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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. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Yes, I know that there were and still are folks concerned for my well being and I've felt the love from many a direction. That was what brought me to SA and the "sock-puppetness" that I must now endure. I wanted to get the word out that I'm ok and getting better rapidly. Thanks again to all. And yes, Bob. As it turns out, they were in fact recalled last October. Apparently, I missed that memo. Please pass it on. Good news is: 1) it didn't fail the weekend prior when it was used by someone else for 3-4 hours, and 2) by issuing a recall, TaylorMade/West Marine have essentially admitted liability so I don't think I'll be totally hosed. Frankly, I just want to get back to work, play and life as usual. Best to all
  2. Santa Barbara Sailing

    No life flashing, but time slowed WAY down from the sound of the stitching checking out until the instant I touched the deck
  3. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Hi, all. For the record: I was using a WEST MARINE soft bosun's chair to sand and varnish 39' stick. I had just reached the top and was reaching up to attach safety, so the bottom of my feet were approx. 35' off the deck, when a critical webbing-webbing stitch failed. I managed to grab tail of my falls (9/16" Regatta braid) with my left hand as I fell. This probably did more to keep me oriented vertically than it did to arrest my fall. Somehow I landed in the only 18" square of "safe" landing space available. Elapsed time: approx. 1.47 seconds Impact speed: 30-32 mph Result: fractured left tibial plateau (lowest portion of the knee), fractured left calcaneus (heel bone). Neither requires surgery thus far. Recovery: 2-3 weeks I can begin applying weight. 2-3 months walking without aid/crutches. 100% in about a year. "Lucky" somehow doesn't begin to describe how I feel.