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Author: stevedallas
Mast collars back in stock!
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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How about boom end plugs? Today 09:39:35
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Author: adirondacker

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Sounds like a fun group to sail with. Jun-24-16 22:54:34
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Author: Brian S

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Having broken my forward boom end cap, I just ordered a set of new, pre-'93 boom end caps from Weeks. Note that the forward cap is now cast aluminum, but the rear end cap is still made of the same, flimsy-ish black plastic. I would be... Jun-23-16 19:45:34
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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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[quote=RobK]Name? Oh wait do you have the sticker business? Understand sailing the Buc - if I had spinnaker experience I would have jumped on it also.[/quote] Justin Durham NC Jun-23-16 16:10:19
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Author: f57887
Forum: Racing Forum

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We are trying to figure out how many to plan food for this weekend for the regatta. If you plan on attending can you please let me know? My email is acjerman47(at)gmail. Jun-22-16 09:26:57
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Author: forcejb
how about a F5 start?
Forum: Racing Forum

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It was a blast until......;) Jun-21-16 20:13:12
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Author: Brian S

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Because when my forward boom end fitting sheared off on the other side of the lake, my first thought was: "This sucks monkey balls." So yesterday, we were looking at the most consistent wind we had seen all weekend (and I had taken... Jun-21-16 10:10:50
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Author: PepperUp
The boat didn't want to plane
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I'm 230# and i start to plane in 10-12 kts. How far aft are you sitting? You may be planing already and just expecting hobie speed? From my Raceqs app my top speed from last weekends racing was 9.3 knots with gusts around 20 (reaching... Jun-21-16 07:39:08
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Author: dkinzer
Boats for sale
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Dave Wilcox here at Lake Lemon's Fleet 105 wanted to pass this along. His account is having issues *************** Doug- For whatever reason I no longer have a working account on the Force5 site. No big deal. But I wanted to alert... Jun-19-16 06:16:29
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Author: Brian S

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Tom, I'm in Souderton, not far from Quakertown, PA. Where are you? Brian Jun-17-16 22:19:27
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Author: forcejb
a distance race (11 miles)
Forum: Racing Forum

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There is a camping area nearby. http://www.thecoloniesrvandtravelpark.com I always drive the 3 hours each way on Saturday so I haven't bothered trying to get a tent site. It says tent reservations not needed but would want to call to try... Jun-15-16 20:16:20
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Author: forcejb
help us set a spec on minimum rudder angle
Forum: Association Business

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I made a mistake in quoting John's numbers. I was too lazy to reread all the post to double check my facts. With the numbers corrected it should read; Using John's figure that 90* to the bottom of the hull is[b[color=#cc3300]]... Jun-12-16 19:07:20
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: Twice Rejected
Need replacement boom end fitting
Forum: Racing Forum

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I remembered that I had written a piece for the BR which I'm not sure has been published. Here it is (minus the pics). I can send the Word doc (with pics) if you'd like. Afraid your 35 year-old plastic outhaul cap is getting... Jun-12-16 10:58:18
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Author: forcejb
a neat trick
Forum: Racing Forum

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I am not sure we want to know that. Where are we suppose to be? Jun-09-16 07:50:48
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Author: dkinzer
2016 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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The Jerman family is planning on being there with at least two boats if not three. Is there any place to park a pop-up camper and have access to electric? May-31-16 15:39:47
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Author: Brian S

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I have heard of others using those blue knit work gloves. I ordered a dozen pairs on Amazon last night. Guess I won't be running out anytime soon! :D Besides, I wasn't looking forward to picking apart that buntline hitch I used to tie... May-31-16 11:11:59
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Author: ukerforce
boat is located in tonasket , WA 98855
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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sold. will do May-30-16 21:00:59
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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
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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