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  1. Regular bunk trailers do all sorts of damage to F5s. After you get it home and before you move it any more (assuming that you do have to move it on the trailer), do yourself a favor and make proper supports for it, otherwise you'll likely just keep hurting it. The rear one is the important one and the class association should have the plans- it's easy with a 2x12 and a jigsaw. For the front, you can get away with a roller under the mast step.
  2. Seems like it's been there for awhile....
  3. Welcome! Downwind, you mostly just want enough vang on to stop twist at the top of the sail, as that apparently can contribute to a sudden death roll. That really only happens on a run though, which isn't usually what you're doing on a F5. As long as you don't leave the vang tight from going upwind, gybing should be fine. If you leave it really tight, you can break the gooseneck. Otherwise, just keep in mind that flat is fast and have fun. You can find more info at force5class.org too. If your wind was anything like mine yesterday, it was a fun day to be out. I was doing over 9-10kts
  4. When my lake (and my Force 5) look like the pic, my wind app and my weather app say 8-10mph. Boat speed then is 7-8kts on fastest points of sail. I've always been curious about what it would be if I actually measured it (...but not curious enough to go buy an anemometer...).
  5. Buccaneer? That was a thought of mine, but those seem to have rear decks (and are 18ft). Mutineer is smaller still.
  6. No good ones, I'm afraid. Generally when I'm around it, I'm too concerned with sailing it. Nobody else at the lake is competent enough with a camera to get any pics. I should work on changing that.... I didn't build it though, fwiw. I wish I had, and I've wanted to since the minute I saw the first one. It's a boat I've always lusted after- ability be damned. The hoop isn't broken. It's quite difficult to move that block back into position and it'll stay wherever it's put. I took the boat out briefly today, and I noticed what you said. I'm happy to have it not come off as eas
  7. Haha. Good to know. Thanks!
  8. Hmm, ok. That might be something to look into for next season. Swift Solo. Why not add the complications of a jib and spinnaker to a first trapeze experience? Wheeee!
  9. It's definitely either a 21 or a 212- I'm not sure there's really a difference. The entry for the 212 shows one with a "21" on the sail. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/newport-212
  10. Excellent. Will do. Thanks again. This will be one thing less to fight with on the boat, which is definitely good.
  11. Thanks! And yeah, I didn't cut it at all. It seemed long even with the extra block.
  12. Ok, the pic from the front (with the car in the background) is what it was before. As I understand it, the other pic should be correct. Seem right?
  13. I wrongly posted this in Sportboat Anarchy and was quickly corrected, so here's a second try: My neighbor at the lake recently found himself with what he told me is a Newport 21. It's been a long time since he's sailed anything and he keeps coming to me because he sees me out every day, but I sail singlehanded dinghies. Does anyone know anything about these boats? Anything special to know? There's almost no info online other than that the keel lifting mechanism is complicated and hard to get to. I'm mostly concerned with setup at the moment, because his spreaders and shrouds look ske
  14. Yeah, that's the one. The only info I've really found on it is that the lifting tackle for the keel gets scary with age and is hard to fix because of [lack of] access. I know that he's mentioned not being sure how to work the keel. That...does not inspire confidence. It's currently in the water with the mast up, so there's not much I can do about the spreaders, but they look...well, think kid-pretending-to-be-an-airplane... Also, everything is taped, so I can't even SEE what's going on. Thanks for the reply and apologies for the misplacement. I'll post in regular SA.
  15. Is this the right place for this? I've only ever been in the dinghy section.... My neighbor at the lake recently found himself with what he told me is a Newport 21. It's been a long time since he's sailed anything and he keeps coming to me because he sees me out every day, but I sail singlehanded dinghies. Does anyone know anything about these boats? Anything special to know? There's almost no info online. I'm mostly concerned with setup, because his spreaders and shrouds look sketchy to me, and I don't want him to lose the rig....
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