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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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    Good... they use SailPak design tools as well as Laser cutters and all the right technology for manufacture. No issue with quality.
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    refresh your page
  3. The Mother of All Sports Boats

    Another large fleet was on Lake Macquarie ' in the day '....... prime attraction factor was home built out of plywood ... I sailed on "Storm" with Don Mackenzie and "Windward" with Wally Prior..... Don built 2 x boats in total, the last one in his back yard. Both boats always Red... Fred Williams ( Fred Williams Waterskis ) had " Mistress Kate " which was yellow on one side and red on the other. The boat did not measure as it was a bit underweight and slight error on a measurement station, but was still a Diamond ! The Lake fleet had around 8 - 10 boats at any one time.... then the fiberglass Diamonds appeared..... but the killer for the fleets in Australia were the Etchells ... Great times and many stories...
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    Figaro 3 fitted with a T-Rudder and Centerboard and then scaled up !!!! this little PRODUCTION boat is starting to show what can be achieved..... so don't 'right off the impossible' just yet. Groucho has it nailed... we know nothing....
  6. would you sack mark richards ?

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  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

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  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

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