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Author: coldnosedave
Rudder and boat repair
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Used PVC lumber to build a thwart and splash combing. More importantly used it to add support inside for the rudder mount. Heated and bent the lumber piece for the transome and then put it on a table with a 3/8 short extension under each end... Today 14:26:36
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Author: forcejb
for racers
Forum: Racing Forum

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APS is having a closeout on Musto Drysuits - 25% off while supplies last Is anyone who is attending the MWers highly knowledgeable on the 2017 rules changes AND willing too give a brief overview at the skippers' meeting? Today 11:11:23
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Author: Chris Z
Last minute cancelation
Forum: Racing Forum

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We have rented a very nice condo for the 2017 Midwinters and one couple has had to cancel due to a medical emergency at the last minute. We are hoping that someone who has rented a hotel or hasn't made plans yet is interested in filling... Jan-21-17 09:31:26
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Author: coldnosedave
Old Sails
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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The 'listed' sail area for most one-design classes is not accurate. When they were designed the method of determining sail area was different depending on when they were designed. It was usually determined by examining the design... Jan-20-17 23:38:18
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Author: Brian S

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I haven't upgraded the outhaul on my Force 5 yet, but on other boats I have made Al strap the length of the track [3/16 " to 1/4" thick, 3/4" wide] and drilled and taped holes for through bolting the track on. Use Al bolts and... Jan-20-17 12:02:02
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Author: coldnosedave
2017 Midwinters Key Largo
Forum: Racing Forum

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Here's a heads-up regarding Feb 18 & 19. UKSC will be hosting a Moth regatta those days, so the previously planned racing events that would have been available to early-arriving F5ers have been scrapped. But watching the Moths should be... Jan-16-17 23:31:11
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Author: Twille
A reminder for those who need it!
Forum: Association Business

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Tom, Governor's Cup on Kerr Lake - if the dates stay the same, June 17th and 18th this year? I will keep that in mind for sure. I was looking over the past few years and the fleets were small? unless they didn't list but the top three.... Jan-12-17 06:20:11
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Author: Brian S

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guess I had another sr moment; wrong Brian (Bryan) Jan-06-17 07:14:35
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Author: fishybiz

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RobK, you need to get your priorities straight. There is plenty of money to do everything related to travel. You just have to cut back at home. 3 meals a day is a luxury. Suck it up man! If that doesn't work, start one of these pages to fund... Dec-30-16 09:15:44
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Author: dkinzer
Happy Holidays
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Getting to old for "FEATS OF STRENGTHS" !! Dec-24-16 10:49:52
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Author: forcejb
space available for one
Forum: Racing Forum

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Let's see how much party you young whppersnappers have in you when you get on the north side of 70. BTW, our condo is now full thanks to the recruitment efforts of the young'n from Indiana. Merry Christmas all. Time to take my... Dec-23-16 23:50:13
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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: 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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