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Author: f5_to_refresh

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The 16" wheel & tire from Tractor Supply fits. Clearance between the tire & the upright is very tight. But there is room to put a couple of washers on the shaft (total thickness 1/4") to give a bit more breathing room. It's... Yesterday 16:56:02
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Author: forcejb
for the new visitors
Forum: Racing Forum

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Midwinter Race Week at Upper Keys Sailing Club, Key Largo, FL: Feb 13-20 (rentals are going FAST) North Americans at North Cape Yacht Club, La Salle, MI, July 27-30 Yesterday 10:12:36
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Author: forcejb
a heads-up
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Bryan, I would suggest you replace the roller with bunk. The roller supports half the weight of the boat with about 1/2 sq inch of surface area. That is pushing harder than I like going down the road at 60 MPH. Grant Yesterday 09:00:39
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Author: forcejb
several recipients didn't get their Broad Reach
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Thanks much Rich! Jul-29-15 18:54:20
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Author: DaleBravo

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[quote=forcejb]Smaller control lines (red & blue) would probably run more freely. Did you reinforce the deck where you installed the port?[/quote] Port was there when I bought the boat :D I haven't noticed any issue with those lines... Jul-29-15 07:45:13
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Author: forcejb
Not that any of you would EVER abuse your tools, but .....
Forum: Racing Forum

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With a couple of towels on it, my B&D WorkMate has often functioned as a very nice platform for wet sanding my blades. The net result is warping & splitting of the work surfaces. How to repair? Fear not, there is ALWAYS a solution. TREX... Jul-26-15 09:57:04
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Author: cjobara
Looks like a repurposed Force 5
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Actually in NJ I believe - if it were someone here in the Eastern Shore, I might be looking for them! They might have all the other parts still Jul-21-15 18:54:02
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Author: forcejb
get your emailed copy
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If you are NOT a 2015 FFCA member and would like to be on the mailing list for the class newsletter, send an email with your email address and location (city & state) to President @Force5.us and you'll be added to the list. If... Jul-20-15 17:04:58
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Author: orion85
Anyone missing them?
Forum: Racing Forum

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With a little creativity, top and mid end plugs can be fashioned from PVC pipe fittings. Replace the tapered collars with aluminum ones from GLMO Jul-20-15 16:13:30
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Author: f5_to_refresh
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just read the NOR, 5 boats pays out 3 places.... Jeff will not be able to make it - I'm sending in my Registration tomorrow. Why did I put away my camping gear! I've got room in my 8 x 10 (6" high) pup tent (design) for one... Jul-20-15 14:24:40
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Author: vitamvass

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What I did was go through past photos of the NA's (most boats) and checked out the sails till I found one I liked. I then sent that photo to Bob Cullen with additional direction - piece of cake (thanks again Bob). Have fun and congrats on... Jul-19-15 06:32:08
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Author: coldnosedave
Results
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just get there Doug.... great time and, I want to race against you Jul-17-15 09:22:38
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Author: Oregon
What are these worth?
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Pm sent Jul-14-15 01:25:42
Last post by: orion85
 
Author: Oregon
Some Portland area Force 5 sailors are interested in acquiring short
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Since the mid-winters Cullen has been offering to cut down full rigs. If any one has a spare full that is an option. I used one two weeks ago in 15-20 and was still flying. (135# helm) Jul-06-15 23:55:47
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Author: Phil Porte
Sign up is up and running
Forum: Racing Forum

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Ok, anyone else use the up and coming regatta to fine tune some things on their F5? I've got a little list and this weekend is the perfect time to fiddle... roads around here are clogged with tourists and we usually hunker down during these... Jul-03-15 16:14:48
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Author: atimarsh3
The Union Sailing Club - Sunday Afternoon and Wednesday Eve.
Forum: Invitation to Sail

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The Union Sailing Club in Longmont Colorado has a Wednesday Eve (Starts at 6pm) and a Sunday afternoon racing series (Starts at 2pm) throughout the summer. Please come join us! Call 303-641-6511 for more information. Jul-02-15 22:20:47
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Author: stevedallas
Free delivery of masts/booms/parts to NAs
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Thanks for all you do, TG! Jul-02-15 10:04:46
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Author: forcejb
reduced friction
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Yes, I want one. Let me know how much. Jun-29-15 14:00:19
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Author: forcejb
agenda items?
Forum: Association Business

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Regarding "My thoughts are that the "can of worms" has already been opened regarding sailmakers and equal performing sails when they added Cullen as a sailmaker. When that happened it no longer be came a true one design class".... Jun-29-15 08:58:22
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Author: rtyler
Starting my restoration
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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There is the current progress and it looks thicker at the bottom of the tube? Is that what it supposed to look like? I like the idea of possibly using a PVC pipe as a brace. It sounds like a good idea as long as I thicken up the rest of the pipe... Jun-27-15 15:24:35
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