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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. Melges 30 converted to Melges 32

    We own one of the remaining “unturboed” Melges 30s. Crazy fun. We double hand and can plane in 12 knots of breeze. You definitely need to pack on the rail meat to compete upwind in a breeze. The 30 was built in USA, 32 was not. Same hull shape different rudder bearings, 32 has taller mast, 30 has overlapping headsails, 30 has articulating carbon sprit, 32 does not, 30 has 2 cabin top winches, 32 has 1, 30 has runners and checks, 32 does not. Regarding the keels, our sistership, a turboed 30 raced to Hawai‘i in heavy air. She also hit 23+ knots on SF Bay. We race in 30 plus on SF Bay and don’t sweat anything. These are well built 3,700 pound 32 foot boats. Melges 30 and 32 both super cool boats. You can’t go wrong. As far as 1 design goes, its only 1 design if you can match check books etc... Buy the fastest boat you can afford and have fun.