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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. Bwahahaha ...... good one . SF isn't in New Zealand.
  2. Greg, not sure where you're from, but as a six generation Californian who's lived in or visited most of the US, you're greatly mischaracterizing both the history and spirit of San Franciscans. California for the most part is one of the more innovative, free thinking, and visionary states of the Union. Might I suggest the largest challenge to the the AC organizing folks will not be the City and people of SF, nor the Port Authority, BCDC or the Save the Bay folks(who've done miracles with restoring wetlands and rejuvenating the Bay); but with a National Organization called the National Park Service.
  3. No doubt the SF Marine Industry is hoping for a windfall, but I don't believe your claim. Rising prices in fuel and berthing (if in fact this is true) are not necessarily a cause of AC participation. Can you provide some factual reference for your claim? You also are showing your ignorance in the focus and message from the OSF and OWS folks.
  4. Actually ..... it's a Boston Whaler .
  5. That's actually pretty tame stuff. Calcs would show about 4 ft wave for 50 mph wind, 100 ft depth, 40 mile fetch. Floating concrete attenuator of 8 feet depth would work. It's a bay so the issues are minimal vs. installations exposed to ocean forces. Wind/current driven in a Bay is no fun to boat in but not structurally challenging. Eagles, you're too quick to dismiss the practical experience of others. Calcs showed the Titanic was unsinkable also.
  6. Nice piece of propagandist style advertising, making a strong link between winged cats and the America's Cup. When I think of "America's Cup style of racing," close match racing in formula designed boats comes to mind. Somewhat like in the Monet Cup held on the city front a few years back. A couple of cats out tuning up doesn't bring an "America's Cup style of racing" image for me.
  7. You don't need to fuck her, simply tossing her a quart of throat yogurt will do. I used to wear Chuck Taylors until they changed the soles, now I have some Helly shoes that are basically the same idea, they just don't look quite as cool. So THAT'S why I was slipping all over the place in my spankin new CT's. Dammn that's disappointing.
  8. Send me a PM. We're working on the design for the 2006 shirts, ETA is April (crew picking them up in Poland). Did you ever notice you have a tendency to push the tiller away from you when you take a drink or look around? You can check us out at www.wyliewabbit.org. Talk to you. T
  9. I'm a fan ............ love your sets. How do I get a team shirt? I've got an extra large TEAM Furrari t-shirt I'll trade
  10. I'll second that ...... You know I'm a fan
  11. Hey Bro, If you need something to occupy your time ... How 'bout a write up for the 'A-Scow' thread ? T P.S. Are you racing the Great Pumpkin ?
  12. Solo, you need to get your facts straight. The 36.7's with new owners are beating the 109's boat for boat in some recent races. If I spent 100K more for a 109 then a 36.7 beat me to the weather mark a few times..... If I started with 12 109's 5 min ahead of the 36.7 class and about nine of 109's were behind the first 36.7.... The 36.7's kicked ass against the 109's in the Chicago Mac this year On the decline hardly, two new owners on LIS this year, should have more next year. Over 200 built in the US with over 450 worldwide. Anyone jumping into a 109 may want to double check their parachute, and ask why they need to spend 100K extra for a boat. Oh the interior looks like it came from Walmart. Bob Dumbo, I mean Jimbo, "you need to get your facts straight." Chicago Mac elapsed times: J/109 Lucky Dubie 2 = 46:41:52 J/109 Realta Na Mara = 46:43:13 J/109 Northstar = 46:46:35 J/109 Full Tilt = 47:24:23 36.70 Karma = 47:28:15 36.70 Padawan = 47:44:45 36.70 Rally = 48:00:29 36.70 Joie De Vie = 48:38:57 Those 36.7 dogs don't hunt. All bark and no bite behind four J/109s. Nuff said! I pretty sure a J109 is a lower boat than a Benne 36.7. Any boat that is not sailed well will be caught by the leaders of the fleet behind. Beene's also have overlapping jibs, what kind of breeze where you sailing in when you got lapped ? Take a look at the results for IRC D at the BBS and then tell me that a well sailed J109 can't hang with a Benne 36.7.
  13. Two Years before the Mast -- Dana