy removed!

    Got any pics of your (cool sounding) setup? I'm never completely sure just how many AHr I'll need for a particular system, so I tend to overpower things. I found this earlier, but wasn't sure if it was enough to do what I need: Run 2 or 3 nav lights, and a pair of super-bright LED flood...
  13. Winston29

    How slow can you go?

    It's the off season. Humor me! :D What else is there to do but post about silly things and post pictures of our unused boats??
  14. Winston29

    How slow can you go?

    I'm just curious what the least amount of wind you've been able to successfully sail your Capri 14.2 in has been? What I mean is, enough wind that it didn't just come to a stop in the water and you were able to tack. When I first got my Mod2, I read that the boat wasn't intended for anything...
  15. Winston29

    A view from inside - Cuddy removed!

    I was wondering about that. A Group 27 would be pretty hard to get in and out of the boat without killing yourself. I’m considering installing an AGM battery in my boat, but not for a motor. I just want to run some 12 V navigation lights and maybe a set of super bright LEDs up on the mast.
  16. Winston29

    A view from inside - Cuddy removed!

    Not sure anyone who posted here between 2013 and now will see this, but here goes.... :p Since I have a masthead float on my Mod-2, there's really no way water is going to get into the cuddy during a capsize, so I've been thinking about removing it too. The boat sits so high in the water...
  17. Winston29

    Do you sail in the dark?

    I mean just for fun on your favorite local waters. More than once, and just this Tuesday in fact, the promised 15mph winds didn't materialize until the sun was going down behind the local hills. If I had navigation lights on my C-14.2, I would have launched anyway and not worried about how...
  18. Winston29

    How do you run your jib sheets when shorthanded?

    I get some pretty good advice over there, but just like a toxic friendship I recently ended, it's just not worth the abuse I have to deal with, every time I ask a question. I'd sure like to get out and test the new reefing hardware I installed yesterday, but today I'm seeing reports of 30 mph...
  19. Winston29

    How do you run your jib sheets when shorthanded?

    I rigged a continuous jib sheet tonight and hope to try it out tomorrow. Something tells me though, given the amount of extra rope that's still laying in the cockpit, that it will still get tangled up in the mainsheet block if I'm not careful. I also read that North Sails handling guide, and...
  20. Winston29

    How do you run your jib sheets when shorthanded?

    Or do you? I realize it's a small boat. I asked this question over on SailingAnarchy, and got ridiculed for "asking too many questions". Too many question on a sailing forum?? I thought that was what sailing forums, and all forums, were for! Well, that and posting photos of your toys...
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