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Author: dkinzer
North Americans coming up
Forum: Racing Forum

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Mark I can almost say the same - tonight I pack the cockpit with all "soft" things and put the top cover on and strap her down. Camping gear to get down from the attic then Saturday early AM off to Ohio and Berlin Lake for Sunday and... Jul-20-16 17:00:55
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: PepperUp
Best practice for connection
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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My main is spliced to the bunt on center block. I have quick shackles on the two boom blocks. Rope stays routed the way it stays. The boom blocks get attached to the traveler line stays on both sides for storage. Jul-17-16 16:16:01
Last post by: orion85
 
Author: stevedallas
Mast collars back in stock!
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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While the top cap might look like a good choice for removal, the top section plug is easier to remove and reinstall. The pins in the top cap (and the lower unit base) are one-time use. Once removed, you'd better figure out another way to... Jul-11-16 17:18:55
Last post by: stevedallas
 
Author: dkinzer
Racing on Lake Lemon
Forum: Racing Forum

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He keeps the Weeks boat at home under covers. He drags it out for regattas only. Jul-11-16 12:21:28
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: adirondacker

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It would be nice to know what all the boats are, next to the names Oh, congrats on your placement Jun-28-16 12:34:53
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: Chris Z
REGISTER TODAY FOR NORTH CAPE
Forum: Racing Forum

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The late fee will apply at June 30th at 23:00 if registration is not paid by then! Jun-27-16 13:12:27
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: f57887
Forum: Racing Forum

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Wind didn't cooperate too much this weekend. Only got three races in but had 12 boats show up. Jason Breeden finished first with Marty Schilke And Mark Williams follwoing. Great food, spirits and camaraderie. We welcomed new boat owner... Jun-27-16 10:23:31
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Author: Brian S

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For the Outhaul end of the boom, Dennis Landis machined one himself and did/can provide - saved me two years ago at the midwinters (not that I was going to win or anything... but is nice to be able to keep sailing!) Jun-27-16 09:06:25
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: Brian S

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I might be able to get most of that for him. All he would have to do is bring it to Oregon so he could see it in person first. Jun-26-16 17:56:47
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: RobK
Well I know that the Spring Training on Kerr Lake is coming up....
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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[quote=RobK]Name? Oh wait do you have the sticker business? Understand sailing the Buc - if I had spinnaker experience I would have jumped on it also.[/quote] Justin Durham NC Jun-23-16 16:10:19
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Author: forcejb
how about a F5 start?
Forum: Racing Forum

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It was a blast until......;) Jun-21-16 20:13:12
Last post by: Twille
 
Author: Brian S

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Because when my forward boom end fitting sheared off on the other side of the lake, my first thought was: "This sucks monkey balls." So yesterday, we were looking at the most consistent wind we had seen all weekend (and I had taken... Jun-21-16 10:10:50
Last post by: Brian S
 
Author: PepperUp
The boat didn't want to plane
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I'm 230# and i start to plane in 10-12 kts. How far aft are you sitting? You may be planing already and just expecting hobie speed? From my Raceqs app my top speed from last weekends racing was 9.3 knots with gusts around 20 (reaching... Jun-21-16 07:39:08
Last post by: f5_to_refresh
 
Author: dkinzer
Boats for sale
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Dave Wilcox here at Lake Lemon's Fleet 105 wanted to pass this along. His account is having issues *************** Doug- For whatever reason I no longer have a working account on the Force5 site. No big deal. But I wanted to alert... Jun-19-16 06:16:29
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: forcejb
a distance race (11 miles)
Forum: Racing Forum

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There is a camping area nearby. http://www.thecoloniesrvandtravelpark.com I always drive the 3 hours each way on Saturday so I haven't bothered trying to get a tent site. It says tent reservations not needed but would want to call to try... Jun-15-16 20:16:20
Last post by: f5_to_refresh
 
Author: forcejb
help us set a spec on minimum rudder angle
Forum: Association Business

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I made a mistake in quoting John's numbers. I was too lazy to reread all the post to double check my facts. With the numbers corrected it should read; Using John's figure that 90* to the bottom of the hull is[b[color=#cc3300]]... Jun-12-16 19:07:20
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: Twice Rejected
Need replacement boom end fitting
Forum: Racing Forum

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I remembered that I had written a piece for the BR which I'm not sure has been published. Here it is (minus the pics). I can send the Word doc (with pics) if you'd like. Afraid your 35 year-old plastic outhaul cap is getting... Jun-12-16 10:58:18
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: forcejb
a neat trick
Forum: Racing Forum

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I am not sure we want to know that. Where are we suppose to be? Jun-09-16 07:50:48
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: dkinzer
2016 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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The Jerman family is planning on being there with at least two boats if not three. Is there any place to park a pop-up camper and have access to electric? May-31-16 15:39:47
Last post by: f57887
 
Author: Brian S

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I have heard of others using those blue knit work gloves. I ordered a dozen pairs on Amazon last night. Guess I won't be running out anytime soon! :D Besides, I wasn't looking forward to picking apart that buntline hitch I used to tie... May-31-16 11:11:59
Last post by: Brian S

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