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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. Locating underground water leaks

    Thermal camera? Water should impact ground temperature.
  2. How do you politely tell someone to get fucked?

    When my mother in law says that, I know she isn't praying for cardiac health.
  3. How do you politely tell someone to get fucked?

    "Thanks for the quote. I will give it all the consideration it deserves." You can't get more "Minnesota Nice" than that.
  4. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Results: http://www.mhyc.us/boating/falcon/results/15.pdf The thread that got yanked regarding the melges 24 and someone's resemblance to a hairy juicebox could have livened things up. The "I'm too good to do bow" pseudonym and description vaguely smell like lake erie too. Wonder if that'll disappear.
  5. Searching Any Pearson 26

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/5178522512.html Seller is very proud of life vest inventory.
  6. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Anyone recognize the white sailboat top left corner that gets shoved at 00:25 and knocked over at 00:47?
  7. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Nope, starting in the middle but they made a "sundance trophy" because there's no kitchen or potty.
  8. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Here, Zar.
  9. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    would be grateful for a recap, as link to lawsuit expired almost immediately.
  10. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    CM says it's "noteworthy," (page 60). Didn't see a particular conclusion beyond that observation. Plaintiff says [paraphrasing] "holy shit the boat'll fall apart if i fix it!" (pp 65-66). Making box beams out of the bunks seems(*) like it would be stiffer (M=EI) than the standard bonded floor, and depending on who interprets the rules, it's illegal. Cutting the bunks into compliance while there is no structural cabin sole would make the boat less longitudinally stiff, to the point of unseaworthy in plaintiff's estimation, than unadulterated boats. Question is whether to: a) "let this one slide" and keep 217 as-is (maybe "champ" really is just that good, but if you let him do it, you'd better let everyone. Maybe there won't be an arms race. Maybe your competition will still want to play. maybe...) b ) make 217 compliant with a case of beer and sawzall (oh noes! it'll fall apart! it's unfixable! pay me!), or c) suck it up, cut the bunks out, put in a cabin sole that is to-spec, then rebuild the bunks to class rule, taping everything that can be and nothing else. This is more than a weekend project, but then again I suspect champ has some time on his hands and some unused sail budget. (*) shitty rectangular approximation is I=(bh^3)/12. boats are curvy though, plan A doesn't show athwartships cross section, and I'm neither a civil engineer nor a naval architect. ninja edit for fucking sunglasses thing choice b Wow. Care to elaborate? If you're gonna stir that shitpot make sure you get it nice and frothy.
  11. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    That's an interesting assertion but if unattached would that make it any different than any of the other T10s sailing? The rebuild guide has pretty specific discussion on what can be taped. Not sure of the extent to which most boats have availed themselves of the opportunity to add tape. Rebuild guide talks about bonding cabin sole (15.12.4) to hull. It seems safe to say 217's arrangement is atypical. Racin' boats is a pricey hobby. Mistakes (like going wildly off reservation in a competitive one design class) sting. Time to suck it up, fix the boat, and come play with the rest of us. It's cheaper than suing your friends who happen to have the same plastic toy, and more fun than court. Given the fit and finish exhibited in the photos, getting 217 sound, competitive, and class-legal is unlikely to be nearly the imposition plaintiff is making it out to be.
  12. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    See exhibit 2, page 53. It would take about an hour to make the boat legal with a multimaster (or other tool of your choice). However, plaintiff's concern is most likely (see page 66):
  13. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    How's the big guy doing? Is he able to take visitors? Any updates?
  14. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Nope - this is the source for those of us who know Drew (social animal that he is), but not well enough to reach out to John and family. Please keep it coming.
  15. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    Saw a leaked email from Dan suggesting that the young man in question had been briefed on how to use the anchor. (And how to button up the boat, also supposedly neglected that evening.)