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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. Jetty crash and loss of life

    Thank you
  2. Russian Navy

    love this post, I too spent a bunch of time aboard Big Grey Boats. Seen my share of cobby Rusky ships in the Med. I'm a veteran of the lower level. that was a long time ago.
  3. Never try to shut down the whiney biatch Gerry Springer show, that be the regular SA suspects while they enlighten the world as to why Merica was a thing, like the English before them, in the wider playground. this post made my day !! Carry on!!
  4. Wiring - best practice

    I like to use solder everywhere. No butt splices. Look up western union splice. I solder eyes then use glu lined shrink. And never use anything not tinned. It won't solder well anyway Boats suffer from corrosion more than vibration so aerospace mill spec be damed solder away!!!
  5. Ocean Racing on a the cheap

    Going up on yacht world next week
  6. Ocean Racing on a the cheap

    Interesting thread. Here are some photos of my Express. Reluctant She is currently for sale. Losing my long term business lease, has me relocating. With non transferable permit fees, I have to sell. Clearly the photos Speak for her TransPac success. $60K
  7. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Belated letter to the editor, or question to you folks in Santa Barbara, While sailing the Lipton Cup Star boat regatta a couple of months back, the organizers made provisions for many of the competitors to simply leave their boats in the water tied to the guest dock. There is no friendlily-er Club to visit for a regatta than Santa Barbara, The Lipton is the high point of our season. Well, the next morning the fleet tied to the guest dock, have all been chained to the dock. aparrently there was some mix up between the Club and the Harbor folk. AKA Goons with Guns, Rather than simply coming over to the club which is three paces away, to figure it out, they decided that we all needed to be taught a lesson with chain, and the lash, and required every team to come forward and present registration, and prof of insurance, and pay the guest slip, all very officious, before removing the chains. The Yacht Club would not let any of us pay the fee and literally stood at the counter and paid for every one of us visitors. my question, are they always like that? was this an isolated incident? is there a turf war? or are they simply Cops being Cops?
  8. Older well known IOR Boats

    Bullfrog is in Southern Cal, Hippy ownership has her reduced to liveaboard status, she's too big for any Hippy remodels. If you squint your eyes and look thru the rusty bicycles on deck you can still see her Green glory. When I was in the market for a new boat, she was on the market for $160K I called my sail maker and asked what a jib would cost? that ended my fantisy. lot of alimunium and lead.
  9. Tacktick battery life

    I called TacTic and asked how to on a number of issues with my unit, Their tecnical department response, "wait untill the unit shows signs of trouble, throw away and purchase another"