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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. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Leaving aside the legalities, how long would/does it take to actually complete a 720 and get back up to speed in a canting maxi? It must be a serious exercise in logistics.
  2. Rose coloured hindsight goggles for Christmas. Neato.
  3. Sweethart is a nothingburger boat. Does nothing well. Been looked after okay but hasn’t moved much for a while and maintenance has been minimal. The Babe ( the 43 footer) did win PHS in the Hobart a few years back. But it’s a horrible piece of gear.
  4. The Jutson. Well put together by Mal Hart, but suffers the usual Jutson issues of draggy arse and fine bow. And there’s fuck all room inside.
  5. Woofer. And bounced the keel off a few things over the years.
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    2 dead in 1998 on a boat that didn’t meet race stability specs. Sarc all you want, but there is no way CYCA is going to let that happen again.
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Are you telling me that this guy nuded up and went on a ramming and cussing spree during a CYCA winter series race and not one Sydney anarchist saw fit to share this? This place has gone to the dogs. Nothing from Teaky’s desk for any of you.
  8. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Didn't Police Car get a very major restoration done in the early 2000's? Got Sir James off the estate to rechristen and everything. That's quite a rapid regression to shitterdom for the old dame.
  9. Is Big Boat racing an athletic sport?

    The Volvo crews look pretty fit. IIRC the Alinghi AC crew in the early 2000's beat the NZ SAS round their own obstacle course. Rob Waddell from TNZ won an Olympic gold in rowing. you get fit for what you do. A novice super fit triathlete is as useless on a 2nd night sail change in plenty as a grizzled old smoking mast guy is in a triathlon.
  10. You're nuts if you don't have a look at Outside Edge the Young 11 at $80k for an Elliot that's been flogged like a ranga stepchild and put away wet more times than a pommy umbrella.
  11. That's impressive commitment to the grounding there.
  12. Best Science Fiction Movies

    District 9 is pretty amazing considering it's budget. Do you count Inception as scifi?
  13. Brisbane to Keppel

    What, no MMI/UFC division?
  14. Sydney 41 or 38?

    Raptor won it in 1994(?), so plenty capable of that.