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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. The Zombie Fleet

    ...hell a nearly free j/30 would work too yeah...um...no. I have a personal problem with those boats. now an O30....different story..... -M
  2. The Zombie Fleet

    Across from my slip are several boats just like this, sadly they are boats worth saving, but with shredded canvas flapping in the wind and running rigging rotting into clumps of slime. They include 2 J 30s, an Aphrodite 101', an Olson 30, and Baba 30. Most of their scuppers are clogged so the decks look llike a swamp. I am waiting for the dock lines to rot away and have them end up drifting loose in a winter storm, bull in a china shop style. What I do not get is the morrage at the marina is not cheep, at least 2 of the boats are owned be sailors who have had major health issues but can not part with the boats. They are spending $400 a month to let their dreams decompose into scrap. You gotta wonder if they would change their mind if somebody walked up with a wad of cash to take it off their hands. I imagine that some of these folks feel like they have to "fix it up" to sell it, and that hurdle is too high, so they wait until they "are ready" to fix it up, which never happens. A wad of greedbacks would disavow them of the notion that they have to fix it. where is this at, anyway? a nearly free O30 sounds cool to me.... -M
  3. wants to go sailing.

  4. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Dan's right. Open the blisters right after hauling, wash them, and let them dry all winter. Even if it's cold, water will sublimate off. And winter is typically very dry, so it will help the sublimation process. -M
  5. Floating Jib Leads?????????????

    Do you understand this setup? Could you explain it? I understand the floating lead part of it, but the "height" adjustment end of it looks odd. What's the deal with the snatch block on the "other" end of the lead? And what's the deal with the purchase line? Is it set up to have some large macro adjustments (either set up on long, medium or short), then you play within that range? Huh? -M
  6. newbie bowman tips

    Thanks! Yes, I do see it clearly. Honestly, I never would have thought that it would work. I would have guessed that the lazy sheet would miss it in all the fluttering and instability of the chute during the gibe and end up below the spirit. Good to know.... -M
  7. newbie bowman tips

    ? Sorry, I am slow on the uptake this monday. Could you show a picture/diagram of this? Now, batten taped to the underside of the pole to catch lazy sheets, I have heard of. This, not yet. thnx, M