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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
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Author: Doug G
raising the boom height for less nimble

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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: Twille
Multi start regatta with a nice place to sail

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No worries, I'm sure Tom has already called the Governor but if not... one word PRIORITIES!!! Tom, when does the race start (Hehehe) Feb-13-19 05:27:24
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Author: RobK
Have one out back?

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Chris, that Sunbird cockpit looks like a bathtub that wishes it could fly. But it is all about a boat that can take on any conditions for hours and several days, that you can be relatively comfortable in, that can be pushed off the beach!... Jan-31-19 08:04:15
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Author: Twille
Boat set ups, rudder set ups etc

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[url=http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/2/25082013-1631_cleat.jpg][img]http://force5.us/main/components/com_agora/img/members/2/mini_25082013-1631_cleat.jpg[/img][/url]... Jan-29-19 13:55:34
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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
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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: 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
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Author: Chris S
causing a leak

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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
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Author: NickS
rigging and dealing with no uphaul

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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
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Author: Charlie S
Topside waxing

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Wax. It makes it easier to slide in after the capsize. Trust me on this..... Mar-30-18 18:41:36
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Author: Phil Porte
Who is going

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Brian, I'm also reminded of the immortal words of Socrates who said: "I drank what?" :P [Credit goes to the movie "Real Genius"] Feb-27-18 07:34:36
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Author: Charlie S
Intro

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Welcome Charlie! "Hard-a-Lee" sounds great. I can't add any info that I'm sure the NJ club hasn't already provided. So again, welcome and good winds!!! Brian Dec-18-17 11:16:43
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Author: RobK
Life goes on

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Look fwd to seeing you in October. Come down for the week! Hopefully someone will take her to her new home.... Sep-17-17 21:08:25
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Author: mallen

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Do you mean the "wand" in the front reaching down to the water's surface? This is a feedback device that automatically sets the foil's lift (think airplane aileron) to maintain a (more-or-less) consistent foiling height.... May-31-17 09:47:06
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Author: Brian S

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Mr. Webmaster has a good routine he might share. This almost 60 something has been push mowing the lawn and washing cars... that is a step up from desk jockey and lazy boy. Still a long way to go. To be honest, my gut gives me breathing issues -... May-02-17 05:39:08
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Author: Brian S

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Got to messing about with the boat today, planning to sail tomorrow with my Laser friend. I saw these suction cup water bottle holders, so I ordered a pair.... Apr-01-17 16:56:49
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Author: Brian S

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[quote=dkinzer]Personally, I install my tillers such that the end of the tiller is against the rudder blade when the rudder is down (obviously).  That keeps the tiller straps "full" so that there isn't a gap that can potentially be... Mar-20-17 14:12:22
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Author: coldnosedave
Shackles

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I order from GLMO.net all the time. When I find something as a deal, I stock up. These shackles were a shop supply for me. I order most of my stainless from McMaster.com You have to order quantity but I like having 50-100 of 10-24 2"... Feb-15-17 16:22:28
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Author: DaleBravo
See ya never, winter!

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RobK just showed you why you will grind fiberglass again. Feb-12-17 09:49:00
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