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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. Martin 243 Delrins: Need some?

    probably just the term the guy uses to describe his craft, but just in case... acrylic ≠ delrin
  2. What's the best small sport boat to buy?

    1.hate drysailing 2. like to fiddle with boats so not that interested in a class so closed that you can’t improve stuff 3. easier to get 4 crew together than 5 4. old enough to have seen fleets come and go so less easily seduced by what’s around now.... (rip OD starts for: Cal20, t-bird, J24, hotfoot20, hotfoot 27, martin 242, star, etchells)
  3. What's the best small sport boat to buy?

    ya, looks great... i remember when i used to have abs... now I'm happy to go fast without killing myself... old age rears it's ugly head!
  4. What's the best small sport boat to buy?

    Love mine... I believe you need a bunch of crew for the Viper... we seem to do OK with 4 on the 23R... 241 isn't in the same bracket as even the PR22 nevermind the Rocket 22. I had a PR22 and test sailed a Rocket22... big difference obviously so as great a boat as the PR22 is for it's day, it's also a performance rung down from the rest of your list.
  5. Taping rigging to prevent snags on cotter pins

    ya, i actually put brightly coloured ones on to test so i could see immediately if they had failed, but so far they haven’t so i got a bag of the black ones because these will get clipped off shortly. i don’t expect them to be a long lasting solution but for a small race boat where the rig gets tuned and pulled relatively frequently the lack of longevity is more than made up for by easy installation and no requirement for taping
  6. Taping rigging to prevent snags on cotter pins

    you guys will laugh your asses off, but I'm almost a season into it using zap straps through the pin holes and around one side of the body of the turnbuckle... initially i was adjusting my rig tension frequently and didn't want to bother with bending/unbending taping/untaping cotter pins and the clearance between the studs and the inside of the turnbuckle body made the rings a pain to feed in and out so i tried the zap straps... SUPER easy to install and when you need to adjust just clip them off...
  7. PHRF Exclusion practice

    attendance fixes everything... if you've got enough boats then you can split them off into a sport boat division and the ratings will be good enough to work intra division. The problems are really pronounced only when you have only 6 boats show up and you've got 2 sporties and 4 lead mines and the ratings just don't work. Hell, even with 'conventional' boats the ratings don't hold up that well if you've got 40 footers vs Cal 20's... but if you've got enough people to make a few rating bands then it gets better... if you've got even more boats and can have slow/medium/fast rating bands in sport/light/heavy divisions then you'll really be in good shape... sometimes I think if we spent as much energy dragging people out on the race course as we do complaining about the rating systems, that we'd find the rating systems aren't that bad after all...
  8. Show your boat sailing thread

    Herreshoff 28, or H-28 as they are usually referred to.... this one I had was the first sloop rigged one ever. They were drawn as ketches which you see a lot of, but I guess someone wanted a sloop so a new sail plan was drawn up... I had the plans when I had the boat... wish I’d kept them! Anyway, most H-28s are ketches, often with a doghouse on the cabin, which is great for cruising I’m sure, but I was young enough when I had her that I didn’t ming ducking a bit inside the cabin to have a prettier boat!
  9. Show your boat sailing thread

    OK, being as it's Cruising Anarchy I'll try again with a different one of my boats since someone said my last four boats were too racy!
  10. Totally lost...

    Random suggestion... a bit left coast, but Hotfoot 27 comes to mind...
  11. Making a new dagger-board - why rip and glue?

    rip, flip and glue to stop warping/cupping as the moisture content of the wood changes
  12. My favorite boat repair tools.

    picquic mariner.... a non-corroding multi bit screwdriver that manages the bits well
  13. velcro alfa-lok or 3m dual lock

    I'd say alfa... I have no direct experience but it looks functionally identical to dual lock with the interlocking mushrooms of hard plastic. the heavy duty velcro is still just a variant of the hook and loop system and I can't see it supporting as much weight. that said, they behave differently... alfa/dual click into place and unclick. it's a very positive system sort of like say, how the bits on a mutli-bit screwdriver snap in and out. it's either on or off. with hd velcro you're still in that zone where if you touch the pieces together lightly you've got one level of holding power and if you mush them together the hooks will get more buried in the loops and you'll get more holding. Also, the traditional velcro model is sensitive to peeling forces... it's stronger in sheer of tension, but if it's a peeling force it'll let go sooner... alfa/DL are gonna be just on, or off... oh ya... all of my comments are based on these products being attached to hard flat surfaces... if you're attaching to soft or curved surfaces neither afla nor DL are suitable.
  14. velcro alfa-lok or 3m dual lock

    I've used Dual Lock in the past... Nice 'click' when it engages as described above for the alfa-lok... I used it for attaching various Velocitek guages over the years.. it does die eventually, but I'm talking 2-3 years with no UV protection. Sounds like they're pretty comparable so shop by price?
  15. Be aware! Virtual Regatta uses censorship

    yes, it's 'personcot' now... get woke!