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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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    as a general rule: i'm there where there is no wind

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  1. have I already mentioned that I love the 49er and 29er deck layout and the control systems in general?
  2. here is the 49er layout with a retracting pole. it is somewhat different from what I sketched up but the basic principle is the same.
  3. I remember correctly the setup shown by be is the same as used on the 29er and 49er. There it looks quite clean, which on my sketch it surly does not. For a fix pole you can simplify it a lot: - Remove the orange pole extractor - the hoist line can go directly from the fixed cleat to the pulley at the mast base and up the mast to the top of the kite. - The three blocks on the bow are not needed. - the floating block is not needed Then you are left with the same system as for symmetrical kites with retriever lines such as my FD and also the 505.
  4. agree with post above, but this don't sound like a newbie to me...
  5. Not the best sketch, but this is how I have seen it on numerous different boats. I'm sure there must be better sketches around.
  6. No sitting! This is maybe the most important rule. No sitting and no mainsheet cleating.
  7. ask Hen Stackleton, he'll tell ya! Been there (not exactly there...), done that.
  8. the only thing for this: build your own.
  9. Need smaller main. Storm or trysail, or another reef or just a smaller main.
  10. Square-rule
  11. +1
  12. Hike bitches, hike! Sorry, not contributing at all.
  13. Hurricane?
  14. no sharks?
  15. Hit a shark maybe?