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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. Team Vestas grounded

    Still no one has an answer for - why no radar active with guard zone, why no depth alarms. Is this standard practice in these boats - seems to me it contravenes the Colregs.
  2. Team Vestas grounded

    Yep, my condolences guys, everyone makes mistakes. Really glad everyone is OK. Sorry I wont see you in Auckland now, was looking fwd to it. A question for some with experiences in these races. I am not familiar with Expedition, but I have quite a few offshore miles, and some trans ocean single handed racing. I have extensive experience with Nobeltec and Opencpn. I understand the zooming issue. I'm interested in the fact than none on this forum have questioned the use of a single data source (GPS) for position - the chart plotter with Expedition. Several have recommended additional plotter screens, at different scales. Rather than that, in these circumstances I would have had both a radar guard zone and sonar alarms set, regardless of whether I thought I was on a safe route or not. Both are connected to very loud klaxon type sirens, that cannot go un-noticed. Vestas has a 4G broadband radar I believe? This is part of the lookout system as required by the colregs for a vessel so equipped. Was it off, or on but no-one watching it - and no guard zone. Is this standard practice for the VOR boats, and if so, why? My radar is a 3G broadband, and it would have sounded the collision alarm in sufficient time - it normally will see a low reef from several miles off. Radar guard zones should be SOP as far as I can see.
  3. Yep, Optolamp. Fantastic features (auto on/off with light levels) Tri Color, Anchor and strobe. Draws .15 a at 12 v. Mine is great! http://www.neptunes-gear.com/collections/electronics/navigation-lights