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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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    Marblehead, MA
  1. Scott was a great help when he worked for US Sailing. A true gentleman.
  2. I had lunch at Dick's home a week ago Saturday. It was great to see some of the old pictures.
  3. The Milgram stern had a dramatic effect on boat speed. Up my way he modified Westy Adam's C&C 35 and Stan Livingston's EP46 Hokulele. Hokulele, after modification, would no longer surf downwind. I was hired to redo the boat. Part of the problem is that the IOR rating did not go down as much as expected. That was caused by the boat not floating as designed. In redoing the stern I was able to both speed the boat up and reduce the IOR rating from the Milgram datum.
  4. Crocodile lives in Marblehead Harbor and is rarely off her mooring.
  5. Catherine's picture in her 12 January post clearly shows six levels.
  6. During WW2 the tower contained: Level 3 Command post for anti torpedo and old 3" batteries Level 4 Depression range finder for Group Command Level 5 Azimuth instrument for 6" Battery Jewell on Outer Brewster Island Level 6 Depression range finder for 16" Battery Long, Fort Duvall in Hull (now Spinnaker Island)
  7. The interior of the old Coast Defense artilliary towers was about 12 feet square. The bottom floors had concrete steps that were reasonable. The upper ones, where the sighting scopes had been, had wooden "ladders".
  8. Not enough space.
  9. I used to help Dick with IOR rating computer runs including reformating European data tapes so that the US Sailing office could read them. I would meet Dick in the evening, on the top floor of the tower. I always asked him how he got any work done as the view was something to behold.