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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. Jenneau, Dufour, Beneteau?

    Interesting quote from PBO article regarding influence of newly designed Mini Transat inspired boats https://www.afep-marine.com/pdf/Mini_Transat_3.pdf "Fuller and “scow bows” put volume forward and move the bow waterplane further outboard, making the boat more stable and level fore and aft. They are also good upwind because the waterplane moves out and the bow doesn’t bury. Off the wind they generate extra lift and earlier planing. They also add greatly to interior volume.’ David Raison’s ‘scow-bowed’ Magnum set the cat amongst the pigeons on the 2011 Mini Transat. His logic was that width added to the stern gives more power; so why not at the bow as well? When heeled, the hull retains the same immersed profile, the bow doesn’t dig in and wetted area is reduced. His computer models showed that the concept worked better than traditional lines on all points of sailing. The proof of the pudding? Raison’s TeamWork Evolution won by a country mile in 2011."
  2. A suggestion for the next Perry boat

    Elegue , what an awesome idea , a boat practical and pretty for the dreamers of today ???
  3. Thank you AJ , some humane post vs those other fucktards
  4. I admit being clueless and did not realize impedance being of importance in wireless connection . I thought of using one of those http://tinyurl.com/hp4ugeb No way ha ? It would be such a clever way to get speakers out of sun and salt .
  5. Anyone tried it? Simple bluetooth transmitter wired to remote speaker wire from the back of VHF to a blootooth speaker ? Is that possible ? After wiring speakers to a cockpit and never using them I concluded that the zen of sailing is the music to my ears . I would like to get rid of that setup and use portable speaker to monitor channel 16 . Share your experience please .
  6. adventure 40

    Vetting A40 on SA forum is a great way to be Inquisition burned but you stuck to your principle Erik. That elevates this project in my eyes . Sailboat offering a cruiser disposing of compromise to please brochure designers is a great breath of fresh air. One tool to perform hundreds of tasks does none well . Set of ideas posted on A40 as a principle design is idealistic and perhaps that is why it rubs Mr Perry the wrong way . That's why so many attempts to hijack this tread . I think down deep we all love a go anywhere Volkswagen of a boat accessible to mass of romantics out there . Waiting to retire before we cruise and hope cancer , family disaster or market crush will not squish our dreams is an anxious way to live. Utilitarian lines of A40 only emphasize the goal of this project and grow on me as I look at it once again .
  7. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Any chance to see this boat in Oakland boat show in April? This boat, it seems, begs for SF breeze . We will remake that video from Turkey by the city water front . Please let us try it on left coast
  8. I love projects like this. Keep it coming as you go. Oh and good luck , you need it .