I owned Scooter for may years and sailed against Amorous. Amorous did not have an open stern as reported above. Scooter had a tall thin-walled and light mast, a deep keel painted white, and an open stern, versus the other Capos. The boat's name was on the side and is easily recognized by the genoa lead sheet system; which was inlayed into the deck and ran perpendicular to the length.
I'm currently looking for the owner as I found some sails (one unused) that may be of some value.
A bunch of the current and past owners have viewed or responded to this thread. I think it would be better/a lot more fun to talk and exchange info in a more productive manor. (I personally have tried to get in touch with many of you without success).
I would be happy to start and pay for a basic web site to discuss the boat and provide a more fluid way to communicate...........if you are interested!
If you own #12 then she was the Capo that I had Lynn Bowser in Costa Mesa build for me for the 1986 Singlehanded Transpac. She won many trophies for me in the San Francisco racing scene and was a very fast boat. Carl Schumaker was a friend and he carefully supervised all of the details of her construction. The biggest mistake I made was selling her.
If you want to get in touch with me my email is "firstname.lastname@example.org". I have pictures and lots of stories. She regularly beat boats twice her size in the MORA races off the SF coast.
Her original name was "Unity" named after the sailing vessel under the command of Jeremiah O'Brien who captured the Marguretha from the Brittish in 1776.
I traded her to a gentleman who sold her to a sailor in BC.
Sorry, I just found the file folder with all the Capo drawings and my hull was #8 not 12. I apologize. I got it confused with the sailboat that I bought after her which was hull #12.
I have the original line drawings that Carl Schummacher gave me and a letter from Dave Cooper who represented Westerly Yachts (I believe).
I have all the specifications for "Unity", she had the "tall rig" but not as tall as "Wreckless" who was another 6 feet taller than Unity's.
Anyhow I wanted to clear this up.
I've been very interested in getting a Capo 26 but haven't been able to find any info on the local boats. Also its hard to know if this boat is even in my price range because I cant find any listings. Could someone tell me what the engine is?, how the interior is laid out?, and possibly some estimate prices of what these boats goes for. Also, how would this boat double as a SF cruiser? I plan on doing plenty of races but I also enjoy my cruises around the bay and down to monterey. Seems like she was built for ocean races so I'm sure it could handle, just wanted to get some first hand feedback.
Also any info on current SF bay hulls would be appreciated. Thanks