Thank you for the links and suggestions Rob and Jeff .
The best price I found , from a marine oriented supplier , was Rigging Only - http://www.riggingandhardware.com/p-46495-332-1x19-type-316-stainless.aspx
Sailrite has a similar price for the swaging tool -...
As I ready the little 14 .2 for sailing , I noticed my shrouds are showing signs that I should replace them. Being a Do It Yourself kind of guy - i.e . budget conscious - I am thinking I can do this .
I found online the 3/32 stainless 1X19 wire Catalina calls for at varying...
Great Job! I too like, JGM and many others, have brought boats back to life . my first C14.2 had wildflowers growing in the cockpit and the mast had to be cut away from the vines that had totally it entwined. luckily her sail were stroed in the garage. I paid 500 dollars for my C22 and...
Yeah rake and bend . look at all of that sail area !
Use rake to adjust the amount of weather helm, more rake = more weather helm . if you cant point you need more weather helm , if your rounding up you need less .
Be careful of a loose rig in rough condiitons, you want to avoid...
I have mine set-up to where you need a slight amount of pressure applied to the mast to to be able to insert the jibstay into the adjuster. on a close reach, in wind over 10 knots my leeward shroud slackens visibly.
Happy Birthday !
Install your Windex and go sail her , use the tabs as points of reference , then adjust for your next outing .
I don't have a Windex on my C14.2 , I prefer telltales on the shrouds and sails , they give me information, with a lot less neck craning , I have an old neck...
20 year old sails are likely blown out . Some sails have a small diameter control line sewn into the leech of the sail to help control that flutter.
the jib luff tension should always be less than the forestay tension , you want the forestay carrying load of the rig not the sail.
I'm not here to offend anyone Fan , please dont take offense.
We can both agree that the C14.2 is a more comfortable and better all around boat than the Lido , thats what makes it a winner in my books .
Good sailing !
You have a pic or diagram of your set-up ?
With the traveller , adjusted right it will help you point better and more control of mainsail shape.
that said, some like the simplicity of a mid-boom block set-up with its shorter mainsheet and the lack of a hat-catching mainsheet in light...
There's an old saying George that says " let yer vessel have a bit O' weather helm lest she leave to the sea "
Some Ocean going Solo Sailors drag a line behind their boat in case of them going MOB.
Prevention - check your hiking straps !
Read the posts again - W.D.Schock made a Capri 14 , it is now called the Harbor 14 .
Catalina has made the Omega and Capri 14.2 , the Omega was also originally called the Capri 14. Lawsuits led to the change to Omega 14 and the addition of the .2
Which boat is superior ? I have sailed...