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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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  2. ....a different sort of peek-a-boo suit.
  3. Out of Town Visitor - Sailing in Sydney Harbor

    I think you can buy a ticket BJ. A friend did it a few years ago and she said it was great. Already paid for a spot on the Manly fast ferry for Will & I. Now, I just need to psych myself up to sail out into this 20+ SE to get my ass down there...
  4. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    I have no idea what you are on about.
  5. Australian skipper faces misconduct charge in Volvo race

    I haven't made any bondage jokes; I made a few lesbian jokes, though. ref post #753, #892, #989. My current thinking on those two women is that cannabis (and maybe acid) influences a lot of how they describe their experiences.
  6. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Classic. YCMTSU. The Trumpista self-owns are so precious.
  7. Does it piss you off ...

    You'd be one of those old white men that bemoan the loss of respect and manners in the young?
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    It looks fuckin terrible l...ohh and running gear not set up for it to be in place.
  9. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    I showed the pre-equator video to my wife who remarked how happy and relaxed he looks. Happy little house indeed.
  10. They are all pretty much glued together still with only Scallywog falling off the pace just a tad. Will be interesting to see if there is any split shortly between following the breeze around versus digging in a bit longer to get more south.
  11. Hey all, I've been lurking on SA for while, and I've run into a problem with my own boat that I'm hoping you all can help me out with. I'm trying to get the engine running on our boat. We bought her last winter on the hard, got her in the water this summer, and been slowly working on her since. Our Christmas present to each other is to get her running by Christmas time so that we can take her out for a Christmas sail on our boat. Earlier this summer (after I rewired the starter button) the engine gave a few anemic cranks. Saturday, when I tried it, the solenoid engaged but didn't crank at all. The batteries and wiring are good, and the motor isn't seized so I took the starter out. The engine is a Perkins 4.108M. Here are the pictures of the starter. The outside at least is pretty ugly. My main concern is... what is it? I found a number and was able to clean it up enough to read 1960769. But google is failing on me here. Google is somehow smart enough to know when I do a search for "1960769 starter" that this is a Perkins, but none of the pages it finds for me have that number anywhere. My plan was to take it somewhere tomorrow and get it tested, but I hate walking into a shop knowing nothing, and the last thing I want to do is get a replacement that isn't going to fit my engine. So if you fine people can avail me of your knowledge and lead me down a path path of enlightenment, I would be eternally grateful. Also, apparently there are rules here, and I hear you boys like this sort of thing, so...
  12. Fascism Runs in My American Family

    It's not exactly an unusual phenomena. I have them in my family as you all probably have them in yours..(fortunately mine are dying branches) Happens everywhere and everywhen ..whenever any country turns from moderate conservative, centerist or moderate left wing government to populist extreme ones..these poor suppressed minorities of bigots, racists and yep, even fascist neo nazis come bravely out of the woodwork. Happened here with our John Howard. Happened in the UK with Thatcher...cynically I'd say that Moderates don't take their opportunities to root out these low browed, weak chinned, snaggle toothed, semi literate morons though education when they have the opportunity, because you never know when they'll be useful.
  13. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    Nope- here’s Scalia: https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/90-1014.ZD.html read the whole thing-
  14. Does it piss you off ...

    Why does it keep changing handles? Doesn't that indicate it knows it's being an idiot? Why bother responding? You guys are masochists.
  15. SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    Exactly right Tropical. The CYC has decided to space out their media events evenly in the lead up to 26th in the hope of maximising exposure, however the Commodore seems to have missed the fundamental point that it might not suit the programmes of his competitors. Missing two 100's plus the 70's and 60's is a shame for the spectacle, now it's just a 2x2 show.
  16. Ian Farrier

    It was like a gut shot when I noticed the headline. I cant believe it. His presence on the forums helping complete strangers and noobs with questions about his wonderful designs made me feel like he was a friend, mentor and personal advisor. I am so glad I found my way to my Corsair 31. I am thankful to him every time I go out. RIP good man.
  17. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Doldrums? What doldrums! Thanks Lauren and yl75, you guys make this thread so much more useful.
  18. Does it piss you off ...

    Politically correct a good thing? No fucking way. It stifles expression. Free expression of one’s options.
  19. Another gun death in USA

    Don’t be a prick. The man was defending a boy you fucking cunt.
  20. "There is no such thing as 'Sound Science'"

    Did you actually look it up? I’m guessing no.
  21. Yacht Club Safety Review

    Clubs should never recommend anything beyond the standard equipment as it creates a standard (some dip shit lawyer will hold up later as the minimum equipment you needed)
  22. Does it piss you off ...

    Just a point of order.. The Term "Politically Correct" denotes a GOOD thing. The hijacking of it by the right is bad..Steal it back. The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.[1][2][3][4][5] Since the late 1980s, the term has come to refer to avoiding language or behavior that can be seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against, especially groups defined by sex or race. In public discourse and the media, it is generally used as a pejorative, implying that these policies are excessive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness Be PC and proud!
  23. ...too late to hitchhike home?
  24. ....get that thing out of my face.
  25. ...dammit,,,always forget which direction these things go
  26. ....mama used t'say...ifyou ain't got nuthn good t'say,,, don't say nuthn at all.
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