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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. Whale sinks boat

    Who can forget this one where a whale jumped on the boat in South Africa....
  2. Relief Band Motion Sickness at 2016 CES show

    My wife gets extremely seasick and after a lot of research I came up with using Cinnarizine (sold under the brand name Stugeron). There are plenty of independent reviews/comparisons and it seems to perform better for more people then other over the counter medicine. The issue is that it is not sold in the U.S. (it is off patent so no one will pay to get it approved since it is a generic). So can buy it online from Canada.....just make sure you get the correct (lower) dosage.
  3. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    It is actually very likely since having the original owner/designer as part of the company helps the brand. All these names being owed is not surprising. Most of the debt is probably held by a couple of large banks and the rest are small debtors or entities which have claims against the business. It doesn't do any good to reorganize your debts only to have someone make a large claim and put you back in bankruptcy. It all comes down to whether PJ can convince some of the larger lenders to work with him.
  4. Shorthanding a J/133 ?

    I have a J/133 and sail it all the time with just my wife. I have no problem sailing it by myself as well. When sailing by myself I don't fly the spinnaker but I probably could if I bothered. It is a great boat.