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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. Harken Winch Question

    The pin at the base of a powered winch can wear and no longer disengage the motor. Harken should have a kit for replacing the pin and related spring. I needed to do that for my powered 40 classic.
  2. West Michigan Thread

    I have often thought that the Tripp could be expanded substantially by permitting simultaneous starts from any harbor on the east side of the Lake. Then adjust for distance. I realize that it's not perfect but Windquest and all the similar rated boats are never in the same wind as most of us anyway. Could easily double or triple the entries now that Tripp has abandoned the tradition of starting where the QC finishes.
  3. West Michigan Thread

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  4. My Next Boat

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  5. What boat to buy?

  6. Fun in Florida in January or Februay?

  7. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    Forget North and contact Ullman.
  8. Joke

    Blond and brunette walking past flower shop. Brunette sees her boyfriend inside buying flowers and says "I guess I'm going to have to spend the weekend with my legs in the air." Blond says " Don't you have a vase?"
  9. Stack pack or not?

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  10. Cleaner Wax for bogus boat cleanup

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  11. New prop for saildrive

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  13. VC17 Alternative

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  14. Best Offshore Jokes

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