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  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
This product is made for dacron sails and can be found at most West Marine stores.

http://www.mclubemarine.com/sailkoteplus/

Looking at the web page, I'm struck by this quote: "Sails will f ...
  Topic: Hello / first post
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:31 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
Offer to be a driver, bring a few beers and soak up as much as you can. (info about hang gliding I mean.) Any group of pilots will welcome a new pilot who is enthusiastic, patient and willing to hang ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
yep, i'm me. landing in cactus patches, at altitude, taught fair landing skillz. still usually fly in deck shoes, when i fly. (don't see as well nowadays and added 50lbs)

You and me both. To q ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
Sadie's was much better when it was in the bowling alley. Over and out.

If you're talking about Sadie's on 4th Street in Albuquerque, I don't remember it being over a bowling alley. But that may ha ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
hello JLT. i sorta kinda remember some long haired hippie complaining of knee pain back in the day. we'll have to stop in at Sadie's for lunch sometime and talk things over. how'd you like that C5B ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:57 am   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
Hello stranger, your name sure brings back a lot of great memories from the way-back machine!

Caesar's ladder attached to the ceiling and his clipped-wing flight during the Loma Prieta quake comes ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:45 am   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
Cool! Electraflyer put out the Olympos, right? I didn't own one, but I remember really liking that glider. I had two PacAir gliders, a K2 and a K5. Maybe you stitched those sails? If so, thanks ...
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jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
hello JLT. i sorta kinda remember some long haired hippie complaining of knee pain back in the day. we'll have to stop in at Sadie's for lunch sometime and talk things over. how'd you like that C5B ...
  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:55 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
Wash your your kite, and you're guaranteeing that you'll whack hard.

So THAT'S what screwed up all those landings! 'Cause I must have washed hundreds of gliders in my time, although most of that co ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:48 pm   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
Hi JLT
Welcome back

Hope you find some of the people you're looking for.
Fletcher

Thanks for the reply. We'll have to see.

I never flew a Floater, but I did own a Spirit which flew much li ...
  Topic: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:35 pm   Subject: Use of 303 Aerospace Protectant on dacron sails / harness?
Speaking as a former sailmaker, I can tell you that unless AP303 has been reformulated in the past twenty years, it's not good for sails, unless having soft-as-a-tee-shirt sails is your thing.

I've ...
  Topic: A ghostly figure from the past ...
jlatorre

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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:27 pm   Subject: A ghostly figure from the past ...
Hi, folks.

I'm John LaTorre (AKA JLT). I haven't flown in over twenty years, but I was a more or less regular pilot from 1975 to 1995, starting in the Maryland area and moving on to New Mexico and ...
 
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