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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. Yes - I keep my mast outdoors. And it does stand up to UV light. Try it.
  2. Krylon epoxy appliance paint. Cheap. Lasts for years.
  3. Anyone hear that Viking Marine is closing? All those inspection ports on Lasers, Hobies, 470s, ...
  4. I was in Toronto Wednesday. The all yacht clubs are having problems with the water level of Lake Ontario. One club has docks 5 inches below the water level. And water levels peak in June so I was told?
  5. We Americans are fat
  6. Is there a low - res version that puts more topics per screen?
  7. Thank you
  8. I had a bookmark where that I clicked that linked to new content in only a few forums: Sailing, Dinghy, Fix it, General. That don't work no more. Can I still set that up again? How???
  9. The Crooked Beat with Mikey Dread is a great tune.
  10. Intrigued by this E-Boat. I have not seen one in the US North East, but I wasn't looking either. Almost like a J24 prototype
  11. Broken ski pole from the ski shop for your Laser. CF, alum, ...
  12. Warren Miller movie.
  13. Right on! Used an Ironman for the last 20 years. I have had 3 in those 20 years. I buggered up replacing a battery and the seal let water in. And another one got a cracked face while I was hammering concrete. This is year 5 with the current one. They are waterproof. And I don't need to memorize another manual for a different watch. Simple and cheap.
  14. Music for Aliens: Campaign Aims to Reissue Carl Sagan’s Golden Record http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/science/nasa-voyager-golden-record-carl-sagan-kickstarter.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=13&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F09%2F22%2Fscience%2Fnasa-voyager-golden-record-carl-sagan-kickstarter.html&eventName=Watching-article-click&_r=0
  15. Anybody have late 1980s to early 1990s Yacht Racing/Cruising and Sailing World issues?