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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. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Bob - don't sell us too short over here. For what its worth, I much prefer reading about your projects and engaging here to doing so on Facebook. I know I appreciate your posts here, and I suspect there are a bunch more around here who do. It is certainly my experience that the quality of the discussion here is better than it is on FB, even if it drifts sometimes.
  2. Relative Sailboat Builders Quality

    We sail them on Labor Day weekend, too.
  3. Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    Midas was out in 1992, I think, though there wouldn't have been much to look at.
  4. save a legend....Really

    I understood it as a reference to Haji's boat from the 2004 Vendee. I'm curious about what wasn't what it seemed about OP.
  5. save a legend....Really

    I have to ask: please explain the ocean planet comment?
  6. The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    You could have saved us a whole thread if you'd posted this earlier...
  7. Fast "safe" boat....

    A man may fight for many things: his country, his principles, his friends, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally I'd mud wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock, and a sack of French porn.
  8. Vestas 11th Hour recovery

    Thank you for posting those.
  9. Fast "safe" boat....

    This morning on the way to work, I was slowly passing a guy in the right lane because the flow of traffic in the left lane was a little bit faster. The guy in the right lane got all upset, slammed on his brakes, cut in behind me and tailgated me until I moved to the right lane. He then passed me on the left in a big show of engine noise, and cut me off in the right lane, then slammed on his brakes. The whole time I was listening to a lovely Althea and smiling. Was that you? Why the effort at finding new and different ways to fight? I'll admit that I fight for a living, but its the last thing I want to do without a reason.
  10. double trouble

    Can someone explain the builder?
  11. double trouble

    Two winch handle pockets for a boat with no winches?
  12. The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    This. A thousand time this. I still struggle to remember sometimes, but this is the truth. We learned something about this yacht club attitude thing over the last few years since we've returned to the fleet with out new to us 6knsb. We'd moved our mooring up the coast, and were now close to the Stuffy Old Club, and no longer near the Exciting Racy Club. We were members of neither, but candidates for both. Back in the day, I had felt an outsider at the Exciting Racy Club, with my old Catalina 25, and not much budget. Back then ERC believed SOC to be full of stuffy old people, and there was an almost institutional dislike. Now we were spending much more time at the Stuffy Old Club, feeling welcome, and treated well. We chalked it up to the wealth at Stuffy Old Club, and the fact that the stuffy old members had nothing to prove, unlike the younger, more asperational Exciting Racy Club. It took two summers to realize the difference was 15 years of maturity; a total lack of care as to how I'm seen in either scene; and, the fact that people respond well to open, friendly people, and that was what I'd become. Selma, to her credit, has never cared about how she's seen by others.
  13. Fast "safe" boat....

    Hey man, you're the guy who showed up asking for input. I bet that's still available to you. So you farted in church. No biggie. Until you double down on being goofie.
  14. Fast "safe" boat....

    Get I run the book?
  15. Fast "safe" boat....

    It has been 9,664 days since I moved away from northern New Jersey. I have thought about returning on exactly none of those days.