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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. I have a J22 and I wax the bottom twice a year, usually before the major events with Starbrite Telfon. The bottom is in immaculate condition and has an awesome shine and is perfectly smooth. The hull sides are starting to show some very slight chalkiness. The sides also have some wax buildup and waxed in streaks. What is the best rubbing compound or other product to freshen up the sides? Any tips or tricks on how to clean up the sides?
  2. I have the same problem on my VX1. The hull tube has Japanese Glide tape on it and I need to replace these periodically. I will try some Mclube on it this weekend.
  3. We tried both on our VX1 and did notice a few differences. When the retrieval line stays on the outside, it collapses the chute vertically on a takedown. When the retrieval line goes outside then inside, it collapses the chute horizontally on the takedown. There is a theory that the outside rig leads to less shrimping, but that is more of a function of how the takedown goes. Getting the retrieval line tight before releasing the halyard is a must. The best improvement we did was to rig outside then inside and then put a ball and knot 18" from the top patch. This helps with bunching on the way into the sock.
  4. VX1 midwinters are this weekend in Sarasota. 23 boats signed up so far.