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      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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    Jay Kantola is a multihull designer you may not of heard of. He didn't work with backyard do-it-youself builders. He liked trimarans, and specified expensive and labor intense methods. As a result few could afford to build according to his plans.

     

    HOT BuOYS Sailing Vessel is thought to be both his largest and one of the last trimarans he designed. It incorporated decades of his experience.

     

    This particular one took 8 years to build and over $800,000 USD in materials.

     

    It was originally rigged with a 79ft rotating mast and Bermuda sails. She was fast. Too fast. Her builders and owners, a husband/wife team, were frequently cruising the Pacific without any other crew. They reported the rig terrified them it went so fast.

     

    Philip Maise, her second owner, has converted her into an aft-mast rig. The new rotating wing mast is 62ft.

     

    As part of this conversion, Maise designed both a new type of sail and specialty rigging.

     

    Google the vessels name to find more pictures.

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    BrunoL
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    blog-0600511001385584277.jpgHello !

     

    Incredible enough I've found out a very bad orizzontal crack on my yacth's mast. The yacht is a Grand Soleil 37" B&C produced in 2007 ... and the mast is by Sparcraft.

     

    Could anybody help to understand how that could happen ? ... I've used my yacht for cruising few weeks a year and did average 10 regattas per year at club level.

     

    I'm very disappointed to discover such an issue ... has anybody had similar experience ? .. specifically with Sparcraft mast ?

     

    See picture attached.

     

    cheers

     

     

     

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    blog-0293285001384737307.jpgi will never complain about the cost of house paint again!! Just bought one can of bottom paint, read the receipt and weep!! (more likely laugh cause your not paying) I knew bottom paint was bad---had heard that anti-fowling was worse--and the reality is YES to all.

     

    I got a hold of Petit paints online, and found a dealer in Lewisville, a mere 115 miles from my house. Petit "ask the expert" told me that three coats of primer, and then three coats of their bottom paint was needed. I don't know about you, but I LOATH the myriad of "experts" that will tell you soooo many different things! The man at the store told me primer was not needed if i sanded, and that two coats would be all that I needed. Of course as I looked at his stock, he had only two cans of Petit, in "rust"....who paints a boat in rust??? i guess in the long run it would be good camouflage--if my boat were steel!

     

    In the end I decided no primer and two coats for my Guinea pig, the dolphin, and i will see how it fairs. I am worried about thin paint on a boat that will be drug upon the beach more than once; but that is why i am painting this test case first, to see how it goes before painting ROHO. I'm going to spray it, which requires thinning it 10%, but I can't see that being too much of an issue.

     

    What is an issue is refiguring my budget! It will cost around $1500.00 to paint ROHO, which will leave precious little for the main sail, not to mention electronics and all new cushions. (spinnaker is right out!) And lets just not mention unknown issues as I put her in the water.

     

    All in all, I am focused on getting her in the lake, and yes, then in the ocean. Miami to the Bahamas' in a 27' swing keel, am i crazy???

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    blog-0065521001377494119.jpgSo, Saturday marked the final day of the Western Circuit, steering the Rekerring Dream, Ker32.

    Pretty decent showing for inaugural regatta - 5/2/3/3/2/3 in a fleet of 9 well sailed boats.

    The Esses were harder to beat on the first (lighter), weekend but we had the measure of them last Sat.

    Bill Bremner's Foxy was on fine form- scoring a string of firsts with Sarab Singh's Windsikher only getting Bill once as far as I remember.

    It was nice to take a few races off Windsikher actually, since that boat (S40IRC) is moded for the light stuff and has 8ft more hull than us.

    Our starting was really good and we were getting there with the numbers up and down. Considering the level of the crew pre-regatta, I was pleased with the way we were turning corners, however that is the area where we can make the most improvement.

    Nice bunch of guys - Jon (Bow), Piffy (Mast), Sam (Pit), Nev / Zhen (Trim), Woody (Main), Me (Helm), Varney (Nav), although I was re-christened 'Krueger' by the end of the regatta because I was beasting them around the coarse!

     

    The biggest surprise for me was the after-sail, which was done really well. SMU were taking it really seriously, with excellent media coverage - masses of free piss and bands, dancing girls, prizes, auctions - you name it! Several banquets as well!

     

    Good effort Singapore - highly impressed!

  4. You know. Throughout this whole "tome" of a thread, there is a basic "something" that seems to have been missed by most of our resident experts. That "something" is the fact that this site is called "Sailing ANARCHY" and in that vein our Flying Hot Rod is more of an ANARCHIST than 90% of the rest of our gallant bunch of bullshitters. Yes, he maybe doing it wrong from our point of view but, at least he's bloody well doing it and not sitting in front of a screen thowing shit in the air between bouts of wanking at the latest peice of plastic boat porn that they'll never be able to afford. I'm not condoning HR's design / build model by any means (I actually think that it is quite hideous), but, what I do condone is the fact that he got off of his ass and had a go at making his dream come true (And I trully hope he will do so). Most of the motor mouthed bastards on here are too scared to have a bath without having the comfort zone of an EPIRB and a GPS leaning against the hot tap. WcW

     

     

    Source: 65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

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  5. Adriano Galliani, Milan has worked 27 years, since 1986 he became a member of Milan, one of the most important family, together with President Berlusconi,Chicago Blackhawks jersey will build into the world of Milan the most successful club. In these 25 years, Milan Galliani as Vice President and General Manager of the club, won a total of eight Serie A titles, one Italian Cup, five Italian Super Cups, five European Cups, five European Super Cups, 2 Intercontinental Cup, a World Club Cup.

    Today Zhan Ninuo restaurant, Milan Galliani club prepared a special birthday cake: a book-like red and black cake, symbolizing Mr Galliani has become an important part cheap nhl jerseys of the history of Milan; while we write blessing: Happy Birthday, Mr. Galliani! Let history continue ...

    Just Galliani, Mr. Milan today or board member Barbara Berlusconi lady's birthday. April 2011, Barbara became the Milan club's board of one, she entered the Milan club's management on behalf of the Berlusconi family's love for the Milan club will continue.

    Milan and all Milan fans again wish them a happy birthday!

    lessing Galliani happy birthday 69 years old he continues with the history of Milan

    Milan - July the 30th is an important day in Milan club,Boston Bruins jersey so we will work together to Milan Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Giuliani added Adriano send birthday wishes.

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    I’m learning how to sail, taking lessons from a local yacht club on a river. Class meets three evenings a week, for four weeks.

     

    When I got there, I had trouble finding where the lessons were being held. Two other people were also wandering around. We found a woman by the pool who told us where to go.

     

    The class (14 students in all) was practicing tying knots. I was given a length of rope and shown how to tie a bowline and a figure-eight. We were told to take the rope home to practice with.

     

    There are four instructors, most of whom are volunteers. Instruction is somewhat informal. I used to be a teacher and I would have made handouts for the students. But that takes time, and volunteers are already donating time. Very glad to have my copy of Sailing for Dummies to refer to. Many people are not auditory learners; they need to see words and diagrams to remember things.

     

    The boats that will be used for the class are Zumas, Lasers, JY 15s, and a Capri 22. The instructors rigged up a Laser, a Zuma, and a JY 15, explaining the different parts of the boats, and showing where the equipment is kept.

     

    We were advised to purchase our own personal flotation devices, and given some suggestions as to what clothing and shoes to wear.

     

    I’ve been practicing my knots, and will go shopping today for my gear. Any advice before I go out on the water?

     

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  6. I'm a sailor at 19 years. i have been sailing for 10 years. before I started sailing i was playing football. when i was playing football there was an sailor in my class, that I and the other football-players was bullying. but a day when i said to him, that it not was hard to sail and it was really like shit to be a sailor, He sayed; "what do you know about sailing, and I was blank. so I started sailing and then it was fun and I keepped on sailing. AND I LOVE IT!!, but now i'm beeing bullyied.

     

    Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power.It can include verbal harassment orthreat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The victim of bullying has been referred to as a "target".

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    Rigid wings on big cats are dangerous.The question of safety in all forms of sport should over ride all other considerations. Today motorcycle racing still takes lives, although not as frequently as in the early days before body amour and best practice track design. Changes to passive systems like those just mentioned are robust and dont require expert skills to work. The active systems are the areas that require intervention and control, at least the rider of a 150hp moto GP bike can control the power of the machine via the throttle , not so the winged cats. The AC 72 cats are equipped with massive solid wings that are like a V12 engine that once started is running at full throttle. The active areas lack suitable control, passive design changes to the hulls, water foils and such will only increase the point at which the whole thing gets unstable, however this means that the big crash will come at much higher speeds and energy loads. One answer is to increase the reserve buoyancy and strength of the structure but again you just push the whole problem up the energy curve. Yachts must be able to maneuver in all kinds of conditions and be able to adjust the power of the propulsion system to enable these maneuvers to be done in safety. Catamarans and high performance yachts generally dont like gybing its their weakness both the 72,s that have capsized did so while attempting gybes. Putting spoilers on the tops of the wings may assist in pushing the control limit into higher wind strengths, again the crash will come when the projected area of the wing over comes the hulls ability to resist the tripping moment (reserve buoyancy used up). The rigid wings are unable to be adequately depowered due to their design and construction, they can only twist a little and most importantly they are unable to be reefed. The answer is replacing the rigid wing with a semi rigid reefable wing, while not as powerful in terms of lift per unit area, these wings can be massive and impressive in light conditions and made much smaller in real time in the heavy weather. Gybing downwind can be done with much greater control due to the ability of the soft wing to twist and depower at the top of the span. In a reefed configuration the tripping force being applied to the vessel is reduced this reduces all the loads, in effect the crews would have the ability to throttle up or down by way of simple adjustments. The technology is available.(see advancedwingsystems.com) The boat must be able to alter its rig geometry to accommodate all the conditions the more flexible the systems are the greater the safety margins are. So people do the numbers and remember that the wind and the weather can change in a heart beat. Solid wings belong on planes not boats, planes dont gybe or capsize.