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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. Bottom line Sailors are cheap, there is not enough margin with the sail repairs, canvas, or with new orders and the overhead will kill you. If you still want to set up shop you will need a heavy duty zig zag machine preferably a long arm, smaller zig zag like a Singer 106, triple step for kites, and a walking foot straight stitch machine for canvas. If you are new to all of this you will need to run it out of somewhere where there is NO overhead as it will take you to long too do the repairs properly for what you can charge. Only once you become well practiced can you pump out the proper amount of work that will get you paid. I have seen to many people come into the business thinking they knew what they were doing only to realize that if you want to be a really good skilled craftsman than it takes time and you should apprentice or learn from a seasoned veteran before going at it yourself. Good Luck, but there are many other ways to earn a living that will require less time and effort with much more monetary reward.