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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. Anyone used Kiwigrip and removed it?

    I'm on year 3 - still looks good.
  2. Junk on the trunk

    Hey, he's got some nice Revere ware pots.
  3. Hard vs soft dinghy

    And for some strange reason, I see many rowed backwards. Still, I'm surprised at the lack of love for the PT11. It checks a lot of boxes for a dinghy. It rows well, it sails well, all the gear is top quality. it weighs 90lbs all up and nests into a 4' by 6' by 20" space. Is it the fact it's a kit?
  4. Hallberg Rassy 41

    It cost me about 40k at a reputable East Coast yard. Removed deck hardware and old teak, ground down the deck, two layers of glass, awlfair and awlgrip for the paint and kiwigrip for the non-skid, rebedded everything correctly. What may have made it cost more: - Screwed and glued decks with some kind of early form of 5200 - All deck gear glassed in by builder - Euro/swanabe teak on coach roof. What may have made it cost less: - Skipped cockpit paint (next year when we do the cockpit teak) - Dry under the teak; no core issues I can share some pics of in-process if it helps.
  5. Those look like Mediterranean CH’s.
  6. Hallberg Rassy 41

    USD. Included rebedding all deck gear (all deck gear was glassed in nuts) and paint. I was told the quality of wood wouldn’t be as good as the original and might not last as long as the first deck and that if I got rid of the wood I could save about 300lbs.
  7. Hallberg Rassy 41

    I was quoted roughly 80k for a 38 footer.
  8. Hard vs soft dinghy

    That's a proper hard core off-roading dink.
  9. October in the PNW

    Rumor has it this Winter will be like last year's. More refugees from Cali and Texas? Can we have some Syrian ones instead?
  10. Although we are a highly discerning group, we'll try not to find fault with the composition - but your boat is a looker and I'm sure any pic's you take would look great. Anyway, I often don't like to break to mood by going, "hey, let's take a pic, or worse, video".
  11. Yet no time to take a pic??
  12. Hard vs soft dinghy

    I dislike outboards and I like to row. A nesting dinghy like a PT11 nests small enough to fit under the boom of my 38' kruzer and a set of narrow 7.5' spoons will go upwind in chop with a heavy load with moderate effort. I've not tried it off a beach with shore-break, but it surfs well.
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