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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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  2. Radio controlled sailing

    Unless they are dead, dying or moving where that boat is not sailed.
  3. Radio controlled sailing

    There is nothing stock about stock car racing..... There are plenty of ways to build a soling within the rules and build it completely right or completely fuck it up. stock flat panel sails are great if they measure out. Aftermarket sails are still flat panel, but will be cut to the proper size. I second the point of buying used first if you don’t not like to build. then if you like it,then build a better mousetrap. I’ve built half a dozen solings two for myself. If you decide to build one. Look at the western reserve myc they have a pretty good build guide. yes just like big boats there are assholes. Yes the soling is an old mans boat... but with a od fleet. You won’t being sinking thousands of bucks into a boat. With a used soling under 500 ready to sail should be easy... and it’s a very popular boat in the states largest fleet over 1000 boats and lots of regattas
  4. Radio controlled sailing

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    there is an active club in toronto sailed with them on many occasions... honestly an RC boat will only take up as much as you allow it. a derigged boat will fit under most beds an dif you have a rig box it can stand up in the corner of the closet. club in toronto sails soling, victoria and dragon force. and I'm sure you culd find a used one locally so you don't have to worry about building one. the soling is pretty involved from a build point of view , but the vic and dragonf force pretty easy... at the very least, some guy will have a couple boats and are usually more than willing to hand the controls over... http://www.metromarine.org/about-us-2/about-us/divisions/sail-division/
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    That’s great news about being able to register. enjoy the boat. There are tons of resources out there for the ec12. I don’t know about how competive the hull is. But a fun class and great guys and gals that sail the boats most are very willing to help out. agree on the size thing one meter sails much differently than the smaller boats. One closed waters the smaller hulls do ok, but one meter is real nice, still easily transportable not too heavy and able to be shipped fairly easily Actively Sail the IOM (own two) and sailed the df95(only for a few minutes). I would love to sail each boat back to back in similar conditions. But I think the comparisons would be moot. Both boats would be quick, the IOM is just about the F1 of rc sailboat racing, and the DF95 would be Indy car. Soling would be NASCAR. Same but different A strict one design is great, but if some5ing happens to the manufacturer, the class dies. the Odom went dead for a while, and seawind did as well. Getting hulls for soling and Victoria’s are difficult. Not saying that getting IOM hulls is any easier...but at least there are multiple options, including building it yourself. if you really want To get into rc racing, find a club thats close and sail what they sail. Other wise you are setting yourself up to travel. Which isn’t bad, it can be costly, but not as costly as big boat sailing
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