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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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    Be careful who you talk to about your sailing plans. Those who have abandoned their dreams will try to destroy yours."

    A sailor is never a victim.
  1. The party spread to various boats in the harbor. Contributed to my disorientation upon waking Fri AM
  2. I have sailed this race twice, and both years were apparently big air years (2014, 2016). Went into the races with the expectation of long downwind cruising and found high wind and very fast active sailing. In the excitement of the races, we stayed up and did not set watches resulting in early AM fatigued crew dealing with exhaustion. TIP can be ordered in advance through the mail (I live in Idaho and received my certified letter in mere days). Contact the marina for a slip before you leave and especially reserve a hotel room. There will be none available Saturday night of the race.
  3. Then there is a series of boats that came after Venture but before the motorboats- like the 26D. Able to sail upwind and combining a pop top and full bed under the cockpit, my family have sail/camped from Priest Lake in Northern Idaho to Lake Mead (when there was still some water there). Water ballast means that launching requires very little depth, and little weight when towing. Claims that the boat wont sink due to foam blocks are subject to doubt, but at least it would slow down the event. Beachable and when combined with a good rudder from Ruddercraft, a very sailable boat for inland waters
  4. Joel at Ruddercraft.com has made several rudders for me and a carbon daggerboard. He is great to work with and he is a sailor (F-24)
  5. It would be easy to recommend a fabric like Top Gun or Sunbrella Plus. Let whoever sews this cover make recommendations about fabric. Ask about thread, at very least a premium like sunguard or even teflon thread. Is the cover to be stored on the boat while sailing? Some fabrics take up a lot of room and are heavy. I think over the boom is the way to go. To really seal around the boat, a ratcheting strap will usually hold the cover down well. Just to mention, cheaper fabrics often shrink and undergo color changes. If you were near me, I'd bid on the job.
  6. What about yacht clubs you have been thrown out of and the reason why?
  7. When dealing with Canadian manufacturers consider import fees and shipping headaches
  8. I have a C31 that I have raced, cruised and camped. Every pound brought onboard decreases the performance of the tri. If you can backpack camp, and you feel a bed is a luxury, then this might be the general boat design for you. I have seen this design kitted out with onboard toilet (holding tank) and galley and shower, even an inboard diesel! If you sail a lightly loaded trimaran, you will have all the benefits of the design, which is equal to about three times the speed of the same size mono. Load it up with crap and you will lose your advantage.
  9. I live in Idaho. It is a very polite society. Very little violent crime, and those violent crimes that do occur are solved and people are convicted. Car-jacking is unheard of here. One can see pickups with racks in the back window with a hunting rifle, shotgun and a fishing pole. People here peacefully co-exist. We hunt wolves here. On the other hand, in other states, their populace is not to be trusted with firearms. The result is a lot of sheep being preyed upon by a few wolves. The wolves will only grow bigger if they are not put down. A lot of sheep must feed large wolves. Which are you?
  10. Everything you need from Joel at Ruddercraft.com
  11. except for the small mesh size, trampoline netting from a backyard trampoline would be perfect for all applications. The reason is price, as buying it from the Fun Spot is so cheap, colors offered, and the width is 16 feet. I have seen kids jumping on backyard trampolines that are 15-20 years old! The margins of trampoline mats must be bound, as even hotknifing the material won't prevent fraying. The forward tramps on my C-31 are so abrasive that if you fall to your knees, the tramps have a cheese grater effect. If I could find trampoline material with a bigger mesh size, I'd replace my forward nets in a heart beat. Also, Tramp material screens about 75% of the sun as a shade material.
  12. That might be OK on your C31 but if you show up to a Cat 1 or 2 offshore race with just a bow pulpit and nets they will send you home with a letter to mummy How much of a lifeline set up is required for a multihull?
  13. zzzzzzzzz that's old news. Don't know what to say to you. Questions asked, I answered.
  14. Dave Calvert Sails is another resource.