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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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    Buenos Aires
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    Sailing, running, reading.

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  1. Show your boat sailing thread

    Wow! Nice boat!
  2. Cruising a two tonner

    A IOR boat rigged with a staysail seems a reasonable choice if the price is right. Draft though could be a problem.
  3. Blue water cruising books

    Torroba wrote a book (see link below). He now lives as a recluse in the province of La Pampa (Argentina). A strange character -- crossed the Pacific in a dugout canoe, when leaving South America threw overboard (on purpose) all navigation instruments & charts. http://www.pulponegro.com.ar/product.php?id_product=1144
  4. Classic Boats down South

    Classic Boat regatta, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Last Friday, yesterday and today. http://yca.org.ar/2017/10/27/partida-fotos-clasicos-colonia-2017/
  5. used gear

    In relation to your concern about being "insensitive" I recommend the following passage from Adam Smith's 1759 classic "The theory of moral sentiments" Let us suppose that the great empire of China, with all its myriads of inhabitants, was suddenly swallowed up by an earthquake, and let us consider how a man of humanity in Europe, who had no sort of connection with that part of the world, would be affected upon receiving intelligence of this dreadful calamity. He would, I imagine, first of all, express very strongly his sorrow for the misfortune of that unhappy people, he would make many melancholy reflections upon the precariousness of human life, and the vanity of all the labours of man, which could thus be annihilated in a moment. He would too, perhaps, if he was a man of speculation, enter into many reasonings concerning the effects which this disaster might produce upon the commerce of Europe, and the trade and business of the world in general. And when all this fine philosophy was over, when all these humane sentiments had been once fairly expressed, he would pursue his business or his pleasure, take his repose or his diversion, with the same ease and tranquillity, as if no such accident had happened. The most frivolous disaster which could befall himself would occasion a more real disturbance. If he was to lose his little finger to-morrow, he would not sleep to-night; but, provided he never saw them, he will snore with the most profound security over the ruin of a hundred millions of his brethren, and the destruction of that immense multitude seems plainly an object less interesting to him, than this paltry misfortune of his own. PD: Smith is of course better known for his "Wealth of Nations" 1776 landmark book.
  6. Racing scene in Chile & Argentina

    Quite a lot of racing in Buenos Aires. All-year round. Most important ones organized by the Yacht Club Argentino: http://yca.org.ar/ Contact me next time you come to BA. Can give you more info and/or go sailing or maybe racing.
  7. My newest project

    Yeah....I see the "Park Avenue Boom" term floating around but I dont have a clue what it means...will google it.
  8. My newest project

    Please pardon my ignorance: what is the purpose of the boom with what I think is a nearly "triangular" cross section? (flat on top, narrow on the bottom). Is it to save weight or make flaking the sail easier (it folds better on top of the boom)? Boat looks fantastic!
  9. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Wow! Tall rig !
  10. Winches on mast: ¿correct angle?

    ¿You mean rotating axis of the winch perpendicular to mast wall ? (90 degree angle)
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  12. Show your boat sailing thread

    Yesterday, windy. Off Buenos Aires. Frers-designed Roy 32. Staysail works well.
  13. My newest project

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  14. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

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  15. Coolboats to admire

    The "Grumete" was designed by German Frers Sr. in the late 1930. Frers was travelling to the 1938 Berlin Olympics to take part in sailing compettion (8 metres I think). Preliminary drawings were completed while Frers crossed the Atlantic on the Hinderburgh airship. German crewmemers thaught his drawings were "military intelligence" , he had to convince them otherwise ! This story is told in his book "Viaje, Diseños y Regatas" ("Travels, designs and races"). Some years later, and based on this boat he designed the "Cadete" (30 ft) and "SuperCadete" (39 ft) . All hard-chined boats. In his Fjord IV (a "Super Cadete) he participated with good results in the Newport Bermuda race (1950s)