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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. The mainsheet. There is a floating block on a bungee attached to the boom to keep the sheet out of the way when you are crossing the boat. The mainsheet is trimmed from just behind the mast.
  2. I took a couple of rides on the UFO, with my only foiling background being a twenty minute sail on a Bladerider about 10 years ago. On the sail around on Sunday morning when the breeze was up I was up on the foils within a couple of minutes on getting on. Trying to get more speed and some windward heel led to lots of splash downs, but no capsizes and no real drama about getting going again. There was also a reasonable amount of chop and I had no problem sailing around in a not quite flying mode, including stuffing the windward hull completely through a wave. Overall it was a ton of fun, and a surprisingly stable boat for its size. I also sailed it in next to no breeze, both with the main foil fully up and down. It was pretty comfortable and pleasant to ghost around the harbor, and it floated my 200+lbs without any trouble. I think I stayed completely dry on that sail.