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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. Propulsion: Electric horses are bigger!!!11

    Talking about the power what prop draws and what is the actual propulsive (moving) power is different. Oceanvolt's prop turns 1036 rpm maximum (2200/1,93) Diesel at 3600rpm with 1:2,2 reduction would turn prop 1636 rpm Larger, slower turning propeller = better hydrodynamic efficiency, especially at lower speeds Same principle is followed on Torqeedo's outboards. Why Torqeedo's pod-drive is given propeller speed 1400 rpm, is beoynd me
  2. List of all Gunboats built

    I don't have definitive info on Dancing Bear from this year but at least a year (or two) ago was still in Finland. Never been to Denmark to my knowledge. She has Vaasa as registered home port but often sails out from Turku (Finland)
  3. F-22 Update

    In Seahorse Magazine there was an excellent article written by RedBull Formula 1 structural engineer who had a back ground in marine industry. Three major differences between marine and F1 world he pointed out were: - Budget - Scale of components - lack of testing to destruction So if Ian is putting one of the major components trough some real world testing to destruction I recon this is fantastic! How many even major budget production companies are doing this? I've lost mast most likely due to material weakness (aluminum) and I do appreciate some extra safety but don't want to have a telephone pole on boat. To have extra safety in the right place requires that weaknesses are discovered.
  4. Pogo 30 recomendations

    Great news! What's the new home port? I did sail Pogo in Greece last summer and really looking forward to see some in home waters. It's a shame that there are no more Pogos in Finland.