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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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    Sailed on a few boats. Mostly invited back.

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  1. Vineyard Race 2017

    In with the 57-footer.
  2. espo is a dick

    WB, Alan.
  3. I need a new phone, you make the call

    No 6, I just saw this thread. You have received a bunch of good info above, and a very good phone. Your new phone is water resistant not water proof. There is a difference. But water resistant is a pretty good defence against casual splashes. Me, I use a Sony Xperia Z3 which is waterproof. As long as I don't drop it overboard, I'm OK. For almost all nav I prefer a proper laptop, down below, slaved to a tablet on deck (again, I use waterproof Sony Xperia tablets). Sometimes depending on the boat that's not in the cards. For emergency nav I use Navionics (the paid version). It's OK. Stupid program puts out info in true, not magnetic, I'm always adding 14 degrees (in LIS) in my head. I explained to them "hey, why not allow a user to manually enter the magnetic variation (actually deviation), so it can work in apparent magnetic?" Silly response came back, "different charts and areas have different magnetic variations." (*&%&^*^(%&(*%^ I'm not freaking sailing across the OCEAN with the thing!!!!!!!!!!!! Nonetheless the program saw me home at least 5 times this season on various boats as we had a variety of instrumentation mishaps. :/ I have the predict wind app (paid version, but not super-pro paid). I like the info. I like PocketGrib, nice program for grabbing gribs of different flavors. However, if you are running Expedition (which I have seen you do), it's easier to just turn on the hotspot feature of the phone, then grab gribs directly into Expedition, then turn off the hotspot feature. I've used Sailing Tactician, it's OK. Of course you would never use your phone for porn or anything. Who would do that? I spoke to the waterproofness. NOT water-resistant if the flap is not closed! So what to do? Put the phone in a small baggie anyway. Inside the baggie (behind the phone) put a small battery (say 2500 - 3000 MAH), hook it to your phone. Now your phone can stay on all throughout a Block Island Race with the GPS running (GPS is a power draw, sometimes a power-suck). Works great for Kattack or yellowbook tracking or whatever. Warm regards, Merry Christmas, all that, see you on the 9th? Good to know. Right now I have a fascination with SailGrib WR, which seems to be the answer to routing, gribs et al. I have been in touch with the author and waiting for him to return from vacation to really get into it.
  4. Blowhards? Western Long island Sound? I would think that the PHRF boffins should be blow-gentlies not blowhards.
  5. espo is a dick

    There's nothing new here -- nothing juicy in months. Does it mean Espo is no longer a dick?