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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 2016

    Yeah, given the effort with the deck-spreaders (or whatever they are going to be called) you would have imagined a much cleaner rig was a goal. Maybe the mast/rig is an interim measure, and they intend a second upgrade in the future. Based on a good read of the boat's web site the project was clearly (and cleverly) done on a very limited budget, and hence: 1) The "deck spreaders" were implemented to make it feasible to re-use the rig from the former 90 footer, a boat with significantly less righting moment than this one. Indeed they do reduce mast compression significantly over what it would be otherwise through widening the shroud base. The aerodynamic penalties are the extra spreader and stay length and the wings themselves, the number or spreaders and stays is what it would have been anyway. 2) The extreme reverse bow allowed a 90 foot deck to be used on a 98 foot hull with limited modification. And that deck was previously on the 80 foot Nicorette before moving to the 90 footer... 3) Deck wings aside the back two thirds of the boat is essentially the 90 footer with limited modification - the web site does describe how it was done. The boat's web site states that about 50kg of carbon has been added to strengthen the old rig. Perhaps with budget injection down the track a new rig may be on the cards.