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Author: forcejb
space available for one
Forum: Racing Forum

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It's a nice place to stay. Not too far from KLSC. Good kitchen if you like to do your own cooking and such. :D Dec-08-16 08:35:16
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Author: Brian S

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I got the new extension screwed into the tiller. But then Sunday started with light winds, forecast to get lighter. Friends of mine invited me to go gravel-grinding on a gravel rails to trails conversion, so I got the cyclocross bike out instead... Dec-07-16 23:13:41
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Author: coldnosedave
2017 Midwinters Key Largo
Forum: Racing Forum

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Due to a job change, we have an opening for one roomie at our Kawama condo. It is vrbo.com property 261841. Nobody beds in the main floor common area, so the kitchen & living/dining area are sleeper-free. $355 for a single for the... Dec-07-16 06:42:03
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Author: dkinzer
2017 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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Chris work this right - find a house with a big back yard with outdoor shower and no stipulation as to how many can be on the property! Camp site help complete! (and likely you pay nothing?) Dec-06-16 14:06:12
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Author: Chris Z

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Chris Z, I sailed a Holder 20 with a badly delaminated jib and pretty blown out main, and it flew in only like 6 knots of wind. That is a very fun boat, and I suspect on a good reach with consistent and high winds, it would plane nicely. I think... Nov-30-16 15:59:41
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Author: RobK
This works if it is up your alley
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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All the vehicles I've owned would have the headlights in the trees! :/ It comes with a powered jack... if that tells you something Nov-23-16 08:49:18
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Author: forcejb
experience?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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turns out to be an academic question; 3M says product is discontinued Nov-22-16 09:46:20
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Author: Brian S

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One other thing you should check while you're buried in the ass end of the boat. Mount the rudder, then push the tiller all the way to one side & then the other. When it's at each extreme position, check to see what's stopping... Nov-18-16 09:02:07
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Author: SushiSlayer
Introducing myself
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If there's any way you can get a few days off, you should come down to the Midwinters in Key Largo in Feb. You'll make a lot of friends and learn a ton about the boat. And possibly even score some good deals on parts. Nov-06-16 23:40:03
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Author: coldnosedave
boat sale
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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The whole is always worth less than the sum of the parts. It has $200 spreaders on the mast. I'd offer $400 for the $700 trailer, but only if he takes the Snipe off of it. :lol: Nov-04-16 05:45:01
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Author: coldnosedave
2016 Hospice Regatta Western Carolina Sailing Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1iEAzqpl8c Recap video that has some pre-start sailing action - F5's in the mix Nov-02-16 08:26:43
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Author: Brian S

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Hey, I once drove to Harrisburg, over 3 hours away, to deliver my boat to a guy to be repaired. He, DougK, happened to be driving through returning from other business. Also 10 hours one way to get it and bring it home. Some times you have to... Oct-19-16 11:30:50
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Author: mbowser

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When it's windy, put the boat on grass (or a piece of carpet) with the bow into the wind and step the mast w/o the sail on. Remember to duct tape the mast sections together first. Then, using the mast as a lever, tip the boat onto its side... Oct-18-16 11:56:11
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Author: PepperUp
Need suggestions for an upgrade
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I like the price on the intensity. Does crew weight matter in sail selection? As I am 250#. Located in central CT. Class legal doesn't matter presently. Oct-13-16 22:15:54
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Shoot. I forgot to do that. She is all wrapped up and ready to be put away for the winter. It came out pretty good. You can still see a slight tone difference if you look hard. I just didn't want to sand off any more gelcoat. I... Oct-11-16 10:47:28
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Author: dkinzer
Racing on Lake Lemon
Forum: Racing Forum

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What a great turnout. I wish I could have been there. One of my favorite places to travel. Hopefully next year. Sep-27-16 14:01:36
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Author: f57887
Forum: Racing Forum

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No, but we could have them "tar and chip" it. LOL :) Sep-20-16 11:47:17
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Author: f5_to_refresh
Forum: Racing Forum

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I saw the snark get towed in. The rig was in the skiff, dunno if it fell over or they dropped it to ease the tow. That Shark is very nice, have seen it at several regattas. [img width=400]http://i.imgur.com/aN1SDiph.jpg[/img] Sep-19-16 11:37:48
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Author: mgeiger

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Glad you were able to repair the crack successfully. The biaxial cloth is great stuff. It wets out nicely compared to mat cloth and follows curves much better. I use it exclusively for all structural work unless it is a really tight radius. Sep-19-16 08:41:31
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Author: mbowser

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Thanks for all the responses. I like the shock cord as a back up just in case the carpet doesn't quite keep it in place. I'm happy to report that I've just about finished up the boat and decided to get it out on the water... Aug-29-16 10:03:23
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