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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. Taking January off, where to go?

    Thanks B.J. Don't care much for the crime described in the Caribbean, not worth it. I'm contemplating just to go to Sydney, Australia and trying to find someone to sail with. Rent something cheap on airbnb. Fair amount of activity there in January, right? Anyone that can fit me in on weekly regattas? Are any of the yacht clubs there open for visitors wanting to get on the water?
  2. Taking January off, where to go?

    @artie_pitt: any details on Key West? Isla Mujeres sounds very quiet. I'd prefer somewhere with an active yacht club / sailing school. Looks beautiful, though. Carricau: same as Ilsa Mujeres? Antigua: pricy? turist trap? Hedonisdm II: best choice so far? Anyone with input on Oceania or Asia destinations?
  3. Taking January off, where to go?

    Dearest (helpful) anarchists; I'm taking January off and feel like going somewhere warm and sunny. Oceania, americas, somewhere. English speaking would be nice, though. I sail keelboats, but some dinghy action could be fun as well. Not looking to rent a boat, maybe crew (short/dh is fine) for someone or find a sailing club/school with dinghies and someone to race. Where do I go?
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Since they're close to shore, (soft) realtime updates are visible on AIS sites like this: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?mmsi=235112112 (for HB)
  5. New Garmin GNX-21 Instruments

    I have the Garmin N2K package on my X-79, and I'm mostly happy with it. GNX20, GMI20, GPS19X and the wireless anemometer. No moisture problems, and both are easily readable on bright summer days. Garmin support was very helpful and shipped me a replacement GND10 when I suspected it was broken, which later turned out to be an unrelated voltage problem. I'd buy it again.
  6. Nexus Wind sensor and FDX protocol

    I've done some reverse engineering of the FDX protocol, see https://github.com/lkarsten/GND10read/blob/master/fdxprotocol.rst .
  7. Painting over old logo in spinnaker

    Short update: had a go with a black sharpie yesterday, and it doesn't cover well enough. Even after applying it on both sides of the cloth, there is still a clear difference in color between the black logo and the now black letters. In the sunshine it would be very visible. I spent about an hour coloring 1/3 of the first letter in the logo. Next up is getting some proper ink and applying it with a sponge, that should speed it up a bit.
  8. Painting over old logo in spinnaker

    Scarecrow: Just the old owner's employer, somehow he convinced them to threw some cash in his direction. They're in the garbage and utilities business. I feel so cool with the kite up.
  9. Painting over old logo in spinnaker

    Thanks everyone. I'll try the sharpies first, and then get that connoisseur ink if the sharpies doesn't cover the old logo properly.
  10. Painting over old logo in spinnaker

    Sharpies... Really? Does it stay in place being drenched, or uh, in the off chance of being used for trawling for a while? Surely there must be some grownup stuff to handle such ad-hoc jobs?
  11. Painting over old logo in spinnaker

    I've got a 3-4 year old nylon spinnaker with a logo sewn into it that I want to cover up. White spin with a black logo. Logo covers to many panels to consider changing them all on a used sail. Sail maker recommended "textile paint", but the ones I can find locally are for cotton and explicitly doesn't work on nylon. Can I use black acryl spray paint to cover it up? Will the solvents in the spray paint eat the nylon?
  12. Garmin GWIND + GND10

    Attempting to breathe life into this thread again. Did you get it working? (sorry for the throwaway username)