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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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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looked like a bow down briefly to me on video regardless of the testified to track. You can put in a jink and the gps smoothing hides it.
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Well, don't really agree with the jury, C shouldn't have altered down but the primary mistake was on W. If they were smart they'd have tacked earlier and to leeward, then chance of a foul is nil and in the lighter stuff probably could've pinched them off, dumb, over reaching, it happens.
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Not before W turns up, it blocks any attempt at bear away, 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear of a starboard-tack boat, the starboard-tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to keep clear.
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    No hunting in ocean racing dudes.
  5. I'm making a rudder

    I wouldn't use expanding poly foam, maybe epoxy. Otherwise looks good.
  6. Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    Thanks, I'm as surprised as anyone it did.
  7. Can It Be Over Now? (2017 Hurricane Season)

    Mark, you were right, that cell south of the islands has become a wet and prolonged episode. is the recent trend of stuff getting drawn up from around 10d standard in the winter? I seem to recall most of the winter weather coming from the NW, but now with the real time satellite animated imagery I can see the moisture down south getting pulled up.
  8. https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-u-s-navy-faces-a-reckoning-after-two-disastrous-an-1820067583 The sequences described leading up to the collisions are all too believable, but proper training and practice/experience would have prevented these issues.
  9. Core materials... lighter than Air!? <;~O .....

    Just stumbled across aerogel insulation, that is some amazing tech, good product for those with a spare autoclave.
  10. Staysails

    Agree, jibtop is high clew.
  11. Finn sailing

    He -= Dave Watt
  12. Staysails

    Has anyone got polars on adding staysails?
  13. Pretty sad, the conclusion that both of these fatal collisions were the result of incompetence, avoidable, must be bitter for the families. Might be better to have 300 well run ships than 400 poorly run ones.
  14. Finn sailing

    7500 for a 21 year old polyester boat that cost 10k tops new, sure thats fair.
  15. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    The pair said they thought about turning back, but the islands of Maui and Lanai didn't have harbors deep enough to accommodate their sailboat. At 50 feet long, the vessel is relatively small, and both islands have harbors that would have accommodated them. Plus, the Big Island -- the southernmost island in state -- has several places to dock. 6.5' draft, hmmm.