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Author: ogreworks
Forum: Racing Forum

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No substitute for time in the boat! :) Apr-12-20 08:25:26
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Author: Acornrunner
It has been recommended to me to reinforce my rudder
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Do you glass the whole rudder or just the head? Same process for daggerboard? Thanks Mar-25-20 12:20:50
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Author: dkinzer
MIdwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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It was the kind of breeze that separates men from boats and several men were separated from their boats on occasion. I was lucky to survive Friday and didn't press my luck Saturday. Wow, it was amazing breeze. Wish I had my gopro for the... Feb-28-20 14:28:13
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Most paint has a two stage hardening process. The one part paints - like rustoleum can take as long as two weeks to fully cure. Most people complain about how soft the paint is - but most harden over time. Sitting out in the sun can speed... Feb-26-20 13:02:40
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Author: dkinzer
MIdwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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some of us are still thrill seekers and even at our advanced age love sailing in 20+ breeze. Personally, I think I'm not very competitive above about 18. Above 25, most of the fleet will capsize at least once. Then you starting getting into... Feb-24-20 16:39:14
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Author: Chris Z
Plan To Attend!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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17 People Registered to Date! Register early to help out UKSC with the planning. Only 32 Days til the Midwinters. Here is a link to the event: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/19678 Jan-16-20 08:26:36
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Author: Chris Z
What is your upgrade or repair?
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Finishing, adjusting a double rack trailer for the ride to Key Largo! Jan-03-20 13:59:51
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Author: Chris Z
Hosted by Berlin Yacht Club
Forum: Racing Forum

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Check the latest in Miami herald about Key Largo...."This Florida Keys Neighborhood Has Been Flooded For Nearly 3 Months" Nov-28-19 10:36:27
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Author: RobK
Life goes on
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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If I didn't have my nice AMF and MonkeyButt too, I'd buy it. But would rather you come to me club and sail some. Perhaps you could summer there and sail our Friday Night series? Nov-03-19 14:55:23
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Author: Rock Biter
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yeah, Beckson is the best choice. Oct-14-19 10:15:04
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Author: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Any results from the racing and pictures? How was the food, drinks, sailing, Porthole Inn??? Sep-24-19 13:54:06
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: posaune

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Since I now have a Swift Solo to transport as well as my F5, I need to go a different route with a trailer. I know it's expensive in the listing, but if anyone here wants it, feel free to make an offer. I'm fine with a class member... Sep-10-19 10:05:34
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Author: orion85
To satisfy those curious about hull weights
Forum: Racing Forum

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Those who had previously weighed their boats (in this thread), could you please give this equation a try? This is fascinating! Edit: Oh boy, I forgot I "weighed in" on this up above - that means me too! Mine will be on a dolly only... Aug-06-19 15:55:02
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Author: RobK

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For those who have the Right-On trailers you will soon find out the paint has a lot to be desired - or not - depending on how you read that. I have repainted the area under the bow twice now and have a thought for you. Keep in mind I sail... Jul-28-19 14:11:19
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: High5
Mixed Dinghy Regatta including Force 5s
Forum: Racing Forum

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Wish we could make it. We Bloomington folks all have other commitments that weekend. We'll look forward to it for next year! :) Jul-19-19 06:05:52
Last post by: dkinzer
 
Author: River Rat
Wondering the Length of Junior Rig mast sections
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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I'd advise to get a Cullen short rig sail. Then you simply remove the top section, fashion a cap for the top of the mid section and you're good to go. Makes it so you can use the same mast pieces for both sails. :) Jul-18-19 06:30:51
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Author: dkinzer
Regatta at Lake Lemon
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi everyone. We're having a Force 5 regatta this coming weekend at Lake Lemon. I know many of you just came for the North Americans, but we want to build this regatta up so it becomes a "regatta circuit building block".... Jun-16-19 08:38:02
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yes, I saw the ones for the Laser. That was not the question though was it :). May-29-19 10:03:43
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Author: Phil Porte

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A little promoting here.... We have a pretty good start on registration with 4 signed up. Not a bad. Load up the boats and come enjoy a nice weekend of sailing on Lake Huron, comradery and probably buffoonery. Bring the family along as there is... May-27-19 08:04:56
Last post by: Phil Porte
 
Author: fishybiz
1975 Force 5 "Spindrift", Sail No. 2856
Forum: Boats and Parts for Sale

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Nancy - sorry to hear that I may not be "surprised" to bump into you again at the Hospice. You were my closest competitor during my first time sailing at the 2014 Hospice! I hope all is well and that you enjoyed your trip doing some of... May-20-19 17:53:46
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