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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. Book anarchy

    I've been on a Tom Wolfe kick lately, I'm just about done reading everything he wrote. He's got an incredible talent for getting inside the heads of his characters and portraying the world through their eyes. Each book takes a slice of American culture, amps up the differences in races, customs and economic classes unique to that area, then pits them all against each other. Right now I'm on "The Electric Koolaid Acid Test", set in the 60's hippie culture in San Francisco. Wolfe's ability to describe the world through the eyes of someone tripping on acid is amazing!
  2. October in the PNW

    You MUST be retired. For us working stiffs, we're fast approaching driving to and from work in the dark. Right now we're in that dreaded in between season, where it's dark when I leave home but light when I arrive at work and forget to turn the headlights off.
  3. Bob Perry, this thing is cute as all get out.

    ... which brings up a question. Is the gaff rig with topsail strictly for styling and nostalgia, or is there actually any advantage of this over a standard masthead main? OK, at second look, maybe I'm answering my own question. It allows for a shorter less robust mast with no spreaders. Is that it?
  4. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Seriously? Zero through hulls? OK, I'll take boat #5. Where do I send the check?
  5. Jeep.

    There really is a lot to the statement "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand." Yes, they're underpowered, they handle like bricks, overpriced, uncomfortable, boxy, unreliable ... just about every negative attribute that can be applied to a car applies to Jeeps, particularly older ones. But ... I love 'em. Built up several Wranglers and Cherokees and thoroughly abused them. The aftermarket parts available and things you can do to them are just plain fun. And for some reason, used ones are so overpriced that they tend to be worth putting the time and money into.
  6. It will be interesting to see how the box rules play out. I mean, if you were to stretch plastic wrap between the hull bottoms of a foiling catamaran ... shazam, it's now a monohull!
  7. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Ya know, if you need crew to take her out on sea trials ... wait, let me check my calendar ... yup, I'm free that day!
  8. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Bob, I very much enjoy reading your crazy-idea to in-the-water boat development threads. Thanks for sharing them with us. Potentially dumb question: how does the sump work in this boat? Is it all the way to the bottom of the tanks? Is there a pump down there? Or is the sole somehow sealed at the top of the tanks?
  9. McGregor v. Mayweather

    I'm sure the $30 million Mac got for losing this fight is going a long ways towards soothing his hurt feelings.
  10. More racing, Seattle style

    Nah, we're probably safer all clustered together than spread around the lake coming at each other from different directions. Plus it makes it easier to pass jello shots back and forth.
  11. More racing, Seattle style

    Yup, that's the rounding mark.
  12. I agree with all the above regarding the flukey winds up here. But ... for the past 6 or so years I've done a week long sail in June, and typically been blessed with consistent wind, decent temperatures, and lack of crowds. This last June was absolutely amazing. Wind in the teens on the stern quarter all the way from Anacortes to Desolation sound, perfect calm while I was up there, then the wind clocked 180 degrees and I had teens on the stern quarter all the way back. I did several 70+ mile days. Kind of makes up for the wind frustration the rest of the summer.
  13. Northern Century

    Glad to have the company at the tail end of the fleet. 40 hours on a SJ24 huh? And I thought I was a glutton for punishment!
  14. Northern Century

    Well alrighty then, found me a great 2nd crew, just registered for the race. Looking forward to it!
  15. Northern Century

    I don't know Alctel, I've raced against those Cherubinis before and they seem to hold their own pretty well. But it's good to know I could possibly have some company at the tail end of the fleet. Wind predictions are indeed changing. According to SailFlow, there should be good wind in the right direction to support the run up to Pt. Roberts, but then it seems to peter out for the rest of the weekend. Got my feelers out for the right 2nd crew to do the DH100. If I can find the right person in the next day or two I'll probably sign up. Otherwise I'll watch you guys duke it out on the tracker.