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Author: Chris Z
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AVOID LATE FEES BY REGISTERING TODAY Force 5 North American Championship Regatta Hosted by Port Huron Yacht Club August 21st to 23rd, 2014 http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=991 Yesterday 16:13:27
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Author: stevedallas
Shop Space During 2014 F5 NAs
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Hi All As part of our continuing commitment to the class, GLMO is offering free use of shop space, and use of all in-shop tools before and during 2014 F5 NAs. Email me and let me know that you'd like to work inside, and give us some idea... Jul-28-14 19:41:10
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Author: forcejb
one spot available
Forum: Racing Forum

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No more room at the inn. Jul-24-14 21:18:40
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Author: Craig and Deborah
Tips? Tricks?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Ur correct, but not so much that the center of effort gets fwd of the mast (or too high). It's a delicate balancing act :-) Jul-22-14 23:34:48
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Author: f5_to_refresh
Forum: Racing Forum

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This event is a week and a half away. Anyone else coming or on the fence? Jul-22-14 06:19:49
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Author: plank
Access Port Size
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Remember that you've got to get your forearm into the port, often at an acute angle. 4" ports are too small for my frame. Good luck, John Jul-21-14 19:26:59
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Author: carolinasailor
Looking for Force Five dolly
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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A buddy of mine here in High Point NC, Steve Hollingsworth of Green Door Wheelworks, just fabricated a nice dolly for me out of square steel tubing, which disassembles, for about 1/2 the price of the Seitech one. Give him a ring if High Point... Jul-18-14 17:04:14
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Author: USAJTAT1
How does stuff work
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Here are the pictures from my repair. http://force5.us/main/index.php?view=category&catid=45&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=91 Jul-17-14 15:41:55
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Author: cmmiller22

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[img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0161.JPG[/img][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0162.JPG[/img][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0163.J... Jul-15-14 09:14:39
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Author: f5_to_refresh
starting to find some questions
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Interesting idea but lots of load on the chrome-plated cast zinc bow handle and its small fasteners. Harken 447 dinghy vang (reduced to 12:1) is a cleaner (but more $$) approach that allows free mast rotation. Jul-14-14 17:13:22
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Author: Chris Z
Forum: Racing Forum

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First day at the Midwest Regionals. Air continued to build throughout the day providing for a wide range of conditions for the 3 races. Top 3 as of today: Chris Zofchak - 2, 1, 1 Byron Hicks 1,2,2 Bryan Spang 3,3,3 Jul-12-14 19:31:33
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Author: geekdoc
With similar weight & design and a larger sail, why is the F5 slower?
Forum: Racing Forum

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[quote=forcejb]Quick answer to original question is " both".[/quote] Got to agree. Also the laser class attracts the best of single handed sailors. I just spent like 15 minutes talking to the NCSU sailing club because he was... Jul-12-14 14:10:13
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Author: hyperope

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New bailer avail from GLMO, not me. They also have a lot of parts that fit the F5 and give exc service. Jul-10-14 08:38:07
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Author: posaune
pics?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Just use a short piece of line and tie a loop . This allows the block to move as need to meet the angle of the bungee. Also, I place a couple of strips of white tape on the deck so the block won't scratch the deck when I have the JC strap off... Jul-08-14 06:56:41
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Author: lonbordin
Big people sailing tips for the Force 5
Forum: Racing Forum

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coldnosedave Oh yeah back in the day I did things like that in light air. But you will never catch me sitting forward of the midships with my legs forward of the midships. If the wind is that light, like last weekend, I am sitting in the shade... Jul-06-14 21:02:39
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Author: f57887

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/bellaeatsbooks/sets/72157645419598575/]Pictures from the RC boat[/url] =) Jul-04-14 08:43:21
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Author: geekdoc

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This one is hard to check out. There are no pictures of spars, sails, foils, etc. There are some flaws that can be seen in the hull, but they don't look to bad. I wonder what the reserve is. To bad there is not an ask the seller options... Jul-02-14 22:27:34
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Author: geekdoc
How long is too long
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I went with the 41" Battlestick, $35 on sale was a good deal. I'm 5'11" and it suits me well hiked or cramped in the cockpit, it took a little getting used to thinking ahead of the tack where I wanted it to end up, but overall... Jul-02-14 00:22:21
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Author: geekdoc
Not cheap but looks great
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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I doubt he sails it. What about the carpet on the cockpit floor? Jul-01-14 16:43:28
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Author: Mikgoo

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Seems like brad point bits would work for the drilling. They're stable without the long point. Jun-30-14 06:46:55
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