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      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. JC Worldwide Podcast

    Any plans to do more of the podcasts? I really enjoyed them.
  2. Proa w/ roller furling

    Nah, the new rigging took lots of weight off of the rig, and the windward bench has been removed. I assume you’re looking at the water line? The anti fouling is white instead of black now. Might be hard to see.
  3. Proa w/ roller furling

    Guy holding the camera is #300+... and my fat ass, in pretty light breeze.
  4. Proa w/ roller furling

    What’s a 360 jib?
  5. Proa w/ roller furling

    Foot is about 17 feet.
  6. Proa w/ roller furling

    Right, it’s still not as fast as a tradition tack, but significantly faster than what it was before. Much easier short handed, too.
  7. Proa w/ roller furling

    Meh, the guy who built it says tacks and gybes, guy who owns it says tacks and gybes. Whatever suits your fancy I suppose.
  8. Proa w/ roller furling

    This is mostly for the proa geeks. I’ve been helping out with the 2oceans1rock campaign. We’ve finished installing roller furling head sails, and made a quick video to show how they work. We’re using Colligo’s ELHF Furling system. We’re working on an inner staysail system next. Check it out.
  9. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I'm not sure about your attitude; can you tell me more about why you don't want to work anymore?
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Vestas a touch lower and a touch faster. Really hope they can stay in front of Dong, catching Skally would be nice, too.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Yep, Dong averaging higher. Slowly chopping that lead down.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Jesus, Dong 3.5 faster and 11 degrees lower. Is Vestas missing a sail?
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I'm confused, are y'all able to see Scally's DTF while they're in stealth mode?
  14. Historical Weather Data

    Thanks guys, that should be very helpful.
  15. Historical Weather Data

    Hello, I'm curious if anyone knows where to find historical GRIB files and/or current files on the NOAA website, or else where. I've heard Stan Honey talking about being able to pull it from NOAA's website, but I can find it for the life of me. I'm doing my first big(ish) offshore race this summer. We have a great navigator running the show, but I'm curious to check out the planning/routing side of it my self. I did talk to the nav, he wasn't sure where to find them, I think he's done the trip enough that he has them in his head. Mostly looking for the Eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico. Appreciate the help.