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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. Agreed, but prop guard or not, the FIRST thing one should do regardless of how fast they're going/direction, whatever, is to kill the motor if someone falls over/they are approaching someone in the water. Sadly, I think poor training on the instructors part is to blame here. Will be interesting (not in a good way) to see what happens in court...
  2. Worst nightmare.... prayers and thought to the family
  3. Checking in here with my 1981 Kalik 40 Red Dog. Boat gets a lot of compliments, and she did great in the delivery down from CT to Miami. If anyone has any info about this, please comment! I've got the original blue prints for the boat as well..
  4. Have a few thousand miles on my Zhik's with gaitor so far this year... Love them. They fit me very well, (wide feet) grip amazingly and even after several days of wearing them non stop they were still comfortable. I love the gaitors and personally will not buy a boot without them again. I used to e-tape my sallopettes to the tops of my boots... Not anymore!!
  5. Definitely not the hoist at Cryc or any other club But seriously, just lift the whole thing up like normal. They're mostly 2.5 ton hoists which are more than enough for the star+trailer. Pm sent ease!! Thank you
  6. ^^^^ that's the Rick I'm talking about. Real rig. He's a star sailor. He's gone cross country with it multiple times. Star in tow and star on top. The scary part part is lifting the whole boat/trailer rig ontop of the truck!
  7. SFB, that's another thought that crossed my mind. They do it all the time in Europe with VSR's on top of stars. The trailer only has surge brakes. Didn't think about renting one big trailer, liking that idea... would keep west and tear off as well. Going to look into it.
  8. Rick's set up ^^^
  9. I've found myself in a bit of a dilemma, as I'm sailing star NA's and sandpiper nationals this year. Problem is they're both up in mass in September, and I'm in Miami. My question is this. The hitch is occupied with the star, which leaves the roof if I don't want to make two trips (I don't) The sandpiper is around 1100 lbs which means a hoist would be needed which is fine... recommended max roof weight is something like 200 lbs "rolls eyes" Would 4 cross bars and strapping it upside down 420 style be sufficient? Or do you think I should go the way of the Finn sailors and build a cradle for the boat... I know Rick who puts an entire trailer set up on his roof, but he has substantial bracing done to support this vehicle in question is a 96 suburban 2500 6.5
  10. 3rd for trinka. USA built as well!!
  11. I'm making the trip from miami to CT at the end of may with my truck if you need transport for above.
  12. "penalty turns and why you shouldn't bother"
  13. Whoever you use, make sure they are SAMS/NAMS accredited... most insurance companies won't accept a survey by a non-accredited surveyor. HH gave you the nams Here's the SAMS http://www.marinesurvey.org/
  14. This means that you are sailing against a bunch of hacks. Let me guess, local phrf fleet ? There is no way that you sail/ perform better being rushed and having no information/ observation about the wind, current, line or boat speed. Sailing is a thinking game. Physicality becomes important in dinghies in big breeze but the reason fit sailors do well in the breeze is that they can handle the physical aspect and still think and make good decisions. There is nothing wrong with sailing in your local hack fleet and having fun and drinking your pre race beers or smoking your doobies but don't let those mind altering drugs make you think you are sailing better...you are not. you are just sailing better than the other clowns. I'm talking about international races actually, ocr level. Don't get me wrong, even if I'm late I'll still watch the breeze, sail on each tack, gybe, run the line etc etc. I guess I worded my original statement wrong. Maybe a better example would be if we get the AP and sit around for hours and then race, or there's a long sail back to the start from the finish and then you're sitting around waiting for other fleets to go off. I've had too much time to think. If I get to the start with just enough time to do all the normal pre race stuff I'm good, when I have idle time to kill/think not so much. Looking for ways of coping with this. PRB has definitely helped whether I'm driving or crewing in the past. Good responses, keep em coming.
  15. I've found that when I just barely make the gun or I'm late to the boat park and barely make it out, I tend to perform much better.... So this means that when I don't think about it and just do it naturally I do better. Anyone else have similar tendencies? How have you dealt with them?