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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. If any one has a spare seat heading back down I-75 towards Detroit or US-131 towards Kalamazoo on Tuesday 7/18 let me know. More than willing to chip in for fuel.
  2. Chicago Area III

    Quick parking question for the locals. Does the DuSable Harbor lot allow overnight parking? Would hate to wake up the morning of NOOD and find my car full of gear MIA.
  3. Chris Cornell DTS

    Article from Detroit Free Press writer who attended the show: http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/05/18/chris-cornell-final-performance-detroit-soundgarden/330051001/
  4. Designed with the replacement parts market in mind!
  5. Diver will be here this morning, but the harbor bottom is about 2 feet of silt and mud, so there isn't much hope we'll locate it.
  6. I posted this in Gear Anarchy, but I'm hoping more people will see it over here. I need to locate the 2 piece feeder that bolts to foil on a Harken MK I furing unit. Was in the process of removing and dropped half into the harbor. If there is anyone in the greater tampa bay area with one I will meet you tomorrow to get it. Otherwise, I'm willing to pay any air freight charges to get it here asap.
  7. I need to locate the 2 piece feeder that bolts to foil on a Harken MK I furing unit. Was in the process of removing and dropped half into the harbor. If there is anyone in the greater tampa bay area with one I will meet you tomorrow to get it. Otherwise, I'm willing to pay any air freight charges to get it here asap.
  8. Spinnaker Pole End Troubleshooting

    Thanks for the responses. The piston does fully retract into the housing when the trip line is pulled, there is just nothing pushing the trigger sear up to engage the piston. If I invert the pole so the jaw faces down, the trigger sear will "fall" into place and hold the piston back as it should. I will push to have my friend disassemble, but he is concerned about damaging things in the process and a new carbon (or aluminum) pole isn't in the budget at the moment. The lifelines are also on the list for replacement, just have not decided if he's going with un-coated stainless or hi-tech fiber.
  9. A friend of mine has recently purchased a 70's lead mine that he is working on with the intention of racing semi-competitively. He is having an issue with the jaw on his spinnaker pole not staying open after being tripped. I suspect that there is a broken spring somewhere internally that needs to be replaced, however due to the 40+ years of oxidation on the fasteners, he isn't able to remove the pole end. He seems to be convinced that by inserting a spring in the hole on the underside of the jaw and following it with a roll pin it should fix the problem by putting pressure on the back side of the trigger. Is this a viable fix, or should we bite the bullet and drill out the old fasteners? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Chicago Area III

    Hey guys, I've been interested in doing to tri-state race for a few years now and I was wondering if there are any boats out there looking for crew? I have experience doing bow (dip pole gybes), mast and headsail trim but I am willing to do whatever is asked of me. Shoot me a PM if anyone has an open spot. Thanks, D
  11. All-time Boat Names

    If we are adding boats from the Great Lakes you have to include Equation and Dolphin. Easily two of the longest running programs on the lakes.