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  1. California Boating Card

    Do rental companies in NA require any licenses/certificates to rent a boat or is it money only? In Europe the rental companies usually require much more and higher licenses from the renters than legally required to operate a boat in those countries. Add to that that rental boat are almost always insured. Contrary to this private boats can be operated with less or even without licenses. Taking this into account such a clause would make sense. Also i disagree with jamhass regarding the statistics. The overall percentage of crashes is relevant and not a percentage within a subset. The overall hazard is relevant regardless how many boats are operated privately or rented.
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    On IOS there is also a new update for the App available for download The boat name (username) can now be changed in the user profile (tap avatar or existing username in app)
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I doubt there will be strong enough winds for the strong wind sails and the foils. So choosing those two is a waste of credit.
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I have done all the races with the new App and finished most midfield (some 5.000-7.000) and haven't spent a cent yet (granted there was a partner code for the zanzib races which gave you higher credit upfront). To the contrary even with those midpack finishes i was able to increase my number of credits. Key is not to buy every upgrade, as Your Mom mentioned, and it helps to collect as many card as possible and not use too many (e.g. i don't use the forecast or stealth cards ans hardly any waypoint or navigation cards) since the payback after the race for them is quite good. Also the interval between getting cards seems to have chanced to 7 hours. And thanks for the tip regarding zezo. Will definitly use it in the future. My boat name is Cambodunum by the way. The Inshore version of the game is a joke in my opinion. The enforcement of rules rather random and the steering of the boat is rather unpredictable.
  5. Maria

    Yeah, those billion dollar fighter jets come in handy during a disaster recovery Pretty much BS above.
  6. Maria

    Incredible how fast this went from an tropical disturbance to a Cat 5 hurricane. All the best to those in its path.
  7. J70, cheating and pros

    Swapping was tried only after Junior got disqualified for initial keel as i remember it. In case of Carlo: Sounds like disqualification by association with Riva shipyard. But could also be an smoke bomb to deflect responsibility.
  8. Irma

    Idiots and insurance with partial damage i get . But don't know about insurance with a total loss .
  9. Irma

    Can't understand why those big yachts didn't hightail it out of dodge before the storm since most of them probably have a permanent crew.
  10. Hurricane Harvey - watch out, Texas

    Na, remember America First means America Alone. I guess you guys can take care of this yourself as it seems almost 50% of the voters wanted it that way. And the rant was spot on just hard to swallow for those Trumpies, Alt-Right ... and fortunately people are just too decent to stick to a knucklehead like Cruz.
  11. Hurricane Harvey - watch out, Texas

    Don't vote politicians who ignore/renounce climate change or this is going to happen more often. Oh sorry, too late, already happened..
  12. The span you mention is insane. Twice as much at the upper end than the lower end. I would say 400$/day is rather cheap for high season and the 800$/day sound normal. Broken down to a per person amount and compared to a mid- to highend vacation, which cruising is, it looks ok.
  13. Hurricane Harvey - watch out, Texas

    I feel for the people, but every time i see those woodframe houses in regions where storms happen quite frequently i think "Build cheap, build often". The amount rain coming from this perfect storm is unbelievable. Really a worst case with the high pressure system to the North which holds Harvey in place along the coastline.