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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.  

Mike Hunt

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  1. Sorry to hear about this Christian - that's awful news. And sorry that we didn't get to line up on the water. MH
  2. That's right. as far as partners go. Holding the mast on the deck or in the partners - either way works well.
  3. The easiest method involves having your buddy hold the butt securely on the deck adjacent to the partners. The mast is laying on the deck with the tip back. You straddle the cockpit, pick up the mast and walk it up to vertical. The butt needs to be held secure in place. Once the mast is vertical, you and your buddy can lift it up and into the partners and down to the step. Once the mast is in the step, lean it forward and attach and tighten the ram. You can leave the mast in this position to attach the shrouds, forestay and backstays. It's not hard at all once you get used to it.
  4. I have a 5hp Lehr motor on my Viper 830 and have been reasonably pleased with it. I love the concept but the build quality of the motor isn't great. We use the small canisters for getting to and from the race course and a larger fibreglass tank for deliveries... It's nice not to have gas in the boat and no gummed up carbs to deal with. I don't think that I would ever go back to a gas 4-stroke outboard. As for Lehr vs Tohatsu, I would seriously look at the Tohatsu.
  5. Q - What do you get when you finger bang a Gypsy woman on her period? A: You get your palm red.
  6. All that and they still got a shit start.
  7. 2 more turns on the uppers and we should be good.
  8. I take 9 seconds in PHRF-LO for mine which is 114%. My standard main was a 3 second penalty. -9 is the max penalty so I'll probably go a bit bigger next time...
  9. Look like an Olympic Sails logo. Def. not North.
  10. I dry sail but there is an 830 in Halifax (formerly based in Bras d'Or lakes) that has bottom paint. For PHRF racing, it won't make much difference in my opinion. Especially if you're racing against dissimilar boats... The 830 is s great boat - you should definitely consider it.
  11. Where are you in Canada? I have a Viper 830 on Lake Ontario.
  12. Which boat was that?
  13. We're arriving Monday morning so won't be there for the race. That's too bad - it could have been fun. We've arranged for a mooring at the club.
  14. Thanks Mr. Groundhog. See you on the water!
  15. Yes sir.