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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. Yesterday 14:01:36
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Author: Brian S

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Ah, I discovered I have pix of the daggerboard, demonstrating its abused edges and interesting warp. Yeah, it's janky. But I prefer to be up-front about these kinds of things.... Sep-26-16 18:43:05
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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I'd be way over 1000 posts but somehow I had to start over.... Sep-21-16 14:59:45
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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: coldnosedave
2016 Hospice Regatta Western Carolina Sailing Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just registered. Heading up from Atlanta Friday afternoon/evening and camping on-site. Looking forward to it. Sep-13-16 11:15:10
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Author: mbowser

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[quote=orion85]I leave the winch strap attached to the bow handle, as well as a cam lock tie down to keep bow oriented..[/quote] I don't have a winch on this trailer, otherwise I would, and what do you mean by a 'cam lock tie... Aug-30-16 12:12:29
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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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Author: mbowser

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Thanks Brian, I haven't cut out the coaming yet, but I guessed right on the thwart. Things are rolling along nicely and I hope to finish up in the next few days. I'm even hoping that I might be able to get the boat out for a sail by... Aug-23-16 21:47:14
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Author: mgeiger

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Took a look at my trailer yesterday, briefly, during our club's Leukemia Cup Regatta. Unlike some of your trailers, and the Rite-on or Harbor Freight, my trailer's "box" section ends right behind the spring and fender... Aug-21-16 20:45:40
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Author: coldnosedave
flamingo sail
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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[quote=fishybiz]Steve V. is that you? Still sailing at Waccamaw?[/quote] Yes, haven't gone under yet, though hull still leaks. Waccamaw Sailing will be hosting our annual Indian Summer Regatta in a few weeks on Oct. 8 & 9. Only takes... Aug-21-16 20:05:14
Last post by: vitamvass
 
Author: mbowser

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Thanks, that never occurred to me, I thought it might be some sort of alternative mainsheet anchor point or something. Now I know. Aug-20-16 10:26:04
Last post by: mbowser
 
Author: SushiSlayer
Introducing myself
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Welcome aboard! When you fiquire it all out let the rest of us OFG's know..... Aug-18-16 19:26:39
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Author: Brian S

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Nice! Aug-17-16 11:00:08
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Author: Brian S

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Last year after I sailed the boat all summer with clam cleats, I decided that I'd stop at SailCare on the way home and pick up some Viadana cam cleats. The previous owner lived near there and already had a ratcheting block and cam cleat for... Aug-16-16 15:27:54
Last post by: posaune
 
Author: stevedallas
Mast collars back in stock!
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Now that I'm home I can update. I took off the bottom plug and installed the aluminum collar easily. Of course now I have a slightly mangled top plug, but at least the top mast isn't telescoping anymore. Thanks for the help! Aug-15-16 17:32:01
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Author: Dlandis
What are the dimensions for the foiled rudder?
Forum: Racing Forum

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You have the option to protest if you see something. It's wise to bring it up on shore so the "guilty" party has an opportunity to correct it. :) Aug-15-16 16:13:07
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: stevedallas
Are we going to continue the good work Doug did in Chi-town last year?
Forum: Association Business

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Good idea......and if you get in under the banner of "US Sailing", we might not have any charges. :) Aug-15-16 16:11:34
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: markeschw
Collecting rudder data during the 2016 NAC
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, at least in theory. But we're hoping to get the "regular" rudder into the rules akin to the DB's update which is much more clear than before. THEN I think we want to delve into the possibility of a foil shape......which... Aug-15-16 08:35:30
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