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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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    In a sign of what could be to come SCA/Boat 8 has just been listed for sale by Berthon International.
  2. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Just like you in other words?
  3. Team NYYC

    Interesting to see which way the go, the TP is Botin but Bella Mente is Judel/Vrolijk
  4. Comanche Down Under

    Because you can??
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    I thought the same re: crew numbers, the Maxi 72 class can have maximum of 20 on board, I was thinking around 15 may have been the number for the AC75. 10-12 leads me to believe most sails will be on furlers and stored power will be in for sail control, if not, there's going to be some pretty huge & pretty weary grinders at the end of a days sailing.
  6. AC 36 Protocol

    Why is that disappointing?
  7. In Over Our Head

    Probably worth having a read through this thread as well.
  8. In Over Our Head

    From your explanation I would say the biggest factor is rig tune, so get yourselves a mast Jack, loos gague & the tuning guide and bring everything back to base setting & start there. With the rig fiddling you're doing are you taking notes on what you do so you can bring it back to a relatively known base? Chances are you may be throwing things more out of whack. The other side could be as well as rig setup you're still learning what makes the boat go and how to change gears effectively
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    The newest one just built.
  10. which yacht designer ?

    Hell No, the scale button on his photocopier doesn't work too well beyond 52ft. Evidence: the Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban, total dog.
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    Loyal is in Newcastle.
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Neville Crichton
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    WTF is this if not throwing him under the bus then?
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    Probably easiest if you find some pics of the Pac 52 Bad Pak and imagine the name says Ichi Ban.
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    I certainly wouldn't start with the class website or the FB page linked above. Certain dead ends. Best bets probably eBay & Craigslist