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    The Case of the Teeny Outboard

    Second Installment - Hokay ... after looking over both the motor and the transom of my Capri Omega 14, I decided to use a jackplate outboard bracket that the previous owner had given me when I purchased the boat. BTW ... this is a nice, 6 lb. cast aluminum two-piece bracket (one piece bolts...
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    Texas Capri 14.2 sailors

    Hoping for a windy weekend Hey, all y'all TX Capri 14 sailors ! Here's to hopes of good sailing weather this weekend. While I won't make it to the regatta in Austin, I do plan to head out to either Medina Lake or Canyon Lake on Saturday and/or Sunday, weather permitting. Dave, in...
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    Texas Capri 14.2 sailors

    Re: Saturday morning JG - Sorry ... I'd love to, having never sailed on Caynon Lake ... but I'll be fishing Saturday morning ! Calaveras and Braunig Lakes are two small reservoirs on the south side of town. They both feature electrical power plants, which use the lake water during the...
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    Outboard - what do I need?

    Nissan 3.5 Hiya Art ! Say ... I'm thinking about purchasing the same Nissan 3.5 hp two-stroke that you have. Did you get the 20" (long) shaft? Do you mount yours on the transom, or on a jack plate/kicker bracket? And can you tilt the motor out of the way once you are under sail ...
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    Capri OMEGA 14: Need information for this model

    Re: rigging Mike - Sorry ... I've only used the configuration shown in the diagram. The block I use at the rear of the boom has a becket. I tie the mainsheet off to the becket with a bowline, run it down through the block on the traveller, back up through the block on the rear of the...
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    Texas Capri 14.2 sailors

    Make it three ... Hey Y'all ! I also live in San Antonio, and sail a 1979 vintage Capri Omega 14, the predecessor to the Capri 14.2. I sail singlehanded, and am more into pleasure than racing. I usually sail at Medina Lake and Calaveros Lake (Calaveros is a nice place to practice btw...
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    Capri OMEGA 14: Need information for this model

    Re: Capri Omega 14 rigging Hiya Dennis - You'll like your Omega once you get it assembled. Attached (I hope) is a diagram that I made showing how the standing and running rigging works on an Omega (even though the pic is of a Capri 14.2). Hope this helps ... if you have specific...
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    The Case of the Teeny Outboard

    Ok ... after being stuck in the middle of a large Texas inland lake for the umpteenth time with no wind whatsoever, I began my search for auxillary power (sculling with the rudder is not a viable option - been there, done that). Weighing the pros and cons (and reading about them in this...
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    First Time Setting up the Rigging = Miserable Failure

    Re: Easy trick for stepping the mast All - I rig & sail my Capri Omega 14 single-handed, and I've developed a neat trick to step the mast (I'm sure I'm not the first to figure this out ;) ) ... 1) Keep boat on trailer. 2) Attach shrouds to chainplates on either side. 3) Seat mast...
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