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      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. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    AM (Associated Marine) no longer doing boats unless they are over $5mill! CM - Not a fan. Have had several claims declined. (I’ve been doing boat insurance for 20 years) One claim was on a 50+ foot boat with sponsorship from Q. i.e. every single sail was Q and less than 12 months old. When putting in a claim for a sail that was damaged, CM got a quote from a small single-man small suburban loft and said that was the max they would pay. Why would you even think of doing this. In saying this, had a really good experience with a claim with CM in Sydney. Seems Sydney has better relationship (Noaks especially) with CM Also, CM will do offshore. They are the only ones who will offer M2H on boats valued $1.5m+ Also oone M2V which is blue water so whoever said they don’t is wrong. FYI, be considerate to CM. they got smashed with Cyclone Yasi. I understand they insured 99% of Port HInchinbrook. NM (Nautilus Marine) - Good choice - However some brokers will have better relationships than dealing direct. e.g. I have been able to do a carbon sports boat with NM; whereas dealing direct you won’t have a chance. It's just a relationship thing. Other options are: - Trident Marine Underwriting - Perth based and using Lloyds as support. - QBE - Good for late model general boats and local racing. Can get expensive. Happy to assist anyone with boat insurance issues or point them in the right direction. I'm a broker, indepentant of any insurer and I sail so at least you will be speaking to someone who knows something about boats, particularly raceboats. Message me. Say you read SA and i'll drop my fee, maybe offer a discount.
  2. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So far only 44 entries (includes sporties and classic's)
  3. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    60+ boats paid full price ($175) for the benefit of participating in the passage race only. (= $10,000.) How many this year? Will need 20+ just to break even. Everyone i've spoken too is not going this year. Very sad.
  4. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Tempting, but I would prefer to stick with the ORCV winter series with the races well run with assistance from David Leroy in the Thawson. Would prefer if the ORCV brought back the Hastings or Western Port race, alternatively race from the Heads to Western port marker no.1 and back to Port Lonsdale light house, then back to the Queenscliff pub for a few beers! You building a rocket?
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Now, to turn my attention to much more important matters; Pippa Middleton's gorgeous arse! yes, very!
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Now now ladies............put your handbags down.
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Emma Chisett? Ken Eaps Tom Muchs
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it. A.M "who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that???? Don, The note of Sarcasm was lost on you. Cheers Andrew At least you can use your wit as a comeback.......much better than joff's "Fuck off newbie!" I have respect for all the guy's on SC, thus my question on why it went so wrong! Sincere Appoligies to Mel if he is offended. We all have our bad days.........we too have had glammour starts only be to 5 sec too early...........infact almost every OCS was a a glammour start ............only 5 sec too early...........
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Are the Vic. S38's doing something different to the NSW S38's re masthead the spins? at last check, The S38 OD class had voted against the m/heads. Racing in IRC fleets. I think by the end of the season the majority of VIC 38's will be masthead. Scarlett That 5 boat Bruce's old boat chainsaw wont be far behind once she is left behind on the first run eh Joff? It will be interesting to watch the results. Do you know what their IRC ratings are? "Challenge" 1st on line, IRC, AMS, VYC. IRC rating is now 1.119. Scarlett (also with masthead) had a third on IRC on a light and flukey day. Left the other S38's behind. Challenge was 'on fire' and led the fleet by 20+ boat lengths. Great race from Lou and the boys. Chainsaw had a shocka. beaten by Orange on it's maiden melb race!! )You have a big firday night joff or did you let Molly senior helm for a bit .) Hope all S38 go the MH option as it makes a significant differance in the light breeze.
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Due April/May 09.
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Vale - Kim Theodore For those that haven't heard, Sandringham Y.C. lost long term member Kim Theodore yesterday in an unfortunate accident. Most people will know Kim as the mother of Caroline (Caz), her sister CC and long term partner of Terry Hall (previously Livewire Sydney 38 & current Absolute A36). Kim and her family have been involved at SYC for many years and the girls have been part of the club since cadets. Kim's smiling face, contagious buoyant and positive attitude will be greatly missed by all who knew her, or had the privilege of meeting her. I send my deepest sympathy to her family, particularly Caroline, CC & Terry. Kim,..... you will be deeply missed. xx
  12. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    It will be off the same design as the RP52 'Vincitore' in the USA. They (the US Boat) are feeding back info on what mods have been implemented. At this stage, nothing fancy. No trim tabs, no swing keel. Will rate similar to Georgia. (TP52.) Name of boat.......well the last 7 (includes past generations) had the same name! Time for a change??? How about 'Date-rape'? I don't think this will get past the SYC committe!
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Could be, but who would know something like that!