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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. Surf to City 2014

    Barney Army beats Me Off, thanks to them being OCS by 2 lengths. They caught right back up at Steiglitz, but it got shy after that and we wriggled away again and stretched out again. Maybe 5 mins at the finish. The Bad Grandpa boys sailed well and cleared out, but the new little Egan called Bruce will win our division I think, finishing 10 mins in from of us. Standout performer for fuckups was Transit Lounge, once again falling over, getting the mast we to the tip but getting her upright again, then sailing the rest of the race with her washboards in. Good times.
  2. Surf to City 2014

    Well the Barney Army will be there, gotta love this race, it was purpose built for Elliott 7's. Never miss a good opportunity to yell at the dumb fkn Multihull whackers who love to sail over the top of you then stop. The E7 intergalactic drain racing championships luckily co incide with this race, and Dan Jacks Me Off is looking the goods this year with his rock star crew, ex Americas cup pro sailors, Supermaxi crew and Sportsboat legends. Then there's Dan, but the others will drag him up a level or two. There looks to be one more E7, Steeple Jack from the Goldy, with the home waters advantage they will be a dark horse, at least until they hit the open water of the bay where there will be a big possibility they will get lost. The esky is packed, with Goggles and Millerbeer along for the ride again this year we'll need a full esky. Slapper will be happy to know I have insulated the bow locker, so his allocation of 3 rum cans and a bottle of cordial will stay nice and cool. Unfortunately, ice will be too heavy, so not that sure how cool they really will stay. Who cares right?, the after guard will have plenty of ice for the beers! We also have professional crew on board this year, gotta love being married to a sailmaker. And then our 5th is a world renowned 505 legend Dutch heritage ex Kiwi, now Aussie, with a touch of Yank thrown in. If we can understand him talk, we might go ok. This is my second favourite home waters event, behind the St Helena Cup, and well worth the effort of the 7 hr delivery down the coast. Always makes for dusty old start to Saturday and race day. On a side note, Blackjack, ex V70 Telephonica will be doing the outside course, it will be interesting if they can beat us to the finish line, I suspect they will easily, even though they have to do more than double our average speed to do so. C U on the water!
  3. Artemis?

    Lol, I hate that!
  4. Artemis?

    This is Anarchy MM, crossing the good taste line is what we do?
  5. i550

    Looks great fella, shame about the tack then the fenders over the side, on our boat we shout the bar if that happens! Top job(for a shipping crate)
  6. , yep it's me so fuck off then!!!

  7. i550

    1.i didn't mean stiff as in physically. i was talking about no weight on the bottom ie. tippy as hell 2. the rudders are like 2 feet long. tiny. 3-4.the boats bow up/stern down so it doesnt trip over itself surfing down 2-3metre waves (and it trys to as it is) it feels like it wants to nosedive all the time- no buoyancy in the bow sections 5. possibly, thats what i was thinking. 6. lots of extra drag for another appendage (4???) 7. $$$$$ cheers PS it doesn't matter about habdicap anymore, the boat has been rejected by the ASBA and has not been granted an exception to the 6m rule (we knew it would happen) Looking at the handicaps finally from Geelong, i550, .771 Elliott 7 .777. That was never going to be kind to you..... Like I said earlier, save it for downwind races, Bay to Bays and the like, have a holiday come up 1st weekend in May!!! Well worth the trip.
  8. i550

    Tokyo realised this early on, he only enters races that are all downwind(S2C, Wintersun, Bay2Bay) It does ok in these races, in any other race he entered where there was a windward leg he was back with boats like a Castle 650... To put it bluntly, they just do not go upwind.
  9. i550

    Is the rumour true that a Hartley 16 beat an i550 around a race track without flying a spinnaker
  10. Ross 780

    So if you 32:1 for rig tension, what tension do you run? Do you have a loose guage to check, seems like a lot. Six Pak has no where near 32 and seams to get enough.
  11. i550

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  13. i550

    Whatever, Tokyo they are Elliott beaters.
  14. i550

    36min over 2 days Tokyo, in 10knots of breeze thats outa sight, in a downwind race.
  15. i550

    but Tokyo in an all round event like the St Helena Cup last year you were 46min Race 1 and nearly an hour in Race 2 behind us fella.