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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. Sunfish. Easy to sail, doesn't swamp when capsized, has autobailer, rig is very adjustable for weight of sailor and wind conditions. If in trouble, the sail can be lowered. Located everywhere and CHEAP.
  2. There are many sides to look at. Could it be that the windsurfer was hot-dogging and went over to buzz the powerboat and misjudged? The other way around maybe? Maybe the windsurfer spun out. Happens frequently when the fin ventilates in choppy conditions sending you flying sideways like when dinghy sailing with the daggerboard up. Hopefully details will be forthcoming and information shared in the interest of prevention, not for assigning blame. Either way, you are looking at a 35 lb rig plus weight of rider versus hundreds, maybe thousands of pounds of powerboat. Terrible outcome. And as mentioned above, as sailboats travel faster and faster, this may become more prevalent.
  3. This is definitely a tragic incident, more so because the powerboat was a "life saving" boat. I have had a few somewhat close calls with powerboats while windsurfing. I sense that it is mostly due to unawareness of the powerboat as to the speed (and variability of speed) of the windsurfer. You could go from planing to slogging in an instant on a gusty day. If they are coming up in your blind spot (windward hip) you may not hear or see them. Windows in the sails help tremendously with visibility to leeward, but not always. I have come to the realization that it is in my best interest to gybe early and often to avoid any potential crossing situation with power boats. It is a match up that sadly the windsurfer surely loses.
  4. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/windsurfer-was-struck-killed-by-uw-lifesaving-boat-authorities-say/article_4835b5e3-2c81-5873-8234-b249d0a07bc0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share What's up with that? Any one local have more details?
  5. Fazekas Gabor's P26 V2
  6. I wouldn't want to use ANY of the deck hardware after looking at that! Do you guys see a plate even? Looks like the deck skin was holding it.
  7. Outstanding contributions to the sunfish class and sailing community as a whole! RIP Linda.
  8. Only thing interesting in this thread is the resurgence of the robot rant
  9. I haven't used the paid version of the site, but often look to it for trends or more specific. I am VERY disappointed in its capabilities. It has been wrong so many times that I don't rely on it any more. The weather channel 10 day forecast has been better. Maybe its geographically challenged in the great lakes, but I give it a thumbs down.
  10. Another friggin Friday post without the goods.......
  11. Should have bought a sunfish
  12. Just throwing this in there....If im yellow, I obviously want the pin because I'm there. In this situation I can own the pin all by myself if I let the port tacker cross. WTF....why fuck with someone in that situation? Put the wood to it for a second, bear off a little for speed off the line and OWN the pin end. Forcing a guy to tack under or on top of you would be a stupid stupid move. Plus now you have to go to the room, nobody making friends that way. Sounds like someone missed the big picture there.
  13. steering cable housing or washing maching parts LOL
  14. Find your nearest consulting engineering firm that has a structural engineer. This type of project would be a piece of cake for them, shouldn't be too expensive to design, and the peace of mind that you would have from a real design would help you and your insurance company.