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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. Goes well up wind? I don't know if the Holland 25 was ever popular over there, but there are plenty kicking about down here in Aus. I learned to sail crewing one of these as a kid, and she'd power upwind in 30-40 knots (so long as the owner didn't try to carry too much sail - #4 and 2 reefs, and she'd keep up with many many bigger, supposedly faster boats).... Downwind was ok up to hull speed, after that she'd just dig a huge hole in the water - not to mention roll! http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats/holland/25/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixVgHz6zSGM Pretty good headroom for a 25'er too.
  2. Something like this (from the front page) http://frontstreetshipyard.com/windfall58/ ?
  3. Just spotted on gumtree - https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kettering/sail-boats/elliott-5-9/1159718385
  4. That shirt is a long way from home!
  5. I see nothing too unpleasant, let alone horrifying. There are plenty of terrifying clips recorded in benign conditions, but with inept crew.
  6. While working in the Whitsundays I did hear a bare boat charterer call up over VHF requesting another anchor as they'd used both of theirs....
  7. Are those foils going to need fences to prevent cavitation? I'd imagine there'd be disturbed flow caused by the hull where they enter the water.... but I have an active imagination, and lack a hydrodynamics degree.
  8. Hi Stiletto, I've listened to the podcast, but can't find any footage... Are you referring to a video, or were you lucky (although luck would've had nothing to do with it) enough to be there in the flesh? Cheers, ALL@SEA
  9. There's a facebook page - "classic crowther designed multihulls" - with some great photos of SSWs, and also some very knowledgeable sailors. Great design, well ahead of its time!
  10. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/emu-point/sail-boats/45-ft-yacht-project/1153285079 Down to $15k... "wouldn't buy the materials for that!"
  11. What caught was the bow roller....
  12. Ninie, a Tasmanian One Design, built in the early 1900s - Pictured here in the 1985 Betsy Island Race. My father was aboard, I was probably just out of nappies. Last I heard she was in a shed south of Hobart, she hasn't been in the water in probably over a decade, hopefully she'll sail again one day.
  13. Deja vu all over... http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/169106-boats-that-i-would-buy/#comment-5106753
  14. http://maritime-executive.com/article/ship-sinks-containers-floating-in-fiji-harbor
  15. I remember reading about John Pizzey a couple of decades ago, and it is well worth looking into some of his solutions... I'm not sure if he's still about, It'd be great if he could weigh in on the discussion. http://proafile.com/magazine/articles/tag/john+pizzey note the reverse bow/sterns in i988!