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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. Sometime Life Bites You in the Ass

    Empathize. Now age 69 and up till age 64, healthy as a horse, eg, running, outdoor sports, weight lifting etc., then, pneumonia, asthma, osteo arthritis, arrythmia, etc.. I'm now taking and overpaying for half the drugs you see advertised on tv. But.....grand kids are a great tonic/elixir. You get up and no matter what, don't feel sorry for yourself, NEVER talk about what you used to be able to do physically and get to the gym or outdoors and KEEP MOVING, even if it hurts. Inertia is a bitch and bodies at rest tend to remain at rest. Atrophy is the biggest component of continued degeneration and resultant depression. As one particularly astute physician suggested to me, if there was one thing he could prescribe to all his patients that would benefit at least 95% of them it would be exercise or movement. Now if I could only force myself to that beginning yoga class........I've never been flexible and that component has deteriorated significantly. I was hiking a couple of weeks back and fell.....clumsily. I could see how working on flexibility and balance also require effort. I could go on but simply suggest that getting back up to speed is possible but will require diligence and effort. The alternative sucks but I assure you the grandkids will provide renewed incentive to pursue these onerous activities. Carry on Sir.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Like most here, I'm glad he's alive , but astounded that he reappeared. All who suggested the cockroach analogy are quite correct. Guy is like the homeless alcoholic on panhandler on the street. I'd buy him a sandwich, or in this case a cup'o coffee (never Starfucks) but no cash for him to take and pursue the addiction that will result in his inevitable demise. Yeah, i am a little jealous, toiling away with job, family and community responsibilities while he's out on the ocean blue but he has nothing and will continue to be a parasite sucking up public resources while others truly in need flounder. Sad really and not worthy of anyone's support or encouragement.
  3. Just another vehicle for Jobson to milk some more $$ from sailing. Use funds to work on sailings dim future. I'm sure community sailing venues could use a few extra bucks.
  4. Tom Scott?

    I don't really fancy Morgan 30's or spend much time in Cruising Anarchy (or SA for that matter anymore) but his enthusiasm for the boat was infectious and pure. I respect his pride and attention to detail. He didn't need a state of the art racing machine and reveled in the simple joys of sailing. Must say that I've always enjoyed Ajax's contributions as well for the same reasons. Pity. Whatever. Hope they both sail on happily and in Tom's case, good luck with Irma.
  5. Vineyard Race 2017

    Short courses are for pussies says this sorry ass who hasn't done a Vineyard in 4 years and is jealous of all you on the water this weekend. Oh well. Have fun.
  6. Honda 50hp outboard for McGregor 26 surges at high revs

    Too much load on engine. You are substantially underpowered. Most folks around here typically recommend over 100hp.
  7. RIP Doug Peterson

    Damn. No matter the vintage, his designs flew upwind and were pleasing to the eye. Thanks Doug for consistent excellence. Another great crossed off the Scratch Sheet. Not many left and the industry doesn't really offer the broader support it once did for these sorts of boats and designers.
  8. A new Anarchy

    Don't want to sound like the crotchety old intolerant son of a bitch that I am but this truly is a noobfest lately. Thanks Herr Shark. I no longer feel so alone.
  9. Stone Horse

    Thanks Harry, You confirmed my suspicions about the easy access of water into the cockpit in a seaway and more importantly the vulnerability of important elements under the cockpit to that water. All the other stuff could be easily dealt with.
  10. Stone Horse

    Gonna have to take a pass. A classic design indeed. Very easy on the eye. But see too many compromises to accommodate aesthetics rather than the performance offered by more recent designs. Thanks for the input.. Maybe if I chopped off the keel for a strut and bulb, added a carbon rig with a tanbark fathead main,................nevermind.
  11. Stone Horse

    The lines of this boat have intrigued me for decades but now I'm looking at it as one of several boats to actually consider owning. Will be the slowest boat I've ever owned but is it a dog? How does it sail? Can it be reefed and take a beating when the breeze and chop are up? Can it ghost along in a whisper or does it need 8 knots of wind to get going? Saw one short vid showing the non existing side decks along the cockpit allowing a considerable amount of water to splash over and accumulate on the leeward cockpit seat. Not normally a problem but the engine resides under the cockpit and there appear to be access hatches in the floor. Any firsthand experiences with sailing the boat or better yet, ownership, would be appreciated.
  12. Mainsheet Girl's Message Box

    Thanks for initiating this thread. Rekindling memories of MSG on New Year's Day seems quite appropriate. Sailing Anarchy, the Providence Boat Show and many people's lives will never be the same without her.
  13. Front Page: New sailor . . . Out with the Old . . .

    Some of the best sailors I know sail old and slow boats.
  14. Sad news, Paul Elvstrom passed away

    I too will proudly stand in the line of his worshippers. Thanks for sharing the picture of him sailing with his daughter on the Tornado. As I recall he was extremely proud of that team. My foggy recollection of him was an old photo of him in the day when Finns were sailed with soaked sweaters . Also was aboard his uber cool half tonner design. Looked like a big Soling with a flush deck and only trench cockpits on either side. He was THE man.
  15. Live concerts in awesome locations

    Pretty much any concert at Red Rocks.