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Author: Chris Z
What a fun new event!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Man that looked cool right up to the point where the drone pilot lost track of those still racing, or flying away from the windward mark right when everyone was getting there. But, it shows such potential! I'm loving the fact that drones... Aug-15-18 17:00:37
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Author: Chris Z
Which to Buy
Forum: Racing Forum

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Been wearing these for several years now on many a wet foredeck. I think they are my favorite boat shoe to date.....and I have tried several kinds. They are not perfect but, they dry quick, grip pretty well and are durable. Oh... and less... Aug-07-18 16:05:58
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Soon to come, Chris. Regatta chair is working on it as we speak. :) Jul-27-18 05:58:46
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: Chris S
causing a leak
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Thanks for the info dkinzer, I will digest it. The trunk will likely be a project for the end of the season. I have heard of the carpet trick but not sure of the implementation. I would appreciate instructions for that as well if and when you have... Jul-19-18 08:57:38
Last post by: Chris S
 
Author: NickS
rigging and dealing with no uphaul
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Think we need to better understand what was happening when you were out there. It shouldn't be tough to pull the sail in with the mainsheet. Maybe post some pictures of your rigging. Docks are no friend to a small sailboat like a Force 5. I... Jul-16-18 16:13:00
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: Chris Z
Register Today!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just a few days before the 2018 NAs and we are sitting at 39 people registered. Who is going to push us over 40???? Jul-16-18 16:08:09
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: coldnosedave
Bloomington Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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What Rob is looking at is just long enough to fit the Force 5 and with it being aluminum he will still only be a single axle and be able to tow it with his current vehicle. Jul-09-18 09:20:24
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: f57887
Choose one of three boats
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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..."I simply don't need four boats".........."just looking to ....... purchase another boat".......Andrew, I have the same disease! :o =) May-19-18 09:35:01
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: Chris Z
Registration is Now Open!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Brian, The Championship is for sailors who have placed in the top 5 in a major regatta. If you haven't you fall into the Challenger. This doesn't keep you from winning a top 5, it just means you will be eligible for the Challenger... May-08-18 04:20:49
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Author: Phil Porte
Registration Now Open
Forum: Racing Forum

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This regatta was a lot of fun last year. Great sailing conditions. Sometimes pretty wild, but that's where the fun is found! :D Apr-17-18 06:20:59
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: mgeiger
Selling my 1974 Force 5 and Trailer
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Boat has been SOLD and is now in Bloomington Indiana. Thanks everybody. Apr-09-18 08:30:23
Last post by: mgeiger
 
Author: Charlie S
Topside waxing
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Wax. It makes it easier to slide in after the capsize. Trust me on this..... Mar-30-18 18:41:36
Last post by: Twille
 
Author: coldnosedave
2019 Midwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just booked my place for 2019 Key Largo. We stayed at the Mariner's club this year as did 3 other groups from the Force 5 class. Nice place, reasonable rates for Key Largo in February. (I just compared and the Holiday Inn is $383 a night,... Mar-05-18 11:59:21
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Author: dkinzer
Midwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yeah. I was pretty sure you had a hand in the winning bar bill. Feb-28-18 16:35:29
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
Author: Phil Porte
Who is going
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Brian, I'm also reminded of the immortal words of Socrates who said: "I drank what?" :P [Credit goes to the movie "Real Genius"] Feb-27-18 07:34:36
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: Chris Z
Please provide your event(s) ASAP
Forum: Racing Forum

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WCSC calendar is out. http://www.wcsc-sailing.org/docs.ashx?id=361133 Hospice is October 12-14. As always, folks are welcome to come down early. I have the rooms at the Hampton Inne, The Lodge and the Travel Lodge all available. Travel Lodge... Jan-23-18 14:08:28
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Author: Charlie S
Intro
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Welcome Charlie! "Hard-a-Lee" sounds great. I can't add any info that I'm sure the NJ club hasn't already provided. So again, welcome and good winds!!! Brian Dec-18-17 11:16:43
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: Charlie S
Glassing my board
Forum: Association Business

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Welcome to the class, Charlie. Hopefully, I'll be able to come to NAs at your place next summer. Your board work sounds about right. When I do the epoxy trailing edge, I always mix milled fiber and microspheres (the glass ones) lightly... Dec-16-17 08:11:47
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: Twille
Pay your dues early and often
Forum: Association Business

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You get to spend 20 bucks on the best deal in sailing. Go to the join class link on the home page and follow the links. Please fill in all the blanks esp sail number. Pay by pay pal or send the... Nov-22-17 19:27:02
Last post by: Twille
 
Author: Chris Z
Early Registration ends October 6th!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Of course it did! ;-) Mark Oct-18-17 06:01:40
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