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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. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    It would be for the jib, Locus. No forestay tension on a Fireball.
  2. Future Olympic lightweight-female dinghy

    New winter Olympic sport? Move the light weight women to the winter Olympics and go with a DN!
  3. Craigslist Finds

    That is what I kept telling my ex....
  4. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Damn. That's no fun.
  5. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Snipped below from Tillerman's post in the "Huh? New Sunfish Class?" blog. Seems to me Bruce Kirby lives in Rowayton. Looks like that is a couple miles away from the new shop. You don't suppose LP knew this... New SailLaser Center Planned for SONO district of Norwalk, Connecticut LaserPerformance is pleased to announce it will be opening a SailLaser Center in the SONO district of Norwalk, Connecticut. The Center will reach out to the southern Connecticut community to help make sailing as easy and enjoyable as possible regardless of means or ability. Sailing lessons will be offered for all skill levels and, for more experienced sailors, rigged dinghy boats will be available for rent or seasonal lease. Summer fun activities are planned for children, while families will be invited to participate in regattas and social events. Those interested in improving the environment in their community will be encouraged to join one of our LaserPerformance Handprint initiatives to keep our water and environment sustainable. Finally, the SailLaser Center will provide maintenance services for dinghy boats, as well as offer a wide range of LaserPerformance boats, parts and accessories which can presently be viewed and purchased at www.LaserPerformance.com. The SailLaser Center will welcome the community commencing May 2018 at 10 Marshall Street, South Norwalk, CT.
  6. Craigslist Finds

    The sticker lettering for both shown below. So I think either Sunfish or Sailfish is correct. But the Sailfish has grab/toe rails along the sides of the boat, whereas the Sunfish has a deck coaming - which looks to me is peeking through the snow on the mystery boat. Plus, I think I can make out a cockpit to the left of the alleged bilge board (which I agree is really just something on the deck). So, I reckon it is a Sunfish.
  7. Single-handed cruising options

    Check out the photos/specs of the CL16: http://vaxxine.com/clsailboats/cl16.htm Jib furler, reefing main, outboard - all nice cruising options.
  8. Craigslist Finds

    Definitely not a Laser. And in complete geek mode, I zoomed in on the mystery boat photo and if you look closely at the aft starboard corner of the boat, it sure looks like things drop off behind that tie down. Then you can see that curved transom of the Holder pop up into view over the tie down. Plus the cockpit is the same shape. I bet 50 DA bucks (same valuation as Monopoly money) that it is indeed the Holder 12.
  9. Craigslist Finds

    Hmm The Holder 12 has that weird cut away ass end (top below) that I can't make out in the photo above. But the picture of the Holder on the right certainly does have a strong resemblance.
  10. Crossbow fl 2017

    This is bullshit. Until I see it on 1:20 scale plastic model, I am simply not buying it.
  11. Moth decksweeper and lowered mast stumps

    Just curious... What % of Mothists are hitting 18/29 and nailing tacks, gybes and shifts?
  12. Seascape D2 aka 14

  13. Tasar Specs

    Bearly - I suggest you see if you can buy that daggerboard from Edward M. Tasars are great boats, and one of the reasons is the foils design and shape. Shaving a hunk of plywood is less than ideal. And don't try to make your own sails either...
  14. Seascape D2 aka 14

    Two daggerboard slots? See below regarding the MFG Sidewinder that I picked up off an MFG-dedicated website. "The boat was designed by the world famous designers Rod MacAlpine Downie and Dick Gibbs and was sold in two main configurations: cat and sloop. The hull had two slots for the centerboard, one for the cat rig and the other for the sloop."
  15. 1) Send out a search party for Gantt 2) Fund Doug Lord's Crossbow Project 3) Purchase LP from Rastegar and hire Gouv as the CEO (Note: heavy investors required for 2) and 3) )