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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. still ignoring.....
  2. I will continue to ignore this thread
  3. If I am not mistaken, the small boat furler IS the forestay. You have to drop the mast to remove it. (I could be wrong)
  4. My MIL now lives in assisted living. It was a difficult family decision and is costing a shit-ton of money. The decision was made easier when she was found stuck in the snow behind the garage in sub-zero weather. She was checking her propane tank (unnecessarily-there were two tanks) wearing only light clothes and tennis shoes. Had she been found 20 minutes later she would have been dead. She also couldn't manage her meds due to early stages of dementia. Everybody wants to stay home (including me) but it isn't always possible. Sometimes when you love someone you have to make the difficult decisions on their behalf. She asks all the time if she can go home and is told "maybe someday". Then she forgets she asked the question. There is no doubt in my mind that had she been left home, she would be dead today. Dying at home sounds like a good thing, the question is how did they die.........
  5. nice! What's it rate?
  6. Maybe if you read the thread you'd know this... see post #15.... my bad......sorry
  7. +1 I bought a print from my last Mac race. It was expensive but worth it to me. Having said that, I received an email from them many years ago saying I never returned the pics they sent (that's how they used to do biz). After a warning from me that I would sue their asses off if they so much as scuffed my credit, I got a letter saying I didn't owe them anything. I still have that email....
  8. So, does the original poster think the passerby should have minded his own business? (maybe I am reading too much into the title) "unclear if charges will be sought"?......As far as I am concerned, he should charge the department for services rendered or at least get a medal. Another dipshit removed from the gene pool (probably the shallow end)
  9. I saw SRV at one of his last shows. A pretty good snowstorm in Saginaw, MI kept the crowd way down. Maybe a couple hundred made it. SRV took the stage and stated that they wanted him to cancel. He opted to stay and rock our socks off. The Rockets backed up. It was one of the best concerts I attended. I saw Kiss before they "made it". Although I quickly lost interest, they blew me away at our community college gym.
  10. I had a crew that made holders for small flashlights out of short pieces of pvc pipe attached to small clamps. We would just set them on red and could see the telltales just fine. A pretty simple solution.
  11. I love the comment that if he would have missed the net, his balls would have cushioned the landing!
  12. I don't know that it matters but I think that boat was available for charter out of Northport. Was it chartered for the race?
  13. I'm from Northern Michigan too and know the sailor you are talking about......It is easy to throw around insults anonymously. Have you done anything about these alleged modifications? No, probably not. Do you think a racer's success might have anything to do with skill? This guy (and crew) is just plain good. His success did not start with his (unprotested) modifications, it has been there for years on many boats. He is just good, not a cheater. You can race "competitively and aggressively" with integrity. Accusing someone of cheating anonymously is bullshit. If you think you have a case, pull up your skirt and throw the flag. If you don't then just STFU (or just avoid racing against those people you obviously can't beat, as I suspect you are doing whenever possible). Disclaimer: I can't beat him either (and he gives me a shit-ton of time too). Maybe I just don't whine about it........sometimes racing against faster boats with faster sailors can teach you a thing or three if you don't just stay home and pout. PHRF is certainly not perfect but it has helped me race modest boats with modest crews for years. We can't all race OD. I would love to race in a OD fleet, as long as it was a nice comfy boat my wife and I can cruise on as well. In the meantime, I am thankful for PHRF because it gets me and others out there.
  14. I like flags. I give them to my crew. I think it means more to them. Of course, I like winning them I just don't need/want any more.
  15. Try "Sailing Tactician Free Beta". I never seem to find time to use all of the features in the heat of "battle" but if nothing else it has a great countdown timer. (available at google play)