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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. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I am having trouble with the general comments that 20 knots is too fast for sailing at night in waters with any amount of traffic. I can go that fast on a bicycle. In a car it feels glacial. Given a good watch and identifiable objects ahead 20 knots is not fast.
  2. Storms and boat improvements

    Sure if you pull the Traveller up it changes the helm. But if you put the boom back exactly where it was before by easing the sheet and tightening the vang you will get the original helm back.
  3. Storms and boat improvements

    I wonder if anyone thinks end boom v mid boom sheeting changes helm?
  4. Storms and boat improvements

    If the boom is in the exact same spot relative to the boat, handling will be the same. It does not matter what system you use to get it there. One system may be more cumbersome to move but once there the overall force on the boat is the same.
  5. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    In areas classified as Wilderness in the US bicycles are not allowed because they are considered mechanized vehicles.
  6. That must limit the harbors it can get into.
  7. why am i here?

    Found myself hanging from a port tack crossers bow pulpit as my boat sailed away. Still no real recollection of what happened from the Oh S..t moment when I realized they were not going to successfully duck us, to when I was just hanging there.
  8. Port-Starboard

    Sure in hindsight what you say is true but Comanche had no way to know the future and in most cases doing what Meat Wad said is the better move.
  9. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    I have a kayak I refinished with a water based varnish. Every time it gets wet it turns milky white. It always clears up but still....
  10. Show your boat sailing thread

    Old photo but it was a good day.
  11. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Well it will obviously collect dust.
  12. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    But it comes with multiple wenches.
  13. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I'm going with non functional, even if technically you could steer with it.
  14. Making the perfect cockpit table - or not

    Table support slips over mid cockpit traveler beam. Folding leg on other end.
  15. cool or horrifying?

    Takes the mast right out of others!