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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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  1. frank bethwaite: High performance sailing

    Matt - The 2nd edition of Marchaj (1988) cost me C$140 in the early 90's. Not sure if there is another update. It has a small section on high speed sailing (includes foiling) and one on hull appendages, notably winged keels. Marchaj is a more technical and dense read than HPS. There are some practical sections, but a pretty big chunk is only of interest to someone actually designing boats or sails. If you want to start from first principles, this is the book for you. It starts out comparing the fluid flow properties of air and water. That said, I agree with everyone else who has waded through HPS. Despite having read it at least 6 or 7 times in the 15 or so years I have owned it, I can't claim to understand all of it. Seems like the light goes on for something new every time I (try to) re-read. Cheers. Patio.