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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. Visiting glamour

    Her value in the local media was quoted as about 20 000 000 Aud. I was surprised that even second-hand it would "only" fetch that. I have a friend working on another super-yacht who said they had a minor collision with Hetairos - so I guess they discussed $$$ - and reckoned probably 3 times that figure.... Anyhow, its nice to know that the pros are't immune to the odd stuff-up.
  2. Visiting glamour

    We'll say faded red, although I did learn to sail a pink sabot Hopefully she'll stay around a while.
  3. Visiting glamour

    I don't know what they'd call the (nearly) masthead sail on the furler, but I suppose it could be a 'cruising' 0. Here's a couple of photos 'borrowed' from FB of her entering the harbor. In that breeze (low teens) she was bending the apparent a fair way foreword.
  4. Visiting glamour

    A quick google didn't tell me, but the crew said that she's nearly as fast as Comanche upwind.
  5. Visiting glamour

    Admittedly we get more than our fair share of maxis and other glamour boats for such a small city at the end of the earth (Hobart), but they usually arrive late December, and leave by the new year... It was a pleasant surprise to have this slip into the harbor today - and I've gotta say that she's in a league of her own compared to Oats, Comanche etc... Friendly crew too.
  6. Mini Transat 2017

    Although not having the best race, its interesting to see that Arkema is gradually climbing the leader board. I doubt that the conditions are allowing full foiling, so the drag from his foils can't be too much of an impairment.
  7. what is it?

    Comfort is relative, but a no assy sporty was done in the 80's by Elliott (and others i'm sure)... V berth, 2 quarter berths, and room for an esky. Elliott 7.
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Haven't seen this article pop up here yet, but there's too much to wade through... http://www.mysailing.com.au/cruising/two-american-women-and-their-dogs-rescued-after-claiming-to-have-spent-five-months-at-sea?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Enews Oct 31 2017&utm_content=Enews Oct 31 2017+CID_1717c0ac0b2688b55166f7c5bba85257&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=Two American women and their dogs rescued after claiming to have spent five months at sea
  9. NZ Coastal Classic 2017

    Is that the Fred Barrett 'Cadillac' @3.05?
  10. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Ugly? Most certainly. Admirable? For puttering around VERY sheltered, shallow inland waterways (or marinas) where the breeze is never on the nose... yeah, perhaps, but going forward to set an anchor could be fun. https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/custom/207928
  11. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Ah, thanks.
  12. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Time Machine, what's the story? It looks a lot like Timber Woolf from NZ. Cool looking boat, and quick (judging by a quick look at the results).
  13. 100 consecutive years.

    A story in today's paper - I can't find it online, so will attach a phone - a local icon will be making its 100th CONSECUTIVE showing at opening day for the Hobart sailing season. It's thought to be a national record, possibly a world record. What are some other examples of such longevity?
  14. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Goes well up wind? I don't know if the Holland 25 was ever popular over there, but there are plenty kicking about down here in Aus. I learned to sail crewing one of these as a kid, and she'd power upwind in 30-40 knots (so long as the owner didn't try to carry too much sail - #4 and 2 reefs, and she'd keep up with many many bigger, supposedly faster boats).... Downwind was ok up to hull speed, after that she'd just dig a huge hole in the water - not to mention roll! http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats/holland/25/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixVgHz6zSGM Pretty good headroom for a 25'er too.
  15. Something like this (from the front page) http://frontstreetshipyard.com/windfall58/ ?