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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. Joke

    can't remember seeing this around here... THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Innovative 2. Preliminary 3. Anaesthetist 4. Cinnamon 5. Chrysanthemum THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 1. Specificity 2. Rhipidistian-Amphibian Transition 3. Anti-constitutionalistically 4. Transubstantiate 5. Sphygmomanometer THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK: 01. Thanks, but I don't want to have s e x. 02. Nope, no more booze for me. 03. Sorry, but you're not really my type. 04. Kebab? No thanks, I'm not hungry. 05. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight? 06. Oh, I couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing karaoke. 07. I'm not interested in fighting you. 08. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool. 09. Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to hurl in the street. 10. I must be going home now as I have work in the morning.
  2. newbie bowman tips

    Thought I give an update to follow my post two weeks ago... Went out again today, same boat, different crew, same high standard, just slightly less wind (20 knots decreasing to around 15)... Pre-race took the Lube and the tripping of the pole was no longer a problem. I still like the Ker31, staying well above 10 knots of BS downwind, and still very wet. Results today: don't know, except for this big grin on my face.
  3. newbie bowman tips

    Yes it does...
  4. newbie bowman tips

    My boat last year was rigged by an ex-bowman and as a result our tackline featured a ring with dual tylaskies on it for easy peeling... (something like this : ) I set-up for a gybe peel once the past season (and eventually we decided not to gybe nor to peel) Light weather, so what I (we) did (and would be doing): -tack to tackline, peel sheet on clew, halyard on head -drop-line out of the pocket and down the hatch to sewer Than just before the gybe, easing the guy to fly the old kite from the tackline. Mast would start hoisting and me (#1) and floater on the foredeck to gather the old kite. When the kite wants to come over pit releases halyard and kite drops down the hatch with a little help. -Gybe the pole -re-attach the sheets But as I said before, instead of the whole sequence to commence, I had to put the drop-line back in it's pocket and get the new kite down below. Do a normal gybe and keep flying the same kite.
  5. newbie bowman tips

    Did so last year on 150-160m2 kites banded the A0, A2, S2 and S4 (didn't do A1) for quicker hoists and better handling. For WL-racing we dropped the kite in the forward hatch and hoisted from there the second time downwind. Offshores everything got wooled after a drop and we usually spiked the kite at the tack (easier to wool in the maincabin than in the forward cabin) Just use wool and a couple of people, keep the tack on the outside and everything elsetucked away in it.
  6. newbie bowman tips

    Always pack/check the headsails yourself, has been mentioned since post one (and of course on the BU website when it was active... not too sure I agree with you there. Yes you shouldn't be at the pointy end, because it slows down. But most boats I sailed were easier and faster to be up front than to try and get the pole off the mast, far enough back and back ticking out of the front Check, pack it in such a way tack and head fold out the final metre or so depends on the boat, but a good afterguard checks with his bow before giving the call. I'm used to give the all clear and back calling it. Differs probably boat for boat. And do your homework before hand, read the SI's (was on page 1 of the thread IIRC). Personally I like to be at the back when waiting for the start getting involved with the decision makers and being able to read the instruments If you're not a team with the Mast and Pit it doesn't matter all that much. You are the manager of everything that happens from the piano forward, make sure they feel a part of your job and remember on the dip-pole that the pit can get back at you in seconds for doing something stupid... As shown last Sunday during the Winter Series, chopper had to come in and deliver a doctor to one of the three boats that lost a guy over the side... Learned my lesson, even when on board for a single day treat her well and give some extra McL. The membership rules are posted several times within this thread... And the senior members are very willing to share (as shown in this thread)
  7. newbie bowman tips

    Yep Rens, new boat (boats enough) but nothing really regular yet (have you seen the calendar for the summer? Cork is circeled big time, unless you guys need someone for TdF ) Wessel, yep I was the guy on the front of Eclectic. And the Ker I sailed on was end4end with double sheets (guys and sheets). What I did: trip pole from mast (jaw was giving me a hard time already), hook new guy under jibsheet, try to get pole across but both jaw and lazy guy were stuck-ish. Three waves and two gusts later the jaw opened and pole could be clicked to the mast. As said before trimmer and helm kept the boat under control perfectly. Yes I was on the windward side, feet steadily planted, jaw-openings pointing upwards, twisting 90 degrees had little use (because I couldn't get the jaw on the far side to open). What was the previous name of Daikin, after racing I couldn't remember it when drinking a beer with the crew... Oh and Moonraker (you know, also a ker11.3) did a t-bone, but the mast stayed on the boat even without a forestay, might be good to know
  8. newbie bowman tips

    or big boats the foredeck crew usually consists of bow, mid-bow and mast with the mid-bow to help lugging sails around. Without him, you should be able to rely on the mastman to help you out. Tell him (in a friendly way) and make sure to remember to say it to him when going out to the race. Oh, and if you pack the sails before a race, fold the tack, luff head part back in the sailbag so you don't have to drag it all the way to the front. open bag fold stuff back and attach. When it comes to being listened to, you're probably the youngest one, so no-one will pretend to listen to you. Just keep working one doing you're own stuff fast, correct and without making any fuzz and respect will grow. The thing is there are other people on board who have the dedicated task of making sail choices and tactical decisions. The start is something different and you have the opprtunity to steer the boat in the pre-start. (just check which side they prefer to start)
  9. newbie bowman tips

    Thanks, had the new guy in the jaw, but couldn't get the "old" jaw to open and therefore release the guy, get the pole across and put it on the mast again. As said before guys at the back did a great job and just were freeflying the spinnaker and the little boat's speed didn't drop below 10 knots in the gybe, apperently. Anyway, the theory was correct, just the execution lacked finesse.
  10. newbie bowman tips

    two things, one: it's been quiet too quiet Second thing, help! thing is I've done bow past season on a 44 footer (big stuff, both a and sym off the pole) all no worries or something (had a great mentor) and the occasional small keelboat (regenboog, yngling, beneteau 25 aka platu). But now in a new spot (Solent ) and been doing the bow on 30 footers with end for end. Yesterday was a hoot, 31footer (racer) end-end pole (duh...) but in the 30+ knots of breeze I couldn't get the old guy out of the pole fast, nor the pole easily across to get the now old guy out of the thingy (what's the term?). Major reason was probably the tripping of the pole, checked the working on the dock and decided lube wasn't needed. Should I've done that anyway or is there a handy technique to get the endthingies tripped under load? Thanks. Oh, the weekend (hamble winter series and big boats series) was a good weekend foredeck wise... One duck failed (broken forestay on ducker, hole in the receiving boat) and at least one guy went swimming (But I think the water in the Solent might have been warmer than the air).
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Bribon went to vancouver (was a thread on that around here some time back)
  12. newbie bowman tips

    I have the spinlock harness and the fid goes almost horizontal in an elastic 'pocket' on my back... Go to the shoe repair man and ask him to sow a piece of elastic band (wide and tapering) on the back. It is really nice and out of the way in this set-up. Here's the deckware site with some pics of the set-up http://www.spinlockdeckware.com/products.asp?id=4917
  13. newbie bowman tips

    I have a shitload of photos of VO70's with this set-up but it was very bright day, so the white 'rhino-horn' doesn't show good. Look closely at the tack It really is a tough piece of dacron sown (SP?) into the tack of the assy, it points upwards at about 45 deg and away from the boat. We have it (Assy from the sprit) and I think it only has any use when outside gybing. Monkey: If one would go from inside to outside, jusr re-rig the sheet, it would be too heavy to have multiple sheets on the assy (even when it is massive) We sail from the sprit so always gybe outside (and thus we need the rhino horn)
  14. newbie bowman tips

    Got a nice person to teach me that (he knows his business also with words...) This hasn't taken off like just like the BU site has it? Haven't sailed in conditions that got these pictures... I look forward to more global warming... Oh and I did do this at home..: and those who know where I got these from... Oh and Thanks!
  15. newbie bowman tips

    That's one for the 'Bowman Dunking Shots'-thread We haven't been out in a serious swell, no clue how 'dry' the boat will be up front. can't be really bothered by that though...