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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. Note the BEYC logo on the fwd. topsides. At least he got a nice sticker.
  2. On a per-dollar basis (#days / $ spent), I bet the Westsail is on par with or ahead of the Sodebo Ultim (49 days, 3 hrs and time to slam down a 12-pack)
  3. Dunno, IIRC Jeremy was head of watersports when we were last at BEYC about 5 years ago. I've been trying to follow his inreach posts, but they only show current position, no tracks. Frustrating. https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/viewmsg?mo=c08cd169e42a4e258a1d4f5e5552c410&adr=%2b12318814762
  4. I heard about Jerome Rand doing a nonstop solo circumnav in a Westsail 32. He used to work at Bitter End Yacht Club in BVI. He started the trip last October 3 out of Gloucester, MA, now he's approaching "Point Nemo" (traveling eastward) between NZ and the Horn. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060676710732719/permalink/1231099403690448/ https://m22.com/blogs/news/around-the-world-solo-non-stop-circumnavigation Should be interesting to see when he reaches the horn.
  5. I found out the hard way they reset the date if you pay more than 60 days in advance (I paid 62 days before expiration).
  6. Just got an e-mail from the "business", which reads "Please be advised, as you selected to have your documentation renewed for two total years, you will be automatically renewed at the beginning of the month of your COD's expiration" So looks like the only loss is that I paid double the normal rate for the privilege of having them pay the bill.
  7. My bad, I apologize for the mis-information and offer my best to our fine federal government at pay.gov It turns out I was scammed by a renewal letter I received by a "business" and paid at https://vesseldocumentation.us/ (I'll blame it on the drunken stupor I must have been in when I got the scam renewal letter, because I had paid at pay.gov in previous years). I got the CG Document, so I didn't think anything of it. I'll keep an eye out on the vessel status as the deadline approaches to see if the "business" actually submits the renewal in time, or whether I have to renew myself. Lesson learned: do the renewal by mail or go through uscg.mil
  8. So last year I paid online (through pay.gov) for a 2-year renewal on USCG documentation, then a few weeks ago I get a Vessel Renewal Notification from NVDC stating that my documentation expires end of next month. I tried calling NVDC, but keep getting this stupid voice message that they are "temporarily unavailable". Anyone else run into this?
  9. Thanks for all the suggestions, I've decided on the Pettit Ultima SR-60 (yard says I'll like the paint, it's their "flagship" paint, and said they can put on a very smooth finish as well).
  10. Thanks, but boat is in MD, not California, so I'm bullish on copper.
  11. You keep you boat at home??? Lucky bastard.
  12. Thanks for the tips. I was always leery of "ablative" paints because of the MD Clean Marina regs prohibiting wiping ablative bottoms due to the clouds they form, seems some of the newer types are hard enough for wiping. As for dealing with the mega-growth, Dave, I'm lucky to have a very patient diver (and any small barnacles come right off). I also was under the impression that "ablative" paints were slower than VC Offshore, so thanks Ajax for clarifying. I'll look a little more into CSC Micron Extra, Pettit Trinidad or Ultima SR-60, and West Marine CPP Gold (and check compatability). Hey il1395, sorry but I believe the Boss would deny your request.
  13. Thanks, SailBlueH20, but this thread says VC Offshore and Baltoplate are essentially the same (except that Balto needs to be sprayed on). As stated before, I'm not sanding/burnishing and not racing (not on a race course, anyway). So what's the difference between the two?