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      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. As far as the ASA thing goes, it does help if you have the cert and are chartering from a company that is also an ASA school.
  2. That is really a nice looking boat for GL sailing!
  3. No trap, but with enough wind and enough weight on the rail to keep it flat, it'll plane. @Chester, nothing especially significant about pre-79 (it's a 77). I would say pre-76 built like a tank, 77-79 can be kinda mushy in the forward parts of the hull, post 80 was no longer Chrysler, and had a higher mast step which may cause it to turtle faster once capsized. Mine rights pretty easily if knocked down (easier than my 13' long Banshee). Definitely fun boats, and can be found cheap.
  4. Your girlfriend is inflatable?
  5. The double purchase jib sheets really help when the wind pipes up. It's a lot of line to manage in cockpit, but it sure makes trimming easier on the hands and forearms. Some day I'll rig it for a spinnaker. . .
  6. Bite your tongue! That's Buccaneer 18!
  7. Me and the GF racing.
  8. San Juan Bay, PR. Pressure near the eye was ~975 mBar.
  9. I built my own out of busted up peach crates -- twice as wide, so their were twice as heavy (as I found out).
  10. NOAA buoy off of St. Croix http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/plot_met.php?station=ltbv3&meas=pres&uom=E&time_diff=-4&time_label=AST
  11. Good luck -- hang in there!
  12. Right up there with the S extractor: sextractor.org
  13. Nah, he's gone back to using TP like normal folks. . .
  14. Lines run aft!