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Author: Chris Z
Get Ready
Forum: Association Business

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What does everyone think? Anything anyone would like to see different or new ideas? Today 12:11:09
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Author: Acornrunner
It has been recommended to me to reinforce my rudder
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Do you glass the whole rudder or just the head? Same process for daggerboard? Thanks Mar-25-20 12:20:50
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Author: ogreworks
Forum: Racing Forum

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I am in. Mar-12-20 14:59:32
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Author: dkinzer
MIdwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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It was the kind of breeze that separates men from boats and several men were separated from their boats on occasion. I was lucky to survive Friday and didn't press my luck Saturday. Wow, it was amazing breeze. Wish I had my gopro for the... Feb-28-20 14:28:13
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Most paint has a two stage hardening process. The one part paints - like rustoleum can take as long as two weeks to fully cure. Most people complain about how soft the paint is - but most harden over time. Sitting out in the sun can speed... Feb-26-20 13:02:40
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Author: dkinzer
MIdwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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some of us are still thrill seekers and even at our advanced age love sailing in 20+ breeze. Personally, I think I'm not very competitive above about 18. Above 25, most of the fleet will capsize at least once. Then you starting getting into... Feb-24-20 16:39:14
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Author: Chris Z
Plan To Attend!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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17 People Registered to Date! Register early to help out UKSC with the planning. Only 32 Days til the Midwinters. Here is a link to the event: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/19678 Jan-16-20 08:26:36
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: Twille
Mid Atlantic Championship June 26-28
Forum: Association Business

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Hmm-m-m-m-m.....there's a hole in my regatta schedule at that point, depending on when our June regatta falls....which may actually be in May. According to the map, I have about 8 possible routes to get there. :) Jan-04-20 11:30:07
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Author: Chris Z
What is your upgrade or repair?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Finishing, adjusting a double rack trailer for the ride to Key Largo! Jan-03-20 13:59:51
Last post by: Twille
 
Author: Chris Z
Hosted by Berlin Yacht Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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Check the latest in Miami herald about Key Largo...."This Florida Keys Neighborhood Has Been Flooded For Nearly 3 Months" Nov-28-19 10:36:27
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Author: Twille
It's time to pay your Force Five tax.
Forum: Association Business

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Will Do Tom - thanks for taking care of this part of the Class business. Hope to be back in Largo in Feb.! Nov-21-19 08:03:13
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Author: RobK
Life goes on
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If I didn't have my nice AMF and MonkeyButt too, I'd buy it. But would rather you come to me club and sail some. Perhaps you could summer there and sail our Friday Night series? Nov-03-19 14:55:23
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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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
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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: 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
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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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