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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Bit uncalled for isn't it? The guy's getting character assassinated in court... 'he kept on drinking down the pub while the boat sank'... What's he supposed to do, run down the dock, jump in and swim out with a haynes manual and a tube of sealant? As I recall he set up a regular comms schedule, emailed advice which may not have been downloaded, told them to rip the interior apart until they found the source and head for the azores.
  2. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

  3. Soft shackle

    It would seem that you don't have a clew
  4. Cradle Anarchy

    Staple bundles of twenty pound notes to the bunks.
  5. 420 vs 505 for beginner

    Always with the 30 knots this, 30 knots that. I get that it's windy in Cape Town, but that doesn't mean you can send noobs out in a dinghy in force 7.
  6. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    You have sources the MAIB report didn't? Pretty sure the report said Skipper, Mate and 2 others who were contributing towards supplies only. You want to book a course?
  7. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    In that spirit, you sailed a wayfarer lately? It's called form stability. Reality doesn't care much for your disbelief anyways.
  8. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    If this had been an aircraft, the entire fleet would be grounded, there would be an in-depth engineering review of the design, and either a mandatory AD would be created requiring inspection and/or repairs to all aircraft of the type to ensure that every ship was safe, or the grounding would be permanent. This boat had already been grounded... Looking back over the MAIB report though it seems harsh to pin the blame on the operator when they got the boat professionally repaired after each incident, the issue the MAIB flagged up was that no-one really knew appreciated how significant the separation of the grid was and there were no authoritative specs on how to repair such damage.
  9. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Re-read the MAIB report. Failure to properly repair grounding damage, failure to properly repair grid bonding separation, failure to ensure seaworthy vessel, possibly negligent in deferring surveys. Notably also being charged under http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/21/section/100
  10. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Doug Innes, director of Stormforce Coaching has been charged today with gross negligence manslaughter in relation to the loss of Cheeky Rafiki. http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2116170/breaking-man-charged-over-death-of-cornish-sailor/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37585049 Personally I'm surprised.
  11. What varnish for the tiller?

    Probably too busy sailing. Did someone mention it's a tiller?
  12. 2 HP Honda 4 stroke motor

    Pretty sure the garbage can full of water is unnecessary, these are air cooled, right?
  13. who gonna pay?

    Now I'm sure you start easy and work up, and I'm not suggesting training in hurricanes, but practising in calm seas and daylight is surely a little lacking?
  14. Jailbait... that's a real respectful phrase.
  15. Real Sailors Do This

    Force 6 in a laser isn't big breeze? Sounds like all the bullshit people spout about sailing in 50 knots in a 49er has confused you.