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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. HARKEN Chain

  2. Depending on your set up try a soft shackle or loop one end and a knot the other end. Less damage and lighter. Can be a bit more fiddily but we found them better than the metal options available.
  3. Australian Insurance - what companies?

    Try nautilus marine
  4. International Ultra Antifoul

    An ingredient to make ultra is no longer available, so if they change that ingredient they have to get the product re certified in Aus and NZ, this costs about aus $30,000.00 per colour. And ultra has lots of colours to chose from I think it's about 12. So $360,000.00 in cerfification alone is a lot of money to bring in a product that has been updated for the rest of the world. I really like ultra and use it on a lot of my customers boats but I understand that it's not worth the money to get it certified when ultra 2 is in the pipeline. But who knows when that will be.
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Negative biggest truck that can get in to club is beer truck and that only just makes it down the ramp in to the yard level no way to get a low loader in to the club let alone out with a boat on it
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The issues are that there is not enough reach to get from the baths car park to the yard. And you can't get a Crain in to the yard with out lifting it in. As there is no access and most of the aria is not capable of supporting the weight of the Crain let alone a 15 ton boat at 100+ meters of reach. It can be done no one is denying that it's just how much it costs to get 6 boats back in the water. In a yard that's loosing money and runs at a loss to benefit and offer a service to about 60% of the boat owing membership.
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Shame you can't get a big enough Crain in to the yard to move the bigger boats let alone getting them out. When I looked at it about 2 months ago it was 2 big Crains 2 days. Half a day to lift a Crain in to the yard then pull rigs out then move boats to lower car park on cradles then other Crain in baths car park to lift boats over the members car park then on to a truck then off to Syc and rigs back in then lift the Crain out. All up its big Coin that my membership/ contractor fees are paying for. 2 riggers 2 days 2 boat builders 2 days 2 100 ton Crains 2 days + drivers and 2 riggers 2 trucks 2 days + escorts Mariner manager + club experts Traffic management Permits to close car parks Travel lift fees Owners Owners reps Some one to move boats back to RBYC That's with out finding any issues in the rigs boats or weather issues! And that's not taking the insurance issues in to account
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    The Play pen is wide enough that's for sure! Great boat, looking forward to a down wind race to the top of tassie that's for sure!
  9. i550

    I Do like the Rum(can) holders in the deck! In fact i think it should be part of the class rules!
  10. i550

    Wobble, give us a call, or come and see me next time your working, a mate and i are looking at getting 2 kits router cut and a deal on ply.
  11. i550

    Great to see more I550s coming to the bay. I know of about 6 plan sets that are now in melbouren but as to home many end up building who knows. Timber Would it be posible to tell us how many are actually in Melbourne? Im just north of Frankston so if you need any help sing out!
  12. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    So who's doing what race at the end of the year??
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    whats with there new proder??
  14. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Sorry wasnt very clear wasnt talking about the tp52. Was talking about the new farr 53 thats coming. I take it "Dirty Sanchez" is the gold boat?
  15. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    this lot will have no problem sorting the new boat out and should be a lot quicker than the gold boat