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Author: Ysrman
Rudder needed
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Hey I also have a boat that is shot t a rudder head. If you have 1 you are willing to part with please let me know. Thanks Jan-14-19 13:03:08
Last post by: High5
 
Author: f57887

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Interesting. I attempted a model on balsa wood. The hull doesn't match the Force 5 though. My son is a pretty good carver so I'm going to need him to do the hull. I completed the cockpit, mahogany thwart, guntle, and drain plug. The... Dec-18-18 17:27:57
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: forcejb
now F5-less
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi John. One of the two happiest days of your life. I hope that when we next meet, we'll have time for a chat and a drink and talk about the way things should be. Thanks for your vision, your encouragement and sharing some of your wisdom. Tony Dec-14-18 01:17:15
Last post by: stevedallas
 
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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: woody24
 
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: 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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: RobK
 
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
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: Chris Z
Registration is Now Open!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Brian, The Championship is for sailors who have placed in the top 5 in a major regatta. If you haven't you fall into the Challenger. This doesn't keep you from winning a top 5, it just means you will be eligible for the Challenger... May-08-18 04:20:49
Last post by: Chris Z

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