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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. Suggest looking at how many boats there are to compete against locally. Had a 3.7 many years ago and there were no others around --> would have been much more fun with competition!
  2. I disagree with you on this one. If you are trying to avoid paying to advertise your boat here, being a tightarse!, then you get what you deserve. Fish
  3. Can't recommend which ones but just do it and get them fitted, we all make errors (plenty of them in my case). How sill you feel when someone is slashed open? Plenty of regulations when it comes to surf lifesaving: https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/news/slsa-circular-surf-sport-irb-competition--gear-and-equipment-regulations/bulletin-4-12-13-irb-competition--gear-and-equipment-2013.pdf http://www.propellersafety.com/5347/regulations/regulations-standards-developments-propeller-guards/ https://apps.sls.com.au/sites/sls.com.au/files/Lifesaving Gear and Equipment Specifications_1.pdf You are probably smart, the last one mentions "Fit within an SLSA approved propeller guard" so a little searching should get you there. Good luck with it, Fish
  4. Having sailed i14s for many years a big +1for this one.
  5. Clean, i appreciate your efforts and passion with this, merci viel mal Fish
  6. Sounds like an amerikan car- put a big engine in and of course it'll go fast
  7. Tried a low riding moth, at 330mm hull width with an aluminium mast, in under 6 knots of wind. Not impossible but had to really take notice of what was going on and couldn't expect it to just happen on demand. No nightmare, just a great challenge!
  8. Except rain. or bowling underarm
  9. At a price! 😳
  10. If the Cup goes to the UK (and that's still a big if) BA and Martin Whitmarsh said there would be a 100% Nationality Rule inserted for AC 36 so no more shopping for Spithill to other Teams winning the AC. Percy & Brittle from AR would likely come over to BAR to defend it and the Kiwis but especially the Aussies could have their own Team with Spithill, Slingsby and Langford heading a complete Australian Team. Would like to see this sport be more encouraging of all people, so need to have mixed crews on every boat too (plus the 100% nationality rule). It is the characters that make it interesting and this would give it, imho, give add much to this. Fish
  11. If I were to plan a trip to Australia to include one RS Aero regatta there - which regatta should it be? If you love coffee then please note- Melbourne is where the world's best coffee can be found :-)
  12. Wow, this is awfully public. For the sake of novelty, I'll answer these questions in reverse order. ... I now submit myself to the storm of justified "buy an ad" comments. In my defence, he very clearly asked. DRC Dave, As far as I am concerned neither you (DRC) or SC need to buy ads here, you both add way to much to this website with your openness and your passion for sailing. I think the best way to put it is like this. Happy sailing, Fish
  13. ... Maybe the old farts (like me) need to empower groups of kids and then just back off and let 'em have fun. +1