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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. "Send it" for Jim Hahn

    Good luck man! Never met you but here’s to hoping life gets easier!
  2. Bringing 4 people together for small boat campaign. Would like to have rules upfront to call out scenarios like who pays for damage to boat/sails during regattas when not all owners are on board. I can write something but know there are people already who have this. Thx ps - I know all the potential issues w partnerships so those wanting to share how bad it can be can move along...
  3. J70 keel mod - legal?

    Thanks. Appreciate the class rule reference. The guy Is familiar w the class. Apparently he’s familiar with the dark web side of the class too!
  4. J70 keel mod - legal?

    Was told today the J70 I’m looking at buying “...needs the keel mod...” - proported to be changing ,“... the delrins mating up w the chocks on top of the keel where it rests when down. This will Lower the keel...” better RM? Love it, and doesn't seem legal. But is everyone doing it? searched for topic but didn’t find anything... and its snowing outside so I need some boat talk...
  5. Btw - the last cycle was the first to get the stink pot owners at the club excited and saying “man, they are really going that fast?!” You could tell their twin cat 600 hp motors were feeling a little envious ;-)
  6. I’m sure that’s why they are trying to appease both sides (mono / foilers) but the lizard legs are whacky... why not ‘boards’ that are pulled up and and down vertically w L foils through the hull? Swinging legs is crazy. (I know if you told me 10 years ago I would have no problem getting in a strangers car and prearranged payment called Uber I wouldn’t have believed it...) just saying I hope the swinging lizard legs innovates a more ellagant approach in the future.
  7. Tell me again how this is “relatable” to us sailors? Sorry. Just kicking my high chair. Foiling is cool, mono is good. But will J and Bene be able to use any trickle down? At least the last several cycles have inspired small cat foilers. Docking my future mono-with-lizard-legs will be a hoot.
  8. Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    ...honey I DO have the boat for sale...I don’t know why it’s not selling...
  9. Time to tackle the scale build up from hard lake water that’s around the A/C through hulls and gelcoat. Tried CLR and similar products w no change. Heard about vinegar -anything else?
  10. In Over Our Head

    A mumm36 should be pointing higher than Everyone upwind and slight faster. Downwind the lighter boats will sneak up on you and likely pass you (mumm-farr30, melges 32,etc) in phrf. Dont fall into the trap of crew saying (while up wind)"wow we are higher and faster" and then downwind being depressed because lighter boats are faster. The point is, make your gains upwind. Looks like you sail against an IMX38 - another upwind machine that likes to go dead down wind on a run. Be to windward of them at the starts or slightly ahead if lower at the start and pinch them off. You likely can't out foot them if you start low and slow I think the mumm36 also likes to go dead down as it's fastest. But not certain kite likes to be rotated by windward heal crew position is key -
  11. Nacra 5.0 Action

    Nice video
  12. Soto 40 - still sailing somewhere

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  13. Just curious...thought they were cool from the hype on SA. But then vanished...?
  14. Next USA Team

    That would be awesome. LE corporate America approach took most of the American passion for Sailing, with little areas, out of this. We need some homegrown blood sweat and tears challenges like Melges did. And the good news is I had powerboaters asking me "how do they do that(foiling)?"… They seem to have a product now that inspires interest. My kids are into it as well, only because I forced him to sit next to me and watch but anyway there are exposed and think it's cool.
  15. Oracle Team USA

    Don't get me wrong but it's amazing that they seemingly didn't plan to sail in 8-10knots ...very fast. Seems like 'group think' often found in big companies too big to fail. Dont get me wrong I'm American - I'd like USA to win but why does it have to be Rambo style come from behind... The NZL foils are so long and seem like they would have more drag but smarter people have figured out it works. Innovation always wins ps - love the drama I guess