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Author: vitamvass

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My humble opinion is that simply painting on epoxy on the wood would not add much strength. A couple of layers of unidirectional cloth or carbon fiber would. Or, like Doug suggested, make a glue-lam with 1/8" wood veneer. A purpleheart... Yesterday 21:23:41
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Author: Chris Z
Factory Improvement
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If ur not going the SS clamp route, a couple of wraps of 1/8" dyneema is far stronger than the little flap of plastic that forms the clamp in a tie-wrap. A couple of small globs of 5200 would keep the lines in place Sep-03-15 19:12:14
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Author: forcejb
for you cold-weather sailors
Forum: Racing Forum

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same deal available at West Coast Sailing Sep-03-15 19:06:23
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Maybe in about 5 to 8 years (hopefully still alive and fit!) I can fit more of these into my schedule. If I went to LL instead of the Hospice (last year) I'd have my loyalty for LL. Such is life... for the time being. Sep-02-15 09:47:44
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Author: RobK
Tool
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Yeah....bottom covers are overrated (except on my boats). :) Sep-01-15 07:39:00
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: vitamvass
Lake Waccamaw NC
Forum: Racing Forum

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A few too many regattas that particular weekend. :) Aug-28-15 15:46:36
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: RobK
Great participation last year - all aboard again??
Forum: Racing Forum

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So you can check in on WCSC before you get there.... http://www.foxcarolina.com/category/302423/weather-cam-anderson Aug-26-15 14:26:46
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: forcejb
this may be stunningly obvious, but anyway .......
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I should have at least one boat ready for loan...hopefully two. Dale won't be here for the regatta either, so he said he'd allow his boat to be used as well. :) Aug-25-15 10:22:10
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Author: f5_to_refresh

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Am guessing the bearing "may" rust first. I bought 2 of these Saturday. Installed without the spacer washer and it rolls fine. Close fit but should be no problem. If they hold air they will be doing better than the Seitech. Expect to be... Aug-24-15 07:53:16
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Author: forcejb
wheels, not tires
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I've returned the galv wheels to Tractor Supply. The quality was awful. I spent 20-30 per wheel grinding off the worst of the surface garbage in the bead sealing areas. When the local tire shop saw the wheels, the top guy just shook his head... Aug-19-15 20:07:56
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Author: forcejb
Foiling Moths
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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A while back I was helping with RC in a regatta in the Gorge. While we were watching the races in front of us, a Moth came by from astern, at about 20 knots, 10 feet to port. Didn't hear a sound. They put foils on Lasers. No reason you... Aug-19-15 16:01:42
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: forcejb
a heads-up
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Unless you need your boat to bounce up a foot or so so you can see it above the tailgate like Twille......lmao I suggest doing as Rob says and reduce the tire pressure. I have trailed since 1992 and only had 2 blow outs and both were caused by a... Aug-09-15 07:11:11
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: forcejb
thinking outside the sausage and triangle
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, we need one day at the Mid-Winters where we do the single (once around) course a couple of times, say before lunch? I love it! Lets do it. Aug-05-15 09:59:44
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Author: f57887

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Okay. Thanks. Aug-03-15 17:37:57
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Author: forcejb
for the new visitors
Forum: Racing Forum

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Lots of camping on-site; in addition, from the host's appln: Baymont Inn & Suites Monroe 14774 Laplaisance Road Monroe, MI 48161 United States Comfort Inn 6500 East Albain Road Monroe, MI 48161 United States Aug-03-15 13:54:53
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Author: forcejb
several recipients didn't get their Broad Reach
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Thanks much Rich! Jul-29-15 18:54:20
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: DaleBravo

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[quote=forcejb]Smaller control lines (red & blue) would probably run more freely. Did you reinforce the deck where you installed the port?[/quote] Port was there when I bought the boat :D I haven't noticed any issue with those lines... Jul-29-15 07:45:13
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Author: forcejb
Not that any of you would EVER abuse your tools, but .....
Forum: Racing Forum

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With a couple of towels on it, my B&D WorkMate has often functioned as a very nice platform for wet sanding my blades. The net result is warping & splitting of the work surfaces. How to repair? Fear not, there is ALWAYS a solution. TREX... Jul-26-15 09:57:04
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Author: cjobara
Looks like a repurposed Force 5
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Actually in NJ I believe - if it were someone here in the Eastern Shore, I might be looking for them! They might have all the other parts still Jul-21-15 18:54:02
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: forcejb
get your emailed copy
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If you are NOT a 2015 FFCA member and would like to be on the mailing list for the class newsletter, send an email with your email address and location (city & state) to President @Force5.us and you'll be added to the list. If... Jul-20-15 17:04:58
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