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Force 5 Boat - Wanted

Force 5 Boat - Wanted

Hello Folks,

My name is Tim Nickels and I am new to the force 5 class. Presently, I live in Metro Detroit and have raced MC scows, lightnings, rebels, sunfish, and lasers over the years. My wife and I still race rebels & lightnings together. However, I am in search of a more comfortable single-handed boat in comparison to my laser to race when she is unavailable etc. I think a potential solution might be a force 5. However, I am struggling to find a used boat in my area. Therefore, I reckon it doesn't hurt to put something out into the force 5 world. Furthermore, if anyone knows of a used boat in the Michigan area please let me know. I am even willing to travel if the boat and price are right outside of Michigan. Searching craigslist like a hawk and posting my own wanted ad on cragslist simply hasn't turned up anything yet. Additionally, I looked into the cost of a new boat and simply cannot justify that cost as it seems unreasonably high. However, that might just be me. Chris Zofchak has been of great initial help but any further help, insight, tips, or tricks would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!

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Tim,

I handle most of the management for Fleet 106 out of Port Huron, MI. Our fleet really is more of a SE Michigan Fleet.  I may be able to help you get in contact with a few individuals willing to sell you a boat.  I can also send you last seasons sailing schedule and give you the details about Fleet 106 if you are interested.  Please send me a personal email with the details of exactly what you are looking for, how much you are willing to spend and so forth and I will try to get you pointed in the right direction.  Also, don't give up on craigslist.  This is just a bad time of year for Force 5 listings. Don't ask me why.

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Phil,

Thanks for the reply and the initial information. I'll send you an email tonight. Also, don't worry as I never give up on craigslist. I know boats etc. eventually pop up, it just takes time. However, having multiple horses in this race to find a boat never hurts. Thanks!

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TIM:  Please respond to this message. I may have a boat for you.

Brian. Feb 4th

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Brian,

I am all ears. Fire away.

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Tim

Responded to your message in my email. Do you get that reponse in your email? The reason I ask i dont like putting my cell nor email on a public forum.

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Brian,

I’m admittedly unsure as I’m still new to the class and this website. Not a problem. I don’t mind putting my junk email out there. Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I’ll look for an email from you and be sure to reply. Thanks.

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