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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Don,t want to make this a weta thread but after it took too long to rig first time I made many changes and am under 15 minutes now. Have had to be a little brief with onlookers but they seem to understand.
  2. If you enjoyed the sailing efficiency of the F24, the weta is the only boat for you. I still have my f28, but since buying a weta, have used it more than I thought I would. I find myself laughing aloud as I sit comfortably on the rail single or double handed. The inevitable new rule changes coming now with mainsail and traveller changes will make it a nicer boat to race, but for cruising there is nothing wrong with getting a standard older boat. Peter
  3. Entries are trickling in, looking for indication of what type of fleet before usual decisions. Airlie race fleet is big cats so far with Top Gun fresh from Gladstone gold, Rush Hour, and XL 2. Maybe the nominated Grainger 075 could shift across from Cruising. Hammo similar but the expected big fleet already in funloving Cruising numbering 18 with a Seawind flavour. Only the Diam likely from SA I have been told, any others circling? Peter
  4. And I might be able to get another production F22 back from Europe in time for nationals....
  5. Rq is all sorted, get your new big rig up. Glasgow today, and no rotten wood so far.
  6. Interesting how there are always non-participating keyboard warriors sinking the boot into volunteers who are simply doing the job that the respective committees have asked them to. I thought this was an interesting MYCQ plan this year and was not even aware it was going to happen, but as usual, all constructive feedback is most welcome direct to the clubs running each of the events. There are only a handful on the organizing committees of both the clubs running the mono and multi Gladstone races, and there are committee vacancies able to be filled at both QCYC and MYCQ by any of the babies bleating here. The "come back to the club to buy more beers" could not be further from the truth as the destination beers club is PCSC, who had no input into the result broadcasting decisions. I believe the monohull results on the tracker were there till the end and with the bigger fleet, it may have kept interest till the finish as nature dealt the final cards from the deck. This approach also contributed to a bunch of those guys not attending their presentation, many looking for earlier flights,cars, and boats home. There are advantages to either method. Thats pretty dumb when evry competitor calculates the results on their phone so they all know who is on the podium. The people following the race on tracker can also work out the results. Berst practise is to have the results as quickly as possible. Hold the results to have the competitors come back to the club to buy more beers used to be a tactic many years ago. Don't bother posting the results we have all lost interest you DICK.
  7. Back to the race, fantastic drag in soft SE growing winds for the VMG challenge Boss V Top Gun, XL2 V Fantasia, and in the fun of Gladstone harbour, Hasta could perhaps do the tri thing and pull them all back.
  8. I am sure I've seen that rudder box somewhere before....
  9. Anyone else enjoy playing the "paste the multihulls on the leaners" game. Pretty cool when you consider all the time the multis lost by doing a windward leeward in heat 1 of the race.
  10. Yeah, Avalanche pulled out.
  11. Hey Alan, these mods sound extreme. This boat was for sale for ages right? Did the new owner decide to do the mods, or did the old owner decide to keep it and do the mods? I would love to hear more about the mods. Before and after specs etc, and pics of the build if there were any. Cheers, Dennis. Same owner Drew did a lot of design and build with the McMIllans doing the heavy lifting, and sadly the boat is now doing under 7 knots back towards home. Retired: Struck submerged object. All on board are OK. Returning to Brisbane
  12. Pics from Fisheries Beacon top mark.
  13. I will load some pics from upwind mark tonight, but Boss looked great, losing plenty of time tacking, Rushour is the reaching master but will find upwind a big challenge while rig is still saggy on the forestay, and XL2 just looked like a sweet old girl in a new dress sliding effortlessly. Top Gun looked like a few more knots of wind would help a lot. Well done to the MYCQ organisers with sideshows on the land and water making it difficult to see the leaners out to sea.
  14. +1 Wayne! Laser, Opti, Arrow etc while some have been a good laugh and not huge on performance, the underlying theme is that they work on old and original seahugging designs. Although the moth crank think looked initially complex to the newby, it is getting pretty common now, and cheap Waszp-like alloy foils IMHO will just appear on all sorts of beach boats that were about to go to the dump. Think also of the success likely when the numerous Weta tris out there sit up on durable T foils after the (arguably) poor performance of the float C-foil attempted on one hull. There could be some cheap fun-times coming?
  15. After the Rushour circus tent screacher was made, another unnamed boat has added a BIG masthead screacher and runners. Chase the zephyrs boys. A wild fella from FNQ has just jumped out of his cave and swum across to civilization looking for a crew position last minute. Track on the yellow brick, details at briefing tonight Chippie. If I can get the tech sorted I am on the rounding mark at Fisheries and will try to do a live faceache thing, send me a PM if there are any experts out there. Otherwise some footage off the live streaming may have real boats as well. Peter