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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. They were towing a boat with a ...... Porsche? Most likely a Cayenne SUV. The only SUV that has a larger gas tank than a Grady White runabout. The Grady probably gets better gas mileage too. Hell everytime I see one I want to hit it with a hammer. A Porsche with a front engine is a mistake. A (very successful) Porsche SUV with a front mounted engine is one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. A Porsche SUV is as ridiculous a concept as a Lincoln pickup. You'll probably really hate the Maserati then. Yup. What's next? A Lotus SUV? A Ferrari? How about a Rolls Royce SUV? The people buying those things are merely poseurs paying for the label. They have no idea of what made that label nor would they want it - they want sedans or trucks, not high performance cars. REALY? I have been driving Porsches all my driving life and I'm really OLD. Had 911s since the first year they made them, YOU probably don't know but that was 1965. Just sold my Boxster S and bought a MACAN GTS, which by the way, is soooo much better than the old 911s to drive into my old age with just a touch of dignity. You OK with that? Been there. I'm into my mid-70s. Have had 5 Porsches and 4 Audis since about 1970. Sold my 911 cabriolet a couple of years ago. Been looking at Macans but guess I'm getting too cheap in my old age to drop upwards of $80K on a Macan. Local Porsche dealer has a Macan GTS on the lot for just under $90K. Life is too short to drive boring cars. But I'd like to leave my grandkids a few bucks & do I really need a Macan (or something similar) for the 5,000 miles a year that I drive. Leave your Grandkids the MACAN. Leave them money they might just do something sensible! At this point life is REALLY short!
  2. They were towing a boat with a ...... Porsche? Most likely a Cayenne SUV. The only SUV that has a larger gas tank than a Grady White runabout. The Grady probably gets better gas mileage too.Hell everytime I see one I want to hit it with a hammer. A Porsche with a front engine is a mistake. A (very successful) Porsche SUV with a front mounted engine is one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. A Porsche SUV is as ridiculous a concept as a Lincoln pickup. You'll probably really hate the Maserati then. Yup. What's next? A Lotus SUV? A Ferrari? How about a Rolls Royce SUV? The people buying those things are merely poseurs paying for the label. They have no idea of what made that label nor would they want it - they want sedans or trucks, not high performance cars. REALY? I have been driving Porsches all my driving life and I'm really OLD. Had 911s since the first year they made them, YOU probably don't know but that was 1965. Just sold my Boxster S and bought a MACAN GTS, which by the way, is soooo much better than the old 911s to drive into my old age with just a touch of dignity. You OK with that?
  3. 2017 Race to Alaska

    RussellYour G32 has better looking EVERYTHING. Impressive rebuild. No Van Isle 360 for me. We'll be seeing you in PT for the start of the R2AK.
  4. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Gougeon 32 like this? RusselAny truth to the rumour you're doing it alone? Wayne
  5. Blithering Brian Hancock

    Not here they aren't. We have the R2AK, the Van Isle 360, Round Lasqueti, and lots of other fun adventure style races. No siree, racing is not dying around here. Not many pros in the neighbourhood though.
  6. 2017 Race to Alaska

    That depends on what you mean by competitive.
  7. Aside from your length choice, you just described the G32. Jan Gougeon did some amazing things with his and you are correct, there was only 14 made. I have too many boats and would consider selling my G32.[/quote Tell me about your G32. I love those boats and have a friend actively looking for one.
  8. Farrier F-85SR

    Nice going Clve. You liking your new rudders?
  9. Farrier F-85SR

    I really like that boat and in fact tried to buy it when Pete originally had it for sale. Bad for me he changed his mind and Mail Order Bride was next on my list. No regrets. The the two boats are very similar in performance but for me the F 85 SR is much easier to live with. Really glad to sail with Mama Tried. Epic sailing, likely never to be repeated.
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  11. Farrier F-85SR

    To be fair, we had every advantage. I had built lots of boats before, built it in my place of business ( a large fibreglass plant) and was unencumbered by family. The fact that Janine worked hour for hour alongside in the project made it possible. My goal going in was that giving up even one season sailing was not an option. For those contemplating starting an F9A build let me assure you that Ian MAKES IT EASY. My previous builds had all been basically to my own design involving more " head scratching" than actual building. To build to Ian's plan set was a huge relief and made the project fun.
  12. Farrier F-85SR

    A lot less than 4 years. Janine and I built Redshift, our F9AR, in ten months flat. I worked my day job and then afternoon shift and weekends on the boat. Met both our weight and launch predictions. Could not do it now! That's why this time I bought Mail Order Bride my F85SR. No regrets. Ian's build system and plans are flawless.
  13. Farrier F-85SR

    Did you build your rudders Clive or are they recycled from a cat?Wayne
  14. Farrier F-85SR

    Mail Order Bride is the long cabin version built with bagged s glass and epoxy with the addition of carbon as per plans.
  15. Farrier F-85SR

    Thought I'd chime in here. I have now been lucky enough to sail all three F85SRs, Mad Hatter, Evil Gnome, and my Mail Order Bride. I can attest the the fact that they are all different and all fantastic boats. Each one optimized for the style of sailing suited to the owners. Mad Hatter and Evil Gnome are optimized for crewed racing in big wind and flat water, Mail Order Bride for single and short handed sailing in more offshore adventure type racing. All work well. I agree with Clive; plan holders, start building! You have in your hands an awesome opportunity!