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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. Sub-optimal if your weight exceeds the breaking strength of the glass.
  2. Glorious Sons, the whole album is solid.
  3. There are lots of regattas in the area, usually on weekends. Some are open to a broad mix of boats, others are restricted to a few (or one) class. LORC has a calendar showing most of the regattas. http://lorc.org/Schedule2017.htm There are also single race days in the west end AHMEN series. http://www.ahmen.ca/schedule.shtml
  4. If you sail on a Melges 24 you will have wet feet, accept it and move on. A couple of half-solutions would be to buy a pair of dingy boots, or go to MEC and get Rocky Gore-Tex socks. Both will help with splashes, neither will keep your feet dry on full submersion. You need to wear shoes or boots intended for sailing so you have proper grip and don't mark the decks. Stay keen, the maneuvers will make more sense every week.
  5. If you have been invited to race Melges 20's and 24's, it is as crew and not driver. The driver either owns the boat, or is being paid by the guy who owns the boat. Many boats, and all clubs, need keen crew. If you promise to show up every week and honour that commitment, someone will pick you up and teach you how to race. Maybe just club races to start, but weekend opportunities will present themselves as you learn and get known. Show up early, help rig and put the boat away, don't mooch beer and you will do fine. You can then spend the rest of your life trying to get better, just like the rest of us.
  6. So she hadn't reached the "I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire" stage yet.
  7. Can you move that two lakes to the east? The LO 300 runs east west and two days solid out of the north would be a quick ride.
  8. Did both 2005 and 2006 on a Mumm 30, Saturn was 2006 and the 2005 year was worse. Not fun but never doubted the boat would get us home.
  9. Have fun with these. https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/greatlakes/
  10. Going to be way more than bitchy when they finish.
  11. Metre is standard. We have larger pints, larger gallons, and by the time Trump is done we may have a more valuable dollar.
  12. Speed at impact was 665 fps, not much faster than a pellet gun. How much farther before it is a piece of metal falling out of the sky?
  13. Wonderful demonstration of why most J35's have switched to end-for-end. Not knocking your skills, but if the pole just needs to unclip from one guy and reclip on the other, it would eliminate all the topping lift adjustments and reduce your time out of the cockpit.
  14. This. If the wind is so broad that the brain trust can't figure out which side is best, just pop the guy out of the pole and hoist. They can free fly until the front end is sorted out.
  15. My father-in-law had the opposite deal when he retired - basically locked out of the house during business hours. I don't care where you go or what you do, but I don't want you hanging around the house. I have my schedule for cleaning and chores and don't want you interfering. Here is $20 to buy coffee with your friends for the week, don't spend it all the first day.