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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. I don't know about your state, but in mine (Massachusetts), there are two mandatory background checks for people working with kids: CORI and SORI. Neither are expensive or onerous. You just check with the state to verify that someone has neither a criminal record nor a record as a sex offender by submitting two forms. This isn't hiring a private investigator, or a commercial background check firm, it's performing basic due diligence. Also, I'd recommend talking to your insurance company. Insurance providers for kids programs will have best practices recommendations. Heck, one program I ran watched a bunch of training videos provided by the insurance company. They really don't want you to screw up your hiring!
  2. Oh man. Restive was on the rhumb line, then turned 30 degrees, and missed the island by 100 miles. They have just turned, but may have to beat to get there. Rough. I'm going to assume their sextant was broken. The hazards of celestial navigation I guess... http://yb.tl/mb2015
  3. Sorry to say that the HOG's fearless leader is probably not going to be in stomping-uphill-across-the-stern shape this season. The future is unclear. We'll figure it out in the end, though! The boat may change hands, sit out a season, get converted to a cigarette boat....anything is possible!
  4. http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/boa/4110140984.html Comes with dolls for 20k, but not a trailer. Tough sell.
  5. seems to be odd years that have wind. 2011 was cancelled entirely because of a hurricane, and 2009 the middle day was canceled for the same reason. Last year was a drift fest punctuated on our line by a diving contest, won by Greenie who dove from the spreaders of a J105. 2010 was really light too. This year only Sunday was super light, at least on our line. However, our line got 8 races in over three days, where line 1 only got 6. Agreed...Marblehead is lame, but we do already have 2 Hendos racing there. There was great discussion this year of creating a Super-30 class, which would be the Hendos, a Farr 30 converted to Asym, and the Cone of Silence. In that case, the class is already up to 4 boats, and sticking another couple Hendersons in would be pretty sweet! Another option is Buzzard's Bay Regatta. This year is a Marion year, which means plenty of moorings, relatively convenient from Boston, and nice breeze. With 2 Hendersons from Boston and one from Naragansett Bay, that could be a good time...
  6. We're wrapping a solid 5th season on the Heart of Gold (#119) up in Boston. For anyone considering a Hendo, here's what we think we've learned: 1) Reefing sucks. 2) We got a big-foot #2. It's damn fast. 3) Sailing at 1450ish lbs is fast. Since we have ladies aboard, that means 8-9 bodies, with 8 as the sweet spot for rail real estate. 4) That 8-13ish kts of breeze pre-plane bracket sucks. We have a very tough time fighting IMX-40s etc. in those conditions. Regarding how the boat's holding up, I'd say remarkably well. We've had to address soft spots under the rear stanchion bases, caused by years of hiking, but beyond that, it's in great shape. The scariest day we've had was a big-breeze Buzzard's Bay Regatta, where we managed to take a massive amount of water in around the bowsprit port...that may be a design flaw, as we've tried lots of different gasket materials without a lot of luck.