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Author: forcejb
help us set a spec on minimum rudder angle
Forum: Association Business

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Might be a good idea to post a picture showing the measurement with the speed square. Yesterday 09:49:59
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Author: gehrlich
6th Annual Connecticut River Dinghy Distance Race - May 21, 2016
Forum: Racing Forum

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Grant, I'm planning on racing, the only problem is I need a hull. I can bring my spar & boom, blades, lines and sail. I 'm driving out from Michigan to pick up a J70 so I can't bring my boat. Any ideas on how, where i can get... May-04-16 19:47:34
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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
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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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Author: RobK
Well I know that the Spring Training on Kerr Lake is coming up....
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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John you will have to fill us in as you learn. I don't know of anything around Baltimore. Virginia's got their Governor's Cup three hours south of you, it is on the Schedule (the week after the NA's). Kerr Lake and Tom Wille... Apr-16-16 18:34:56
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Author: Brian S

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Maybe it's because of the 8 or 9 coats of varnish, but the thwart didn't pull all the way down to the pylon when I installed it. Of course, it's hard to do with the stock "all thread" screws. I'd have to pull the... Apr-15-16 08:02:25
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Author: ScrapMTL

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It is not that expensive to make one. It is a lot of work, and you need to pay attention to details. Email me and I will explain how to do it. sent private message. Grant Noel This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Apr-15-16 06:03:45
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Author: DaleBravo

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there currently two listed in the south texas area Apr-12-16 03:00:37
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Author: jackinwp

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All now sold. Apr-08-16 17:37:10
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Author: gehrlich
TYC Thursday night spring series
Forum: Invitation to Sail

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The fun continues in 2016: Spring 2016: Thursdays – June 2 through Sept 1 @ Thames YC, New London First Warning at 1810 NOR and Entry: http://thamesyc.org/force-5/ Apr-05-16 21:35:47
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Author: forcejb
do you have yours?
Forum: Association Business

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Our move to Maryland is pretty much complete & I can begin paying some attention to FFCA matters again. If you have paid your 2016 dues but haven't yet received your sticker, pls drop an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I had a list but... Apr-05-16 15:50:25
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Author: Brian S

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Some of the stuff looked a little cheesy to me. I think on the key stuff, you should buy quality and, to some degree, reputation so that you don't experience failure. On secondary stuff, save some money. Force 5's don't have lots... Apr-05-16 07:11:45
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Author: orion85
Tired of sticking mast into mud
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I did try to swim the bow, wouldn't budge, mast was holding the leeward rail about a foot out of water. So she didn't even turtle completely, mast was secured in mud such that the boat didn't move after 15 hours and 180* wind shift.... Apr-04-16 22:45:27
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Author: Brian S

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So, Jerry from Sailcare told me that there was a Spanish guy who designed the cam cleat, and then licensed the design to Harken in the US, and Viadana in Europe and South America. Viadana came to Sailcare and asked if they wanted to distribute in... Apr-03-16 10:09:45
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Author: Brian S

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Edited the original post to include pictures. Mar-29-16 14:46:09
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Author: Brian S

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Well, the boat passes the 10' test now. Maybe 15 or 20... [img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/11234/IMG-0378.jpg[/img] It started out with streaks of white down the hull, often crossing abeam. I should have... Mar-27-16 21:30:34
Last post by: Brian S
 
Author: dkinzer
2016 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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Wow, we already have 10 boats registered for the NAs!!!!! Mar-27-16 09:27:38
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