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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. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    The picture she chose is fitting for someone that is batshit looney.
  2. Sailing art

    The blue line is a sprit, look at the shadow of it and the line on the sail.
  3. The best sailing film for a long time

    It was good. Didn't care for the 200+ ft monster wave at the end. It was billed as a true story but the part of the story where the ship is lost is not known. Not knowing that everyone died I was surprised at the ending to find there was no one left to tell what had happened.
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Humor aside, very soon after being "rescued" she said nice things about the fisherman that tried to help her. She is on record saying that they offered to tow them all the way to Japan and that they were showing her the path of W27. Tasha even publicly corrected her saying that some of them did speak broken english. It was some time later that she started saying that they intended to rape/murder them. Not to mention that if that really was their intent, there would be no reason to let her use the radio to call for help. I wouldn't be surprised if we now hear of some heroics that ensued that made it possible for her to call for help and thwart their evil intentions.
  5. The best sailing film for a long time

    I thought "All is lost" was stunning. The first time I watched it I sat motionless the entire time, in stunned disbelief. Some day I'll have to watch it again to see if it really was as bad as my first impression led me to believe.
  6. The best sailing film for a long time

    I think the Crowhurst story is fascinating. I hope that the Crowhurst family will be fairly compensated. I'm very much looking froward to seeing it. Concerning the movie "Wind", I had the opportunity (it was just lying there so I helped myself) to read one of the screenplays when I was staying at the director's house. I am pretty sure that most sailing people would have appreciated it much more than the story that it became to be. It was more about the older Americas cup boats, more classic sailing scenes. There was no engineer in the desert building a race boat - that was a total surprise to me when I saw the movie. Of course the whole thing was a surprise since it bore almost no resemblance to what I had read.
  7. Caption Contest

    A slightly better image;
  8. Caption Contest

    The beta test of the new on-demand hydraulic pilings did not go well.
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    She claimed the tow was the scariest 24 hours of her life. The only evidence of possible damage sustained during the tow is a busted fairlead, a broken plastic anchor roller and a couple of scuff marks on the side of the hull. The damage she has claimed (pulpit taken out, lifelines ripped out etc.) is clearly shown not to be damaged in her video - where she points the camera at things and says they are damaged. 24 hours is plenty of time to have used that same camera to document the tow in progress, willing to bet that no video of the tow will surface.
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    From Tasha's FB comment: "we're not sure if all typhoons are classified as tsunamis".
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I think her story is now shifting to not being able to get away from typhoon W26 in time.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I guess this is the bent pin that disabled the Sea Nymph...
  13. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Nice of her to document the (lack of) damage that she is claiming.
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I don't think so. She is shown blowing kisses to her rescuers when they first arrive wearing a white tee shirt and striped shorts. It would be weird to keep a wetsuit on during the time between making the radio call and the Navy showing up.
  15. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I agree that it is Appel, not because of the lack of life vest but because of what she is wearing.