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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. Oregon Offshore Race

    We had a southeasterly wind on the west coast, very strange.This made for a wave pattern that is contradictory to normal wind and wave angles and heating up did not help rolling to windward. Every 10-15 minutes you would get hit by waves coming at unexpected directions and it would really test the driver. I'm sure there are hours of pretty boring footage sailing in perfect control. But what fun is that!
  2. Oregon Offshore Race

    Icon made it look like lake sailing compared to how it was on our Mumm 36, even after we blew out our only heavy air kite. Sailing under a reefed main and heavy jib, the foredeck was one hairy place to be!! Great fun fast race other than the cold and wet. Congrats to the SC 27's and the Soup crew for their great race!
  3. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Keep posting these "nonphotogenic" , photos. Just a part of the prosess to making a great boat! So many steps to get the final product. All interesting and good finishes don't just happen, it takes a lot of work
  4. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    A painter friend of mine used to say his job was to make lots of expensive high quality dust. The byproduct of this was a paint job.
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Soup, thanks. I just do what I do. Bob I have had the same discussions with people and it is very hard to explane what looks right and why it looks right. I was trying to show two methods of getting a two inch stripe and how they would differ from different angles. How it would get layed out would differ from project to project as I'm sure you have experienced. Straight stripes around compound curved surfaces are interesting and challenging and if there is a formula for getting it right I don't know it! But I, as you, know if its wrong. Great job on taking time to get this special boat right, well worth the extra effort!
  6. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Say you want a two inch stripe on the waterline. If you were to float the boat in water and mask the hull on the water line, then sink the boat exactly two inches and mask again, the only way the strip would measure 2" is if the hull side is 90 degrees to the water. The more flair in the hull the wider the stripe. The result in a boat hull would be the appearance of the stripe bending up like a banana. The only time it would look 2" is if you were to sight down it from one end. This is what happens with a laser level. If you were to take the first masking line, done exactly on the water line, then measure on the side of the hull up 2" all the way around, the stipe would appear to bend down in the ends when viewed from above. The only way to get it looking just right from the angle the stripe is going to be viewed at is by eyeball. Done wrong and it will look odd but hard to explain why.
  7. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I used to paint aerobatic airplanes, same issues as boats in getting stripes to look right while going around curved surfaces. I tried a laser level once. After hours of laying out a complicated paint scheme with the laser, I spent more time trying to get them to look right. Last time I ever bothered with that method.
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