14.2's in texas?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by connex, May 14, 2009.

  1. connex

    connex New Member

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    are there any 14.2 sailors in north/central texas? i sail PK lake, lake leon, palo pinto lake and lake cisco - not much fun sailing solo! also would like to see how other boats are rigged.
     
  2. goodsteel53

    goodsteel53 New Member

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    Hello!
    My wife and I own an '84 Model 1 14.2, but have yet to christen it in nearby Joe Pool Lake, near Grand Prairie. We are looking forward to learning to sail, and wish you all the best!
     
  3. connex

    connex New Member

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    thanks goodsteel! i hope you enjoy your boat!
     
  4. BobA

    BobA New Member

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    Hi there....
    I'm not yet a 14.2 owner, but am looking....
    I'm in Dallas....
    I sailed these boats a little in the past and found them to be a lot of fun.....I seem to be having difficulty finding a "newer" used one near by....so am considering new.....If and when I finally do get one it would be great to organize some 14.2 events!!!
    -Bob
     
  5. EGarcia

    EGarcia New Member

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    I live in Austin and I am fairly new at sailing as well. Understand your concern as I also would welcome a sailing buddy. FYI, Lake Travis and the surrounding area has been suffering from low water levels. If you are in the area feel free to e-mail me ahead of time.
     
  6. MajorH

    MajorH Member

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    There are two mid 80's Capri 14.2's on Lake Sweetwater (one is mine) - about five miles southeast of Sweetwater, Texas. Both are in the local "Yacht Club", which has had some difficulty getting going again after the lake refilled in 2007 after going dry in the 2001 to 2007 drought.

    There is supposed to be a mixed class fun regatta on Saturday of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. I don't have the details at the moment but they will be eventually posted on the news and or sailing page at the lake website (which I run).

    By the way, Lake Sweetwater is a nice little lake for sailing. The boat ramp is huge and well maintained with plenty of parking and turn around room. There is usually some wind each day even in the dog days of summer - that's why the wind turbines are here. :)

    The bait shop at the landing has seven RV sites with water and electricity that are right on the water. You can pull your 14.2 up onto the "beach" within a few yards of your campsite. Tenting is also allowed on the RV sites.

    For more info on the lake and the sailing club you can visit www.lakesweetwater.com.

    P.S. I am spending much of this summer at my cabin at Lake Sweetwater. If you plan a sailing trip to Lake Sweetwater, drop me an email and perhaps we can set up a convoy day. :) MajorH@satx.rr.com
     
  7. jimmacd

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    Another Austin 14.2

    I'm in Buda (suburban south austin)... but I'm thinking of selling my Capri 14.2. I'm unemployed and frankly the family isn't as crazy about sailing as I am.... AND the water level's this year!!! I just refinished the tiller, put new wheels on the trailer, and tuned up the outboard (ready for august doldrums).

    Anyone checked out Lake george town? recently. I've not looked at the water level there. I used to enjoy sailing up there.

    jim
     
  8. MajorH

    MajorH Member

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    > ready for august doldrums

    I must be sitting by the wrong lake. My problem at Lake Sweetwater for the first two weeks of August has been too much wind. :mad:

    The average wind speed each day has been around 10 mph which would be OK if it were steady but the 15 to 25 mph gusts every five minutes, often from a different direction, require more concentration and readiness for quick reaction than I find enjoyable.
     
  9. capnron209

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    Racing in N. Texas/Oklahoma

    I live in Grove, OK on Grand Lake. Would be interested in coming to Dallas to race? If anyone is interested in this, let me know. Send email to my office.

    Ron Carter
    ron@arrow-group.com
     
  10. BobA

    BobA New Member

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    Hey there....I just brought home my new (to me) 14.2 last weekend!!! It's a 1987 model - found it in Austin.....boat is in incredible shape, better than most newer one I looked at!!
    I have yet to take it out - but am excited to do so this weekend!!!
    A couple things I ordered are a boomkicker and a hobie baby bob mast float...(piece of mind for my wife as we've had "one of those" experiences in the past - not pretty)
    Anyway - looks like we've had quite a few responses here.....I think a race weekend/social somewhere in Texas would be a great thing...
    White Rock lake in Dallas has lots of dinghy racing and neat facilities....this is a possibility?? Also, I've seen a lot of Capri's at their docks, we might just be able to drum up a pretty good showing??
    If enough people interested, I can contact the club and inquire about helping with such an event??? Maybe this fall?

    -Bob
     
  11. JMahr

    JMahr New Member

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    Bob...I have decided to sell my Catalina 14.2 Expo...it's a 2003 that looks like new...fully equipped and ready to sail...I live in North Dallas....it's now posted on sailing texas and sailboat listings.com

    My email is jlmahr@hotmail.com or my cell is 469-387-3945 if interested

    James
     
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    Bob...first time on this site...started bottom up...congratulations on finding a boat and hope you are enjoying...James
     
  13. bt224

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    I know this is an old thread, but it might be fun to meet up somewhere to chase each other around a lake. It seems there are a fair amount of 14.2's in the north Texas area.
     
  14. capnron209

    capnron209 New Member

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    Racing

    I regret that I am selling my 14.2, and have purchased a Capri 18. Wish we could have done this last year, or earlier in the summer.

    Ron
     
  15. bt224

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    I just had a guy in Stigler try and trade me for a Capri.
     
  16. connex

    connex New Member

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    where do you sail?
     
  17. bt224

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    Mostly around the DFW area. I do try and get to Leon when I can, matter of fact was fishing there this weekend. The old man has a lake place across the slew from the RV park/golf course. I know it's convenient for you, however probably not the best lake (stumps, stumps, and more stumps) to sail. On the other hand, there is always a good breeze there for some reason, even in the dead of summer. I keep a Super Snark down there and the conditions are usually ideal.
     
  18. RinSA

    RinSA New Member

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    Texas Capri's or Catalina's

    I'm in San Antonio and on the lookout for a Capri or a Catalina, especially after I put my Sea Ray on the market. I'd would also consider meeting up locally with another boat or 2 for a day on the lake. Sounds like a great idea.
     
  19. bt224

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    Fleet

    I sent an e-mail also requesting info on forming a fleet, we'll see what happens.

    Seems to be a decent selection this way of 14.2's. A couple in eastern OK that look nice and at least one in Dallas. Long way from SAT, I know.
     

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