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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. Corsair Pulse 600

    zzarganas, just in case you show up here again: where are you from, and what is your affiliation with Astus?
  2. F32 structure failure in Mooloolaba?

    Hahaha more entertaining than the WWC. And no mystery anymore why the production F-22s aren't hitting the water faster than they actually do.
  3. F-22 Update

    Carpe diem. Don't wait. If money is not so much an issue, have a closer look at the Dragonfly, its a beautiful boat. I was myself tempted by the F22 project, but luckily realized early enough that this might take much longer as many F-boat fans would want to believe. Now I am sailing a Sprint Mk II, soon my 4th season will start, and I am very happy. I have read lots about and seen live the F22 (never sailed though), but I would not trade my boat for the F22 even without the wait. The DF25 however, I would really need to take a longer look. It seems to be quite a bit "more boat".
  4. NEW ASTUS 16.5

    These are novel products. There's nothing out there to compare to otherwise. BS. This is what makes threads like these so utterly useless. Really? - pray tell, what other similar production boats should be we comparing? That's not the point. But look at the last 10 posts or so for your answer. However, comparing the Astus to the one boat somebody built some time ago doesn't help anybody.
  5. NEW ASTUS 16.5

    These are novel products. There's nothing out there to compare to otherwise. BS. This is what makes threads like these so utterly useless.
  6. NEW ASTUS 16.5

    +1 thanks for that!
  7. Folded trimaran's stability

    We got winds >60 knots last year in the marina and my Sprint 750's mast got caught under the neighbor's mast/backstay. It stayed that way until the next morning, leading to some damage on both boats. It seemed that the little tri swung more from left to right than the monos next to it.
  8. Corsair Pulse 600

    +1. Geez guys give them a break. Just wait a bit, videos will be there eventually. SA has the privilege to be informed early, but this is not the real world. The real world is out there, the public, boat shows, marketing material provided in time, etc And was it with this magical 20kn speed? Not a good boat if it's only doing 18kn? I got a Sprint MkII a couple years ago, very happy with it, so no interest in this fight either. For me and I would think for many around here (computer sailors and others), 14kn is cool cruising, at 16+kn I start to tighten up for thrills but less comfort, and whether it reads 18, 19, or 20+ knots on the Speedpuck, is for bragging rights but not more. So let Corsair sort things out. They developped a boat that looks interesting for a certain market segment, and they certainly know about marketing. So what's the interest in trashing them from behind your keyboards? Reading all this one might think that some here think SA stands for "Seriously Asenine"...
  9. Corsair Pulse 600

    +1 My oldest son two weeks ago, when I reefed: "Dad, why? that wouldn't have killed anyone..."
  10. Corsair Pulse 600

    Just coming back from vacation and opening this thread. LOL, best reading since the paperback version of Conan the Barbarian... Seriously, guys. Do some of you really think they can comment on the folding system or the sheeting angle from a single pic, and teach Corsair how to do it better? Criticising Corsair for not providing videos or any other information that you are too lazy to get yourself? At least they sell boats you can sail.
  11. F-22 Update

    Make it a "he is right / he is wrong" function, and you'd be surprised of the results. People who want to go sailing on these boats go with Corsair and DF, people who rather prefer spending their time waiting for the perfect little trimaran go with a F-22. Nothing wrong really with either one. This is a SA thread and not an F-religion hang-out, so why not accept another opinion?
  12. Corsair Pulse 600

    4 wheels are dearer than 2 wheels, and yet there is a huge market for cars.
  13. F-22 Update

    Thanks Peter, for sharing pics and videos. These little trimarans are so nice boats!
  14. F-22 Update

    Doing very very well. Just suffering this year from a rainy period formerly known as summer, but that's not the boat's fault. I am getting more and more used to it every time I go sailing, although still far from being an expert. Really happy with my choice.
  15. F-22 Update

    No you haven't, see above. 'Nuff said. Back to sailing.