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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. Future Olympic lightweight-female dinghy

    Axeman 5? http://www.bloodaxeboats.co.uk/moth.htm cost ramblings, what might series production do- probably cheaper than a laser?
  2. R2AK 2018

    Neat boat! The nice thing about recumbent pedaling in a boat (vs on 2 wheels) looks that lying as flat as you are doesn’t carry the falling-over-at-slow-speed penalty- on the boat, you probably have better stability, windage, etc with the lower profile. I’m going to mess with the info you’ve given me, especially paying attention to the lateral wandering knee. I usually keep my cadence up and light pressure on the pedals by pulling the stroke rather than pushing it. My Stratos XP is the best climber (‘bent) I’ve had, and your info has illuminated why that might be as far as ergonomics. Still, when I’ve got things really flat, she gets wobbly at low speeds, hence the e friction drive. Unless you go titanium on a trike (it’s only $$$, right?) low speed is a problem. Anyway, back to boating applications, I’m spinning indoors because of the snow and ice outside, and I’m going to mess with your geometry suggestions. I can keep up 100 watts effortlessly for hours on my dedicated spinning machine (it has integral instrumentation), but the seat is a hard pain-in-the ass/back nightmare. Are you using Greenspeed frames on the boat? No headrest on the RANS, so lying really flat gets a bit wearing on the neck. I have a couple of other questions, if you don’t mind, but I think I need some pics with ‘em. Have you found lowering cg on a boat a big help? This is a big subject, and you’ve done a lot of work on it- kudos!
  3. The Sanderlings will do, as will a couple of others, so at least ~1/3 of the listings are good?
  4. Used catboat? many in your price range, cuddy, trailerable, etc: linky- http://www.catboats.org/page/Cats4Sale_173
  5. A user friendly proa rig, the "LaSHUNK" By BSY.

    Proas, outside of windsurfers and kitesailers, are the most minimal sailing craft imaginable. Kind of like a fixie. Elegance & parsimony if you can pull it off. Tantalizing, since they solve the problem of wetted surface, weight, stability and enter Bethwaite’s smaller spiral with a vengeance, as well as taking irons out of the picture. And you can sail one in 1knot TW, which is difficult to do kitesailing, and you can avoid falling in, a la windsurfing. The details can be maddening, but simplicity in general is difficult. I designed and built a proa windsurfer back in the 70’s and shunting was a bit faster, and way easier, than tacking a division 2 Board, for example. I rarely fell. Uphauling was easy because of the stability. Sorry, no pics.... My $.02
  6. Future Olympic lightweight-female dinghy

    A low rider one design flat bottom skinny Moth with a slightly smaller unstayed 2 part carbon mast medium tech sail might tick all the boxes. Mandate ply hulls, wood foils. carbon tube/mesh wings. Light and cheap, interesting performance level, would demand Olympic level chops to sail, make it easy to take apart to transport in a box the length and width of the hull and etc etc
  7. R2AK 2018

    The joys of motor sailing, or as LFH put it E!E!. (would LFH dig emoticons?)
  8. R2AK 2018

    Thanks Norse- If I dropped a paddle overboard I would be tossed overboard and told to kick ! Have to experiment. We could paddle our U20 at 2k with 2 canoe paddles. A nice steady 2 knots, once we got going....
  9. R2AK 2018

    Assuming a light wind flyer, would SUP paddles be enough, counting simplicity, weight & only the Grim Reaper as competition?
  10. Ancient Polynesian Navigation

    Dodd has an image of a star ‘chart’ (or an island map?) in the book. IIRR, it’s made of vines and pebbles or pearls (?). Have to look it up when I get back to the house.
  11. The Refit - Andrews 43

    That kind of draft makes for amazing sailing. (But no tiller?) Big dinghy sort of vibe. It will also make for repeating yourself over and over again hailing marinas (don’t worry, you’ll find out why ), and from time to time clear your sinuses closer to land- I’d suggest grafting a GPS to your wrist.
  12. R2AK 2018

    Didn’t somebody try a tri with SUP paddles? What was the verdict on that?
  13. Sailors Powerboat

  14. Fast "safe" boat....

    WylieCat 30...
  15. Awlwood? Anybody use that can review?

    Excellent. Thankyew vurry much!