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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. how to ruin racing, part 2

    “If in winning a race, you lose the respect of your fellow competitors, then you have won nothing” Legendary sailor Paul Elvstrom 1928 - 2016
  2. Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Try this link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/business/energy-environment/offshore-wind-energy-long-island.html?_r=0 i reread the article, they never gave numbers but the illustration looked like hundreds. They are also right in the rhumb line. I am more concerned with the disturbed air downwind of the turbines than calm.
  3. Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Wow, perhaps "worried" wasn't the right word. Maybe "concerned about the vortices or calms that are sure to be downwind of these things" would have been better wording. Much has been written about how to handle the gulf stream but I heard nothing about how to handle wind turbines. Now I realize that getting the gulf stream wrong can cost many hours and these 5 wind turbines could only be minutes, but when there are a hundred of them?
  4. Bermuda 1-2 2017

    I just read that there are 5 wind turbines off Block Island and they are planning hundreds more. Is anyone worried about these things? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/business/energy-environment/offshore-wind-energy-long-island.html
  5. Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Single handed bible: http://sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition2.pdf
  6. Singlehander: Thrubolting?

    Good point, never thought of that. However my "core" is Coosa Composite panels. Can I get away with it?
  7. Singlehander: Thrubolting?

    Cut the hole a little bigger so the shank fits in, cut about 3/4 of those prongers off (or get the ones with holes in them for brads), and put a little thicken epoxy on them. Then tighten up the bolts and let the epoxy harden.
  8. Singlehander: Thrubolting?

    What's wrong with tee nuts?
  9. Drying out foam core

    Saw this on ship shape tv. I don't know anything about them. http://dryboat.com
  10. Carbon vs alloy rudder post?

    I am rebuilding my rudder now. Old (31 years) one had corrosion on a bent SS shaft and 40 lbs of water in the foam. I will be making a new SS shaft with new frame welded to it, instead of foam, I will be using Coosa Composite Nautical 15 panels (Coosa can only absorb 5% water). These panels will be epoxied in place and a much lighter fiberglass schedule will surround the Coosa. I am also getting PYI roller bearings to replace the bronze bushings.
  11. money wins!

    Here you all go. We have all kinds of handicap ratings systems, and trophies for each one. Make the MMS (Momentary Measurement System), have each competitor declare how much he has spent, devise a way for the poor to become even with the rich and have a new set of trophies. Then we could have protests where one competitor complains that another could not have only spent X amount as was declared on his entry form. They could get lawyers and accountants involved and... Ah, the hell with it, never mind.
  12. Altering an existing rudder

    I have a rudder rebuild in my future. Current rudder is 300 lbs (waterlogged foam). Should I change design, maybe add rounded bottom like Jefa rudders without changing stainless steel? Plan is to replace foam with Coosa composite panels to add strength and reduce water inclusion. Then to wrap with fiberglass and epoxy.
  13. The American political landscape has really changed recently. The left has always thought the right was crazy and vice versa, but now (the recently part) the left has moved further left (Sanders) and the right has moved further right (Trump). So what is the answer? Saunders plan to tax the rich more and give to the poor won't work. It will just make more people stop working and live off the government dole. And there are not enough rich to support the lazy now. Trump's plan seems to be flawed because the rich would just get richer. Even though now that the top 62 richest people own the same amount of assets as the bottom half of the worlds population (up in 5 years from the top 388 richest)(http://montrealgazette.com/storyline/the-top-62-billionaires-have-as-much-wealth-as-the-worlds-poorest-half-oxfam-says). Again I ask is what is the answer? Instead of the rich being forced to give money to encourage the lazy to do even less they should sponsor the energetic to do more. I know this is an extreme example, but take me for example. I am rebuilding a sailboat to compete in the Bermuda 1-2. The cost of this project will probably be more than I can manage and even make the 2019 race. With a half million dollars, I could employ 3 people to finish this yacht, buy a lot of equipment made in the USA and make the 2017 race. The rich are smart people, I am sure they can come up with better examples (I am a little biased). Either get them to figure this out or the government will do a lousy job of figuring it out for them.