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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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    Not on a PHRF course
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    Firefighting, J27's, Skiing
  1. Boat and Container from Spain To US

    As said before, get a hold of a Freight Forwarder. You get what you pay for. You know one of the big guys, (K & N, Schenker, Danzas(now part of DHL), Panalpina) will be around tomorrow, and your freight will get to where you want...not stuck in some bonded yard, because FlyByNite Joe is bankrupt, doesn't have the connections, capital or expertise to handle the whole job. Also, check with your insurer as to what they require...maybe a cargo survey to verify the lashing in the container... Good Luck
  2. What do you do when the Hurricane is on it's way

    It was many years ago, (Dennis or Floydd??) I remember talking to a boat owner who put out over 1500' of line to secure his boat in a dead end lagoon, 3 anchors, ....everyone said it was overkill....most he had to do was collect a few leaves from the cockpit, while others sustained massive damage...
  3. Olympic Classes

    Bring back the FD! Such a pretty boat!
  4. J27 Class Events 2016

    Nice write up in J/News. Thanks for putting on what seems like was another great NA's! Sorry I couldn't make it.
  5. Looking For A j27

    Stay in touch with Curved Air. Andrew knows all!
  6. J80 project boat

    That's what they all say......"A friend" is looking.....
  7. J27 Class Events 2016

    Very nice and glad to hear.
  8. Best "Not a Truck" tow vehicle

    I tow an F-27, the same model as the one above with my 4runner V6. Two trips from Annapolis to Florida and back, one to NYC and one to Lake Erie. I think it does great. It will tow at 70mph, but I typically go 60 because fuel jumps from 8mpg to 12 and if you do the math based on the number of gas stops you actually get there quicker going 60. You really don't need the V8, compared to a Semi you have way more power/ton and the V8 wont help you turn or stop which in my mind is the limiting factor. I thought about adding a transmission cooler, but everyone says the Toyota tow rating is tested by the engineers, in that if they say it will tow 5000#, it will tow 5000#. They were also the only manufacturer last year to submit their vehicles to the SAE towing test to validate the tow rating. I don't get everyone who says that they cant feel the trailer behind them, I can feel when I have 4 people in the car. If you can't feel a 4000# boat behind your F-150 you should probably pay more attention to the way the truck drives. Ditto on the 4Runner - 4wd - V6. I tow a J/27 a couple of times per year on a tandem axle trailer. Trailer has brakes on both axles. Careful loading of boat on trailer to get the correct distribution of weight and tongue weight pays dividends. All up, it is just at 5000#'s. I try to get as much gear out of the boat as possible to get the COG lower. Yup, just like Roleur said, you feel it for sure, but keeping speed to under 60 increases fuel economy for sure, and taking AT out of 5th for any incline, saves tranny for jumping back and fort trying to decide which gear it wants to be in....Common sense, lots of straps, leave LOTS of extra room, be patient, pump up tires, maintain trailer....its all good.
  9. J Boats 40 Years with Rod Johnstone

    My experience is that the Johnstones and J/Boats are a class act. A couple of years ago Stu sat and chatted with a buddy and I at a Boat Show for almost an hour. We not only talked boats, but family, sailing, skiing and life...a real down to earth guy.
  10. j/92 on the Bay

    current bid is $2028....1 day left
  11. Soverel 30

    Rumor is that there is a very nice 33 for sale on Georgian Bay....if you are looking
  12. j/92 on the Bay

    When the description includes "cleats" you know they are stretching. Too bad, was a real consideration. Core work was not frightening to me, but no sails, engine and missing what else....would make a very expensive proposition north of the 49th. I hope someone gets her back on the water....
  13. crewing memberships

    It really comes down the the culture of the area and what you get for your membership. At clubs with no cash bar, only signing privileges, some kind of membership is necessary.
  14. Family boat with some pace for San Diego

    Just what he said. Great boat. We have raced flying sails with as few at 3 (5-10kts true), raced flying sails in 18-20 with 4, regularly race with 4 or 5, have had as many as 6, and day sailed with 8. Price of admission is pretty attractive to most, and keeping boat current wont break the budget of most. Only down side, is that at some point you WILL face the wet core somewhere issue.
  15. My Wife HATES my Olson 30

    Age old conundrum of sailboats: Performance - Cost - Comfort.....Pick Two