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    Can't get pin in Tiller on Rudder Head

    I usually have trouble also and I end up having to slam it in with a lot of wiggling. It helps to make sure there is no sand or anything else on any connecting parts... getting it wet helps. Generally the pins aren't straight, they have a bend in them. By angling the pin bach and forth you...
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    'new' used radial rig

    I just got a 'new' radial, one from 2000 (or so) and I'm curious if anyone has preferences on what kind of vang system they have. My dad has a 15:1 on his full rig, but he never seems to need it. Is it worth having or is there some other kind that would be better? Any input would be appreciated...
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    Age you started sailing

    My parents always say they are getting younger, but my dad and I are working on getting my mom into a boat! We will get in one... one of these days!:)
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    Age you started sailing

    I've been wondering for a while now about the ages people started to sail. Most people I know started sailing around 7-8 years old but I also now a few that just got started around 50 years. I started 7 months ago at age 13, how about you?
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    levels of compitition

    Thanks for all your advice... I sail US Sabots which are similar to opti's, but in my opinion, better! I agree that I should challange myself and most of my friends agree that I should sail in B's. Anymore comments would be appreciated Thanks
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    levels of compitition

    I've got a regatta coming up this Sunday, and I still haven't decided which fleet I am going to sail in. There will be three fleets, 'A' being the most advanced, 'B' in the middle, and 'C', the beginners. I've mostly sailed as a C fleeter, and I have won a major regatta as a C, but my parents...
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    Hey everyone

    Thanks for the advice.:)
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    Hey everyone

    Hey everyone I'm relativly new to the sailing comunity, having only started sailing last spring in US Sabots. I love sailing my dads laser becuase its so much faster than my own boat. But has anyone noticed that a Sabot is actually faster than a laser in really light winds (0-2 knots)? I noticed...
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