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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. I'm not yelling

    Its not yelling, its conveying a sense of urgency.... Seriously, totally agree with walkabout. Depending on the size of the boat, you should just shut up and concentrate on putting the boat in the right place. Have a debrief over a drink after the race and try to fix the processes. Just remember you cant fix stupid!
  2. Budget Crossing of the Atlantic

    What Tom said, cant see how reasonable people see mooching of others unnecessarily as an acceptable approach.
  3. How do I ask this? Aussies

    CYCA or MHYC would be best bets to try. There are some places with crew registers. Whoever told you there would be a problem because of skin colour is clearly talking out their arse. You might get some crap for being American though. Just bring your drinking money and you will fit right in.
  4. 2007 Mazda i6

    Now on my third mazda 6. First one I bought was best to drive and never had any issues with it. Only issue was in Aus they need to have premium petrol.
  5. When to replace ball bearing blocks?

    Same, when I see bearings on the deck, time to get a new block.
  6. Pittwater accomodation January

    nothing around there. Try airbnb but do it soon.
  7. 65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    That is fucking awesome. Havent laughed that hard in a while....
  8. Joke

    I met a 14 year old girl on the Internet. She was clever, funny, flirty and sexy, so I suggested we meet up. She turned out to be an undercover detective. How cool is that at her age?! I just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger haired kid, with two friends? When I got divorced, my wife said she would fight for custody of the kids. Took her out with one punch. I was walking in a cemetery this morning and saw a bloke hiding behind a gravestone. I said "morning." He replied, "No, just having a sh!t." Disabled toilets: Ironically, the only toilets big enough to run around in. I was reading in the paper today about this dwarf that got pick pocketed. How could anyone stoop so low? I was walking down the road when I saw an Afghan bloke standing on a fifth floor balcony shaking a carpet. I shouted up to him, "What's up Abdul, won't it start?"
  9. i550

    there has been a positive step forward. more info to come Ok, so this was old, but all I could find. Did these kits ever come to australia? Any contacts?
  10. newbie bowman tips

    I only have a few tips: - Now you are a bowman you are an all knowing demi god of sailing. Never forget that and never doubt your prowess - the cockpit can smell weakness and will pounce, forever blaming you for everything. - Check EVERYTHING on the way out to the racetrack (ie halyards, sheets, personal equip. kites, course notes.) If it is not run properly its your fault. - You should know the course and all the marks, you are the first person they are going to ask if you can see the mark yet. - Be on the foredeck as little as possible. - Talk to the helm/tactician before the race so you know what the plan is for the start and have an educated guess at what the first rounding is. - I always carry a knife (with a spike so I dont use separate fid) and a sail tie when around the cans, more for offshore. - Yell loudly what you want the back of the boat to do and what you have completed - the trimmers need to be sure before pulling shit on and slicing off your fingers. - During a gybe (all during all pole manouvres), keep your damn head on the opposite side of the forestay to the pole. Little hard to get into specifics with knowing a bit more about the boat your on and its setup. Remember bow newbie - we have a reputation to uphold. You cant be a proper bowman until you have fucked the owners daughter (or wife) and left a puddle of love on the .5 runner.
  11. Joke

    Two builders from New Zealand, called Phil and Mick, are working at the top of a high rise building site. Phil turns to Mick & says "I've gotta take a piss, but there's nowhere to go". "Walk out to the end of that plank" replies Mick. "I'll stand on this end and balance it" "Are You sure Mick?" "Yep, no worries mate" "100 %?" "YES!" So out goes Phil to take a piss, but before he's finished the lunch siren sounds. Mick forgets what he's supposed to be doing and steps off the plank. Phil of course, is a gonner. Several months later an Australian, a Frenchman and a New Zealander are sitting in a bar discussing which of their respective Nations chase women the hardest. Wazza the Aussie says "Mate, I've been known to miss a piss-up session down at the pub with me mates, trying to crack on the Sheila's!". Pierre, the Frenchman says "Non, non, non. We French chase ze women weeth much zest and geev to zem gifts of love like French champagne to ween zeir affection. Eet eez us for sure". Meanwhile Bob the New Zealander sits laughing & says "No, no, you blokes are both wrong. The other month I was walking past a building site at home, following these 2 gorgeous looking birds, and this bloke came plummeting from the sky with his dick in his hand screaming: "CUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNTTTTTTTT!!!"