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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. Renewable Energy-powered ocean racer

    With a bit of creativity and some smart chemistry couldn't you turn a Carbon fibre hull into an electrolisis generator?
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Builder listed as Boatspeed .... hmmmm .... has Cookson disowned it?
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Missed shipping schedule to get home in time
  4. blooper time!

  5. blooper time!

    Hand built by Windward Mark, with input from some old guy...
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    http://static.cyca.com.au/media/3435105/sailing-program-17-18-amend-1.pdf? CYCA is now requiring this of all their races this year, it's a general amendment to all the SIs.
  7. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Do I recall a thread aeons ago featuring a picture of it sitting in a paddock someplace in a decripit state?
  8. Ethernet B&G H5000 and WIFI Mobile Hotspot

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  9. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

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  11. Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    Police Car
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