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      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. This weekend we had a boat snap it's rudder and I took this shot. The wood at the leading edge looks to be rotted, the foam looks to be old and fatigued. And it looks pretty damn thin for a 30' boats rudder. I was not able to get in up close as these photos were as it was hauled. The rudder snapped right as they were entering the breakwater. Not the best place to lose steerage. I crew hurt pretty bad and I have not heard on his status. This guy is rolling a cigarette, not a joint. I guess that is the only way you can afford to smoke in Calif now. I was looking at the boat not him when I snapped the shot.
  2. Fracking SD Hot Rum. "A good start to what has to be one of the hardest series to win in SoCal." Really, do you mean that boats come from all over So Cal, Pt Conception to SD, to enter this series to win it ?????? SD sailing is an aberration of a bay surrounded by a Megalopolis. Much like the SF bay and many others areas. Stop yanking your cock. Jesus, scot is lost in his own swill.
  3. I went to the store last week and everything was normal. Today I hit the store cause I'm baking and need a few things for din din. WTF .10 per bag and 2 of them have slits in them from packaging when I got home. I've thought about buying some of the reusable bags but they are not designed for wheelchairs. The handles are on the sides instead of the ends and the handles are too long, the fucking things drag. I do not think the Nannies that wrote the law took the different sizes of wheel chairs into account. Some are wide, some are narrow, some are tall and some are short...................It's a lot like people except different. The real kicker is, the checker behind me, turned around and everyone near could hear, she said "How are you paying for this?" I said "Money" she said "Oh if you were using food stamps, the bags are free." Holy fucking shit. Get on Govt assistance and you get everything for free. FUCKING KALIFORNIA..........................liberal shit taking the state right down the drain. I'm gonna contact a friend, attorney, and see if he wants to suck some $$$$$ out of the liberal bullshit nannies of CA with and ADA lawsuit. After all, there is no Government Specs for a Wheelchair Grocery Bag. This could get totally stupid. I can't wait to see the liberal specs for a wheelchair capable grocery bag.
  4. Here is how you save sailing. I just created a new gallery with photos from biker gatherings and some sailing photos from the Vendee. Both are hot but which will bring in the crowds. I doubt the Key West Event will be so hot. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?app=gallery&album=1300 Here is a taste, and yes, she can wash my boat anytime.
  5. Welcome to the Machine, I love Pink Floyd but for a boat yard? http://sailinganarchy.com/2016/11/16/welcome-to-the-machine/ The real question that needs answered, Why the F would anyone want/need a thru hull below the waterline in an M32? My 26 is sealed, not a single thru hull below the waterline. Maybe it is for a new manual bilge pump, needed for USS Safety Equipment Requirements? Which means if you did not have this as of 2015, you have been racing illegally every since you bought the boat. Everything is GPS, please tell Scot, what do you need a thru hull for? Are you getting ready to do some big boy races?
  6. Yep, major imbalance, it's the fact that the general population could give a shit about sailing. It's time sailing got back to it's roots..................the community not TV
  7. Yea, Scot has been a sissy of late............the last 15 years.
  8. Makes me want to take a few (or more) bites.
  9. The keelboats have four main drawbacks compared to dinghies and multi. - need a marina, or at least a slipway into deep water. - generally boring to watch. - a bigger negative effect on the environment (keel / antifouling, etc). - cost, not just in purchase, but also in shipping to events. So from the point of view of the IOC and IPC it is fully understandable that they wanted to lose the keelboats. Sailors from emerging nations now have a much better chance to compete on an even level. Unfortunately Para Sailing has not reached that point yet, nor will it with this latest equipment proposal. The 2.4m and Hansa cannot be beach launched. The Weta needs crew on the trampoline to not capsize. This thus excludes many types of disabilities. The alternative is available. It is called the WindRider AS Trimaran. One boat With three purposes. A 4-person grassroots boat, at a cost just a bit higher than the Hansa bathtub. And a fully adaptive (allows all levels of disabilities to use it!) high performance one-person and two-person configuration, at a cost significantly less than the Weta or 2.4m. Add the zero maintenance and fact that the manufacturer is offering free boats for all major events, MNA's can expect a cost reduction in equipment purchase and regatta participation of Over 75%!!! But Para World Sailing is not interested. You figure out why... I am guessing the Hansa was chosen because it is the Access Dinghy 303 and there are fleets world wide. There is a big fleet at BAADS in SF. At 9k for a rotomolded thermoplastic sailing bathtub it is a bit over priced but the most affordable for programs and most likely indestructible for the learning disabled. I read somewhere the 2.4 can be hand launched with lead ballast removed. Yes, the hull weighs about 125lbs and would be unwieldy to raise and lower by hand. And then you would need double or triple the volunteers and how about the back injuries from putting the lead shoes in/out the keel sump? The 2.4mR only weighs about 500lbs total and could be launched from floating temp docks using a hand crank or a 12V bumper winch with a Solar charger setup. Once docks assembled in place Setting up a temp lift should be easy for any back yard garage mechanic. With all the boats, you still need floating docks and hoists to get some of the competitors in and out of the boats. Some of these people can barely use a knife and fork. Beach launching the Weta would be easiest. But they can tip and turtle, it will be interesting. I'd love to sail a weta with someone but I don't know anyone with one and they are about 20K, Still too expensive for disabled people. I have less than that in my 26, after replacing almost everything, and as I've said, tons more fun. Ice box, room, girls
  10. Very very very NICE
  11. You are such an old fart. Get off your ass and go sailing. We have fun with California Zephyr, why not join in? Oh, I forget, racing costs $$$$$$$
  12. I'll comment, "It won't matter". The problems with sailing run so deep. Kids get in to it for fun and coaches quickly turn it into a race for gold. Kids drop out and find something where they can have inexpensive fun with friends, Parents are happy.
  13. Looked like a bunch of old white guys and some white women.
  14. Please Scot, expand on your political beliefs......enlighten us. But wait, you are just like Trump. Making your $$$ of the backs of the hard work of others.
  15. Do you dorks even know who Scot is?
  16. The state needs to be broken in to 3. It has become such a pile of shit. The liberal lunatics in Sacramento have driven out all industries except Tech and Farming. And Farming is about to lose it's water to the Delta smelt which is gone. I'd love to see Nancy Pelosi as President of No Cal. What a laugh that would be.
  17. BJ, are you an angry clown now? Maybe NZ suits you. The only good thing about trump is, you cannot buy him. Why, because he can buy you. Trump is a negotiator, as every president should be. We the people elect our representatives to congress. They are the ones that represent us. The president's job is to bring the country together through negotiation. I hope Trump understands his job. I think he does. Obama has failed the American public. He wants to dictate to us and we are tired of it.
  18. Nice job ducking the question. What SoCal series is harder to win? I am not saying Hot Rum is the hardest. But you said it wasn't. So, what is? I give up. SA has changed so much I'm not sure I fit in any more.
  19. Holly Shit, 3 hours You'd think they could have edited it. The first 11:30 is nothing but a WS screen. This is going to be painful.
  20. Would this shot of an old sailing vessel make a good tat?
  21. that would be an M on each cheek... LMAO