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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. US Watercraft receivership ? (Alerion etc)

    LOL. Thanks for that laugh, was thinking the same.
  2. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    Speak for yourself.......
  3. ......another ferro-cement boat thread

    My wife and I bought and lived on a houseboat back in the late 90's. It was a house on a barge that we bought for 15K including a 20' Proline as a tender. Sold it for 20K, 4.5 years later and saved 60K for a down payment on my first house. Had a blast living on it. Worked out even better than I expected! LOL. My nephew on the other hand, wanted to follow in his uncles footsteps when he was in high school and paid 4K for a 53' wooden Mathews powerboat with no engines. Uninsurable, he finally found a boatyard that would let him keep it there for some sweat equity in yard work. I think it lasted 1.5 years before it sank at the dock. Luckily no engines, fuel tanks, ect so no environmental clean up. Despite this, he was lucky it wasn't much more expensive for him. I also had a friend who bought a 34' X 17' ferro cement sloop rigged catboat and lived on it for a bit. This was over 20 years ago and the yard didn't require insurance(luckily) as it was uninsurable. The boats name was Metamorra, but we just called it "More Mortar" He had a hard time keeping bottom paint on the bottom, until he coated the bottom with UGL(the foundation water proofer) and then applied bottom paint. He tried selling it many times with zero interest. He finally bought a house and hauled it and put it in his yard. It was so heavy it sank into the ground quite a bit. Finally ended up breaking it up with a jack hammer. Take others advice. Free boats are far from free. FC boats are a nightmare.
  4. Pyewacket T-Boned at Campbell Cup?

    With a hole that big it was almost Neptune's companion.
  5. Mr. Clean DTS?

    +1, Killer coverage.
  6. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Good comments regarding the Moore 24. Regarding Webb Chiles sailing one around the world, you have to remember this is a guy who attempted a circumnavigation back in the 80's(90s?) in a Drascombe Lugger, which is an 18 foot open boat.(he got most of the way around the globe IIRC) A Moore 24 is an absolute palace compared to that boat. They are a rare beast on the right coast though. I've only seen one in person in over 40 years of racing and cruising.(and my eyes are still hurting from the sighting! LOL)
  7. Performance cruising composites. How to choose?

    Hood experimented with dacron over a male mold as well.
  8. Sailboat Sinking in Marblehead/MA

    Free trip to Fall River.
  9. Rich Folks' Ego "Racing"

    Then you would know that most J class yachts are not wooden.......lol
  10. Edgartown Race Week

    RC sent an email. Not ideal, as cell service is sketchy on back side of island. Many people didn't receive the email until they got closer to the island while motoring back. We were 10 miles away from the first gate when we bailed doing 2 knots(or less). It was 5 hours more of sailing(drifting)just to finish, and then a 5-6 hour motor back against a foul tide. Not worth it for us IMO. Kudos to the crews with enough patience to stick it out to finish. I believe there were only 12-13 boats that made it.
  11. Tragic youth sailing accident

    Its doubtful. Whole different ball of wax though. Those are all experts in their field, not some kid who was given the keys and told to go drive a boat. This shit happens more often than we think.(just not with as devastating results fortunately) My nephew was a sailing instructor and one day he and a few other instructors were screwing off in the 13.5 whaler. They turned too hard and ALL were thrown from the boat. No dead man tether was worn and the boat continued to circle the instructors, luckily at a pretty low speed. One of the instructors was able to swim for the boat and climbed up into it and shut it down.
  12. Short attention spans?
  13. Are J/24s Still Fun?

    A J24 can be a pretty decent PHRF boat as well. Add a 6" toggle to the forestay for max rake and go clean up in your division.
  14. Kids with helmets...WTF

    Probably both.
  15. J27 predomonent sailmaker?

    Is this an olive branch being offered up here?