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Author: Rock Biter
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yeah, Beckson is the best choice. Oct-14-19 10:15:04
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Author: Acornrunner
It has been recommended to me to reinforce my rudder
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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On fiberglassing the rudder head. I suggest sanding off all of the varnish to get to bare wood. Only sand to about 120 grit so the epoxy resin can adhere well. I used West Systems and woven mat to do the work in the pictures below. Standing it... Oct-14-19 09:56:47
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Any results from the racing and pictures? How was the food, drinks, sailing, Porthole Inn??? Sep-24-19 13:54:06
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: posaune

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Since I now have a Swift Solo to transport as well as my F5, I need to go a different route with a trailer. I know it's expensive in the listing, but if anyone here wants it, feel free to make an offer. I'm fine with a class member... Sep-10-19 10:05:34
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Author: Chris Z
Plan To Attend!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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2020 Force 5 Midwinter Championship Race Week Tentative Schedule February 17 - 22, 2019 Upper Keys Sailing Club-Key Largo, FL Force 5 Fleet 50 More details at the link below:... Aug-27-19 09:19:45
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: orion85
To satisfy those curious about hull weights
Forum: Racing Forum

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Those who had previously weighed their boats (in this thread), could you please give this equation a try? This is fascinating! Edit: Oh boy, I forgot I "weighed in" on this up above - that means me too! Mine will be on a dolly only... Aug-06-19 15:55:02
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Author: RobK

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For those who have the Right-On trailers you will soon find out the paint has a lot to be desired - or not - depending on how you read that. I have repainted the area under the bow twice now and have a thought for you. Keep in mind I sail... Jul-28-19 14:11:19
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: High5
Mixed Dinghy Regatta including Force 5s
Forum: Racing Forum

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Wish we could make it. We Bloomington folks all have other commitments that weekend. We'll look forward to it for next year! :) Jul-19-19 06:05:52
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: River Rat
Wondering the Length of Junior Rig mast sections
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I'd advise to get a Cullen short rig sail. Then you simply remove the top section, fashion a cap for the top of the mid section and you're good to go. Makes it so you can use the same mast pieces for both sails. :) Jul-18-19 06:30:51
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: RobK
log on check it out
Forum: Association Business

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Just a heads up on the Force5 facebook page - fun with historic photos! With only 4 to 5 years with you all - I have barely a clue. Just leads to my admiration for all the time you all have spent together! Thanks Chris - good stuff Jun-29-19 17:15:58
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Author: dkinzer
Window decals available
Forum: Association Business

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Hey We have Force 5 window decals available for anyone who might want one. If you were at North Americans, then you've seen them or have one. I'd post a picture, but I'm not savvy enough. They're $10 for the basic one.... Jun-16-19 08:43:44
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Author: dkinzer
Regatta at Lake Lemon
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi everyone. We're having a Force 5 regatta this coming weekend at Lake Lemon. I know many of you just came for the North Americans, but we want to build this regatta up so it becomes a "regatta circuit building block".... Jun-16-19 08:38:02
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, I saw the ones for the Laser. That was not the question though was it :). May-29-19 10:03:43
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Author: Phil Porte

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A little promoting here.... We have a pretty good start on registration with 4 signed up. Not a bad. Load up the boats and come enjoy a nice weekend of sailing on Lake Huron, comradery and probably buffoonery. Bring the family along as there is... May-27-19 08:04:56
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
Author: fishybiz
1975 Force 5 "Spindrift", Sail No. 2856
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Nancy - sorry to hear that I may not be "surprised" to bump into you again at the Hospice. You were my closest competitor during my first time sailing at the 2014 Hospice! I hope all is well and that you enjoyed your trip doing some of... May-20-19 17:53:46
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Author: dkinzer
2019 North Americans registrants
Forum: Racing Forum

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Well there was no shortage of beer... This was my first time at Lake Lemmon and like it has been said before - truely a good time - thanks one and all for all your efforts to make it so. A big hand to the Kinzer Clan for the beautiful awards... May-20-19 05:20:06
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: dkinzer
2019 North Americans are here!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi everyone! The 2019 North Americans are here. It's gonna be a great event. The weather reports are really good at this point, the grounds are very close to ready (need to mulch down the grass clumps), Kim has the food underway, Marty... May-13-19 06:53:54
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: Doug G
raising the boom height for less nimble
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Hello. This is my first post. I'm not a Force 5 racer, but rather an 8-10 time a summer enthusiast. I say this because I'm not worried about making some changes and disqualifying myself from any racing possibility. My goal is to make... May-08-19 11:50:13
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Probably a safe bet. Lots of people use Awlgrip for spars, but again, the extreme mast bend thing. Good ol' rattle-can Rustoleum is a low-cost risk factor. :) Apr-22-19 06:58:08
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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I have a mast and boom that I want to refinish. Currently it has PPG brand epoxy automotive paint on it that has gotten scuffed up a bit. It has held up well and just repainting is certainly an option. I was thinking about powder coating it... Apr-20-19 07:41:26
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