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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. Artemis?

    A favorite moment from the 70s was observing a friend of mine show off his HatchBack P1800 to Pele Peterson at a regatta in LA. He didn't know Peterson designed it, but I did. I bit my tongue to keep from bursting out laughing during the discussion.
  2. Artemis?

    While that is possible, given where the beam broke I do not think that an understay failed. If that where the case then I would expect the beam to break where the unsupported bending moment was greatest or at the least greater. It would fail at the place with the most stress. That is a function of the moment and the intertial cross section. If the beam is not straight, with even thicknesses, that failure point could be anywhere along the beam.
  3. Floating Jib Leads?????????????

    That contraption only exists because FDs have limit on how far aft the turning block is placed, and no limit on the foot dimension of the genoa. So it is important to have a maximum aft block and the longest foot that you can trim. That results in a rigid, vertically moving lead. Those restrictions don't apply to any other boat that I know about.