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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. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I think the thing you are missing is that libby is a meteorologist by training. It might be that deeper knowledge allowed her to make a better call on how to get through the doldrums.
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Any more news on the scally mob?
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Totally agree. Avoid the idiots, I really appreciate your insights.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Really feel sorry for tttop, had an excellent leg but seem to have lost out in the doldrums lottery. Would love to see them on the podium for a few legs. They do seem to be improving.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    either the coast or offshore will pay - being in the middle like Brunel has got to be wrong?
  7. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Not just useful but enjoyable- can't thank you enough
  8. VOR 2017-18

    Scally with 8, ttop with 10 and the rest with 9. Brave choice by scally...
  9. VOR 2017-18

    Great to see BT in the race. Not a brand name but in some ways the most successful Brit on the French scene. Really hoping ttop go well
  10. VOR 2017-18

    I worked on a project for Akzo. It was 3.5 times over budget and years late. I think the new ceo might be particularly sensitive to cost overruns
  11. VOR 2017-18

    Still only 4 teams Are there some waiting in the wings I would hate to see this race disappear
  12. VOR 2017-18

    Back to the race Who are the missing teams?
  13. I have a transom hung rudder which is lifted out of the water when not sailing so no need to anti foul. What to coat it with? I guess I need to protect the wood. My default would be to slap on some domestic gloss paint but this is probably not the answer. The boat is 23ft - hunter sonatta - the rudder is about 6ft tall with 4ft in the water. It is currently varnished above the water line with some form of paint/ coating below the water line. It needs repair as the coating is damaged and there is water ingress into the wood. I have started to strip it back but curious as to what replace it with. I am going to prep my spare rudder which is already stripped back to bare wood and nice and dry. I will then finish stripping the other rudder back to wood to let it dry out. The suggested solution needs to be a quick process as i go racing in 3 weeks. Thanks
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I was disappointed in the way seb Josse pulled the pin. I don't know how significant the damage was but he seemed to pull the plug as soon as he felt he was not going to be competitive. Alex thomson carried on with similar damage? Vincent riou showed what a legend he is. Mike
  15. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Listening to radio 4 in the car on the way to work this morning. Live interview with conrad colman. He sounded very together. He thinks his eta is Friday afternoon. Not sure how you maintain energy levels on 700 calories per day.