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Originally posted by piglet

Oh Ye that is averse to 300's, 200's, hiking and most things relating to our sport.
I am wondering if you would benefit from an alternative pastime.
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I am the messiah, sent to save you all from yourselves and change your sport for the better.

So I know you really want to answer my questions.

1) How do you manage to climb up the side of a 300 during a tack, do you have steps? A ladder?

2) This facial expression, obviously de rigeur in the 300 class, do you practise in the mirror at night to perfect it?

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It would be good to have classes where one could sit out with bum over side comfortably, but be prohibited from getting out those few inches further into knee destruction mode. Sadly I'm not smart enough to think of a rule that would work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 17 at 6:50pm
Yotty style guard rails that you are not allowed to sit on top of (maybe with razor wire on the top Cry)?

Way back when I was sailing an Oppie sitting on the side was prohibited, you had to sit on the floor of the boat.......


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The incidence of extreme hiking except in the highest of winds could be reduced by rebalancing the normally accepted ratio of power to righting moment.

That is: less sail area to beam (Blaze Fire & full racks) , lower aspect rigs and shorter dagger boards.

Of course there would be performance penalties but apart from iGRF I suspect most people here understand that you cannot bend the laws of physics to suit your perfect pattern. Last come last any dinghy will be a product of many compromises.  

 
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jimc,
Whilst sitting on side of boat, buttocks must not un-perch, head must not go lower than 45 dgrees from vertical.
Call it the perching rule.
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Don't forget it needs to be a rule that's enforceable at club level where there's a reluctance to protest. It needs to be easier to enforce than the current kinetics rule.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 17 at 8:27pm
You want a rule? Simple, ban toe straps.


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..........tie yer genitals to the toe straps.



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Just screw plastic chairs to the decks and sit in them.
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