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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. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    Lets clarify, Nothing on Black Betty Structural broke on that race or any other race, only one glass stanchion on the port side. Half the crew went down due serve seasick so the boat was nursed home. We were racing a season. The following week, 3 of our competition where unable to compete due to damage sustained. We have never done the return race since, because we don't like it and the owner is unable to sail the return leg due to major Spinal Issues, which is no secret. How many times have you had to retire MSA due to incompetence ??? You should be able to add another retirement to your ever failing reputation in 6 weeks, also I really hope you enjoy your race to Eden on the 26th Dec. Please before you type, think..... I get you're having a whinge because you sail on the boat. But the shipwright that did repairs after the race tells a different story. The Fact is, a GP 42 (without major structural mods, like Dirty Deeds) is an inshore/downwind boat. The same as a TP 52 needs core replacement and extra laminate to be a successful, strong boat upwind when the going gets tough. Its the Nature of the beast. All GP's that race offshore have do it, As have all TP's. Horses for courses. You can argue until you are Black and Blue in the face, but its true. And the Year a Bulkhead fractured while we were leading the race and the Overall Offshore Championship, toughing it out in 40.. Well we backed that one up, by doing the same race 6 months later and Winning.. This is the same Race BB does not enter. I think it is the best race in the series, a true test of Seamanship. I know the owners Spine condition, I have the same Autoimmune disease, It is debilitating and fucking frustrating. I'm just lucky they have injections to slow down the disc damage these days. But nice to know I touched on a Nerve there and you needed to get personal. Stay Classy... I am glad you believe yourself....
  2. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    Lets clarify, Nothing on Black Betty Structural broke on that race or any other race, only one glass stanchion on the port side. Half the crew went down due serve seasick so the boat was nursed home. We were racing a season. The following week, 3 of our competition where unable to compete due to damage sustained. We have never done the return race since, because we don't like it and the owner is unable to sail the return leg due to major Spinal Issues, which is no secret. How many times have you had to retire MSA due to incompetence ??? You should be able to add another retirement to your ever failing reputation in 6 weeks, also I really hope you enjoy your race to Eden on the 26th Dec. Please before you type, think.....
  3. HH 42

    Easy bud. I'm sure I can arrange for you to come out sailing if you'd like to see for yourself. It's really a lot of fun. Also, I never said 18 in 20, it was prob more like a gust to 22-24 that we were doing 18-19 BSP. The TP 52 I sail on would be hard pressed to do 18 in a gust to 20. Maybe 16 which is about what the HH would be doing too... The new generation of TP's might do it. I'm not a broker. Just enjoying the boat. In regards to the wheels, I agree. Much prefer a tiller unless I'm going off shore for more than a day or two. It's an ergonomics thing though. Not everyone can sit with their head tilted 90 deg for hours on end. Suggesting that a 42 footer can pace a 52 downhill is madness. Especially an IRC compromised 42. Why not admit that your obvious buddies at bluenose are fudging the numbers to sell the boat? And why on earth would someone purchase this white elephant when Spookie is on the market with a huge suit of sails and parts? Maybe go Sail something other than a J24. Geelong Raceweek 2014.. I was on a Cookson 50, there was a TP52, Ker46, RP 51 and one GP42. The GP42 Won overall IRC, their strong point, making up time on the downwinds. Elapsed and corrected time. 2t less weight, much less wetted area and they accelerate much much faster. Average Speed over a long course, the 52 was a fair chunk faster, But in a 20knot W/L, the GP had the legs. TP52 was Full pro team with AC guys running the show, Old Azzura boat. Oh the point of this... Simply Fun, The HH42 was there, pre-bulb diet, and it wasn't too far off the pace of the GP42. It was the Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban, not the TP52. http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2014/fos/rc-1/SGrp1.htm
  4. Beau Geste

    Just while you are getting others to get their facts right. Should check your own I do believe ICHI BAN was 3rd http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2014/fos/rc-1/SGrp1.htm
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Does anyone know if Cougar is for sale? Yes it is. Is there a link or a ad anywhere ??
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Does anyone know if Cougar is for sale?