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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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    Cats (Gunboat), tri's (Corsair 37)
  1. GB 60 v 66

    Very interesting, thank you. Where will the new 68 be on those metrics? Do we know yet?
  2. Did you ever do a track school / day? Highly recommended as you essentially get 10 years experience, expert coaching, and knowledge that can (and probably will) save your life in one day for a few hundred bucks. You may still need it, and your motorcycle experience may be one of missing out on some basic skills and basic attitudes that are essential on the track (and riding in traffic). It's possible these omissions haven't bit you in the ass due simply to good luck so far. The equivalent in sailing is the Ocean. Were I you, I'd budget (with money but also TIME) for good foul weather gear, and a good blue water sailing instruction program. And I'd buy and read at least a couple of books on storm sailing. The world we're looking at in the future is not one where traditional stable weather patterns will hold, it's one where surprises are going to hit anyone, whether on sea or land. If you don't know the benefits of a PFD that's also a harness, if you don't understand the uses of sea anchors or drogues or the bridles they attach to on the boat, etc, you may find yourself someday wishing you did. Do it for your own peace of mind. Just my 2 cents.
  3. GB 60 v 66

    The 62 being the original boat? Tribe and Safari (etc)? The following boats got slower? Can you expand on this. I'm guessing I have something wrong, or the newer the boat the more standard equipment increased displacement. Still, that's a surprise.
  4. I tried, but it wouldn't let me pm you. Is there a reason for this?
  5. ACWS live, without the awful app

    Man, what an awful site (https://acplus.americascup.com/#). They want you to register BEFORE they'll tell you how much it will cost to watch races? WTF? How much, in fact, do they want? Loved the racing in San Francisco. Too bad they make it so, so hard to keep watching.
  6. FIRE / Manual Altitude Control-this video shows why!

    I'd like to see that. I talked with Doug Kettering when he was testing out a prototype of his tri-foiler here in SF, and the wand and it's tuning and fragility was the limiting factor.