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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. Junk on the trunk

    I like that. You can almost hear the arrows thudding into the deck as they go up the Congo.
  2. We seem to actually be cruising??

    Fantastic! Not at all jealous, oh no. The boat looks wonderful.
  3. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    how big does the boat have to be, and how bad does the advert have to be, that one gets a better idea from google earth?
  4. Anchor Geekdom

    We alternate between a big CQR and an equally big Manson Boss (a horrible looking thing that reminds me of a galvanized USS Enterprise, but which squirrels down in weedy anchorages.) My careful planning worked for once, and it does house beautifully, but this season it developed a really vexing vice, which turned out be due to a malign interaction between the relatively thin shank and the groove in the bow roller. This groove by the way does a really good job of keeping the chain from twisting. The trouble came when the shank itself began to bed in that groove which made it very difficult to launch or stow (you have to do a little manual capsize as it comes up or down). I fixed it by increasing the shank's width by whipping it: when asked why i've done that I tell people it's to increase the buoyancy. What a boring post. Sorry. Shows how really boring the task I'm supposed to be doing right now is.
  5. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Is there any data for either position?
  6. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Well, when we went all Old Gaffer, I was thrilled to discover that we had actual, real lizards aboard. I still call for them occasionally. [Note from ed: A lizard is a deadeye attached to a lanyard used for redirecting a sheet, guy, or other line] [[Note from ed's mate: Hunter S. Thompson knew he had taken enough drugs when the lizards appeared]]
  7. Coolboats to admire

    Have I got it right that VT had booms on the staysails and the Italian-built two masters don't? It must have been interesting to engineer the forward end of the booms for VT.
  8. When our anchor is stowed on the roller keeping some tension on the chain leaves it entirely snug. No bail needed.
  9. Coolboats to admire

    How well did the rig work? It looks like a bit of an outlier . . .
  10. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    “The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next windward mark." Hunter S. Thompson, slightly edited for context.
  11. Ishmael is close but I think it’s the hole to let the rats out when you’re sinking. In the duller parallel world, surely the bail was added later?
  12. Coolboats to admire

    Sorry, but even the woman with the nice dorsal cleavage can’t fix that amount of oddness. Yacht design by captain Kurtz: “the horror, the horror”.
  13. Coolboats to admire

    I think you’ve got it. I’d thought the aft facing tiller thing was a stub that flopped forward to make an emergency tiller. Looks a bit mad. Wonder if it works.
  14. Coolboats to admire

    Yeah, but it looks like there's a rudder at the back of the keel. I can see why you'd need another one, because the keel one is a long way forward. Certainly a radical boat. Good idea about the vane - there appears to be a vane arrangement on the back of the boat already. But I think it's someone that's been photoshopped from history - a woman who wasn't supposed to be there maybe? E
  15. Cruising a two tonner

    I don't think JAMARELLA, the 1980s Farr/Cookson 50 footer was a two tonner, and she certainly isn't a candidate for a couple to sail, but I just wanted to post the only apparent cruisification that's been done to her - the addition of an optic for serving spirits from.