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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. Tasar Specs

    Bearley borrowed my Tasar blades to use as proper templates.
  2. Wavelength 24

    Thanks to all for sharing your thoughts and experience on the boat. Nor surprised by structural deficiencies or how much fun they are to sail. Seems like a nice simple all around design for relatively protected waters. Have to see where I wind up in the next 6 months. If inland, it's a strong candidate.
  3. Tasar Specs

    Just realized you're in Manchester NH. I'm in Spofford NH. Since I've got so much work to do on my Tasar I won't be using my blades for a bit. Wanna borrow them to use as precise templates? If you SWEAR to return them promptly. I hate lending stuff out and then having to chase it later. Let me know.
  4. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Wake me up when he calls from the next Starbucks. In spite of the incredible odds his reappearance seems to be a bizarre certainty.
  5. Tasar Specs

    I'm also putting, or rather trying to put a Tasar together myself. Between having to get new sails and bunches of rigging bits, all spendy because class specific hardware just IS that way, it's another fucking sailboat money pit. I SHOULD have known better but I'm not too bright when it comes to boats. It should be a fun little boat when it's finished. If I ever finish. Tune in to the next exciting episode of Stupid Is As Stupid Does.
  6. Wavelength 24

    I'm not going to Hawaii. Just using Transpac as a standard to consider both performance and construction. Obviously, they surf but do they readily plane? Light enough and the hull appears undistorted enough. And yes, I know given enough wind many boats (even a J105????) will plane. Thank you Herr Koch for your reinforcement insights. Seem to be the usual suspects for an older light boat one might want to stress a bit.
  7. Fazisi Front Page

    No boat deserves that end. Ot Other boats have come and gone and been forgotten but as relatively unsuccessful as she may have been, everyone remembers Fazizi. I'll never forget going on board and belowdeck just following her round the world jaunt. I am a minimalist and champion of simplicity and spartan accommodation however even I left in amazement at how cramped, tight and cluttered that hell hole must have been for those aboard. Add the noise of the aluminum hull pounding through the seas. No thanks.
  8. Wavelength 24

    I know it's not a Moore 24 but.............could it endure the breeze and chop if used as a coastal cruiser/racer? Most Wavelengths seem to be sailed on lakes, bays or fairly protected waters. Could one if prepped properly even make the sleighride to Hawaii? Would they self destruct if beating to weather in a breeze and choppy sea state? Could one survive in San Francisco Bay?
  9. Fucking Burrrrrrrrrr Winter 2017-2018

    Thanks. Costco out of stock now but I know where to look.
  10. 8 Bells - Chris Wentz

    Sad news. Condolences to his family and all associated with him.
  11. Fucking Burrrrrrrrrr Winter 2017-2018

    Hwy Woody, What kind of a weather station do you have and show in the opening photo? Never seen a display like that. Very cool. But then i would expect nothing less.
  12. J/35 Another Rule 18 Clarification

    Jeebus, Other boat bobbing towards mark with stern arch and roller furling headsail whilst you carbon sails ablaze charge in to mark. Clearly not a championship regatta. Why be such a tough guy threatening protest and mucking it up? You could effortlessly flick your boat around them and the mark and be out of there with everyone's day unsoiled. OK, you wanted to teach them a lesson about rules or whatever...........bottom line, you acomplished nothing other than annoy another sailor and make us wonder why you would bother posting this silly incident here.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.