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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. As I mentioned, that's why several of us have gone to custom rudders from Phil's Foils(Competition Composites). Phil's foils quoted me over $2,000 for a new rudder so I passed and spent the money on sails instead. Love a new rudder but there is a cost benefit to everything and that just seemed a bit steep when the one I have works just fine if you stay on top of it.
  2. I've had my Rocket (#5) for a number of years and love it. It is a weapon in light air and that is where I have most of my success in phrf racing, against boats like the SR27, Antrim 27, Andrews 28, and Hobie 33. The Rocket is not as successful in 10-15 knots against these other boats as a lot less water line so they tend to truck right by me. Good again when the wind picks up and you can plane before those other heavier boats. I have slept in it many times and it is like the back of an SUV but a lot more room. Nice place to crash after that last rum at the regatta, rather than stumble to a hotel. Big shute, small rudder so you have to stay sharp downwind in a breeze, but broaches aren't tough to recover from if they happen. We travel with my boat regularly and from the time we launch to the time we are tied up at the dock with the boat rigged and the beers cracked is usually about an hour. Even less time to take it down so we are usually packed at the end of a weekend by the time they are ready to hand out the pickle dishes. My only complaint with the boat is that it never caught on and the few that are around are spread all over the continent. Love to have a few more around to race against, but I guess that can be said about a lot of boats.