I have had several requests for the Omega 14 Manual. I finally got my scanner, manual and PC in the same place at the same time. The file attached is a zip file containing the manual as a PDF document:)
My Capri Omega was built in 1983, hull #2029. The Omega is the ancestor of the 14.2 and is a bit different. If you need a copy of the owners manual let me know. Check out my blog
I haven't had the chance to update it yet but I...
Mast foam vs a float
A quick scan of the Trailer Sailor forums has several threads about mast floats. The consensus is that mast floats are more effective. Here are few more comments from that forum;
"Don't be embarrassed by capsizing! It's a normal part of dinghy sailing and we all do it...
Thanks, bought an AGM battery this morning
Thanks for the heads up, after a little research on the net and one phone call later I am the owner of an 80Ah AGM battery from Batteries Plus. It cost me $64.99 and weighs 56lbs.:)
The make model is a Lifeline Model GPL-24.
Gel Cel advantage
Here's a pretty good summary of why I swiched to gel cell batteries;
Gel Battery Advantages
• Totally maintenance free
• Air transportable
• No corrosion
• Spill proof/leak proof
• Installs upright or on its side
• Superior deep cycle life, about 3 times the life of...
14.2 cover on sale
The Sailboat Shop 604 Highland Mall Blvd. Austin, Texas 78752 Local: 512-454-7171, Toll-Free: 888-747-8849 Fax: 512-454-0509 Tues-Fri 10-6 & Sat 9-4 ...
Has a 14.2 cover on their clearance table. It looked new to me. You might want to call them.
I am considering buying a trolling motor and a battery for my Capri Omega. In addition to motoring away from the dock, I also need the motor to head for shore when CB's blow up. Is anyone using a sealed Optima deep cycle battery? What size motor are you using?
hobie mast floats
I looked at the Hobie Bob mast floats at the Sailboat store in Austin. The bracket will have to modified to fit the mast on my Omega. I think the smallest "Bob" made will be sufficient. Cost is about $100.00. BTW They all look like they could be a pain in the XXX.
Sailing on Lake Travis and Canyon Lake solo in an Omega
:) Now that the lake levels are back to normal I think you will enjoy Lake Travis or Lake LBJ. My Omega handles the Texas summer winds sailing solo quite well, just watch out for the CB's(Thunderstorms). I think the best sailing around...
new centerboard gasket from Catalina!
:) I got the parts from the Sailboat Shop, different gasket, new parts fit exactly as planned. There are several Omega parts still available from Catalina. The parts were about $25.00