What's your year/number?

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I'm a new owner (since the end of May 07) and am curious about something. I've seen people with sail numbers that are lower than mine who say their boat is "younger" than mine. Not sure how that might work...

So, I'm curious to know what everyone's sail number is and what year their boat is.

Also, does anyone else have an "Omega?" I was told that mine is a Capri 14.2 Omega. She has an open bow with a hatch you can sit on, instead of a closed bow. The attached photo will show the open bow.

So... I'm boat #1567, Capri 14.2 Omega.

How about you?

Welcome to the Capri world, Marti! I as well am a new owner of a used Capri 14.2 which I got in May as well.

My boat is a 1986, hull number 1108 however the sail is not original as it's number it 1878. I do not have all of the history of my boat from the original owner as I am the 4th. The sails on mine are the factory multi-colored.

Hope the information helps.

Fair Winds,

Capri 14.2 #1108
Sail number

I just purchased a 2001 Capri, sail number is 5002.
The sail number corresponds with the last four digits of the serial number on the transom, at least on my boat. That may clue you into the original sail number, if they did it that way back then.

Regarding your sail number, it should be the same number as your hull number. Catalina started building the 14.2 model after the Omega model in about 1983. Since the 14.2 is a different newer model, the hull number/sail numbers started over, hence the young 14.2 with lower sail # vs your older Omega.

Both are fun boats that get us out for a sail:) .
I just purchased what I believe is a 1984, 14.2. It is hull number 108 and sail number 118. Seems to be in great shape, I believe I am the third owner.

Everybody is right the do turtle quickly. First time out, we went over and it immediately turtled. I now masted with two cans of foam in it and I now know how to fasten the hatch tight.


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Hey Kentth, good luck with your #108/118 '84. Using my #776 '85 I guess we can figure approximately how many 14.2s were manufactured and sold between '84-'85.

I sailed my new Capri often for the first dozen years or so, mostly in Greenwood Lake, NJ/NY. In all that time I only went over, due more to luck than talent, once. When I did capsize, I quickly swam to the end of the mast and placed a spare life jacket (pfd) under the tip. I kept it there until I was ready to right the boat. I attribute this gut reaction to preventing a turtle. I'm not sure if this is a wise or recommended procedure, but it sure worked well for me.

Can you tell me how you applied the foam to your mast and if you do anything in addition to turning the hatch bolt tight. I’m now trying to refurbish my boat after being in storage for a decade.

I didn't have time to get anything or even to the top of the mast, it turtled almost immediately. The mast and sail hit the water and keep right on going. I really think it was more due to the amount of area presented to the wind once on its side, force of the wind, etc. Getting a life jacket under the top of the mast would help, but we didn't have time.

I took a long screw driver and dug all the old foam out of the top of the mast, it was water saturated. I then went down to were the shrouds attach to the mast and took one of the screws out. I started at the shroud screw hole first, and sprayed as much foam as I could get in at the position. I then went to the top of the mast and started putting foam in there. The one problem that I finally solved was that the foam tended to come out the top as well as go down the mast, so I cut a piece of card board put it in the top of the mast as a dam and then stuck the straw thru the card board. That way when I blew the foam in most of it went down the mast.

I hope to sail it this weekend and if I go over see if it worked or now. I didn't realize that on my hatch door that just turning the latch didn't fasten it tight. That I have to keep turning the latch until it is completely tight. So when we went over the door on the hatch came off and we completely filled with water. I am glad the foam under seats is still good, the was the only thing keeping us a float.