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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. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Menzies thought he had discovered something but the Chinese fleet was already well known. I read his book, I guess when it was originally published, at least 15 years ago. It was full of holes in just about every aspect. Consigned it to the bin of interesting but junk .... something like fake news I guess
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    John Davis Fitzroy Some of the wooden shoe brigade.. and that Turk chap Ries (or Reis)
  3. NMEA in NMEA out??

    What model of SH VHF? Why do you want to send it NMEA from the Vesper 8000? Watch the baud rate (data rate) settings: AIS is usually 34800 Baud and most position inputs to VHFs 2400 Baud and unless you match those they won't talk.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I said "pulpit" the one at the front, not "pushpit" the one at the back. I know from experience they don't last in ocean conditions back there either. Moving parts and salt and heating on the lens window all add up to kill them.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Yes. It is of some, limited, use parking in a marina or coming in through a mooring field. At sea even the stabilised versions are pretty useless. The unstabilised versions are a total crock of shit. As for spotting growlers with them forget it. There is not enough temperature differential between the water and water washing over the growler so a thermal camera is blind to the difference. I'm not sure where you would put it on a VOR. Too much movement, and probably shock loading, at the top of the mast; two would be required on the spreaders one each side and then they could both be blinded depending on the sail configuration I guess; They wouldn't last a leg on the pulpit.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    You must have been sitting on an inflatable SUP. When an ocean liferaft has the ballast pockets full (which is automatic) they weigh hundreds of kilos without people aboard. No problems with chopper downdraft.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Quite a punt for a 2 minute margin!
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Said the got to Kiribati but their boat was too big so they decided to head for the Cooks. Then got there and there were all these dangerous atolls and things allover the place so they decided to head north. I won't be watching again either
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Wish I had some of the 10 knots when I went through the cooks in September, could have used that. They made really good time down to there though, must have averaged 4.5 knots to make it from Hawaii to the Cooks in 20 days (said in the interview that they were there about May 25th) , just before the white squall took them that was
  10. Help: Friend's Dad is Lost at Sea

    Really? With a heartbeat? Citation?
  11. Team NZ

    This is common problem with current video editing style. It sucks.. it is like the producers and directors have forgotten that the video audience can't see the big picture live. It is the same across all sports and even common in nature documentaries. It seems to be a trend in the TV world.... like I said it sucks.
  12. I agree... they had me too. I saw OR make less mistakes than NZ in the RR, then saw NZ struggle in the first few races against OR before suddenly getting it all together ( or just putting it all together if they had been sandbagging ).. Nobody deliberately throws four races just to stage a comeback. NZs incremental progression has been superb. Having said the above.. If the wind range for the remaining races is higher we'll see closer races. Me thinks.
  13. Team NZ

    They could be turning their mics off; I've definitely noticed various players (various teams) moving their mics away from their mouths to have a quick word, I'm sure the discussion is still there even if our ears can't hear it. Pretty easy to have a button somewhere that disables the intercom. What do the media rules say about what must be broadcast?
  14. Team NZ

    Some kind of moir pattern due to looking through the mesh?