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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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    Woolwich, Maine
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    Energy systems, Bike racing, Guitar playing, XC Skiing
  1. I will try to make this...have to sort out schedules but is something I really want to see.
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Damn...I shouldn't watch these promo/celebratory VG videos. Makes me desire to go again... But I know better, once was enough for me. What a great race this last edition was. So many epic stories.
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Just gotta love this guy.
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Perhaps even some hydro charging! Go Conrad!
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    No kidding...Wish we could send him more wind. It's painful to know he's almost starving out there.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Yes, Rich is incredibly modest. He deserves all the respect we can give him. And he speaks way more French than I ever learned...;-)
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Rich had a great group, led by Joff Brown (who prepped Dee Caffari), and Brian Harris' team from Maine Yacht Center, and others. I'm proud to have supplied (through OceanPlanet Energy) batteries, solar, monitoring, and general help where I could. Really proud of the whole job Rich has done; prep, execution, the whole thing. Impressive.
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Capt Jack...harhar, cracked me up.
  9. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Rich has done a fantastic job! Years of preparation & planning have paid off with a great race. And at 66 years old...
  10. Vendee Globe 2016?

    DIM, Unfortunately, I think he needs to be over 5-6kts to get much of anything from either the Oceanvolt drive or the Watt & Sea hydros. He'll be getting some solar, not a lot but better than nothing. He didn't on a very big array as it was only backup to the Oceanvolt and hydros.
  11. Vendee Globe 2016?

    When they have more than one hull. In a multihull e-newsletter that I get, they have joked about making IMOCA 60's honorary multihulls...;-)
  12. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Go Conrad! Rich IS now almost even with my 04/05 DTF. Conditions are looking good for getting in ahead of my time. Go Rich! https://gis.ee/vg/?2004
  13. Vendee Globe 2016?

    One big issue for Conrad is that at the now greatly reduced speed, he won't be able to get much regen power from the Oceanvolt electric motor/charger. He doesn't have a lot of solar, but at least it's something. And nothing shading the panels now...
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    You mean like last time when JP finished without a keel? If CC can sort out the repairs needed for the boom I wouldn't be surprised to see him finish. Sure could use a longer piece of carbon. But won't put anything past Conrad...If anyone can do it, he can. Time to channel Yves Parlier...