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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 19 at 5:26pm
Grif is one of the more interesting posters, however in the past he has made posts that should have been an automatic lifetime ban.
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Trouble is, bar banter written down can sound far more aggressive than intended sometimes. I know I've both been offended when actually I shouldn't, and I think have offended, when the tone was wrong on my part.

But no banter at all would make this a bit boring, wouldn't it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 19 at 5:52pm
But how did a foiling thread get so far off subject?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 19 at 6:42pm
Originally posted by Rupert

Trouble is, bar banter written down can sound far more aggressive than intended sometimes. I know I've both been offended when actually I shouldn't, and I think have offended, when the tone was wrong on my part.

But no banter at all would make this a bit boring, wouldn't it?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 19 at 7:11pm
Nice if something like this was available in the U.K. http://www.windknife.com/

For simple getting foiling dihedral foils have a lot of proven history, donít require a control system and can be made with relatively cheap straight foils. Foilers from the 70s 80s simply worked without a lot of fuss. See Mayfly https://www.storerboatplans.com/boat-design/foiling-forefront-vs-fakes/

The ideology of the UFO is spot on, focusing on more people foiling rather than going for ultimate speed. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Oct 19 at 7:44pm
Stand up in a conventional dinghy. You get the same height above the water as if you are foiling, and you need to concentrate on your balance.

No money spent. And you can sit down and have a proper sail when the wind gets up?
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Funniest thing I have read in years. If you capsized your dinghy as you launch it and take it for a swim you get the whole experience.
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