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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. As explained up thread, there is an awful lot of mainsheet to bring in difficult to do when single handed. Much easier to sail well by the lee, put the helm over and flick the whole thing over. By then you are beam reachimg on the new tack and the main just luffs until you bare away or sheet in. Sounds challenging at first but works quite well.
  2. Coolboats to admire

    Disappearing propellor invented in Port Carling Ontario, 1915. For pictures, etc see dispro.ca
  3. J Boats/Volvo had a flex coupling between tranny and prop shaft. It consisted of 4 rubber hockey pucks with studs that fit between a plate on the tranny and another plate on the prop shaft. The pucks do not like tropical heat and salt water. Just replaced my second set in 6 years. I think I saw an elastomer ring flex coupling at some boat show. Anybody got any info on who makes them, sells them, etc? Thanks.
  4. Which Wind Generator

    There's lots more to the answer than which unit to buy. What's your typical daily consumption? How big is the bank? What type of batts? What's the charging method(s)? There are other threads here with good info. What works for me may be totally wrong for your program.
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Remember the daybreak start for the bendover. First and only time i was seasick. Bad case vodka virus.
  6. Soverel 33 Chainplate

    They were off quite a bit on my J22. When i had to do a bulkhead replacement I measured the other boats in the fleet, especially the fast ones. In the end i split the difference between the 2 sides on my own boat, added an 1/8th , drilled the new location, and set the bulkhead from there. Don't think it improved tune or speed but eliminated one more excuse!
  7. Which Wind Generator

    Have an Airbreeze. Puts out about 12 amps at 12v with 15kts breeze. Per previous it shuts off at high winds and when batts get sort of full- not 100 percent. Nose cone rattle but you can fix that. Any of the 3 blade gens are noisier than the better 4 blade units. Most of the 4 blade units are european. Do not have one so cannot speak to regulation, auto shut down, etc. We are in western caribbean and with solar and wind we seldom run engine for charging. But we only use 80-100 AHr per day.
  8. In rowing the cox often calls for power 10, a quick sprint to break the opposition. Mapfre power 17
  9. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    In my foundry days we made a lot of stuff for Vulcan and Phalanx. Got in the range at GE to see Vulcan destroy a Sherman at something over 1 mile. You dont hear it firing so much as feeling the burp. Maybe 100 rounds per burb. On the A10 they limited the burst length as the recoil would reduce the airspeed below stall if not restricted. Fing awsome!
  10. Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    I sailed with John Odenbach Sr. With and against John, Fritzy and Gardy. Have never sailed with a finer family. Great corinthians. Of course Lou kept them all in line. Lioness, i think we travelled the same road. Remember George Sibley?
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Re the drag race. I was hoping for some drama in the doldrums. Seperation, big deltas in speed or miles. Wind gods said otherwise, not VOR fault. This is one design. Think of a close od race. How much passing on a reach? Thats why we sail w-l. To get passing VOR needs some more morks that will force w or l Then you will get interesting seperation.
  12. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    Currently replacing rod with rod. To change meant engineering new attachments to mast. Do-able, but to do it safely was above my pay grade. BTW, reheading sounds good but if the rod is old the incipient (sp?) Stess corrosin may extend beyond the old head. Spent many years in foundry with complete ndt. Only way to really check for scc is to section, etch, and look under microscope. That doesnt work so well for riggers.
  13. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    Start your replacement early. Rod is available but terminal fittings can get dicey. And if that is the original rig I would seriously consider total replacement.
  14. Those J boat files, do you think they went way back to the TPI days? Would love to have a copy of my J 40 build.
  15. House batteries

    Absent any more info on usage, charging times. Etc T105 is the low cost, adequate amp option. Btw just replaced old Life Line w Firefly Caribbean, no shore power, wind, solar, frig and usual electronics. No microwave or hairdryer