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Author: Craig and Deborah
Tips? Tricks?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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DB half way down or so + sailing by the lee with boom out much less than 90 degrees. When you jibe you MUST do an S turn (as boom comes across steer back the other way a bit) to reduce load and help prevent tripping over the board. It also helps... Today 09:09:24
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Author: f5_to_refresh
Forum: Racing Forum

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This event is a week and a half away. Anyone else coming or on the fence? Today 06:19:49
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Author: plank
Access Port Size
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Remember that you've got to get your forearm into the port, often at an acute angle. 4" ports are too small for my frame. Good luck, John Yesterday 19:26:59
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Author: carolinasailor
Looking for Force Five dolly
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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A buddy of mine here in High Point NC, Steve Hollingsworth of Green Door Wheelworks, just fabricated a nice dolly for me out of square steel tubing, which disassembles, for about 1/2 the price of the Seitech one. Give him a ring if High Point... Jul-18-14 17:04:14
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Author: USAJTAT1
How does stuff work
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Here are the pictures from my repair. http://force5.us/main/index.php?view=category&catid=45&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=91 Jul-17-14 15:41:55
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: forcejb
one spot available
Forum: Racing Forum

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I'd rather sleep in a tent and be able to buy a better sail. :D Jul-15-14 15:29:40
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: cmmiller22

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[img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0161.JPG[/img][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0162.JPG[/img][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/9/mini_IMG-0163.J... Jul-15-14 09:14:39
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Author: f5_to_refresh
starting to find some questions
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Interesting idea but lots of load on the chrome-plated cast zinc bow handle and its small fasteners. Harken 447 dinghy vang (reduced to 12:1) is a cleaner (but more $$) approach that allows free mast rotation. Jul-14-14 17:13:22
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Author: Chris Z
Forum: Racing Forum

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First day at the Midwest Regionals. Air continued to build throughout the day providing for a wide range of conditions for the 3 races. Top 3 as of today: Chris Zofchak - 2, 1, 1 Byron Hicks 1,2,2 Bryan Spang 3,3,3 Jul-12-14 19:31:33
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: geekdoc
With similar weight & design and a larger sail, why is the F5 slower?
Forum: Racing Forum

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[quote=forcejb]Quick answer to original question is " both".[/quote] Got to agree. Also the laser class attracts the best of single handed sailors. I just spent like 15 minutes talking to the NCSU sailing club because he was... Jul-12-14 14:10:13
Last post by: carolinasailor
 
Author: hyperope

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New bailer avail from GLMO, not me. They also have a lot of parts that fit the F5 and give exc service. Jul-10-14 08:38:07
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Author: posaune
pics?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Just use a short piece of line and tie a loop . This allows the block to move as need to meet the angle of the bungee. Also, I place a couple of strips of white tape on the deck so the block won't scratch the deck when I have the JC strap off... Jul-08-14 06:56:41
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: lonbordin
Big people sailing tips for the Force 5
Forum: Racing Forum

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coldnosedave Oh yeah back in the day I did things like that in light air. But you will never catch me sitting forward of the midships with my legs forward of the midships. If the wind is that light, like last weekend, I am sitting in the shade... Jul-06-14 21:02:39
Last post by: carolinasailor
 
Author: f57887

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[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/bellaeatsbooks/sets/72157645419598575/]Pictures from the RC boat[/url] =) Jul-04-14 08:43:21
Last post by: DaleBravo
 
Author: geekdoc

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This one is hard to check out. There are no pictures of spars, sails, foils, etc. There are some flaws that can be seen in the hull, but they don't look to bad. I wonder what the reserve is. To bad there is not an ask the seller options... Jul-02-14 22:27:34
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: geekdoc
How long is too long
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I went with the 41" Battlestick, $35 on sale was a good deal. I'm 5'11" and it suits me well hiked or cramped in the cockpit, it took a little getting used to thinking ahead of the tack where I wanted it to end up, but overall... Jul-02-14 00:22:21
Last post by: kmac
 
Author: geekdoc
Not cheap but looks great
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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I doubt he sails it. What about the carpet on the cockpit floor? Jul-01-14 16:43:28
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: Mikgoo

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Seems like brad point bits would work for the drilling. They're stable without the long point. Jun-30-14 06:46:55
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: gkharrin
Length and material for a tiller preventer
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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My thought, as an experiment, would be to place the tiller preventer, made with light shock cord, closer to the cockpit so I could override it if I wanted to. But it would help me to remember to use less tiller in tacking and keep it closer to... Jun-29-14 23:41:21
Last post by: Oregon
 
Author: gkharrin
How to attach the forward boom plug
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Lol yeah .007" on each side is probably close enough. Jun-29-14 21:43:15
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