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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. That picture with all the boats piled up does not look like Moorings boats. A lot of Lagoons in that picture.
  2. The difference between people like thedragon and TEXANS, is that TEXANS will risk their lives to help everyone in need.
  3. People in the DFW area are panicking about gas too. Long lines at every station. the media and social media is causing this frenzy.
  4. I don't think a smaller club could afford to foot the bill for a fleet of boats. But as a membership, deciding we are going to make "choice of boat" our boat and everyone is going to buy it.
  5. I like this concept. How does this idea fit for smaller clubs? What other clubs out there have decided that "THIS" is our club boat that we are going to sail?
  6. If you turn them on in Dallas, it just signals the car in the next lane to speed up and cut you off.
  7. you should have 2 top delrins that are each about 1" thick. the bottom (under the boat) will be about 1.5" thick
  8. Join the the Melges 24 Gulf Coast Facebook Page and the RCYC Melges 24 Facebook Page They can be a good resource from Melges 24 owners and crew. And we will post regatta schedules. What boat did you buy?
  9. Nice write up Chad. Sorry the Melges 24 didn't do it for you. I talked to another owner of one the Pulse 600 on Galveston Bay and he says these things are wicked fast.
  10. We have a 1994 Melges 24 #62 I bought it 8 years ago and did some minor work to stiffen the boat up under the stanchions and around the rear bulk head. It took me at least 2 years of consistent club racing to get a good handle for the way the boat is supposed to be sailed and crewed. We have always had good sails and rigging. We have sailed a couple national level events and the boat never felt slow lining up next to an 800 series hull.
  11. I heard the first 10 were sold. So long Melges 32.
  12. I am in the middle of removing mine right now on a Melges 24. I am using an Oscillating Saw with a flat blade. It allows me to take up big chunks at a time and then I go back and hand scrape with a 4" razor blade. Remove residual glue of MEK and then sand smooth. This my third time in 7 years to replace the hydroturf. the first 2 times i did it by hand with a putty knife and a 2" razor blade. That sucked.
  13. You will always hear older boats are not as competitive as new boats, but an newer boat can't guarantee you a front row start, the first shift on a beat, or perfect crew work. So unless you think you're going to be in the front of the fleet from the get go, I wouldn't be concerned about the hull number as much as I would be as to how well the boat has been taken care of over its life. Seeing that you're from Florida, look at Rob Britts boat. I have had #62 for over 6 years and I don't think I would see an increase in better finishes if i had newer hull. Spending more time practicing and racing would have made the difference.
  14. Experienced it. It was so bad on the boat we raced that you couldn't even talk to each other. I have also talked to several other owners and they experience the same issue.
  15. 3 sheets will do the job with plenty of extras