Recent content by JonnyEp

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    Capri 18 Reefing Assistance Sought - Any pictures?

    Thank you Sail sfbay, The drawing you posted (the one on the right) is what I see in my owners manual, but my hardware doesn't match. Here are some pictures of my boom hardware, but not sure how instructive they are.
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    Capri 18 Reefing Assistance Sought - Any pictures?

    Not sure if I am suffering from a mental block, or if there are pieces missing from my standing rigging, but I would like some help in getting the rigging for reefing the Capri 18 (1987) done correctly. 1) On the starboard side of the boom I have a block positioned near the gooseneck, and...
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    First Day on the Water!

    Thanks! Tape has been removed!
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    Capri 18 Bilge Pump Hose

    Thanks very much! On to the next problem of figuring out how to keep rainwater out, which I am pretty sure is coming from a gap between the crib board and the slides, sending water inside the cabin instead of into the deck.
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    Capri 18 Bilge Pump Hose

    Thanks, I am giving up on this because the pumps they sell are all for mounting below the deck (I cant image mounting it on top of the deck, there just isn't any room, and the instructions say not to mount it inside of the locker. I bought a $25 hand pump from Amazon with a 6 foot tube and will...
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    First Day on the Water!

    Nothing better than the feeling of being out on the water (the Western end of Long Island Sound) for another season! Almost a month earlier than last year! My brand new Mercury 5hp SP marked up with painters tape to make it look a little less attractive to thieves.
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    Capri 18 Bilge Pump Hose

    Hello Friends, I have seen many references to this mystery "hose to nowhere" and then some very confusing replies about it. My 1987 Capri 18 has this hose in the anchor locker (starboard aft locker) and presumably it leads to the bilge. I would like to be able to pump it out manually when...
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    Dead Simple way to attach light objects to cabin interior

    Fellow Sailors, I am looking for a very simple way to attach some things to the interior cabin of my Catalina Capri 18. I am an urban dweller who doesn't have a workbench or shop at home, and do not own entire sets of complicated tools. I just want to hang up the following: - new bracket...
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    Replacing the gooseneck on the boom, C-18

    The first ear came off while sailing and we never noticed it. The 2nd one came off while sailing, and fortunately it happened while we were not sitting underneath or in the middle of a maneuver. The Catalina Direct website seems to make it clear that the original material used in the gooseneck...
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    For sure, my plan is to keep them in milk crates that have tops, tied off to the side rail, with a safety line through the steel grip of the tank. Nothing stored in any solid enclosure at any time. Thanks for the help!
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    Thank you! I had been searching and would only come up with results for splitting the output of a 20lb tank into 2 appliances. I think I am going to go with using an 11lb tank, since I found a local hardware store that will refill them, and having 2 onboard at all times will make it easier to...
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    Chuck, Can you send me a link to the combiner and hose you are using. I have been unable to find a safe way to adapt from the 1lbs to the engine, just brass adapters that look like they will freeze my fingers off when disconnecting and no shut-off mechanism. Any details you can provide would...
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    Should have also mentioned that the Cat 18 has a lead keel, making the weight of the motor a non-issue.
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    Thanks Dave, As I replied to John, the Torqueedo's are just out of my budget range. The engine weighs pretty much the same as the Yamaha 4HP that died on us, so I think I am good for weight. I will consider a smaller, maybe 11lb tank for use, but living in New York City, I will have to...
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    Thinking of using a Mercury 5hp Propane Outboard - Any Advice?

    Thank you. I am aware of just the Torqueedo motors that are strong enough to push my boat on the sound. And these are about double the price of a standard gas or propane engine, so not an option. Thanks!