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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. DNA F4 - Coming to Newport in August????

    DNA F4 is on its way to Antigua.... And all this stuff is going to fly with them !
  2. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Well said Chris ! Happy you put that straight. Too many negativeness always on this Forum . As builder and designer of the G4, Holland Composites / DNA wants to state that we are sorry about the latest developments at GB, and also feel sorry for all people involved. We are confident Gunboat will come back stronger and more focused then ever . Concerning the G4 project : this is not affected by the situation as Holland Composites is a independent company running the design and build for the G4 . Holland Composites continues developing,building and marketing the G4 with Gunboat as we ever did . The second boat is hitting the water soon, with all the improvements based on the experience racing and (off shore ) cruising the boat the last year. It will be safer, faster and easier to foil. The first computer assisted foiling boat available! All the best to the Gunboat team !
  3. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    At Holland Composites we are currently finalizing the G4's hydraulics, once the configuration is absolutely final we will provide an update. A snippet of the forthcoming flight control; fully hydraulic main and traveller, boards move up and down with hydraulic rams although nice trick will be to work with the (fast) rake control and the angle of attack to get boards up or down - with limited boat speed there is still the ram to assist. Rudders receive rake control too for easy adjustment on the fly. Fast sensors provide input on heel, pitch etc yet also acceleration loads so we can anticipate rather than have a plain reactive system. Quick release dumps. System allows for configuration to suit individual sailor skill levels. As Doug mentions, it is two parties - Gunboat & Holland Composites - spreading the word. We have been focusing on the development and build until the first sea trials and now have time to leave the yard again, and welcome first hand input from prospective owners. As such we were with Gunboat at the Newport Boat Show and we may attend other shows, however we won't join every US boat show. When we went sailing during the Newport show we were calibrating the regeneration function of the electric propulsion, we had the guys from Oceanvolt at the show so it proved a good opportunity to do the finetuning there. Under regen we are restricted to 15 knots of boat speed, hence not going flat out.
  4. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    The G4 just arrived in NC after a 1300 NM trip from Sint Maarten The boat was on a very quick schedule of approx. 96 hrs ( 4 days) until last night the wind died and the last 100 nm was a drifter . 5 days is also not bad for a 40ft! Well done for the 4 person crew onboard !
  5. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    working on it @ Holland Composites first boat ready before end of this year. www.hollandcomposites.nl https://www.facebook.com/hollandcomposites/photos/pcb.706263339427814/706261376094677/?type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/hollandcomposites/posts/706263339427814