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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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Everything posted by tillerman

  1. AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    How to Car Top a Bigger Boat by singlehand...
  2. It looks like the RS300 and RS 600 are now manufactured by The Boatyard at Beer - not RS Sailing.
  3. AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    I think the guy with a "ladies bicycle" is actually a French RS Sailing dealer delivering an RS Aero to a happy new customer.
  4. AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    Not the same guy, but you can see how it's done.
  5. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

  6. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    My prediction is that ISCA will recognize formally that LP has the rights to the Sunfish name and logo, and in return LP will license ISCA to use those trademarks. Of course this assumes that the leaders of both parties are actually sensible enough to realize that they need to work together in their common interest of persuading thousands of people to buy new Sunfish every year, and that they figure out that a deal is a better outcome than suing each other about who owns what bits of intellectual property.
  7. AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    Geeze. Do I have to have a point? I thought this was Dinghy Anarchy. I thought the whole point in being an anarchist is there is no point in being an anarchist. But I do like Johnny Cash,
  8. AERO’s D Day Liberation Invasion

    Wait! It gets worse. A few weeks after the army of British built RS Aeros in Dallas invade Texas by land from the north, an even bigger fleet of RS Aeros will be landing 300 miles to the south in Galveston for the 2018 KO Sailing RS Aero North American Championship. Can the Texas Laser sailors resist this double onslaught? Where will they make their last stand?
  9. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    I hear that, as expected, the World Council for the old class voted to stay independent and not join the new class.
  10. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

  11. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

  12. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    A vote on what?
  13. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Elvis says we gotta patch it up baby...
  14. Getting back into sailing

    Whether you want a boat to sail by yourself only, or a boat that you could occasionally also sail with another person is what you need to decide first. That is a purely personal decision that we can't help you with much.
  15. Getting back into sailing

    Oh geeze. Can you be a bit more specific?
  16. Getting back into sailing

    Someone said the RS Aero is an O'Pen Bic for grown-ups. If you want "small, light, can foil or be modded to foil, fun boat to solo sail, and be under $12K" it's the perfect fit. Don't worry about being too tall at 6'4" for the Aero. The second place finisher in the RS Aero class at the Sarasota One Design Midwinters last weekend was taller than that.
  17. US Olympic Team - Whoa, no Women 470 athletes

    Whoa there IPLore... First of all this is not the US Olympic Team. This is the US Sailing Team. These are not the sailors who will necessarily win selection for the 2020 Olympics. Secondly, this is not the first time that US Sailing has not selected a representative in every Olympic discipline to the US Sailing Team. Last year, 2017 for example, the announcement about the US Sailing Team roster said... No 49erFX, Women’s 470, Men’s RS:X or Women’s RS:X athletes have been added to the 2017 US Sailing Team as of this announcement, though it is possible that others could be added later in the year.
  18. New 2 handed boat from Rondar.

    Oh no! Not another shiny new thing for sailors to drool over. Is there no respect for traditional boats any more? I am sticking to my good old RS Aero. It may be ancient compared to this year's new boats, but it has a proud history.
  19. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    You should buy an old Sunfish. Apart from not being fast, no traps, no cake, no beer, and not planing in 7kts (or ever really) it ticks all the boxes.
  20. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    The list price for a new Waszp on the Colie Sails website is $10,500 There was a second-hand one for sale in Newport RI last summer for $11,000 (including a SpeedPuck.) Go figure.
  21. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    I think that the best place to find a Waszp in good condition for under $1500 is probably 2058. Do you have a time machine?
  22. Does your dinghy have a name?