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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. I've lost my balls

    I got a Harken feeder you can try.
  2. Not much difference between VC Offshore and Baltoplate beside available colors. So why have VC Offshore if you arent racing? Trinidad SR is a much better choice. And how do you get away with cleaning VC every 4-6 week? After 10 days in the Chesapeake summer you would be scrubbing like hell to get anything off. And do some research before switching. Paints like VC are vinyl based and arent compatible for alot of paints to cover over.
  3. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    What is the difference between these new Donovans and the Dees boat in the classifieds?
  4. Dont like the truth? Dont like the truth? Dont like the truth?
  5. And yet i have done your job on a part time basis with my rec cert and equipment. And all the racers prefered hiring me than you commercial guys. Still feel like a professional? You are a joke.
  6. Yeah, completely not the case. But jeezus, you hobby divers sure do get wood over your "certs," don't you ? No dumbass. Getting a cert means learning the basics. If you advocate grabbing some gear and jumping underwater without an ounce of training then you are dumber than i thought. And trust me, i always thought you were a idiot.
  7. "None of the rec divers I know clean their own bottoms." That isnt true. Alot of boat owners and part time cleaners are rec divers. Im one of those. Now if only i had more time to go rec diving .... All you need to clean boat bottoms is a open water cert. Jumping in with scuba or hooka without a background knowledge and reasonable skills is stupid. But it doesnt need a master, wreck, cave or hazmat cert/training either.
  8. Down the Bay Race 2016

    Delivery winds from the north - check. Return race winds from south - check. Some 20+ knot winds - check. Still good times - check. Congrats to Team Remedy. 1st in class, 2nd overall!
  9. This is why the live streaming was cut off. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/12069847/Nudists-rescue-sinking-yacht-at-start-of-Sydney-Hobart-race.html
  10. On a side note, what are the effects of chines on a multi?
  11. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    That is pretty weak. One small set of race results (not enough to make a reasonable judgement) and something as subjective as "they are too new to the boat". Comparing to similar boats is the only way to determine the PHRF rating at this point and I've yet to see any real numbers from similar boats to dispute the rating. The SC37 is the only boat I've heard mentioned and that hasn't been established.
  12. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  13. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  14. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    He said that J /111 deserved to win based on the KWRW PHRF raing, not on how well it was sailed; no one knows how well the J/111 was sailed. We don't know what that particular J/111s IRC rating would have been; and even if we did, translating the IRC TOT to PHRF TOD is at best a guestimate. What we have are elapsed finish times that prove that at 39 the J/111 would have still won the regatta, and at 36 it would have finished very close to first place. What makes you think that the J/111 deserved to win the regatta, especially since "As good as that team is, they are new to the boat. Likewise, the boat (J111) still does not have any hard tuning data to go by yet. In contrast, Rush is a well established, very sucessfull program that knows the boat inside and out." Actually the conclusion obtained by analyzing race results is much more logical than the methodology used by the KWRW PHRF Consortium to pull the 48 and 42 numbers out of their asshole. Do you know that PHRF San Francisco provisionally rated the J/111 at 20? You have stated multiple times that the PHRF rating is too high. What basis are you using?