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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 agree. That airmar triducer is, in my experience, pretty useless and I pretty poor experience of flushing the Airmar DST800 also. It became very very unlinear which I attribute to the small dimension of the paddlewheel compared to the boundary layer thickness
  2. Boomkicker rod boom vangs

    Exactly...there should be a considerable bend in the rods in the normal sailing position. I'm very happy with mine.
  3. what is it?

    Fareast 37R
  4. Their website is back up and I suspect that the marketing/sales team is very busy preparing for the Dusseldorf boat show next week. I spoke with them at the Paris show before Christmas and they seemed very busy with a 2-3 year order book on most models.
  5. VPP calculator online

    Seems to work pretty well for my Pogo 8.50. Generally the upwind speeds are a slightly high and downwind speeds somewhat low
  6. Barometer with logging

    Something like this maybe? https://www.svb24.com/en/nasa-barometer-meteoman.html
  7. Ubi Maior Jib Furler

    Anther option for furlers for hanked sails is Bartels ( bartels.eu ). Not as funky as ubi-maior but solid German engineering and they work very well.
  8. STIX or LPS for *f5

    You will find ORC-certificates (with LPS) for a bunch of them on ORC sailor services (www.orc.org). search for FIRST 45 F5 and FIRST 53 F5
  9. Signet+NKE=?

    Anyone knows whether it is possible to use a Signet Hall effect log transducer on an NKE instrument system instead of the NKE supplied (very unlinear) Airmar DST800 transducer? Of course the wiring in the connector needs to get sorted but that is a small problem.
  10. Battery for Tactick Micro Compass uk

    You should be able to order the battery from any large electronics supplier. I got it here: https://www.distrelec.biz/search?q=ML2430-HZ1
  11. Strange sounds from the boat

    I'd agree that it is vibration induced by vortex shedding somewhere in the rig. Annoying but not dangerous.
  12. ORC Sail Restrictions

    Keep in mind that ORC count code0's with less then 75%half width as a "headsail set flying".My stab at an inventory would be A2,almost full size A3, smaller A5 and a code with abt 55% half width. Depending on the boat and if you expect a lot of Light upwind work one ciuld consider adding a J0
  13. Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    If the battery is completely discharged on a new instrument I would return it immediately because it will most probably never come back to its full capacity and its life span will be severly reduced.
  14. Lipstick on a pig. (From the FP)

    Read rule 49.2 again 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position any part of their torsos outside them, except briefly to perform a necessary task. Yes but 49.2 When lifelines are required by the class rules or the sailing instructions they shall be taut, and competitors shall not position any part of their torsos outside them, except briefly to perform a necessary task I'm talking of a situation where the lifelines are not required which is a common situation in inshore races, at least where I sail
  15. Lipstick on a pig. (From the FP)

    Don't know what rules they're sailing under, but they are for small keelboats under offshore special regs, for cat 3 and 4. (Nothing to stop a class rule being written, either.) And as has been pointed out, ducking under a single lifeline while facing inboard is illegal: As I read RRS49.2 you may actually hike under the lifelines if lifelines are not required by either class rules or SI so we actually do not know if a rule was broken.