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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. Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    Think about the following design parameters: (1) maximize power, (2) maximize safety without compromising power, (3) maximize convenience -preserve the ability to moor the boat without dropping the wing sail, (4) maximize the flexibility of the sail plane -preserve the ability to reef (5) optimize sail trim --preserve the ability to induce twist in the trailing edge without the complexity of multiple elements or internal controls. With those parameters in mind it's both a clever and a simple solution to a variety of challenges. Nothing particularly new, except perhaps the 360 degree rotation, but the combination of all the elements and the simplicity of design is pretty cool. And --so far at least- it's proved pretty durable and pretty fast.
  2. Timber veneer composite panel

    Google Joe Woodworker
  3. Wagner HVLP conversion gun at gleam paints
  4. Rattle can paint

    Endura Paint will put two part in a rattle can and match just about any color you might want. Google them
  5. Batten tension

    Thanks, VMG. It's a brand new all carbon, square top main. We set the tension on the battens so they would pop over in about 5-7 knots of breeze. From your description, it sounds like we got it about right. Same for 15-17 knots? Or should we go a bit tighter? The battens aren't tapered.
  6. Batten tension

    Sailing a friend's F-82r today. Nice, new square top main. Full length battens with rocket adjusters. How do we go about setting batten tension for best performance in varying wind conditions? Any rule of thumb?
  7. textile forestay

    Brass hanks on a (Colligo) covered Dux stay. Baltic 38.
  8. textile forestay

    The colligo covered Dux works finr