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    Omega 14 capsize video

    I believe...and now I'm going to have to try it, the boat should head up with the mail sheet released, even if the jib sheet is still locked. I almost always sail with the main sheet in my hand, unlocked and if there are strong gusts, I for sure hold it, the second I feel a gust and the boat...
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    Repainting the hull, what color

    Thanks for the input, I am not concerned about resale, I will keep this boat forever. Is there anyway to dye the sails another color? My sails are like new so buying new ones in a color is not on the table, I remember Hobie had the Tequila Sunrise sails for their cats. It would be nice to...
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    Omega 14 capsize video

    Yeah that would be kind of important...thanks for bringing it up. I can't imagine anyone sailing today without a PFD on, spend some cash and get one that you can wear all the time and again learn how it works. I was thinking today that it has been years since I even practiced it, I am in...
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    Repainting the hull, what color

    My gel coat has gotten to the point that I need to refinish the hull and I am leaning toward something wild. My Hot Rod will be Lime Green with flames when it's done and I am a NOT powder blue type of guy... On one hand there is tradition and the other? What are your thoughts?
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    Omega 14 capsize video

    Every 14.2 owner should be able to right his/her boat as fast and as efficiently as this fellow. Find a quiet area of a lake and practice this over and over. Once you can do it easily, then you can say you know how to sail this boat. It's as easy as it looks, your first few times will be very...
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    Capri 14.4 parts

    Thanks for keeping your prices reasonable. I saw a ad today for a new boom, guy wanted $495.00! Do you have hiking straps? Mine were destroyed this winter, a rat sneaked up under the cover and chewed them into a nest.
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    Weighted Centerboard?

    This seems the best to me as well, the other option reminds me of my buddy in Kentucky, he bought a Toyota pick up and the ride was too harsh for him so he 1/2 filled the bed with sand bags.
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    It's out of the weeds

    Any updates?
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    Spun Yarn: Insights into becoming a better C14 sailor // Heavy Weather Sailing

    Great points, well delivered! Should be required reading. I nominate this thread to be a sticky! (permanent) Thank you.
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    Weighted Centerboard?

    What is the increase in weight? Do you think the new CB is stiffer than the original? What do the rules say about racing with a weighted CB?
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    Weighted Centerboard?

    That's the key, improving your sailing skills will always give returns and IMHO it is one of the reasons I sail. Others try to improve their golf game, I sail. The boat was designed with that amount of sail and that much ballast. I for one will not play; "Are you smarter than an Architect?" I...
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    Weighted Centerboard?

    The way to improve stability is to learn how to sail the boat. You don't improve the braking ability of a Porsche by adding an anchor or stronger spring on the throttle return. Going too fast in the Porsche? Take your foot off the gas. Do not lock the main sheet, keep it in your hand the...
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    centerboard vs. keel, what to expect!

    Today in Malibu, the water and the air is 56 degrees. For us, that's cold! My banana plants had frost this morning,:eek: not good but it's the 5 or 6th time this winter along with some very strong winds this fall...I need to move somewhere warmer, what would it cost to ship the boat to Hawaii?
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    centerboard vs. keel, what to expect!

    Ain't it the truth!
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    centerboard vs. keel, what to expect!

    I see your point, here in Southern California, the water is always pretty warm, compared to lake Erie! I have sailed with a wet suit before but not since I wore a younger mans clothes. My hat's off to those who sail dingys in cold water, same with Northern US surfers. When the water is below 65...
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