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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. 11 Metre One Design

    Just for Jethrow.... Now this is why 11m are so popular ! Bring back memories ?? or is that Mammaries ..... guilty of posting this before....
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    and Black Jack 100 ....
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    WOX as well....... practicing for the 'charterer' ... Spinnaker & gybes SOLAS BigBOAT Race is December 12th .........
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    WOXI is out and about on the Harbour .... Looking pretty with BLACK Sails.....
  5. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    it won't take too long to paint..... pretty handy workshop at Woolwich.... just open your wallet and magic happens !!
  6. Rotary cutters

    Find a source of HDPE sheet plastic...... use this as a base. Good for blade life and easy to find.... If you want an automated cutter (www.aeronaut.org)... The secret with roller cutting is PRESSURE ! You need to exert a consistent downforce to achieve a regular clean cut. Naturally a machine can achieve this and perform the task in very quick time... The other tip when cutting fibre based cloth is to cover the cloth with a sacrificial plastic (blown hdpe generally used in shopping bags). If using a vacuum table then that becomes really easy as it sucks down on the fibre. Without a vacuum table just create a vacuum bag and you will achieve a similar result.
  7. Coolboats to admire

    and then there was PRIMO ... Greg Elliott 1994 ... if I had deep pockets, a carbon version revisit would on the project board .... http://www.elliott-marine.com/elliott-library/
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    local rag..... Neville Crichton borrows supermaxi Comanche for Sydney to Hobart tilt TOP ocean racer Neville Crichton will be the oldest man to skipper and steer a supermaxi in the Sydney to Hobart after confirming he will campaign the American record breaker Comanche in 2017. http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/neville-crichton-borrows-supermaxi-comanche-for-sydney-to-hobart-tilt/news-story/625c4a6fbc94804167be1bfd2a06720f ...... The Sydney-based New Zealander, who survived throat cancer with a hole in his throat which makes any ocean racing life-threatening, says he will return the yacht to Clark after the race and expects it to be then taken overseas for sale. However there is rumoured interest from another Sydney businessman and Sydney to Hobart enthusiast who could well buy the boat and race it south himself next year under an Australian flag. “Jim is lending me the boat and I will pick up the bills,” said of Comanche, which took line honours in the 2015 Sydney to Hobart with former supermodel Hinze-Clark aboard. What happens after the race, it will probably leave the county and be sold. But that’s all still up in the air.”
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    ..... but he will be back !!! his 'satisfaction' has not been met !
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    .....sure was.... racing cancelled for 2 x days... boats tied to marina... crews sent to Hotel towers with masking tape for windows and beer for obvious reasons... The floating pontoon off the main beach was left high and dry when the tide was sucked out....and when it came back in the combined float of the boats almost lifted the floating docks off the piers.... Chains just held ! all because Keith Williams 'decided' they looked ugly being so tall with the tide down, so instructed 5 ft be cut off the top !!
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    lets try Cyclone Avu ...... and it wasn't me !!! this time
  12. Hugh Hefner - DTS

    Subtle Woody... Subtle.... well played. I think we can 'bury this thread' now
  13. Names that have been ruined forever

    Hugh.... there can only be 1
  14. Hugh Hefner - DTS

    let it rip....
  15. Cruising Queensland? Watch out for the lizards.

    Not quite QLD, but at least our wildlife knock politely before trying to eat you...... good on the kid (5 years old) trying to identify what can kill ... "no doubt before pushing his brother out the door " as brothers tend to do. ! Brown snake terrorises NSW family A Newcastle family was trapped inside their own house for a whole day when a huge brown snake came knocking at the door. Anita Johnson told Fairfax she was inside with her two young sons when she heard something at the front of the house. “It was banging its head on the door,” she said. She said her one-year-old son was very frightened, while her five-year-old wanted to look up the snake in his reptile book. Fortunately, it eventually moved on without incident.