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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. Taleisin

    Eben, one thing we never discussed, and we probably didn't write about it either is, backing the staysail to slow the boat down, or to get her head to turn away from the wind if you have stalled just to windward of the mooring ball. It is amazing how well that can work. We used the backed staysail and mainsail when we wanted to do what we called "stooging around" among moored boats, i.e. sailing very slowly but with complete control. When you sail up here let's go out and try some other tricks together.
  2. Taleisin

    Eben, if I was the one working the foredeck, i always had a spare line cleated next to the anchor winch and lead correctly so that as soon as i got my hands on the mooring bouy, I fed the other end of the line through the handle and secured the line to anything strong and handy on board (shroud, lower end of the lifeline stantion). Then I could relax while I put down the boathook and the boat settled down, lost any forward motion and usually turned head to wind. O Then I could work the line forward and use the windlass if necessary to pull the line in until I had the mooring ball on board so i could secure the boat. We also had a mooring hook, similar to the one bmiller mentioned above which Larry liked to use. but instead of trying to hook the bail on the mooring ball, I found it easier, and often faster to hook the line just below the mooring ball.
  3. Taleisin

    After a fun chat with Eben during which he commented on this forum, thought I'd take a look. Just to clear up a few inconsistencies; Taleisin was made available for 7 months before Larry and decided Eben and Annie with their youth and enthusiasm would have more fun with her than the other two people who were interested. Reason for letting go of the boat that has treated us so well - Larry has advanced Parkinson's. He was aware of the problem for the the final two years of our ocean passagemaking. As for someones comment that Larry Pardey liked patting himself on the back - I must say I am at fault for that misconception. He has always been a relatively reticent person, an amazingly competent one - but as he has also been my hero and I am the story teller in the family - I may have made him appear different than he is, emphasizing his amazing abilities (you might get a truer picture in the memoir I wrote - Bull Canyon, a Boatbuilder, A writer and Other Wildlife). And a final note - I wonder about all these so called tows one of the folks here mentioned. If you take a look at my last newsletter, you will read about the one time I chose to accept a tow into port - due to broken ribs (my own darned fault - yes, Larry did tell me to put up the lee cloth and I didn't listen.).At all other times, if Taleisin had her rig up (i..e not being refitted) we patiently figured out how to sail her where we wanted to go, or anchored until the wind changed, or sculled her except - and yes I kept records - when we were threatened with a $5000 fine for trying to sail into Victoria harbour and twice in Auckland Harbour to get to the race starting line on time when tide was flowing strongly against us. Both of us really enjoyed the challenge of sailing engine-free. In fact, looking back over our 45 years of voyaging, I doubt we would have continued so long if we'd had an engine. Reason - being without always kept us feeling adventuresome - Larry used to say it added Cheap Thrills! Someone once wrote, never complain, never explain - but couldn't resist in this case. And yes, I am enjoying being part of Eben and Annies experience. Look forward to sailing out to meet them with Felicity, my Herreshoff Bullseye sloop when next they bring Taleisin up to Kawau.
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