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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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    Building boats, sailing them, tweaking them, building new ones

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  1. UK Moth Nats

    Dylans definitely on Rocket foils. Think Ross in 5th might be using a Rocket rudder, mainfoil might be a Macita or Exocet.
  2. UK Moth Nats

    Only going off secondhand info as I've never felt a desire to enquire about either boat. From what I can tell the M2 is more expensive, but the Exocet waiting list is a couple of years. Happy to be corrected. Cheaper to buy a faster Rocket... ;-)
  3. UK Moth Nats

    I think the M2's have become prohibitively expensive over here now with currency stuff so don't think people are buying new. Quite a lot of interesting stuff on those two M2's in the top 20 too. 3d printed bowsprits, Paul was running a Rocket mainfoil and Alex was using a rudder T he made in a 3d printed mould.
  4. Radio Control Multihulls

    Second biggest, no?
  5. Foiling Week 2016 - Garda July 4-10

    Jealous - This was something I was planning on getting to this year, but somethings come up that I can't miss out on! Always next year eh?
  6. 2016 moth worlds: Hayama

    I think the sail/mast combo thing is being approached a bit weird. Can't help but wonder why we aren't just looking at a maximum dimension for the mainsail. The rule is to keep aspect ratio down, so why not just measure sails as is, ditch the band altogether and say the mainsail can't be longer than 5185 in any dimension?
  7. Bermuda amlin moth regatta - a "quasi" moth worlds

    Think that's Paul Goodison with the Artemis branded Exocet.
  8. SpeedPuck or Garmin Fenix 3?

    I use a garmin 500 series cycling gps, only problem is it won't do knots so I've had to recalibrate for km/h! Small, light, no problems with waterproofing so far and pretty cheap. Had mine on a swivel on the deck so it rotates with gravity/heel.
  9. Smaller Moths

    Rules are pretty much all maximums - if it fits, you're in. Theres a few people kicking around with smaller sails on Moths - most recent being Charlotte Dobson (49er FX helm).
  10. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    I remember the days when I didn't have a current Moth and turned up to the Tide Ride in Em's Fat Bottom boat on Ninja foils, completely un tested and went pretty damn well. Pretty sure a well sailed Wazp will do fine. Just maybe not win stuff. And theres only 2 people winning stuff anyway isn't there?
  11. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    #cookiescrazyshizzle aside, you can still buy a normal one. a normal one that was top 10 at the HISC worlds.
  12. Radio Control Multihulls

    Not a lot really. The mini 40 in my profile pic is the same basic config only with proper hulls and wasn't much heavier - when I set it up for upwind/downwind it was too draggy trying to get it to foil and it just didn't accelerate as easily and went sideways upwind. I don't know if that wand link was aimed at me or not, but suffice to say I know how they work already thanks. Not really interested in the added complexity for something that's just for messing about with.
  13. Radio Control Multihulls

    I've built one, don't know of any others and certainly none that have been raced with the mini40's down at Gosport. I made a mini hydroptere style boat in 08 which was a good laugh, but not much use around a course.
  14. Radio Control Multihulls

    Foil assist with T on the rudder of both. In the yellow Shinobi's defence, this layout takes an awful lot of setting up right. I can't say I had any leeway issues upwind with mine.
  15. Radio Control Multihulls

    Just for clarity, they're not both Shinobi's. I've raced two identical boats, one with float foils and no daggerboard and one with no float foils and just the daggerboard. The only time the latter could get near the foil boat was in very underpowered big rig conditions. The rest of the time the foil boat smoked the non foiled. Ian's boat in the video above has some very peculiar quirks that I wouldn't run, notably the massive T foil. I think mine was about 6cm span and tiny chord, whereas his is more like 20 cm.