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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. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Would be a shame to cut it Jim! Don't do it! Don't do it! (on the shaw we had a 3m prod which gives a nice amount of lift)
  2. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Hi Jim, I signed up with Origin and worked with them for half a year until they had to sensibly freeze operations until a normal Cup emerges from the ashes of the current forrest fire. Can't wait, they are an outstanding team to work for. So I got a skippers ticket and got a job steering these Cup boats through some friends who set them up here in Mexico. Two sister companies in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas bought a set of boats each. the One Australia boat (that didn't sink) and Sydney 95 were in PV and the two TNZ boats from 2003 went in Cabo. I originally came to PV then I went to La Paz to service the rigs for the kiwi boats. We then moved the two Aussie boats to Cabo as well which means we can have back up boats or sail 3 boat tours. www.cabo-adventures.com/tours/americas-cup The sail over was fun. I was on Aus 29 (Syd 95), close hauled one board all the way, 18kts, 2-4m swell, full size main which can't reef, 350 miles in 32 hours with no breakages. We lost the other boat and support boat during the night (they ripped the main track off and blew some jib hanks) and they came in 12 hours later. Check it out. www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9GvWY0Bsys www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUGRrg6IZc&feature=channel It's been pretty cool steering big boats and learning the little intricacies that make them faster. We run full on match races on the tour and we don't hold back (no race fixing here). Getting pretty good at match racing now, with time on distance down pat and love the pre starts. NZL 81 still has the Hula which is glassed over so we should have the longest IACC Cup boat ever built here. 18 kts or so of wind today so i was trucking upwind at 11 kts with a non overlapping blade and a reefed main. We've got it over 17kts reaching with just the jib and reefed main. Not bad for the heavy old bus. Julz
  3. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Hi Jim, been a while since Valencia. Boat looks cool man, when you planning to be sailing,? I'm keen to come for a yacht. I'm in Mexico steering old Cup boats around but a good friend just moved to Hawaii which gives me another reason to come visit on the way back down home. Got a couch I could crash on? How did those cool powerboats end up? Julian