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Author: forcejb
closures
Forum: Racing Forum

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As my brain recovers from all the driving, it has occurred to me that the closure signs might have been on I-75 between I-10 and the FL Tpke rather than on the Tpke itself. I just don't remember. Best to check const status on both. Today 02:06:49
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Author: forcejb
all's well that ends well
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I leave Fresno early Sun AM, first fuel stop northern suburbs of LA. Shortly afterwards check engine light comes on; owners manual says emission system problem. Nobody in their right mind gets off I-210, so I carry on thinking/hoping gas cap maybe... Yesterday 21:34:04
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Author: Chris Z
Midwest shows how it's done!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Just saw that also on Accuweather.com - I was hoping for calm seas and time to think this year. Well two days ago was my favored forecast - maybe it will return (God I hope so!) Yesterday 11:14:38
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Author: RobK
How would you go about it?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Hey Rock, me, new to the class but knowing of the boat for as long as these guys have been keeping it alive, the best part is the atmosphere that is present with this class, these folks that make up the class. Fun to learn. Fun to compete.... Yesterday 09:09:58
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Author: RobK
Lets givem a count ---- Make it happen!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Thanks Rob Feb-08-16 20:09:07
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Author: dkinzer
Floatation Information
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I know that my weeks boat has two in front and two in back of my cockpit. I think they are 18"^3. Feb-08-16 20:04:41
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Author: stevedallas
Just inked a deal w/ Nautos-USA, now to test the heck out of it.
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I hear you Doug. This might be bad but I will take one for the team here and see what happens. By spec they rate stronger than the equivalent Harken 365 carbo cleat. I would never second guess and swap out my Harkens on my Interlake but for the... Feb-08-16 10:22:49
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Author: Rock Biter
Forum: Racing Forum

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Awesome! Feb-06-16 20:42:29
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
Author: vitamvass

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Chris Z's explanation is absolutely perfect and spot on. If you are new and dont have the nerves or the mindset yet to wrap your mind around sailing that deep the Doug is on the money. Just heat it up a touch and put a bit of vang on. If you... Feb-06-16 20:21:21
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Author: orion85
Broken or breaking the OD rules
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Orion....cool I can support that. So IF you make something happen like that I think stays are a must. and the head of the jib should probably be no higher than the top of the second mast section and you would need access through the sail sleeve to... Feb-06-16 20:00:27
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Author: 91SQFT

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Thanks guys! All great ideas. We used to put our Hobies on their sides if a storm snuck up on us at Presque Isle. Although a little more difficult with a cat but better than having the wind do it for you. I'll give the ideas a try as... Feb-06-16 14:17:35
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Author: forcejb
HTF do you put it on?
Forum: Racing Forum

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Step 1......Lift weights Step 2......Get strong The rest will come naturally I suspect after that. Feb-06-16 13:40:21
Last post by: Rock Biter
 
Author: Chris Z
A Step by Step Guide
Forum: Racing Forum

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Thanks John, looks like a good article, I always enjoy humor in the lesson. I'll have to hit it after work. http://propercourse.blogspot.com/2016/02/11-lessons-i-learned-from-sailing-with.html Feb-03-16 10:20:37
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Author: forcejb
hopefully
Forum: Racing Forum

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Doug - 1/2 tire equals the old fashioned dock boat fender. Priceless Feb-03-16 10:12:09
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Author: Chris Z
See It Here
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, that would be great. Only issue is that I felt that SSC didn't put much effort for the price. They only provided a race course. No water, breakfast, lunch or dinner. They did do a dinner, however that was extra. Jan-31-16 05:22:30
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Author: dkinzer
2016 North Americans
Forum: Racing Forum

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No worries Doug. I would not chose to launch at that site again for the reasons you pointed out. We knew that may be a problem and it was. There are other parks up the lake we can utilize though. Jan-30-16 19:13:02
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Author: forcejb
thinking outside the sausage and triangle
Forum: Racing Forum

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This kills the tactical nature of a windward/leeward course and in big breeze could leave a big pile up at the gybe mark. If people want to get a little broad reaching in I would propose a modified Olympic. Triangle winward leeward course would... Jan-29-16 11:58:33
Last post by: Rock Biter
 
Author: forcejb
any experience out there?
Forum: Racing Forum

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order a peachpass it is free and they have an agreement with Florida and North Carolina. http://www.peachpass.com/interoperability Jan-26-16 20:02:33
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: Oregon
What should we do about a new rudder, rudder head
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Just in case a prospective volunteer tester feels lost w/o the hold-up springs, I've drilled and tapped a couple of holes which will eventually have 3/4" 10-24 SS socket head cap screws bonded in to serve as the forward anchor points .... Jan-24-16 20:31:02
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Author: f57887

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I'm going to be machining a batch of new dagger boards to go on my boats for the upcoming season. If anyone is interested in some used or new boards then let me know. I'm going to be gluing up blanks next week and will probably run... Jan-22-16 17:27:57
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