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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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    just moved from starboard coast to the leeward coast.
  1. Last Voyage

    He and Joan were so gracious to us last fall. We were heading South and asked to meet for dinner and drinks. They opened their home to us for the night, and invited us back on the way North if necessary. He adored his wife, and was liberal with his liquor cabinet. Promised them a good sail when they wanted to head to Seattle. Sad...sad...To his family, we are truly sorry, Gold hill is a little bit quieter today.
  2. I Never Knew That

    Another one..."Your names going to be Mud". After shooting President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth jumped onto the stage and fractured his leg. He then went to Dr. Samuel Mudds house to have it set. There is controversy as to wether or not Dr. Mudd knew what had just occured. He was sentanced to life in prison for aiding a murderer and sentenced to life in prison, although was later released.
  3. I once tried to park in an attended handicap spot, with my hangtag, and the attendant told me I wasn't handicapped enough. I needed a wheelchair to walk any distance, but since I was parking close to the venue, I had left it at home. My family and I ended up parking a few blocks away, and as I walked past him, with a person on each side of me to helping me walk, I asked him what was "handicapped enough to have that spot". Should have sued...
  4. HB Rico!

    Hey Rick, a very happy Birthday to you!!! Should you ever find your way up to the Pacific North Wet, I think we can promise you an unforgettable evening.
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Ummm...the previously mentioned modified SC50, finished, and we were first to tap the keg.
  6. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Just one more quick note of the YOY topic. If it wasn't for him, I seriously doubt I would know any of you. My sailing skills were I knew port from starboard, I knew the difference between jibing and tacking...very very minimal. He allowed me on his boat, and because of other crew members I worked with, I learned a lot. He gave me self confidence in the sport, and was always encouraging. Yes there were some crazy times...and there was some yelling, but all in all I learned a lot. And if I wasn't involved with racing I never would have met my husband, and have such an incredible boat that we sail together. (next sail is New Years Eve day...out to Eliott Bay, Parking in a slip for the night and watching the fireworks off the Space Needle at midnight from the cockpit)
  7. Our Beloved mainsheetgirl

    Mainsheetsister, we have all lost a friend, but you and your parents have lost so much more. Knowing that she is free of that ugly disease, and no longer in pain does not make you miss her any less. Please tell your mom and dad that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
  8. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Ya know Catherine, when (and you will) beat this thing, we need to plan a hell-of-a-party. A giant SA bash celebration! We'll have to rent someplace huge...maybe find a couple beer/rum sponsors. Just so you can finally meet all those around the globe who truly care about you, and want to celebrate you beating this thing! So just keep fighting...
  9. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I WANT ONE!!! (The tee shirt, not the Farr)
  10. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Hey Catherine, just because you don't hear from me very often, just know I think of you often, and always whisper a little prayer for you for the day. Keep fighting, from what I am reading, you are doing great!
  11. Welcome to the West coast, hope this winter is going well for you.

  12. Italian cruise ship tragedy

    Please forgive my ignorance, but does the Capt. plug into a computer the coordinates that he would like his ship to follow for a certain amount of time? And if that is so, is it on auto-pilot, with no one actually steering the boat? And if someone took it off auto-pilot, and changed course, wouldn't that show up in the black box and absolve the Capt of some of the error? (He was having dinner when it happened) But imho, no absolution from leaving the ship early, I understand that no matter what, there will be chaos, but he is the Captain, and should have been there to help.
  13. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    I had to chuckle a bit reading your latest blog, it brought back some memories, not funny at the time, is a bit now. I was in the hospital with gangrene and mrsa. Had 2 surgeries to clean out the inside of my foot, so sleep for a few days was all drug induced. First night sleeping on my own, I was in a sound, dead, wonderful sleep, and a nurse wakes me at 5am to ask me on a scale of 1-10 what was my pain level. I'm sure that there was a considerable amount of sarcasm and irritability when I asked her what she thought it was when I was sound asleep. I'm sure it was part of her paper work that needed to be done before the end of her shift, but really??!!
  14. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    A very happy Thanksgiving to all my GMORA friends. I am thankful for all your friendships!!! (miss you all, but am happy)
  15. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Just read your latest blog, I'm sorry your day started so awfully, and I wish I could send you hug. k