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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. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Finals, after 8 races: 1) Hobie1 Kenobi 1,1,3,3,5,1,1,2 2) Myasasaur 2,3,5,4,1,2,2,3 3) Holy Toledo 6,2,4,1,3,6,3,1 4) Pink Panther 3,4,1,8,6,5,4,4 5) Viva Las Vegas 8,5,2,5,2,4,5,8 6) Myrage 10,7,8,2,4,3,6,6 7) Kaos 4,6,6,10,7,8,10,5 8) Bandit 5,8,7,6,9,10,7,9 9) Barbarella 7,9,10,7,10,7,9,10 10)Best Boat Ever 9,10,9,9,8,9,8,7 Grand Traverse YC put on a well run event. The class had a good time sailing against each other with position changes happening almost each race or leg. Crossings were inches of each other, and at times three boats were rounding marks on top of each other. Next North Americans in two years to be held .........
  2. Sailboat Conversion from Gas to Electric

    Another alternative is a propane outboard. We switched from a 5hp gas to a 5hp propane a few years ago. No problems whatsoever in a salt water environment. Range has been able to fit our needs, as longest run is about 6mile each way on our longest trip, and have duel to spare. On our next boat, I plan to switch to propane as soon as the gas motor gives me problems.
  3. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Kaos is sailing stock symetrical spins. All boats are stock of, including rudders, poles, mains, etc. Light air first day with most teams keeping people on low side or even in the cabin to get weight low and leeward. A few former national champions and new to the class owners are making the fleet. All owners seem to be helping everyone out with rigging and tuning tips.
  4. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Results , Day One, 3 races: 1) Hobie1 Kenobi 1,1,3 2) Pink Panther 3,4,1 3) Myasasaur 2,3,5 4) Holy Toledo 6,2,4 5) Viva Las Vegas 8,5,2 6) Kaos 4,6,6 7) Bandit 5,8,7 8) Myrage 10,7,8 9) Barbarella 7,9,10 10) Best Boat Ever 9,10,9
  5. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    The 33s are arriving. Pics on the Facebook site, sorry, can't figure out how to post an here with my phone: https://m.facebook.com/Hobie33NAC2015/?notif_t=page_fan&notif_id=1503352198981571&ref=m_notif
  6. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    14 boats. One week away......
  7. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    74 Boats.... Some news footage out of Gulfport Yacht Club, Mississippi : http://www.wlox.com/story/36005649/gulfport-yacht-club-says-goodbye-to-flying-scot-at-weatherly-regatta#.WX9pd4H9mI0.email
  8. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    73 boats, Being told to expect four more entries in the next few weeks. Gonna be one long start line.
  9. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    Up to 71 Vipers....and four more months to go........ https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=2996
  10. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    Hello all Viper sailors! We are at 63 early entries for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper North American Championship. This is a record for the Viper Class, and we hope to hit over seventy in the coming months. This is a reminder to get your early entry fees in before the end of April deadline for early entry discounts. Please check your status at: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=2996 Also keep in mind the pre-event, 2017 Marlow Ropes Viper 640 NAC Warmup Regatta : https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4085 We are organizing a North Sails Viper Clinic For Tuesday, October 24th. The only fee to register for the clinic is a smile. Two more sponsors stepped up to the plate. We would like to thank SpinSheet Magazine and the Mississippi Brewing Company for joining the 2017 Beacon Group Viper North American Championship team. Thank you. Don't Forget Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Viper640NorthAmericanChampionships This is going to be GREAT! Thank you, The 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship Committee
  11. How the deuce does this keel gizmo work?

    It is a Hobie 33. You should have a hoist mechanism that drops into the hole that is on the floor on the port/aft side of the keel well and mounts to the cabin top with two bolts. it is either a manual winch or electric that is powered by the 12 volt battery. When the boat is not moving, you remove the top fiberglass keelwell cover. Then you remove the four bolts holding the keel in place (on front, back, one on each side. there should also be a guide rod that will go over the front keel bolt and pin in place at the top/aft section of the compression post. This enables the keel to ride up pretty straight when you lift it. Once the guide rod is secured, lift away. Be sure to not motor or sail the boat once the top keel well cover is removed, as water will come into the boat. So it is best to do this when at the ramp. If you do not have that water depth, then motor the boat very slowly to a spot that you do. If you have a manual winch, change it out to an electric. We own a Hobie 33 and dry sail it out of our club and ramp launch all the time. Once you get the system down, this is less than a 30 minute process. Got any questions, PM me C
  12. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    11 Hobie 33's signed up so far, keep em coming..... https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4064
  13. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    I don't know about age of master at 45, maybe 50? I turn 45 this year, and am not emotionally stable enough to describe myself as a Master (let the jokes roll in...). At 63 Viper 640's as of this morning: https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=2996 for the 2017 Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship. Don't forget the Marlow Ropes Warm up the Sunday before : https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4085
  14. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Ten boats, OD set up, as of 3/12/17 : https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=4064
  15. Funniest Lines Heard While Racing

    Viper regatta just last weekend. One Viper kept on hitting the weather mark every race. At the dock when that boat came in, our crew shouted over ' I haven't seen that many marks raped since parochial school!'