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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. SeaRail 19 Folds

    Thank you Thom! Looks pretty smooth.
  2. Good, Cheapish Dacron Sails?

    If you are willing to take the risk of taking your own measurements, check out Island Planet Sails. They will use whatever cloth and hardware you want. When I got my jib and main, they were using China Sail Factory to build the sails. If you go this route, you need to be very specific about everything you want. I would recommend providing a checklist. It takes some research and a bit of effort, but I was pleased with the sails I received. This isn't to say IPS won't provide guidance - I think Dave is a straight shooter. Dave is a nice guy to deal with as well.
  3. SeaRail 19 Owners Blog/Vlog

    Thanks, that worked.
  4. SeaRail 19 Owners Blog/Vlog

    Thom, I went to Google Groups and tried a few searches, but couldn't find your group. Link?
  5. SeaRail 19 Owners Blog/Vlog

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to reading your impression of how it sails. Did you unfold on the water or on the trailer?
  6. new trimaran under 20

    Very cool. Nice work!
  7. Creating performance targets

    How much does Expedition cost?
  8. Creating performance targets

    Check out iRegatta for an inexpensive solution. It is supposed to build polars for you. I have not personally used that particular feature, but have run iRegatta for a couple of years on my boat and like it. I transmit my NMEA data by wifi with a vYacht box.
  9. I'm not yelling

    Dont be so sure! This reminds me of a race where I was the clueless crew on a Bucc 18. I had next to zero experience with a symmetrical spin. I watched a bunch of videos the night before in hopes of picking something up. When we got out on the water, I asked the skipper, an excellent sailor, to walk me through, step by step, a launch and takedown. He patiently did so. I managed through a couple of WL laps and it came down to a tight finish. We had an offset reaching finish that we couldn't hold the kite on so I had to drop it at the leeward mark. I completely botched it, but managed to keep it out of the water. By the time we crossed the finish line, I was wearing the spinnaker like a dress. No yelling, but definitely some laughing and pointing. We eked it out.
  10. Good boats for pre-teens

    Hey Shay, Great that you are getting your kids into sailing! I have a couple of thoughts on boats, but I wouldn't look at it as a long term investment. I think I would look at what will suit them at their current age and size, and look to sell it in a few years. Our sailing program recently got boats just for that "tweener" age and size. I would hold off on the 470 (or 420?) until they are bigger. The sailing program actually got the topaz uno that you were recommended. Good boats that can be upgrade with a Spinnaker at some point. A Feva looks like it would also be a good choice, but no personal experience there. I like those dinghies because two can go out together and the crew has something to do. As far as getting off the beach, I am sure they will figure that out in short order. Rocking, ooching, and sculling can be effective, or just give them a paddle. Good luck and let us know how they get on. Cheers, Eric
  11. I would be interested in knowing the mods you made to speed up rigging time. Or is it just better technique?
  12. Smart Watch

    Lol. At least we are playing our video games on a boat!
  13. Smart Watch

    I also have a cheap pair of sunglasses with a bluetooth ear bud. So when I am feeling really geeky (lonely?), I have iRegatta talk to me:-)
  14. Smart Watch

    Correct. The phone or tablet runs iRegatta and sends a data stream via Bluetooth to the watch. Then there is a Pebble app running on the watch that displays the data. Another cool thing the Pebble can do is scroll through the screens on the host device.
  15. Which factors do make us attend a race event?

    Beer and burgers afterward. Preferably a comfortable place to sit down and enjoy the company. Another big one is persistent emails and advertisement. Sorry to the race organizers for the extra work, but if I receive a few emails and maybe a little promotional write up it influences my impressionable little brain. People generally like to help too. Ask for help setting up a tent, cooking or cleaning up.