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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. Pulling your sail boat out for the winter

    Ice can be harsh. Even though the marina is not frozen, you could have ice in any through hulls, etc. Any place that water could collect would be a potential for damaging ice. If you had a small crack in the fairing at the keel-hull joint, you could get ice damage. It's all bad. This explains your observation that the 15% who don't care about their boats leave them in for the cold winter.
  2. Manhasset Fall Series

    Indeed - we had a great time as well.
  3. J/88

    What we see is in line with JL92S' comments. On our 88, we get 11-12 kts of boat speed with full crew and wind speed in the 18-20 kt range.
  4. Manhasset Fall Series

    In, at least for the first weekend.
  5. Club racer electronics

    We have a triton, zeus setup, but mostly we use Boat Speed, Mag Heading, and the WIndex. The toys are nice, they are fun to play with, and if you don't spend too much time looking at them, they can be helpful, particularly if you let yourself get distracted and need to regain some situational awareness. On a bigger boat with a dedicated tactician, I think they would be more useful.
  6. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    I can't give you hard numbers. In my OD fleet, the boats using 3di are getting multiple seasons and the sails still look great. The high end sails from other lofts look tired after a season. The prices are not significantly different. The boats using 3di are also doing well in the results, so it is not a case of the sails lasting longer because they are heavier. This compatison is largely vs string sails, I don't have first hand knowledge of comparison against carbon panel sails.
  7. Mast or boom furling?

    The OP was asking a question about the differences between two types of furling. Simple enough. I'm not sure I understand all the angst about furling. Sailboats are full of compromises. You pick what suits your sailing. I race a lot and my mains are all traditional. That said, I have furling headsails. I've made the decisions that suit what I am doing. I will echo the sentiment that some underestimate the simplicity of well rigged lazy jacks.
  8. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    I find that the 3dis last longer than high end products from other makers. This adds a total cost of ownership component to the discussion.
  9. My newest project

    My dad had the same one. The photo brings back memories. To put it completely in perspective, that $300 from the mid 70s could buy a well configured iMac today. (or 2 well configured windows boxes)
  10. The only time that I complain about the foredeck crew is when they are not properly blocking spray and we are getting wet in the back of the boat. Other than that, they are usually aware and addressing any issue before we even know something is amiss.
  11. I do this with a 25,000lb 43 footer. Works great. Use it mainly for distance racing, but have a sock that I use when cruising.
  12. My newest project

    For those of us that just quietly follow along on these journeys (and I assume there are many of us) it is a shame that because of the behavior of a few trolls you can't share more openly. If I were in your shoes, I would do the same. It's just unfortunate. I will continue to enjoy and learn from whatever you choose to share. Thanks for taking us on the journey!
  13. J/88

    I just installed one of Jeff's strops on my boat. The old strop did not have a bend, it was just too long. New strop is working great and we can finally get the headstay tune where we want it. As a side benefit, the furler, while still less than ideal, works much better.
  14. 2015 ALIR

    I get the lack of desire to protest, and I may well have done the same in your position. Sitting here at my desk without the pressures of the race and the subsequent ride home, it seems like we would all be better off if someone protested this. Intentionally sailing at night without lights is about on par with having a few martinis and driving.
  15. I'd just score them as spin for that race and then amend the SI to state that the declaration must be made prior to the first warning, etc. You can name the new rule after them.