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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. Thanks, Steve. Good to know I am in the ballpark so far. Graham
  2. Hi everyone, So after making through 22 of the 34 pages in this thread, I think boats are awesome and I really want one. Having said that, I am definitely a sailor/engineer/tinkerer and I want to design and build one. I have started doing some initial load calcs and these boats have some really highly loaded bits in them! So now I am REALLY interested but I wanted to gut check some things. Regarding rigging sizes, what type/size of shrouds and headstays are people running? For the folks who have more boat design experience here, does anyone have a feel or estimate for what the shrouds loads are? And lastly, is there anyone in the Seattle-Tacoma-ish area who would want to get an out-of-shape/out-of-practice cat sailor a conversion experience? Thanks, Graham