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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. I think he deserves a BAH participation award. He had a lot of points deducted for being gelded.
  2. Thanks for posting that here. Some people don't follow GA, thus significant naval news like this and the Fitz collision are appreciated. Whiners can just HTFU and not click on it if the don't want to read it.
  3. Kill one cockroach and others crawl out of the woodwork. But we might be narrowing down on who was feeding BS lies to troll BP with.
  4. They would be welcome to post their ideas on budget cruising. Alas, they seem to have none, and are only here to whine.
  5. We used to have a boom tent that went from the mast to the stern to protect lots of varnish on cabin and cockpit. It had flaps in front that extended down to the deck, and went over the lifelines and fastened to the rail. It took a little longer to install and remove than a sail cover. If color-coordinated with boat and nicely made it looks fine. Need chafe patches at stanchions, etc. Will hold up to a normal storm, but I'd suggest removing it if a gale is forecast. UV will take out the stitching before the cover wears out. You often see larger dry-sailed dinghies with a similar cover, called a "mooring cover".
  6. ACX Crystal was following a traffic zone. The course change corresponds to staying in their lane. Not sure what the Fitz was doing, as they don't appear to have been staying in their lane.
  7. Their radio gear was taken out in the collision. They finally were able to report the collision by phone. IDK if it was cell phone or satellite.
  8. Well said.
  9. Oooo, my very own sock puppet. Dance, boy, dance.
  10. Well, don't hit shit and you'll be fine.
  11. two people died on a steel boat in western Carribean several months ago. Hit a reef and keel ripped off.
  12. Rimas bequeathed you his chicken to choke. Have at it, knob-polisher.
  13. CanAm had very few rules, it was 'run what Ya brung' racing. That's what made it so popular. Also led to its demise. Penske built their own version of the 917 Porsche from their plans. Open cockpit, and bodywork designed for maximum downforce on shorter North American tracks. They could adjust the turbo boost wwaaayyy up for qualifying and passing. Every other car was obsolete. The interesting thing about CanAm cars...considering how extreme and fast they were, the relatively crude safety features at that time, and the unsafe tracks of the time; there weren't the high number of bad and fatal crashes that other series were having at the time. They were probably lucky.