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Author: dkinzer
MIdwinters
Forum: Racing Forum

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Wow Rob, your weather forecast is right in the wheelhouse now. Well, Saturday may get a big bigger but after the regatta hopefully. Feb-17-20 16:19:24
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Author: Phil Porte
Forum: Racing Forum

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Of course you are right about that but, I am just fussy about boat maintenance and cosmetics. Probably a result of a mild case of Asperger's. Even if I sail poorly, at least the boat will look good as a consolation prize. Admittedly not... Feb-15-20 06:35:18
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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
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: Twille
Mid Atlantic Championship June 26-28
Forum: Association Business

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Hmm-m-m-m-m.....there's a hole in my regatta schedule at that point, depending on when our June regatta falls....which may actually be in May. According to the map, I have about 8 possible routes to get there. :) Jan-04-20 11:30:07
Last post by: dkinzer
 
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
Last post by: Twille
 
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
Last post by: woody24
 
Author: Twille
It's time to pay your Force Five tax.
Forum: Association Business

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Will Do Tom - thanks for taking care of this part of the Class business. Hope to be back in Largo in Feb.! Nov-21-19 08:03:13
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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
Last post by: coldnosedave
 
Author: Rock Biter
Forum: Racing Forum

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Yeah, Beckson is the best choice. Oct-14-19 10:15:04
Last post by: Chris Z
 
Author: Acornrunner
It has been recommended to me to reinforce my rudder
Forum: General Sailing Forum

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On fiberglassing the rudder head. I suggest sanding off all of the varnish to get to bare wood. Only sand to about 120 grit so the epoxy resin can adhere well. I used West Systems and woven mat to do the work in the pictures below. Standing it... Oct-14-19 09:56:47
Last post by: Chris Z
 
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
Last post by: posaune
 
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
Last post by: RobK
 
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: RobK
log on check it out
Forum: Association Business

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Just a heads up on the Force5 facebook page - fun with historic photos! With only 4 to 5 years with you all - I have barely a clue. Just leads to my admiration for all the time you all have spent together! Thanks Chris - good stuff Jun-29-19 17:15:58
Last post by: RobK
 
Author: dkinzer
Window decals available
Forum: Association Business

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Hey We have Force 5 window decals available for anyone who might want one. If you were at North Americans, then you've seen them or have one. I'd post a picture, but I'm not savvy enough. They're $10 for the basic one.... Jun-16-19 08:43:44
Last post by: dkinzer
 
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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