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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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    Make & model of your engines?
  2. A dollar per mile

    One Litre of Gas has about the same energy as two strong men working for a year.
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Got the order mixed up? Didn't it capsize as Rambler?
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Guys Guys Guys. Speedboatramblerloyalinfotrack went to cookson's in the beginning of 2013 for a rebuild. So it has not been 10yrs since it left Cookson's.
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    This why Constitution only leaves the dock every 20 yrs!
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Strong chance BUT he does seem to like the extra space of the 30' & doesn't seem so eager to abandon this one.
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    Linen & Cork composite trimaran. With stress & flex tests of the trimaran before & after some miles included for y'all & yes, French of course.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'd like to pay for Jim Furnish to be beaten within an inch of his life by Webb Chiles with some batteries in a sock. We could start a gofundme but alas, Webb neither wants money or is violent. Maybe cast Jim off with nav gear but no Comms & see where he would end up?
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Yep. But it hasn't been 10 yrs since it came out of Cookson's shed.
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Rebuilt by Cookson for Bell.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Has it been out sailing?
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I guess you could argue that you aren't leaving your boat - hazard to navigation & see where that got you. Maybe target practice & an arrest by the sound of what goes on in the ex land of the free ie. the USA. In Aus we don't have a military CG, you call up, usually answered by volunteer rescue groups who aren't Government subsided & they'll come & get you. They even have offshore vessels. Our Water Police also do a fantastic job towing but mainly bigger commercial stuff not your average yacht unless our of range of volunteers. Donation recommended but not enforced. I have to say our volunteer guys do a great job & get loads of training.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

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