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    H14 for $1000 vs C14.2 for $2900

    I just sold my Holder 12 three weeks back for$1150. It was in like new condition with two sails, trailer and all original parts that looked like new. This boat is hard to sail really good. It will plain at 15 knots wind speed with 200 pounds of skipper on board. It rigs quick and easy with few...
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    Mod2 - New Owner - Bottom Paint and Crack Repair Questions

    Eric, glad to hear about another capri being brought back to life. I brought mine home February last year and have been working through my list. Last October after the water got too cold, i began working on the famous gelcoat cracks. I used my dremel tool with a tiny bit to open up the cracks...
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    Omega 14 mast step adjustment and tuning

    Hello Bob, and congrats on your "new"boat. Yes the mast just sits in the slot on the sole of the boat. The two shrouds and forestay hold the mast in place safely when adjusted correctly. With the mast standing upright the forestay is then attached. Once the side stays are adjusted they will stay...
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    Hiking Straps

    Sammy, The strap should be one piece with end anchored at the front on each side. The bracket on the transom has two slots that the strap threads through. Slack can be pulled to one side or the other for proper tensioning while hiking out. Be sure to leave plenty of slack on each end just in...
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    Hiking Straps

    Sammy, The strap should be one piece with end anchored at the front on each side. The bracket on the transom has two slots that the strap threads through. Slack can be pulled to one side or the other for proper tensioning while hiking out. Be sure to leave plenty of slack on each end just in...
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    Hiking Straps

    Sammy, I also sail an Omega 14 that has the one piece hiking strap. I am planning to replace mine this summer due to abrasion from sand making them very fuzzy. Looks bad but still works good. They can be made from one piece of strap about 25 feet long. The width of the strap should be correct...
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    Rudder makes contact with motor mount

    Bill, I am in the process of repairing damage to my rudder blade caused when my blade loosened up while leaving shore and was hit by the propeller of my little outboard. Not one of my finest moments for sure. There is probably going to be a GOOD posability of contact if not lifted up. My motor...
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    Craigs list, Memphis

    Just F.Y.I., I saw an ad for a Capri 14 listed yesterday and the price was RIGHT. If you are looking for a boat in the midsouth this might be the one for you at $1,000. The trailer looks like cra---. Charley
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    Sailing with jib or main alone?

    I sail an Omega also and have experienced some of the same issues myself, and i have been sailing for years. The jib sail gives you more "HORSEPOWER" to let you sail closer to the wind. The closer to the wind you sail the less power you have and the slower you go. There are several things that...
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    Omega centerboard assembly problem

    John, There is wood under the glass in the area of the mast step. I found it to be a solid,mounting place and be sure to put plenty of sealer in the holes. I dont have any pictures at this time, but i will try to get some . I plan to sail Saturday and will get plenty of all the things i have...
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    Omega centerboard assembly problem

    John, I recently encountered the same situation on my Omega also. I corrected the problem quite easily by installing a small double bloch with a strap to the cockpit sole just aft of the mast fitting, I then mounted a block to the top aft side of the board with a strap. This block has a becket...
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    Omega 14 mast step adjustment and tuning

    Jim, I have my traveler line or bridle as you call it tied on each side of the transom which makes a loop. The center of which comes up to about 8 inches from the end of the boom with the sail raised. I tie a knot on each side of the block to hold it centered there. I adjusted this to only...
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    setting boom height

    There should be a downhaul line on the gooseneck fitting. It should be tied to a cleat on the back of the mast below the fitting. Raise the sail to the top of your mast and let the sail and boom hang free. The fitting should still be below the slot opening. The downhall line can then be used to...
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    Sail repair advice?

    I have done a repair just like this recently. It came with the boat when i bought it. First, i tacked it together with needle and thread to hold the seam together. I then applied sail repair tape-two layers deep. The repair is almost impossible to see and has not shown any problem, so far. One...
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    Omega 14 mast step adjustment and tuning

    Update: I have been working with mast positioning and have observed a difference in the weather helm. With the mast foot forward i have a noticable lee helm. Not a good thing for a sailboat. With the mast back i have correct weather helm. The boat will turn into the wind and head up. I am also...
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    Fiddling with the boom angle.

    I have had to learn the best sail angles on my omega myself. It sails quite diffrently from my cat 25. I have installed red @ green tattletails on the main sail. One above the batten and the other just below the battens. Getting them both streaming straight back like on other boats seems to work...
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    Omega 14 mast step adjustment and tuning

    All Omega owners, i am not able to find any literature on adjusting the mast step. The pins can be set to move mast foot forward or backward. I have tried moving it some, but every sail has been diffrent wind and water conditions. This makes it hard to tell what changes i have made. I have to...
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    Restore Boat's Finish

    Does Mcguire still make the Diamond cut product for restoring badly oxidized fiberglass hulls? Ten yeas ago i bought a Potter 15 that was pastell light blue until i brought it back to life. I sold the boat for quite a profit after the cleanup. I have been wet sanding the Omega with 2000 grit to...
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    Few questions on rigging

    Hartman, I am pleased to hear your rig is working better for you. Every boat i have owned over the years have required some type of rig adjustment to get everything working correctly. The length of your lines can be a simple thing, or trying to flatten your main sail to de-power the rig in...
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    Rub rail

    Marti, I remember seeing several types of rubber rub rail material in the Defender catalog. You can pull it up on line i believe. I tried to open the ohotos, but no luck. I have quite a lot of caulk under the rub rail, and dont know why. I plan to clean it up this winter and renew the...
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