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Author: mbowser

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[quote=orion85]I leave the winch strap attached to the bow handle, as well as a cam lock tie down to keep bow oriented..[/quote] I don't have a winch on this trailer, otherwise I would, and what do you mean by a 'cam lock tie... Today 12:12:29
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Author: mgeiger

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Shouldn't be any foam on sides of the hull, be aware of the wood blocks for thwart hardware. Today 08:50:29
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Author: f5_to_refresh
Forum: Racing Forum

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Justin - I'm likely to be there and was looking over the google satellite view of the club. When you drive into the club do you immediately head to the right over to the beach area? Hey, street view shows a gate stopping you from getting to... Today 07:29:31
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Author: mbowser

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Thanks for all the responses. I like the shock cord as a back up just in case the carpet doesn't quite keep it in place. I'm happy to report that I've just about finished up the boat and decided to get it out on the water... Yesterday 10:03:23
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Author: dkinzer
Racing on Lake Lemon
Forum: Racing Forum

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Its 2308 miles for me. Think how fortunate you are that you are so close! Aug-26-16 07:28:01
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Author: mbowser

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Thanks Brian, I haven't cut out the coaming yet, but I guessed right on the thwart. Things are rolling along nicely and I hope to finish up in the next few days. I'm even hoping that I might be able to get the boat out for a sail by... Aug-23-16 21:47:14
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Author: mgeiger

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Took a look at my trailer yesterday, briefly, during our club's Leukemia Cup Regatta. Unlike some of your trailers, and the Rite-on or Harbor Freight, my trailer's "box" section ends right behind the spring and fender... Aug-21-16 20:45:40
Last post by: Brian S
 
Author: coldnosedave
flamingo sail
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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[quote=fishybiz]Steve V. is that you? Still sailing at Waccamaw?[/quote] Yes, haven't gone under yet, though hull still leaks. Waccamaw Sailing will be hosting our annual Indian Summer Regatta in a few weeks on Oct. 8 & 9. Only takes... Aug-21-16 20:05:14
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Author: mbowser

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Thanks, that never occurred to me, I thought it might be some sort of alternative mainsheet anchor point or something. Now I know. Aug-20-16 10:26:04
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Author: SushiSlayer
Introducing myself
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Welcome aboard! When you fiquire it all out let the rest of us OFG's know..... Aug-18-16 19:26:39
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Author: Brian S

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Nice! Aug-17-16 11:00:08
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Author: Brian S

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Last year after I sailed the boat all summer with clam cleats, I decided that I'd stop at SailCare on the way home and pick up some Viadana cam cleats. The previous owner lived near there and already had a ratcheting block and cam cleat for... Aug-16-16 15:27:54
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Author: stevedallas
Mast collars back in stock!
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Now that I'm home I can update. I took off the bottom plug and installed the aluminum collar easily. Of course now I have a slightly mangled top plug, but at least the top mast isn't telescoping anymore. Thanks for the help! Aug-15-16 17:32:01
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Author: Dlandis
What are the dimensions for the foiled rudder?
Forum: Racing Forum

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You have the option to protest if you see something. It's wise to bring it up on shore so the "guilty" party has an opportunity to correct it. :) Aug-15-16 16:13:07
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: stevedallas
Are we going to continue the good work Doug did in Chi-town last year?
Forum: Association Business

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Good idea......and if you get in under the banner of "US Sailing", we might not have any charges. :) Aug-15-16 16:11:34
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Author: markeschw
Collecting rudder data during the 2016 NAC
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, at least in theory. But we're hoping to get the "regular" rudder into the rules akin to the DB's update which is much more clear than before. THEN I think we want to delve into the possibility of a foil shape......which... Aug-15-16 08:35:30
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Author: Brian S

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It is not faster sitting aft. You have to get forward upwind and downwind. The longer extension works fine and I was convinced to stick with the longer length. It works fine through tacks and allows for keeping your weight compact when getting... Aug-09-16 22:31:16
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Author: mgeiger

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Brian can send a picture of his arrangement. He uses the harken soft attachment where the lines from the blocks go around the boom. Aug-09-16 10:19:44
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: RobK
Life goes on
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Where...? or What? Hmmmm Different atmosphere... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_rNIEDq2fU and kinda amazing, #211 is up for sale in this boat, down by Mr. Hampton - go figure! And I'm sure if I get the itch to race again, Chris will... Aug-04-16 15:37:15
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: Chris Z
Mark Allen Wins
Forum: Racing Forum

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Congratulations to Chris Zofchak, Tim Harrod and Tag Little for representing the Berlin Yacht Club at the Nationals. All placed in the top 20 job well done everyone. Aug-03-16 22:30:15
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