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Author: coldnosedave
Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Registered. This should be a great finish to the sailing season. If you have been to Hospice yet, I strongly suggest it. You won't be disappointed. Today 19:35:15
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Author: hyperope

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I would move the strap up or come up with a vang that uses what is there. If you put a spacer in the bottom of the tube you take the chance that the mast will blow out the side of the tube as you will be raising it above reinforced part of the... Today 19:24:44
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Author: forcejb
No painting!!!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If you really wanted to, you could stop at 800 and buff it out and it'll look good, too. Depends on how much time you want to spend. One of my boats has gel coat checking all over the deck, so that one is getting gel coated, too. Oh... Today 13:48:35
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Author: gkharrin
Restoration of my recently acquired '78 Force 5
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Yes, it is gel coat. Yes, you should get it out of there and redo it. I use thickened polyester resin with milled fibers and cabosil. Or a nifty product called Kitty Hair. KH hardens fast, so you could do this repair in one day if you want. Today 13:46:19
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Author: Chris Z
Refurbishing Bottom
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Cuz I take pride in my work and my boats. :) Today 13:44:07
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: f5_to_refresh
building a regatta schedule
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Would love to come back to NC for a North American Championship. Hopefully you guys can get things moving and do a NAs in the next couple of years. Yesterday 21:28:20
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Author: forcejb
ends Tuesday
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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West Coast Sailing (Portland, OR) is having a Labor Day sale on Gill products. Free shipping over $20. Gill hikers for $145 is a great deal IMO. Yesterday 10:07:14
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: RobK
Can we choose a sail number if not on the list?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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What I love to do is take cities and states I'm not familiar with and type into Google "map Lewes, DE" then click on the map and scroll back to enlarge it. I click on "Satellite" to study what is around it, it could be... Aug-31-14 21:22:50
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Author: RobK
She now resides in Lewes, Delaware
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Congrats! Look forward to meeting you in Key Largo. If you get your updated equipment from Great Lakes Marine Outfitters (www.glmo.net) you won't be disappointed. Good luck. John Stahl F5 6511 Aug-31-14 20:07:34
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Author: carolinasailor
Looking for Force Five dolly
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I had a dollie made for my boat here in High Point, NC. If you are still looking I could try to get you in touch with the person that is making them Aug-30-14 15:52:14
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Author: orion85
Questions about fiberglass
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Glad you're hittin' the hard stuff! Your color might kinda improve as you sand finer. Then do a really nice buff-out because gloss makes everything look better. :cool: Aug-28-14 18:23:49
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Author: Chris Z
Book Early as the site fill up quickly!
Forum: Racing Forum

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[quote=Twille]I have stepped out there and picked up site 24. 4 nights. I promise to turn the generator off at 22:00 Tom 1977[/quote] Tom, I can't promise to turn off my "late night throat noise" I will try to stay on my... Aug-28-14 08:16:06
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: forcejb
"you're on your own" worked fine
Forum: Racing Forum

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"Just to let you in on a little family secret: My grandmother was Dutch!" (apologies to Sheriff Bart from "Blazing Saddles") :lol: :lol: Aug-27-14 15:42:49
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: forcejb
IF your drain hole has been filled and drilled
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Disregard the following IF the bailer chamber has not been altered - the replacement bailer sold by GLMO will work fine. However, if the chamber has been filled with resin and then re-drilled (1" from to above and 3/4" from below),... Aug-27-14 15:10:30
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Author: forcejb
pls forgive if this is a repeat thread
Forum: Racing Forum

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I have posted the event on the class web site, events section and the Facebook page. If you are considering going at all, I would book the camp site now as these do fill up fast and the fee for canceling is only $16. Aug-27-14 06:37:00
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Author: f57887

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Thanks for the great service, SteveDallas. I complimented the GLMO crew on this separate post earlier today. http://force5.us/main/index.php?option=com_agora&task=topic&id=34&Itemid=105#p4322 Now if I can just get it back on... Aug-26-14 17:19:52
Last post by: gkharrin
 
Author: forcejb
call for proposals
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yeah...sounds good to me. :) I like "close to home". Aug-26-14 17:09:26
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: PeteS
replacing worn jam-cleats
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I just ordered a harken kit from Great Lakes Marine Outfitters (GLMO) Includes all the items in Rock Biter's list, plus the mounting screws and butyl tape. They have a coupon code "Force5" that takes 5% off. Total with shipping... Aug-26-14 11:24:11
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Author: kimrpaige
Newbie intro
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Haven't done that because we do have the forum and I feel most people like the way a forum flows. Aug-25-14 10:58:57
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Seriously though, I've been to LL and they do a GREAT job. If you're within reasonable driving distance, go! You won't be sorry. Aug-25-14 08:20:01
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