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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. if it's in the old armory (and they don't charge admission!) it will be packed most of the summer
  2. while I understand and agree with this and was likewise puzzled by the lack of coverage of (what I thought was going to be pretty big) an event in scooters backyard I can also see the other side of the coin to where scoots doesn't want sailing anarchy to become a "free for everybody" gig. yes content drives viewers and viewers drive advertising value but at the same time there is a slippery slope to doing other peoples work for them for free. nothing worse than people saying "do this" and "do that" or "you ought to do this" or "you ought to do that" and doing nothing themselves except suggest, complain or critique. maybe if they sent in the content, photos and write up it would've been posted? certainly nothing stopping them from starting their own thread(s) with links to content on their own site.
  3. Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    The boat managed to reverse direction and there is definitely some prop wash, making it likely that although the props were fouled they were not 100% ineffective. One possibility is that with the ropes around the props they could not make enough forward momentum to turn the corner against a stiff cross breeze and ended up getting pinned down in the corner.
  4. Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego

    The "Extreme Sailing Series" does not refer to the weather for any given event but rather to the series itself. In other words If that were flat calm it would still be "The Extreme Sailing Series".
  5. Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego

    If it's a steady 18 with gusts to 25 they might not go out. The bay can be gusty out of the Northwest and especially right below the AC harbor entrance
  6. Well, if the NSHOF goes into the Armory they were sure as hell will get a lot more visitors than the Annapolis location. 2 points: 1) it's in a hurricane flood zone 2) what are they going to do with all the bric-a-brac?
  7. Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego

    TONIGHT Wind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 7 seconds and SW 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy drizzle after midnight. FRI Wind W 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 5 to 6 ft at 7 seconds and SW 2 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning. FRI NIGHT Wind NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 5 to 8 ft at 8 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 13 seconds. SAT Wind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 to 7 ft at 10 seconds and SW 1 ft at 13 seconds. SAT NIGHT Wind N 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and S 1 ft at 15 seconds. SUN Wind NE 10 kt...becoming W with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 3 to 4 ft and S 1 to 2 ft. SUN NIGHT Wind N 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 2 ft.
  8. Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    Pretty good breeze out of the southwest pushing that steel hulled behemoth a pretty good rate - with that much windage I'm not certain they how quickly they could have turned even if they did have both props working. Boat never should've been in that part of the harbor. As for the boats on the docks and why they didn't get out of the way, well, it's awful hard to get off the dock sideways straight into the breeze with boats fore & aft. Takes some time and careful progress. The lady on the powerboat could have backed out of there but by the time she realized what the heck was going on it was probably too late.
  9. Extreme Sailing Series in San Diego

    go friday, announce it and live stream it so we can all watch. wear a yellow helmet so we will know which one is you flying through the air.
  10. So I can't find coverage anywhere except on the website for the series itself. Large portions of Harbor Island are closed and there is virtually no parking for those of us who keep a boat down there. Looks like they're in for good breeze on Friday in the 15- 20 knot range. Might be fun to watch. Here is a link to the San Diego bay webcams but there is probably a better source as these move around a bunch. http://www.sundiegolive.com/
  11. Bolt 37

    okay, that makes sense since still on YW @ 299k.
  12. What I don't get with all the green armageddon global warming greenhouse gas sea level rising environmental fanatics out there that sailboats don't seem to be better sellers than powerboats. It's sort of like having the word "hybrid" on your car or putting a little green "e" on your business card (tipped over at an angle, naturally) - doesn't everybody want that image?
  13. Bolt 37

    did the swan 45 get donated? i looked at that boat but it felt like a $$$,$$$.00 proposition.
  14. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    someone please tell me this boomkicker is on upside down. https://youtu.be/7UKRSIEXJEA?t=65 <iframe width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7UKRSIEXJEA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  15. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    i like that boat for a number of reasons. too bad they used a german mainsheet sysytem