For those who weren't present, we discussed The Rules. We decided that the WWCC rules set, lightly modified, would make an excellent basis for the BGSE rules. Changes that were mooted about: Get rid of the 3/16" cannon. Basis for this: It's a whopping .05" bigger in diameter than the easily available BB cannons. No good reason to have a separate gun size that's so close. We discussed the possibility of letting ships that under the WWCC rules rate a 3/16" cannon have a slightly higher rate of fire than the ships that use a BB cannon as the rules are, to represent the greater firepower of the larger guns. Not too much faster, though. Limiting pump power. The WWCC rules stipulate that battleships are limited to any number of pumps with two 1/4" outlets. The three of us agreed that this rule is based on old technology and that if left as-is would result in a bunch of non-sinking warships if they used modern pumps, given that currently available fast gun pumps are moving more than 2 gallons per minute through a 1/8" orifice. We wanted to make the standard easy to verify and test without taking ships apart or needing a special test rig. What we propose is limiting the actual power used by the pumps to a specific wattage, checked using a clamp-on ammeter, or an inline ammeter (or wattmeter, we can all do basic P=IE math, the end result is measuring the power). Any means of moving the water out of the boat is good, be if a centrifugal pump, positive displacement pump, magnetohydrodynamics, or an old-school chain pump. If someone wants to carry enough CO2 to run a gas-powered pump, I suppose we'll have to write a new rule. Those are the changes I remember. The optional 1/2" extra hull depth rule stands, but the extra depth is optional, not mandatory. Changes to the carrier rules were discussed, but as no one is running a carrier and we had boat work to do, it was not pursued at that meeting. Thoughts?