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  1. clifgray

    Largest Safe Outboard

    Hey all, I've read all the outboard posts here and was hesitant to add to the stack, but finally needed to. I've had a wonderful year and a half of sailing in my Capri so far. I've been using a 40# thrust Mina Kota in the waters of North Carolina's Outer Banks to get out from my boat ramp...
  2. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Hi Emerald Isle Sailor, I assume that is NC? I live/sail down in Beaufort, we should go out sometime if you live around Emerald Isle all the time and are looking for sailing partners! As for your motor question, if you have a motor mount that is lower than the transom and far enough out from...
  3. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    It all went great! I think for the time being just clamping down on the wood blocks will work great. The 40# motor was able to push 3 of us into the wind and a pretty strong incoming tide, not super fast mind you, maybe 2 knots, but then we were scooting along pretty fast with the wind. We rode...
  4. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Hahah I have another friend telling me that I shouldn't go out without the Catalina Direct factory mount or else I will destroy my transom! Such different opinions. Well I'm going to take your route and go out today with a couple wood planks and the motor just sitting on the transom. Will report...
  5. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Awesome thanks for the info! I ended up getting a nice new 40# Minn Kota saltwater motor this afternoon. Also bought the Minn Kota power center battery holder and a 100 Ah Group 29 battery deep cycle marine lead acid battery. So I should be set for some long days out on the water sailing and...
  6. clifgray

    Repeated capsizing

    @aquaman did you ever do this? Are you happy with it? Does it seem solid? Any pictures of the process?
  7. clifgray

    Trolling Motor Size and Mounting Question

    Hi all, So I'm about ready to bite the bullet and get a trolling motor for my Capri. The boat is pretty easy to row but some days I just want to get out and motor straight into the more fun coastal waters here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a motor will help me avoid some of the...
  8. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    @Pirate & Scooter it has been a while since your post but this is exactly what I aim planning to do. It looks to me like your motor is just attached straight to the fiberglass, how has this worked for you? Any damage? And when you put that battery power center up into the cuddy do you fasten it...
  9. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    Roger that Phantom. @Bdh333 do you still have your boat? Would you mind adding a picture or describing how you secure your battery in the cuddy?
  10. clifgray

    Mounting options for a trolling motor/Minn Kota

    @jtompkins interested to see your setup if you have any good pictures once you're done!
  11. clifgray

    Small outboard motors on Capri 14.2

    @Phantom Driver did you ever find a good way to secure your battery in the cuddy?
  12. clifgray

    FAQ: What Should I Do To Prevent Turtling?

    Greg I would be very interested to see pictures of that setup if you have them!