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Author: Brian S

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Sounds like a great day. One suggestion - don't wash your Bzzz line, ditch the sailing gloves instead. Then pick up some Atlas Fit work gloves (with blue palms and fingers). They are stickier and WAY more comfortable than sailing gloves. Less... Today 17:53:20
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Author: forcejb
a distance race (11 miles)
Forum: Racing Forum

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I hope to be there as well. Last year the Oceana Air Show was on that weekend. My son fly's for the Navy so I just gotta be with him and, near all that Jet noise! Hopefully the dates will work out this year. Today 12:56:19
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Author: forcejb
help us set a spec on minimum rudder angle
Forum: Association Business

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I sure hope that the hull-transom angle of WYY boats matches earlier production. If it doesn't, then measuring rudder angle relative to the transom is a fruitless exercise for newer boats. (And we're also assuming that there is no... Today 06:22:24
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Author: ukerforce
boat is located in tonasket , WA 98855
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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ukerforce, I do have some one here in Portland looking for a good boat. They would need the trailer. John, and others would be happy to help you connect to others in the class back east. When the fellow from Seattle looks at the boat,... Yesterday 22:40:52
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Author: Chris Z
Improving the design!
Forum: Association Business

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Yes, I do owe all the credit to Gary and seeing his setup at the Midwinters. Thanks again Gary! May-27-16 06:47:38
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Author: forcejb
how about a F5 start?
Forum: Racing Forum

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I may sail my Buccaneer or F5, depends on fleet numbers. Winner of biggest fleet normally wins the overall Governor's Cup. Has been Buccs for several years now. May-26-16 07:40:42
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Author: forcejb
need yours?
Forum: Association Business

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With our recent cross-country move, I'm sure that I've missed getting stickers out to some. So ......... - if you're a Fleet Captain let me know how many to send you for your fleet, or - if you're not a member of a local... May-24-16 08:59:09
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Author: gehrlich
6th Annual Connecticut River Dinghy Distance Race - May 21, 2016
Forum: Racing Forum

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I'll tell you what I know. A slick, well-polished boat is easy to maintain. That's why I do it. I use PTEF on the bottom and 3M Marine Paste Wax on the deck....has good UV filters and such. Being as I don't walk on the deck due... May-23-16 06:48:32
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Author: f5_to_refresh

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I figured out how to subscribe to topics so I get an email notification when a thread gets a new post. How do I get a notification when there is a new thread? Justin May-22-16 21:33:51
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Author: RobK
Well I know that the Spring Training on Kerr Lake is coming up....
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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August 6-7 is VA Governor's Cup at Ware River Yacht club. It is on the clubs calendar but race docs are not up yet. Let's not make RobK sail alone again this year. http://www.wryc.org Edit- looks like Hampton Roads distance... May-22-16 21:18:54
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Author: gkharrin
Rudder and dagger board - repair or replace - opinions requested
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I have a copy of the rules as voted on, with one omission. [we voted to allow the bottom 5/8" to be tapered. This allow someone to put a half round in the bottom so a fiberglass board can be made.] I would be happy to forward it to any one... May-21-16 14:05:21
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Author: geekdoc

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Yep, Concord Yacht Club. If you ever want to meet up and go sailing let me know. I am traveling a bit this summer so give me as much notice as possible. :-) Mark May-18-16 04:52:58
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Author: dkinzer
2016 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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We have 15 how bout doubling? May-13-16 06:08:27
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Author: forcejb
a heads-up
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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OK, on my ~16 deg rudder the distance from the transom at the bottom of the drain fitting to the lower aft corner of the rudder is 26 1/2". Small changes in the angle make this distance change pretty dramatically. I conclude that this... May-10-16 08:25:24
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Author: forcejb
it can take violent sculling
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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[quote=forcejb]If ur agile enough, this is MUCH faster and easier than paddling: [/quote] I'm looking forward to trying this, but only later this summer when the water is warmer, and it won't matter if I bork it and end up swimming! :D May-08-16 19:11:21
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Author: Brian S

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Ask and ye shall receive! nice photos Bryan. I came close to tying down my spar bag under my boat but the roof rack has a smooth ride by comparison. I felt the bag would likely prematurely wear down there as well. May-02-16 18:37:26
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: vitamvass

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I got Cullen to cut down a full sail, it works great, I couldn't really tell I had the short sail on it was so windy. May-02-16 16:49:23
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Author: forcejb
no, I haven't lost my mind
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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dunno why the pics are upside down - sorry - beyond my ability to fix Apr-29-16 08:33:08
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Author: Brian S

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DNS means "Darn Near Started" DNF is of course "Darn Near Finished" and DSQ would be "Did Something sQuirrely" All this Domain Name Server stuff is just a fad. Sort of like those CB radios. I'm sure it... Apr-27-16 07:42:18
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Author: forcejb
upgrade your oldie
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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No more interest ScrapMTL? Apr-21-16 06:00:49
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