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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. Tether clips

    Not any more; and no, never in my lifetime of driving.
  2. Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    Bath, Dresden, Georgetown, and Camden
  3. Boat partnership operating agreement

    I'm not sure how my comment about boat partnerships leads to mirth about same-sex partnerships.
  4. Newport Bermuda Race 2018

  5. Boat partnership operating agreement

    Wait, did I stumble in PA? Most people here know I'm a lawyer, and I'd still be the first to say that the world would be a better place if my services were rendered moot.
  6. Boat partnership operating agreement

    I agree with you! I don't do partnerships, other than with my wife. That said, if you're going to do a partnership, do it right.
  7. Cat or mono? The last word

  8. Boat partnership operating agreement

    No way - the key to maintaining friendships is to have clear expectations and responsibilities. That way you fall back on the agreement and don't fight. “Law reflects but in no sense determines the moral worth of a society. The values of a reasonably just society will reflect themselves in a reasonably just law. The better the society, the less law there will be. In heaven there will be no law, and the lion shall lie down with the lamb. The values of an unjust society will reflect themselves in an unjust law. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will be meticulously observed.” ― Grant Gilmore, The Ages of American Law
  9. Why don't more people race?

    Yep. If you find yourself in Maine you're welcome to race with us.
  10. will we see a move to retro ocean racing

    Yeah, but while your Accord may be faster than an early Countach, it doesn't look or sound like one...
  11. Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    For what its worth, my comment wasn't intended to be snarky - if you guys are looking for the opportunity to earn the money you need to race, please feel free to reach out to me by PM.
  12. Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    We are here in Maine, too, and wish you luck in your endeavor. We are not willing to subsidize your trip, but we frequently have work you might do. If you're interested in earning part of your budget, drop me a PM.
  13. Tether clips

    I have the same tether. The chest end shackle opens under load just fine.
  14. Rule 52 / PHRF

    This thread didn't attract many answers (though I appreciate yours, Brass), but I did get an answer from our PHRF regional authority, and thought I'd post it so that if anyone else stumbles onto this thread, the answer is here: At least with respect to PHRF-NE, I'm told that there is no rating adjustment for powered winches, and that PHRF-NE does not have any superceding rules that are imposed over local rules. So, in our instance, unless the NOR and/or SI's call for a modification or deletion of Rule 52, the no powered winches rule is in effect.
  15. Rule 52 / PHRF

    I would appreciate come input on Rule 52 and handicap racing. The short version of the question is: Where a regional PHRF body dings a boat's rating for carrying powered winches, may that boat then compete in local races using those winches, even where the NOR and SI do not carry an exemption from Rule 52? I would think not, but wonder what the precedent is.