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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. Lazy Checkstay too Lazy

    My new-to-me boat has a bendy mast with both running backstays and checkstays. The running backstay and checkstay converge together to a single block and tackle. The checkstay is a braided line of some sort. The running backstay is a rubber coated line of some sort, and not nearly as flexible. I do know that the when tacking, whole block and tackle was detached from the working attachment point and moved forward amid the mast to a jib track truck with a padeye, pulled taught, and cleated secure. When I attempt this, the lazy running backstay is taught, but the checkstay is left loose. I'm missing a step in the process. Hoping for a clue what I am missing. Thanks -BC