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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. Everglades Challenge 2017

    I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida? Most of those type aren't native Floridians... they migrated down there from further north. I've run across 2 distinct types of assholes. The loud, obnoxious New Yorker who turns an ordinary encounter with a sales person into a obscene shouting match. They're unpleasant but I've never felt they were dangerous. Then there are the locals who are born and raised in Florida. I remember 1 in particular at a gas station who started insulting a women for no reason that I could discern. He was so threatening and malevolent that I stated getting concerned for her and my safety. I finished fueling my car and got the hell out of there. You encountered him at a gas station, and determined he was born and raised in Florida? How did you do that? You are right, I don't know if he was a local. I do know he wasn't from New York, his accent was local. He looked like one of the local rednecks. Coincidentally, I was in St. Pete this weekend. Sure enough, the first time I was out in public, a hotel on the beach, a young guy passing by me rudely insulted a young woman walking behind me.
  2. Everglades Challenge 2017

    I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida? Most of those type aren't native Floridians... they migrated down there from further north. I've run across 2 distinct types of assholes. The loud, obnoxious New Yorker who turns an ordinary encounter with a sales person into a obscene shouting match. They're unpleasant but I've never felt they were dangerous. Then there are the locals who are born and raised in Florida. I remember 1 in particular at a gas station who started insulting a women for no reason that I could discern. He was so threatening and malevolent that I stated getting concerned for her and my safety. I finished fueling my car and got the hell out of there.
  3. Everglades Challenge 2017

    I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida?
  4. Fuck Scot Bell

    Where did the OP get the evidence that the WB forum is not owned by WoodenBoat? At the bottom of every page in the WBF I see this: Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright WoodenBoat Publications, 2016 I don't see any indication that anyone other than WoodenBoat owns the WBF.
  5. Fuck Scot Bell

    In which sub-forum did you start the thread?
  6. Where's the EC300 thread????

    There is a Picasa album link on this page with hundreds of nice photos of his build: http://sailnaway.blogspot.com/p/b-expedition-canoe.html Here is a video of his first sail in the canoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqS7fzmc-_0
  7. Where's the EC300 thread????

    The 2 lead competitors in the Watertribe Ultimate Florida Challenge, team SOS and team Lrock and Crazy Russian are flying up the coast. SOS is frequently averaging 8 knots and Lrock and Crazy Russian are even faster.
  8. Where's the EC300 thread????

    Look closer, watertriber "Bacon" is Randy Smith, not Smyth.
  9. Was the windlass being used to raise FH's anchor when the windlass clutch broke? Or was the CG pulling the anchor with their own windlass?
  10. What did the Coast Guard do to break your windlass and anchor?