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    How do you run your jib sheets when shorthanded?

    I sail solo 95% of the time. This is how I handle the jib. Prior to the tack I make sure all the lines a clear and ready to go. When tacking (which, BTW, is the only time I cleat the main sheet) I will keep the leeward sheet cleated and allow the jib to backwind. This helps get the boat around...
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    Boom height

    Interesting... The luff on my main is only 16'6". I measured it numerous times as I just ordered new sails
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    Boom height

    I must admit, I didn't read through it and since I don't race the Capri, I don't really have any first hand knowledge. I know many go to that document as the source. I have found it helpful in other instances. That being said, if there is no other documentation, I would surmise that the boom...
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    Boom height

    Did you check this out: https://sailingforums.com/C14_Handbook.pdf
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    Seasonal docking problem

    Nice! I have been hesitant to add cleats to mine as I don't see how they won't get caught up in the sheets
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    Seasonal docking problem

    I have a very similar issue. I tie one line to the bow eye and the other line has a spring hook on the end which I snap around the traveler line. I have lots of bumpers on the dock itself. I have a number of cleats on the dock and I tie the boat up differently depending on the depth of the lake...
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    New Sails

    My original sail has both a bolt rope and a slug so I can sail it either attached it loose footed. With the shelf for have you tried sailing it loose footed?
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    New Sails

    Nice!
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    New Sails

    Thanks. I bought my boat cover from them and it has served me well. They were also very responsive when one of the buckles broke. They are not cheap, but considerably less expensive then North or Quantum
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    New Sails

    I'm looking to replace the sails on my '98, Mod 3 with roller filling jib. Anyone have any recommendations?
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    Loose stem fitting repair

    After sailing yesterday I noticed that 2 of the 4 screws holding down the stem fitting on my mod 3 were loose/stripped. I'm not sure if these screws are anchored or bolted under the deck or if they're just screwed into the deck. Any advice on repairing this would be helpful. I've done similar...
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    Almost lost my boom block

    I noticed after sailing today that the screws holding the eye strap of the boom block were stripped. Recommendations on a fix? 1) Larger screws 2) Move the eye strap a bit fore or aft 3) Boom bail to replace eye strap 4) Take the opportunity to re-rig in a more efficient/effective way Your...
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    Tiller connection to rudder head?

    My tiller is attached as the OP stated, "My tiller slides through the rudder head, and it is only stopped from sliding out by a small screw at the butt end of the tiller". I find that I rarely shorten it more than a few inches which keeps the large part of the tiller within the rudder head...
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    Tiller connection to rudder head?

    I like the fact that my tiller can slide through the rudder head. It allows me to "shorten" the tiller if I need to
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    Demasted in 24 kt Winds

    I must agree, controlling the jibe is essential
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    Transporting and Storing

    I found this mast caddy from Midwest Sailing for 36.00 plus shipping. It was on there overstock page, which is hard to find so here is the link: http://www.ms-pyc.com/parts_access/used_parts.shtml. There was no pic, so I called them and they described exactly what I used to have on my Holder 14...
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    thanks. I found the tuning guide and I'll search the owners manual
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    Thanks guys. I am excited (just as we end sailing season here in upstate NY). I am excited to get to work making her safe and sailable. Perhaps we'll have a nice Indian Summer to get her out in. Anyone know where I might be able to get an owner's manual? Like to keep them around for reference...
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    Catalina 14.2 pricing

    Just sealed the deal on a '98 Mod 3, 14.2. Pretty good condition, needs new standing rigging and a few things here and there (probably about $250 worth). Comes with both a trailer and a Seitech Beach Dolly. Paid 1750. Very excited Also a brand new member here. I appreciate the forum and all...
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