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Author: coldnosedave
Increased purchase on Cunningham and Outhaul
Forum: Racing Forum

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Brian The lines on my boat are all are 15 feet long and seem just about right. Mar-30-13 06:56:49
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Author: James W.

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Thanks Forcejb, will do. James Mar-28-13 17:29:37
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Author: f57887

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Very cool. I knew there was another reason I registered early! Mar-22-13 08:31:50
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Author: forcejb
Could be a hilarious competition!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I've been inspired by the talk of hockey sticks in the tiller thread!!! I think we should have a contest at the NAs to see how many bits of equipment from different sports are fitted to a F5 and/or its skipper. Winning skipper + boat gets a... Mar-21-13 10:23:35
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Author: dkinzer
Tillers. etc
Forum: Racing Forum

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Looks to me like any mat'l is fine as long as tiller length is < 42". Weak link in the whole thing is the attachment of ext to tiller. Mar-21-13 10:16:15
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Author: Phil Porte

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My opinion (NOT borne out by results b/c I tend to pinch unconsciously) is that staying flat with speed is the key. If there is any chop at all, pinching is death. Hence my upwind performance. (Plus my tacks - way too many - sucked). Next time... Mar-21-13 10:04:05
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Author: forcejb
readability
Forum: Racing Forum

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With some browsers, the Class Rules are nearly unreadable. Until this gets fixed, if you open them with Firefox or Chrome they are fine. Mar-04-13 17:55:03
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Author: f57887

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There is a house that sits three doors down from the club. It can be found at http://www.lakelemonguesthouses.com/strawberry_fields.cfm RV and campers are welcome but there are no hookups and there will be a curfew on generators. Please... Mar-02-13 21:36:36
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Author: Tarpon11

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I've used both a Hobie 16 stainless pin and a stainless bolt with a nylock. I prefer the bolt with nylock. Also, I have a small cleat on the tiller so the board stays up while I am launching and retrieving the boat. Mar-02-13 13:56:38
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Author: forcejb
did you get your copy??
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Broad Reach, the class newsletter has been resurrected. The first issue (Jan 2013) was sent to all owners for whom we have a functioning email address. Our master owner's list has around 220 names, about 2/3 of whom have working email... Mar-01-13 20:24:21
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Author: jwstahl
photos?
Forum: Racing Forum

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Thanks Chris. Feb-28-13 16:43:07
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Author: forcejb
it worked!
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Like I said in the original post, it works about as well as the OEM AMF part. Which means if you are taking a lot of water into the cockpit on a screaming reach in big chop, it prob won't keep up. Feb-25-13 14:12:27
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Author: Tahoe Sunfish

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I'd just go to a local sign maker. Feb-21-13 14:35:58
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Author: Bruce M

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Thanks a bunch! Jim Bingham may also have one, but he isnt sure of the condition. Also just called Weeks and they may get it to me by Thursday. Forcast 10-15kts all week. Bruce Feb-18-13 15:00:41
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Author: dkinzer
Rules on blades
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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As the host of Nationals in 2013, I'd like to clarify, as several people have emailed me, the gauge will be available to check dagger boards at Nationals in the event of a protest or simply to check and see where your board falls out of... Feb-12-13 14:38:03
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Author: forcejb
Promotional article available
Forum: Association Business

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A piece was put together in November and submitted to about twenty mags & rags around the country. It does a nice job of promoting the boat and the class. I know it ran in Sailing Scuttlebutt, Windcheck, and a couple of rags in South FL. If... Feb-08-13 17:41:55
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Author: forcejb
The Broad Reach has been resurrected!!
Forum: Association Business

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If you're reading this and you didn't get a copy of the Jan 2013 issue of Broad Reach, it's b/c the class doesn't have your email. Obviously if you join the class association we'll know where to send future issues. But... Feb-08-13 17:38:09
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Author: Tahoe Sunfish

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Good suggestions so far. Another common leak point is where the floor is bonded to the hull around the cockpit drain. There is polyester putty in there that often gives up. This would not show up on the vacuum cleaner test.. Make a little hook... Feb-08-13 17:25:23
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Author: coldnosedave
Bailer choice?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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The class rules allow a sailor to maintain their boat. Without the manufacturer part, this rule is effect. Feb-04-13 19:42:44
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Author: Chris Z
Who's going?
Forum: Racing Forum

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Man, I hope I'm sitting in at least 2 feet of snow in February. I'm going skiing. Jan-29-13 22:09:12
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