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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      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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    Three ( 3 ) is better than ( 2 ) is better than ( 1 ) ! Who knew that a 14' tri could be so much fun? As someone once said " once you get past the weird factor, it's a great little boat " I have never enjoyed a boat more! Try one. Weta # 1010
  2. Turbo Opti

    Hard to run up against the OPTI INTL ASSOC ( I don't know what it is formally named ). They control hundreds of thousands of Opti sailors. My guess is that they will NOT allow changes to the most popular little boat ever built for kids. They will cling to this established design and accept the limitations. All my kids loved the Opti just as it is.
  3. Any info on this cat?

    Good base for power-cat conversion?
  4. Which way the wind blows

    Close your eyes and SLOWLY rotate your head. Soon you will know the wind direction all the time. The FORCE Luke, use the FORCE!
  5. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    You are driving us ( and maybe yourself ) crazy! Is it a beach cat or a REALLY fast dinghy that you want? They are REALLY different. Make up your mind, then ask the FORUM for help.
  6. VX Evo

    Hope the ballasted board is revealed and tested soon before the buzz goes away completely. Could be a game-changer.
  7. Carbon Kevlar prepreg trampoline?

    Oh my aching knees! Still,it is the latest and the coolest. Go fast, look cool and take Advil.
  8. Badge of honour

    G.R.F. Please stop wasting everyone's valuable time. Find something else to do with your time besides making a total fool of yourself on this site. No one is interested in you.
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  11. Buy and sail whatever is popular and available locally OR you will spend your time on the road dragging a trailer.
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  13. best new foiler for beginner?

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