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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. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Agree with comments, traveller should be all the way down with max backstay and vang so main trimmer can play leech tension. As Kevin mentioned, jib floater looks a bit too low (Hard to see from angle of photo). Stingray has only one headsail so the crew did not have choice, he may need J2?? Heel angle is another big issue.... I sail on another GP26 and took a while to find optimum angle, below 9kts TWS this boat needs heeling about 10-12 degrees to have correct weather helm. (Of course the boat must be flat in above this wind range), but Donovan design has much less helm compare to this boat. Now Stingray has 3.5 degree mast rake. Can Jim Donovan supply optimum heel angle for various wind speed?
  2. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Did you eliminate main finetune?
  3. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    I use polar as simple guidelines as wave conditions affect performance a lot especially for smaller craft. I've motored Donovan design last Sunday and noticed the boat has very high initial form stability compare to Martinoli design. And motion of boat hitting waves are totally different. Unfortunately sails will be delivered on next Monday so we cannot sail the boat this weekend to have fun.
  4. My email address is tsakai@netvigator.com

    GP26 is for my girlfriend, she lost Elliott 770 due to keel bulb failure during regatta.

  5. Please email me your email adress and I will shoot thro a preliminary IRC cert - 1.056,

    We'd be very keen to get them into Hong Kong!

    cheers, FB - fbyd@bigpond.com