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Author: Bruce M
Where to find a steel ring for a vang upgrade.
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Here's what I've got now. Must be something a previous owner did. But I do have the later ring and fitting on the mast so my boat must be a Frankenstein.... Yesterday 18:47:35
Last post by: CapeCodF5
 
Author: gkharrin
What type of primer and paint to use
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Forgot linky http://www.hansonrivet.com/drive-rivets.htm Never used this supplier, just have nice clear drawings on the page. Justin Apr-19-14 15:25:24
Last post by: f5_to_refresh
 
Author: f5_to_refresh
questions for those who have converted to cleating on mast
Forum: Racing Forum

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I like the cleats all on the splash rail. Before I abandon the double ended vang cleating, I plan to explore reducing the vang thrust that causes the mast rotation to bind. My first thought is moving the mast base ring double block to two... Apr-19-14 13:23:39
Last post by: f5_to_refresh
 
Author: Chris Z
Thoughts
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I hate to fight the technology, but a manual is a bad idea, and an automatic is going to go off every time you flop into the water. I would stick with a good quality wearable. Gill, Kokatat, Mustang, Harmony and others make good quality USCG... Apr-19-14 12:19:32
Last post by: stevedallas
 
Author: forcejb
for promo DVD
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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The Portland fleet is planning on shooting some video this summer. A little slow for anything coming up this spring, but let us know what would work well and be can try to get it. Apr-17-14 23:37:58
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: coldnosedave
New Boat
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Just sailed in a fleet of 80 J70s. 2 40 boat starts. I'll take 25-30 F5s on the line instead. Man was it busy out there on the course! Downwind I think we needed two spotters to call traffic. Felt like NASCAR. Apr-17-14 12:09:16
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: forcejb
metal replacement
Forum: Racing Forum

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If anyone has a broken original F5 boom it would be a huge help if you could cut off a 3" section of it and send it my way. Pls reply to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thanks! Apr-16-14 09:08:45
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Author: posaune
It's broke.
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Are you SURE I can't ignore it? :cool: I knew I should have just kept pretending that it wasn't there. I think the stuff on there is some sort of caulk or the like. I don't know if it was meant to repair that or just do... Apr-15-14 22:29:14
Last post by: posaune
 
Author: f57887

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This is another vote for "family planning". I've only attended one race and was hoping to do more. I'm one of the "old men" but I have two going on three grand-childen sailing force 5's. The 14 year old is... Apr-14-14 17:54:32
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: Phil Porte

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I agree with the "where we'll be in a decade" comment above. Lots of OD classes are having these same thoughts. The ideal would be that so many sailors have picked up used Force 5's and fixed 'em up and started sailing... Apr-13-14 07:16:06
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: forcejb
nominations will open soon
Forum: Association Business

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If you own a Force 5 but have not been receiving emailed copies of the Broad Reach or invitations to join the FFCA, it's b/c the FFCA has no idea you exist. If you would like to receive the BR and/or join the FFCA, drop a note to... Apr-11-14 09:11:53
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Author: forcejb
reply if interested
Forum: Racing Forum

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Be advised that at present DIY blades are not legal for competition in FFCA events. That may or may not change depending on upcoming decisions made by the FFCA Executive Council. If you go to Class Rules under Class Information on this website,... Apr-09-14 17:30:21
Last post by: forcejb
 
Author: Chris Z
Now Available!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Gotta love the internet. Apr-08-14 21:28:13
Last post by: carolinasailor
 
Author: Chris Z
Thanks to Rich for the photos!
Forum: Racing Forum

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The 2014 Midwinter Championship have been uploaded to the class site at the following site. These are also on the class Facebook page in higher quality.... Mar-31-14 14:32:03
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: CapeCodF5
Which way to go?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I built my own trollies out of square steel tube. I also built my own trailer since i have two boats. The nice part of about the steel trolly is that it allows me to pull one boat off and throw in on any flat trailer (I have a 4x8 foldup utility... Mar-29-14 15:31:34
Last post by: terpsgeorgia
 
Author: Dlandis
Forum: Racing Forum

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The class does not require the owner to buy hardware from certain place or certain brand. Mar-28-14 21:39:52
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: Orca
User Map not working?
Forum: Testing Forum

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I think an upgrade by Google removed this from the forum. I will check into it. Mar-27-14 06:47:25
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: f57887
Forum: Racing Forum

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It snowed today in southern Indiana and climatologists say that the cold spell could go as long as May, so yes I think its fair to call Late June spring. Mar-25-14 20:15:18
Last post by: f57887
 
Author: orion85
Main sheet rigging
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I have two boats, one with each. I like the traveler car mount as I bang my knee into it less. Mar-25-14 17:34:35
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: bruceckelsey
Newbee trying to plane an F5
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Hi Bruce... I too am located in central FL. Please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get info on joining the Class Association. Mar-23-14 14:13:47
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