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    1982 Omega 14 help

    Omega Centerboard Raise and Lower Scheme Our repairs are almost complete, but a small but nagging question keeps popping up. THe Omega Handbook shows the parts needed for raising and lowering the centerboard, but offers no illustration or instruction as to connecting the parts. I have seen the...
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    Luff Groove Repair

    Good Show!! I like your controlled approach better than hammer whacking. Let us know how it turns out. GT
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    Luff Groove Repair

    Closing the gap. Hi, I agree with checking with an aluminum welder about closing the gap. The mast is probably anodized and hardened. Too much heat, an overly agressive wooden hammer and improper cooling could change the charcteristics of the material. You did not mention the width of the...
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    Omega 14 centerboard trunk seals

    Part Numbers Hi Catomega, Thanks for remembering my question. Do you have any part numbers? I sent Catalina an inquiry two weeks ago, but have yet to receive a reply. Perhaps a dealer is the best way to go? Fair Winds, Saltyb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    Omega 14 Sail Dimensions?

    Omega 14 sail dimensions I have attached the Omega 14 plan in two parts. I hope this helps. Saltyb
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    Omega 14 centerboard trunk seals

    An Omega rebuild in South Carolina I have sent a request to my friend for pics of his work. I hope he comes through because the work is inspiring. Gil Blake
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    Omega 14 centerboard trunk seals

    Thanks guys. Thanks for all the info. I am awaiting a response from Catalina concerning the gasket kit. Catomega, did you use the kit or other material for your retrofit? What is the chunk of steel in the floor of the cuddy? I have a friend in South Carolina who has also rebuilt an Omega...
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    Omega 14 centerboard trunk seals

    I a refitting an Omega 14. The centerboard trunk seals are pretty raggy. Are they interchangeable with the Capri 14.2 and if so where can I purchase a set??
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    1982 Omega 14 help

    Good Thought Good Thought, Our main use would be to support an untailored cockpit cover during periods of storage. Our storage facility, while private, is unfenced and unguarded. We have had some boatcover vandalism by kids wanting to look inside cockpits for things to steal. This seems to be...
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    1982 Omega 14 help

    Mast placement Dear Chris, Thanks for the quick response. I will try the bolt positions as suggested along with the Quantum tuning measurements to fix the mast position and forestay length. You are correct concerning the wire/rope halyard configuration and mast top tube for the main halyard...
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    1982 Omega 14 help

    The history lesson of the Omega/Capri is great, however as a new owner of an old Omega 14 without manual or other guidance, I need to know what rigging and sail plan changes were made when the Capri 14.2 came out? The two-bolt toothed mast step also has me confused. What is the ideal mast...
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