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Author: forcejb
I-95
Forum: Racing Forum

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Several lane closures on I-95, first one about 10 miles N of Fayetteville; two or three more in SC. I probably spent an extra two hours on the road on 2/16 while traveling from Baltimore to Port Wentworth, GA Never thought to use Waze Feb-17-17 05:36:32
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Author: coldnosedave
Shackles
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I order from GLMO.net all the time. When I find something as a deal, I stock up. These shackles were a shop supply for me. I order most of my stainless from McMaster.com You have to order quantity but I like having 50-100 of 10-24 2"... Feb-15-17 16:22:28
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Author: RobK
Life goes on
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Still up for sale - not wanting to but if someone wants to jump right into Force5 sailing, without any work to do, this is the boat. Other things not noted, new alloy ends on the boom. New 3D dagger board - sharp through the water. Doug's... Feb-14-17 11:37:47
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Author: DaleBravo
See ya never, winter!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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RobK just showed you why you will grind fiberglass again. Feb-12-17 09:49:00
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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I would guess June 24-25. It'd be the week after the regatta at Berlin (Chris Z's club), I assume. :) Feb-09-17 07:29:30
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Author: coldnosedave
2017 Midwinters Key Largo
Forum: Racing Forum

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Only 16 more days!!! If you haven't registered, please do so ASAP to help Tom and UKSC get their planning done. Feb-01-17 14:10:37
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Author: Chris Z
Last minute cancelation
Forum: Racing Forum

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Our spot has been filled! Feb-01-17 14:09:13
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Author: forcejb
via I95
Forum: Racing Forum

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I thought that is what the empty beer bottles were for? :/ Jan-30-17 12:04:09
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Author: dkinzer
2017 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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Registration for the 2017 NAs is live: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=3042 Also, were looking for help to secure sponsors. Please contact me if you could help us retain sponsors. Thanks, Grant Jan-29-17 20:53:37
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Author: forcejb
not about sailing
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Came across a great tip that I had reason to use. If you have paint from another vehicle (or parking post - don't ask) on your bumper, here's a great way to safely remove it. Spray it with WD40, let stand a minute or so, and rub it with... Jan-28-17 08:44:51
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Author: coldnosedave
Rudder and boat repair
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Rube Goldberg, indeed. :) That boat appears to have quite a history. A labor of love. :D Jan-25-17 07:55:56
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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? Jan-24-17 11:11:23
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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
Last post by: Oregon
 
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
Last post by: Oregon
 
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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