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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. + 1 for MarineAssess.
  2. Pretty sure it was at SCM earlier this month, when I collected our boat from there on the 12th it was no longer there.
  3. Look for us in Pittwater next week. Tomorrow AM we're leaving here, and likely headed to PW within the week. Will do.
  4. Bugger, did not want to upset the serenity. I'm heading up to Gods country next week (Pittwater and Broken Bay) for the RSYS cruise but when I'm back in Sydney I'll try and swing past.
  5. BJ, Motored past your boat this afternoon after I picked mine up from SCM after its annul haul out. Was going to say good day but your washboards were in. Nice looking boat you have & hope your enjoying Sydney (mind you the current weather is not so nice). Cheers, Stu
  6. Email Barry at Harbour Dive Services, does great work and charges fairly. office@harbourdiveservices.com.au We have been using him for years.
  7. Thanks for the input. In this instance my score has been improved by the errors, I'll speak to the RC this morning and see what they feel might be a fair outcome.
  8. Write to the race committee and the organising authority responsible for your series describing the problem identifying the arithmetical processes you think are incorrect and request that the race committee correct the scores in accordance with rule 90.3( c ). At the same time submit a request for redress stating the same grounds. Be polite. Do this quickly: time for your request for redress is running. Brass, We have another race on the weekend, under the TCF system. Should I protest before or after the race? Cheers, S
  9. Seeking some advise. We are sailing in a 10 race series with 1 drop. 5 Races are run by our club on a pursuit start, so boat 1 will start at say 5mins after the signal, boat 2 at say 10mins and boat 3 at 12mins etc etc, first across the line wins. 5 Races are run by another club on TCF where all boats start at the same time, results are calculated post race by our clubs RC and published 4 or 5 days later. Handicaps for the next race are adjusted based on the result and the next race may be a pursuit start or TCF start depending on the date of the race. I noticed what I think is a basic error in working out the results in all the TCF races, an example from the last race; Boat A had an Elapsed time of 1:37:38 with a TCF of 1.0274 Boat B had an Elapsed time of 1:36:53 with a TCF of 1.0086 The clubs RC scored the corrected times as; Boat A 1:01:06 Boat B 1:01:24 Now I don't see how a TCF of greater than 1.0 can result in a shorter corrected time? I think the error is that the RC is deducting the pursuit start times and not realising that the elapsed times from the other club are based on all boats starting at the same time. Boat A had a pursuit start time of 38mins Boat B had a pursuit start time of 36mins Now I'm an honest sailer and wish to protest the RC and request redress, the errors occurred in races 3,4, 8 and 9 so there has been some compounded errors as a result in the handicaps for the whole series. How do I frame my protest form? NOTE I am Boat A so substantially advantaged by the error, I don't think it would be fair for me not to outline the RC's error, even if it costs me some silverware on the mantlepiece.
  10. Have had a couple of crew come down with the flu. Need ideallily someone to work the mast and another mid bow. Sailing in the PHS Div 1 Spinaker division in a well maintained 38 footer. If your interested and available send me a PM
  11. Have had a couple of crew come down with the flu. Need ideallily someone to work the mast and another mid bow. Sailing in the PHS Div 1 Spinaker division in a well maintained 38 footer. If your interested and available send me a PM
  12. We took delivery of a new 3Di Raw light medium jib this year. Its a wonderful sail, boat flys with it! Only issue I have is firstly the batten system is not really club racer friendly as the battens get tightened with a screwdriver. Something about the crew bouncing around on the foredeck with a screwdriver near an expensive sail concerns me:) Also with the dark colour of the sail it makes seeing the leeward telltales very difficult. I would certainly buy another one when needed, but I'll pay more attention to the batten system being offered before finalising the order.
  13. I would avoid the triducer based on my own experience. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=166318&hl=raymarine#entry4990883
  14. We use the 2 part Semco teak cleaner once a year.
  15. Not sure on the cleaner as we get the detailer to do that annually when we haul out. We just do the maintenance coats during the year, picture below is ours after 2 coats in August this year.