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Author: Oregon
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi all. After a ton of R & D, Barrere designed and manufactured "The Barrere drain," fashioned after the original AMF plug. Designed to fit into your original AMF drain hole, it is an improved ball/drain system. With a bit of... Today 15:20:00
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Author: Chris Z
Midwinter Championship - Better than shoveling snow in February!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Your boat doesn't deserve to be here all winter. [url=http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/2/Snow.jpg][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/2/mini_Snow.jpg[/img][/url] Yesterday 21:08:30
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Author: Chris Z
Step by Step
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Orion said Though I'm not sure is spending the time with a die-grinder in order to actually make the flange follow the contours of the the existing structure on underside of the deck is worth it. But it's a lot better than... Yesterday 10:34:57
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Author: cjobara
Seitech dolly width
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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axle tube 52", sling 60". These are what I obtained from LP many yrs ago; they work fine Dec-17-14 18:08:09
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Author: forcejb
anything you'd like discussed?
Forum: Racing Forum

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I think that's a stretch since the class isn't hosting the event. I look at it as the class sponsoring the event just like Weeks, GLMO or Layline. No one is going to sue them. Besides insurance isn't going to help much when serving... Dec-17-14 18:07:01
Last post by: f57887
 
Author: forcejb
but you'll need a big stocking
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If you're in need of replacing a ratty old life jacket, this retailer http://www.fisheriessupply.com/ is having a 20% off sale on Stohlquist life jackets. These are USCG-approved but quite low profile (much thinner then Extrasport). Not... Dec-15-14 16:08:49
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: Phil Porte
any way to successfull get a wet hull dry
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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The fan I posted is the one I have used for years. works great! so it may be a poor choice for the engineer but this carpenter has gotten excellent service from it. Try it, you'll like it. I would switch it from the aft port to the bow port... Dec-15-14 15:49:58
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Author: RobK
Rivets
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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My suggestion of insulating the SS parts in contact with the spars assumed the use of Alum rivets. Dec-11-14 08:55:58
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: forcejb
he said hopefully
Forum: Racing Forum

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[quote=jwstahl]Is there a website for your mandos? Sorry to hijack, John[/quote] www.crossroadswood.com I'm updating the site after the first of the year as I am discontinuing several electric models and introducing more acoustics. Dec-09-14 16:29:26
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Author: f57887

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I have a new splash coaming for sale. 3/8" thick mahogany with the standard center spacer. I built a bunch of parts for some people and consider this to be a "second". It has a couple 1/8" wormholes in it which I filled and... Dec-08-14 17:47:48
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Author: Chris Z

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Yes, they do have camping across the street. Nov-28-14 18:11:34
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: RobK
from those who know...
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Never saw a need to wear anything but shorts and a T shirt. Nov-27-14 16:36:27
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: orion85
Information about sail numbers
Forum: Racing Forum

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Well thought out points Grant - Orion, hey now I'm looking forward to see what you choose. Nov-22-14 15:21:07
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: f5_to_refresh
questions for those who have converted to cleating on mast
Forum: Racing Forum

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With 15:1 more likely to break a gooseneck or the boom itself. Would also likely shorten sail life as you could put a greater load on it. Sailor weight has little to do with amt of vang purchase needed - more a function of strength. Anyway I... Nov-22-14 01:35:52
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: Oregon
Portland Flee 109 Project
Forum: Racing Forum

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Welcome to the written rules of the F5 class. You need to be a cryptographer. :lol: Nov-20-14 07:20:57
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: geekdoc

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Is there a "Tack, you moron! You're going the wrong way!" app? :lol: Nov-20-14 07:19:17
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: coastie
Restoration of an AMF 1974 Force 5
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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So many thoughts, so little time. :=D Nov-19-14 09:41:33
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: f57887

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The boat is in Indiana. It seats 3 easily since it has a wide beam. I grew up sailing on it and I could single handed it without problem. It is a fun boat. Nov-18-14 11:02:06
Last post by: f57887
 
Author: DaleBravo
Forum: Racing Forum

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[quote=dkinzer]boat under butt[/quote] I'm getting better at that vs the other way around as well =) Nov-14-14 08:40:36
Last post by: DaleBravo
 
Author: forcejb
for boat shoes
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I sail barefoot. Problem solved. :D Nov-14-14 08:04:36
Last post by: dkinzer

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