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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. Rub Rail Repair

    The right repair is to replace the entire rub rail entirely. The replacement rub rail can be gotten from D&R Marine in Massachusetts. They are at http://www.drmarine.com I have done this to both sides of my 1986 Pearson 33. The rub rail is brittle after 30 years and will crack in more places as it bumps into things now. So more patches will be needed going forward. The downside is the replacement rubrail is only shippped by truck as it is a fairly stiff and 38 feet long and cannot be coiled. I had shipped direct to the marina and installed the second side myself. It took 3 of us all day to do. Also figure another 100$ to replace all of the nuts and bolts. The rubrail is two pieces. There is the L shaped top piece and a flatter thin piece underneath held on by just sheeet metal screws. This lower piece is only decorative and only hides the nuts when viewed from underneath. I left this off. I also seem to remember needing more than one latter to support the rubrail as it was being installed and maybe some large ratchet straps to pull it in to place while screw holes were drilled and screws installed.