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Author: RobK
Have one out back?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Have you heard of the Everglades Challenge, 300 miles from St. Petersburg to Key Largo? Everyone starts from the beach and about the only restriction is that you have to be able to get it off the beach yourself.... Yesterday 20:22:50
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Author: Chris Z
Register Eary to Help UKSC with the planning
Forum: Racing Forum

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It is exciting to be in the top 10 at a national event. Lucky 7 of us registered so far. I think our record for this event is 40. Chris buys a beer for everyone who registers before 12/31/18. That should get our numbers way up! I look forward to... Yesterday 08:57:17
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Author: Chris Z

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As a Force 5 sailor of 4 years, my first regatta was the Hospice in 14'. That was the first time I met Byron. During the evening I went with ChrisZ and sat outside Byron's camper, for a drink. Possibly due to my questions the... Dec-09-18 13:18:57
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Author: Chris Z
Highlight of the Year!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Brian, Think about the risk of having too much fun in a single week. You have to admit this is very scary for sure! Nov-01-18 08:50:47
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Author: coldnosedave
2019 Midwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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HI Gary: Planning for Mid Winters. What dates do you have for the two bedroom and rate? Thanks Brian & Sherry Hatfield This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Oct-29-18 16:02:15
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Author: forcejb
now F5-less
Forum: Racing Forum

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And thank you to Fleet 36 at Hunterdon Sailing Club for continued life saving advice, namely Charlie Spademan, Rainer Dehe, Jay Halsted, Doug Brown, Linda Howard, Jeff Titman and Rich Baumann. Following in your wake, but hopefully not for long,... Oct-24-18 20:21:54
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Author: coldnosedave
regatta WCSC
Forum: Racing Forum

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https://youtu.be/1sGWFdoRIj0 Oct-18-18 13:11:21
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: markeschw
1974 Force 5 for sale by Mark Esch-Williams
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Hello Chris, I did give him the website. His home club will probably be Bloomington Yacht Club. Cheers, Mark Oct-08-18 15:16:50
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Author: f57887

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[url=http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/662/27092018-1241_rudder.jpg][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/662/mini_27092018-1241_rudder.jpg[/img][/url]I have a newly built, one piece mahogany rudder for... Sep-27-18 14:41:31
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Author: Karl Teske

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Karl, Unfortunately there seems to be little interest in having a newsletter. We currently don't have anyone willing to take on that role either. Sep-26-18 11:23:15
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Talk abut a great event. We had 17 Force 5s on the starting line this weekend. Two days of perfect wind and the usual shifts to keep it interesting. Some of the closest racing of the year. Also, as usual the best party of the year! Sep-24-18 13:05:56
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Author: RobK

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As it turns out - we have a hurricane coming and likely this regatta will not run. But if it does it may be the fastest (shortest) ever! Sep-08-18 17:25:16
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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
Last post by: RobK
 
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
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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
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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
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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
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