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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. SPAD - Vic Carpenter

    Spad is Bad
  2. Vinyl Wraps, Who has em?? Worth it??

    Quick update on the wrap for a 25 foot sailboat. With waterline and cove stripe of 3M 1080 by a Preferred 3M installer - $3,500.00. This is not the panacea for an unsightly hull.
  3. Vinyl Wraps, Who has em?? Worth it??

    I am seriously looking into putting a wrap on my 25 foot 5ksb. In the Detroit area there are two easily ID'd 3M Preferred vendors who promote marine wraps and also carry the Avery product. Other than the drawback of a limited color pallet (I so wanted Awlgrips Sea Foam Green) what is good to know going in? Can anyone give me some $ figures for work you have been associated with? Where did the process go sideways (if it did). How has the product weathered?
  4. Best Sailboat to Race for Amateurs

    a.lozon,Congratulations on your decision to put another boat on the line in your area and grow the sport. May I suggest a third path? If a trailer is not a deal breaker, have you considered another popular Detroit boat - the Cal 25 - there are a few nice options under the for sale listing on the Cal25.org website. A popular fleet just a few miles uphill from you with an annual Bayview One Design regatta and a Cal 25 Nationals next year both on Lake St. Clair. It's an honest / non tweeky boat that rewards a solid effort and will more than hold its own against any of the boats mentioned here. The class also has a couple boats that might be free to a good home if you are so inclined.