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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. cost of used Lightning rig?

    There is one listed on eBay for $790.
  2. Coolest spinnakers?

    What about the Chicago boat Lucky Dubie? Can't seem to find a picture, but they had Bob Marley on the chute.
  3. Vehicle Leasing/Buying Anarchy

    I home you are right that it ends up at $35K. My guess is that it will be close to $50K out the door. The "$70K" Model S grows to over $100 very quickly with pretty desirable options. I would not bet against Musk on this one... He is trying to change the entire auto paradigm and might actually get away with it. Read yesterday that his plan from the beginning, like 2000 ish, was;1. Build the tesla sportscar - $100,000+, use proceeds to fund development on "affordable"sedan. 2. Build and "affordable" sedan/car and use the proceeds to fund development on "everymans electric car". 3. Build "everymans electric car" and make it affordable to the masses. In the article Iread, he said that the 35,000 price would include all app upgrades(self driving, safety, etc.) so I assume that means that some bells and whistles will be included at that price... so the dream might be coming true...... If he can get the charging infrastructure going he might be able to pull this off. My local mall has 3 tesla charging stations already, and if you can get 200+ mi out of a charge ya never know... I'm with you. I lust for a P90 but the numbers don't work out when I look at the limited number of East Coast charging stations and price. Without 220/50A, you are not going to recharge overnight. At $35K, the Model 3 would fit as a "second car" for mostly local driving where 200 mile range works fine. Realistically, you are going to see about 70% of advertised range at current highway speeds and AC or winter heating in use (required in the Mid Atlantic) so 200 will become 130-140 and my place to Dulles and back is more than that. Airports with chargers exist but demand already outstrips supply so you can't rely on charging while you are gone. Notable that Tesla's stock picked up a "sell" recommendation. Between the battery mega-factory and the Model 3 development, they are seriously in teh red and there is some conjecture they will face a cash crisis before the M3 starts delivering in 18-20 months. I agree that betting against Musk is usually a bad idea. I hope investors see it that way because investors falling out of love with the stock could be devastating. Orders for Model 3 top $1B and will reach 300,000 by June. Tesla will need cash to build them and analysts are mixed as to what the ramp up will do to the company. They have built a total of 110K cars since day 1 and now have a elephant sized backlog and the scaling will be a challenge. Innovators don't always have the discipline for production lines. Even at current rates, they are not meeting schedules. Tesla parts shortages. They are going to have to change the manufacturing side culture to swallow the Model 3 orders. Nice problem to have but it is going to strain their resources and management. Probably pretty safe to assume that half of the deposits end up getting refunded. With delivery pushing to 2019/2020 for a lot of them, and most not getting the $7,500 federal tax credit due to phase out, a lot of people will look elsewhere.
  4. Real or photoshop

  5. Last Voyage

    Sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Condolences to you and the rest of your family.
  6. Guidepoint

    Signed up with them a year or so ago, but haven't taken any projects that have come over since they were out of the realm of experience/comfort level. You are basically in their database, and they match a company's need with you, send a link to answer some experience questions, and the company decides if they want to have a call with you.
  7. Other options? I have an '02 with the 5.9L V8 (gas mileage of about 14-15mpg highway), and 155,000 on the clock. Electronics are a weak point, as well as some sensors in the transmission for overdrive. Aside from that, and the fact that a friend's '15 fullsize Ram quad cab with the 5.7L Hemi gets better mileage by about 25%+, it isn't a bad truck...
  8. Mills Race drowning

    So the quotes from the aritcle state that the crew saw him waiving and assumed that meant he was okay. They then heard the whistle and assumed that he was blowing it to further tell them he was okay. Sorry, but the only way that can be interpreted wrong is if the quote is completely wrong (which isn't out of the question). Also, as has been stated, why the delay in him falling over and a call being made?
  9. Mills Race drowning

    I thought that you had to finish with everyone you started with to avoid these things happening. In cases of someone being airlifted off due to injury, there was precedence of redress to retain a finish time though.
  10. Mills Race drowning

    Sorry, but if someone thinks that a person in the water who is waving their hands and blowing a whistle signifies that the person is okay, then I I do not want to be on a boat with them for fear of being left if in a MOB situation.
  11. Help me out - YC Philosophy

    I think a lot of people are confusing the Scowlovers question with big-boat racing. OP is asking about single handed and double handed classes, not fully crewed PHRF boats. If racing a Laser or Sunfish (or single-handed scow as is probably the case) in a regatta, are skipper substitutions allowed normally? There is no "regular crew" to take the boat out if the owner is not able to make it...
  12. Chicago Area III

    I was completely taken aback when I got the news. Service is this coming Saturday: http://www.davenportfamily.com/sitemaker/sites/Davenp2/obit.cgi?user=1388816Vickery Bob was a great friend and a pleasure to sail with. He will be missed. He was looking forward to getting the old VMax (Farr 39 ML) out on the water.
  13. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Gorgeous boat - can you stand up in it - that freeboard looks pretty low for a flush deck boat. Yes, standing headroom. At 6', I wasn't in danger of banging my head down below. Should also note that while at rest, the tip of the transom was a bit out of the water.