Recent content by JohnK Austin TX

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    New Catalina Capri?

    I bought mine last year used. 98 year model, fin keel, standard rig, speed and depth displays, trailer and outboard and all the sail inventory for less than $8K. No issues with the hull or any other standing or running rigging, no discoloration, trailer in great shape, bone dry boat. Not a...
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    Asymmetrical tack

    I just bought an ATN Tacker and tried it with my symmetrical. It works!!! I have a furling 135 genoa though. I tried it both cruising and racing: Not very practical for racing and I will go back to flying my symmetrical on a pole for racing but great for cruising and we were able to handle it...
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    Shroud tensions

    UPDATE: Tested both options this weekend. at the dock: 1- loosened all 4 shrouds (not completely flopping but barely hand-tight) , detached the boom, released split back stay 2- made sure the mast was side-to-side centered + made sure rake was correct 3-a- uppers tighter: uppers:31 / lowers:23...
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    Shroud tensions

    Hello folks, I have recently bought a 98 capri 22 fin keel, standard height rig, race package boat that came with Gus mainsail and cdi furler (135 headsail on it) I am ready to tune the rigging but have been getting conflicting advice on shroud tensions from local catalina owners, none are...