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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. No, the tides out and the boat's sitting in the mud.
  2. What struck me was how much the uniforms made them look like nurses .... colon, bracket.
  3. We had a lovely ballasting moment with our new to us big baby, which of course had a bit of a history. If I've told the story before, forgive me. I'm of that age. Anyway my son is pulling furniture apart in the saloon looking for someone's phone that has fallen behind the furniture. He's a bit of a comedian, and shouts up with perfect timing "Dad, I've found the drugs!". Quick thinking from me - "hundreds of kilos of coke" "but I'm a regular law-abiding fellow" "but it's going to be very valuable" "what sort of discount do you have to sell at in bulk" and so on, before we realise that these nice rectangular hessian packages, looking for all the world like something from the French Connection, are lead shot, placed there to counter-balance the genset put in a cockpit locker. Lovely funny moment.
  4. just out of interest, what's the particular problem with the turnbuckles?
  5. Nice work! Where do we send photos of our boats for you to paint, Bull?
  6. In London there actually is or was something called the "Jack the Ripper Experience." Right.
  7. I've just been invited to a do in Vancouver at the end of October so I might call your bluff Kim!
  8. Blessed are the cheesemakers.
  9. Bastards! Keep England for the, er, Angles...
  10. Keep it coming. Very nice reportage. I know and understand dinghy anxiety - how we curse our idleness for towing not stowing!
  11. gotcha
  12. I'd like to protest this tendency to glorify the Vikings - they invaded my country, raped the women, kidnapped priests, drank and murdered their way all around our coastline. Frankly they were as bad as the Saxons and the Angles, and don't start me on the Romans. They didn't give a damn about the wellbeing of us natives, we were here just as a source of gold and slaves. We've been put upon sorely, and the last thing we need to is admire their naval architecture.
  13. Junk rig believers say that "new" style junk rigs are completely transformed compared with the first generations, which wouldn't go upwind or downwind, but would be OK on a reach. They do have a sort of missionary quality to them, junketeers, but I'm sure there's something in it. I'd be amazed if Peregrine wasn't much much faster on all angles than the rig as shown in the half model, which is of its inspiration, the Scottish ZULU class fishing boat, which were tremendously successful as fishing boats. Oh, and yes, the layout below is clearly a sort of weekending thing rather than a full long time offshore cruising sort of thing.
  14. It's either a navigating device (for moss always grows on the north side of a tree) or just a hand hold, done in a slightly self-consciously artless way.
  15. The owner and designer think of it as a junk rather than a lug rig I think. And the tiller is that long so that, er, it reaches the cockpit.