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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: dkinzer
Lake Lemon Regatta
Forum: Racing Forum

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Here is the information from the BYC club web site: https://bloomingtonyachtclub.org/racing/lake-lemon-regatta/ Aug-27-19 09:24:16
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Author: Chris Z
Plan To Attend!!!
Forum: Racing Forum

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2020 Force 5 Midwinter Championship Race Week Tentative Schedule February 17 - 22, 2019 Upper Keys Sailing Club-Key Largo, FL Force 5 Fleet 50 More details at the link below:... Aug-27-19 09:19:45
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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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Author: dkinzer
2019 North Americans registrants
Forum: Racing Forum

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Well there was no shortage of beer... This was my first time at Lake Lemmon and like it has been said before - truely a good time - thanks one and all for all your efforts to make it so. A big hand to the Kinzer Clan for the beautiful awards... May-20-19 05:20:06
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Author: dkinzer
2019 North Americans are here!
Forum: Racing Forum

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Hi everyone! The 2019 North Americans are here. It's gonna be a great event. The weather reports are really good at this point, the grounds are very close to ready (need to mulch down the grass clumps), Kim has the food underway, Marty... May-13-19 06:53:54
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Author: Doug G
raising the boom height for less nimble
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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Hello. This is my first post. I'm not a Force 5 racer, but rather an 8-10 time a summer enthusiast. I say this because I'm not worried about making some changes and disqualifying myself from any racing possibility. My goal is to make... May-08-19 11:50:13
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Probably a safe bet. Lots of people use Awlgrip for spars, but again, the extreme mast bend thing. Good ol' rattle-can Rustoleum is a low-cost risk factor. :) Apr-22-19 06:58:08
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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I have a mast and boom that I want to refinish. Currently it has PPG brand epoxy automotive paint on it that has gotten scuffed up a bit. It has held up well and just repainting is certainly an option. I was thinking about powder coating it... Apr-20-19 07:41:26
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Author: f57887

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thanks for making these. I'll see what you have left in May and pick up something pretty at the NAs. Cheers. Apr-06-19 19:52:51
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Author: Chris Z
Register Today
Forum: Racing Forum

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CND - Brian - thanks for the smiles this morning! Actually you are right this could be a great way to increase the numbers - everyone come and "see" who at the NA's and in this way Everyone will "see"... [u]everyone![/u]... Apr-03-19 08:27:27
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Author: RobK
Info for thought
Forum: Racing Forum

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With Nearly ALL the meals covered, the price is looking really good! Thanks Marty et al for your work putting this together. #211 has vacation time all approved... now for more of this weird warm weather... that won't be weird in May! Mar-15-19 15:04:12
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Author: Chris Z
Register Eary to Help UKSC with the planning
Forum: Racing Forum

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At 36 now! Going to be a great event. Look for updates on the Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram. Scores will be posted on the Regatta Network site. There may even be some live feeds going on during the event. Feb-16-19 05:54:07
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