Several members are WAY more adept (than I) at the design/racing of this boat. Many of your questions will be answered.
This is an unforgivingly fast, and tender boat, that can be tamed easily, with a little of practical preparation. You chose the BEST small boat you could have. It will prepare you for much bigger, or if you decide to, reward you for years to come.
This is my first post. I picked up my Capri 14.2 today. I sat in my driveway fumbling for several hours. Your post is very much appreciated here. SHNOOL thanks for the great info and TUFBUT thanks for starting this thread.
Treehugger, where in Ohio are you located and where do you sail. I am in Northfield, Ohio, 30 minutes south of Cleveland and sail on LaDue reservoir and Pymatuning reservoir. Also welcome to the group.