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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. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Meanwhile, this showed-up on the Multihull Appreciation site... An interesting perspective on Gitana's foil issues. Pretty hard to go fast when your gear is throttled. Of course, going fast in rough conditions might have been what caused all this and that opens another can of worms for foiling in the big ocean.
  2. The creature we know as boating and sailing, specifically, is approaching life support status across the USA. Marina slip rentals are shrinking while slip sizes grow. Mast-up storage is a ghost of its once lively populations and let's face it, folks just aren't getting out there as much as they used to. Here is another signpost on the road that we can choose to argue around, or just flat out ignore while we spin our way into the history books as a viable outdoor recreational pursuit. http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Boating-popularity-continues-rapid-decline-8044603.php
  3. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Let me get this right.... you criticize A Class for making a call based on a "very short, very first flight of a foiler"... yet, with a thousandth of the foiling time so demonstrated by Super Foiler, you have made the same claim regime about your toy boat and have proceeded to vomit that claim across the Internet as if the claim could be made whole by simple, putrid bombast. Have you no shame, Douglas?
  4. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke Oh come on. This is hardly world politics or earth shaking. Evil? Are you saving the world from a muppet? Seriously?? It's a metaphor, Bubba. You've gotten way too serious about this. It's suitable for framing, should you be so inclined. Otherwise, just follow your own advice and let it go. Doug has never responded to serious advice, or commentary, in all the years I have had his acquaintance. His personally held sense of heroism is legendary. He makes junk. He tells junk fables to himself and anyone who is nutty enough to listen with sincerity and he waits for death to claim his body. So, I switched to pure comedy and satire as a way to issue comments in his direction. Also, I hardly ever post here anymore and that, too, has been interesting from an observational perspective. I don't really care and neither should you. That should be clear enough. .
  5. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
  6. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Still pimping and preening as if you actually made a thing that worked, I see. It has now moved past simply funny to sadly pathetic. Perhaps a shrewdly positioned "retirement" announcement is in order at this point what with the bad back, incontinence and all the other maladies? Nobody would find fault if you simply scuttled off at this point, what with all the monumental signature things you have named and created. .
  7. F-22 Update

    Has Ian started a mushroom farm in the Philippines, or what? I hear that some F22 deposits have been awarded to survivors through probate. .
  8. Doug Lord to get his own Anarchy

    Yet.... your entire effort with this post is to discuss people. I'm curious now, as to what is your objective? .
  9. F101 Foiling Trimaran

    Douglas.... you are starting to make those same familiar noises that you always make before you have a catastrophic meltdown in front of the crew here. In your current health status, perhaps you should simply back-off and sit this one out? We wouldn't want you to stroke out while you are on line. Imagine if your brain was affected in the area where you can not see color, or capital letters, any longer and all your posts wind-up in black & white in confined to lower case expressions? .
  10. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Not just that Coville was tooling along quickly, but also that Joyon, at this point hit some very light air for several days in a row and that is the yardstick. Coville's boat speed looks rather rabbit-like by comparison. So, as of this morning a 2000+ mile lead and less than 4000 to go. Pretty impressive good fortune and sailing skill combined. Fingers crossed at this point that there are no whales, containers, etc. in the path. .
  11. F101 Foiling Trimaran

    Doug has had morning wood for the midship wand thing ever since he could still get it up. Goes way back and he keeps looking for a new crop of folks on whom he can spring it as if it were some freshly brewed magic. The Rave hours claim is, as DL would put it, ABSURD. He tried to foist that over on BD.net some ten years ago, as if it would suddenly lend credence to a tired and vapid discourse, which it did not. Consider it as important as his penchant for putting fiberglass park benches on everything he dreams up. Same kind of self-delusional nonsense. I'll leave you with a graphic I have not posted in a long, long time.
  12. F101 Foiling Trimaran

    It's hysterical, actually. This is almost, word for word, the exact same crap Doug doled out to all the established Mothies many years ago when he came on here and lectured them about how they were all wrong about the boats that they were sailing.... and he was not. Virtually, word for word. The pages were populated, back then, with all the really best athlete/sailors who were at the cutting edge of the Moth foil explosion and Doug, single handedly, managed to get pretty much all of them to quit posting here in order to avoid his stream of foil consciousness nonsense and highly personalized criticisms. Good luck, guys. It's not going to get any better than you see it today... and it has the potential to get a whole lot worse. .
  13. Corsair 760

    Here's another, incredibly well-performing boat, The Seacart30, which also runs quite quickly with very full ama aft sections.