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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. Pocahontas

    Bush's fault.
  2. J/133 heavy air gybe

    Jibe the chute first. stay pretty DDW. When the chute loads up on the new jibe, the main will unload a bit and you can just flop it over to the new jibe with out too much of a crash. Then drive goes to the new jibe heading while main sail trimmer follows. The timing and the drivers ability to hold the boat close to DDW until the main jibes are very important.
  3. Tacktick Wind transmiter

    Also, they offer a exchange program. I had some issues last year and the tech and service people were great.
  4. Speaking of flying.....

    Don't fly anything that has a picture of a rabbit and a turtle on the throttle.
  5. Non-salty race or regatta in Jan/Feb?

    Arizona Birthday Regatta (Leukemia Cup) - Yes, Arizona. www.arizonayachtclub.org
  6. Tacktic (Raymarine) T120 Problems?

    So a quick update for those who were interested.... I contacted Raymarine (FLIR) and they were fantastic and very helpful. Big shout out to Linda in customer service and Lee Tang the service technician. Lee advised that I was at the upper range of the wireless range based on the age of my unit and he suggested sending the unit to exchange for a NEW unit. The cost of this was about 1/3 the cost of a new one. Apparently, that have improved the transmitting capability of these in the last few years. I explained that I was in a hurry and Lee made it happen. They received the unit on Monday and by Wednesday I had the new one in my hand; AND they picked up the overnight return freight! Throughout the process, Lee was in contact with me by phone and email so I always felt like I was on the top of the list for service. The new unit was installed last night and it works perfectly. I just wanted to make sure that Raymarine gets credit for making this happen. I will always remember this and will be sure to give them my future business even if they are a bit more then the competition.
  7. Locking for some trouble shooting assistance before I send in my Tacktick T120 Wind transmitter. Unit is installed on a 2012 J111 which is new to us. At the dock, the unit works with a signal strength of 05-06. It works when motoring out of the harbor. Once under sail, the wind speed "freezes" on the gauge and all the wind direction and angle information is incorrect. On occasion, the wind data will just drop out. I have checked the signal strength while under sail with the "frozen" wind information and there is no wireless connection to the instrument. Note that the first bit of trouble shooting I did was to replace the battery in the T120, and that did not help the problem. I am ready to send the unit into Raymarine, but I am concerned that the problem might be something else. Any idea why it works at the dock, but not while under sail? All other parts of the Tacktic seam to be operating properly. Anybody have any other trouble shooting advise before I send the T120 in for service?
  8. ACWS Chicago - June 2016

    Do you think there will be a seat in the grand stand for every VIP grandstand ticket? I doubt it...... but I also paid the extortion price for the ticket for the same reason as you did......
  9. ACWS Chicago - June 2016

    If one buys the VIP tickets, is the only advantage access to the grand stand and sailors lounge? Do the regular tickets have good views from the pier?
  10. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I once owned a Catalina and wanted to put flames on it....... but in reverse... Back to front. I thought it might give me a edge on the start.
  11. Bacon Anarchy

    Bacon Bacon aroma set to end Bacon Bacon will be closing Friday following a dispute with neighbors. The eatery’s food truck is also shut down. Few food items have enjoyed a more surprising recent resurgence than the savory strips of pig fat known as bacon. It is being wrapped around entrees, used to swizzle cocktails, and even serves as a flavor of ice cream. But now a popular pork-focused restaurant in the Upper Haight must close its doors Friday following months of failed negotiations with neighbors over neighborhood concerns about porcine aroma and grease disposal. Department of Public Health officials say the owners of Bacon Bacon, located at 205A Frederick Street, have had months since opening the space to address these and other concerns. But following their failure to do so, the restaurant must shut its doors. “We allow businesses to operate for awhile under change of ownership,” said Richard Lee, director of environmental health regulatory programs, Department of Public Health. “But they didn’t meet the deadline.” The announcement has created a swell of online support for the cafe, including an online petition on the Bacon Bacon website with more than 1,600 signatures from Bay Area residents who support the operation. Owner Jim Angelus said he’s overwhelmed by the support. In August, the restaurant was given a notice that it lacked the proper health permits, according to the letter from The City’s health department instructing it to cease operations. That letter gave the restaurant 75 days to resolve the issue. A public hearing must be held before Bacon Bacon can continue operating, but one may not be scheduled until July, Planning Department officials said. Angelus said that he has tried to meet with neighbors to resolve their concerns since last year, but the parties have failed to agree. “It’s frustrating,” Angelus said. “Two weeks ago, the health department showed up saying we had no permits. So we had a hearing and one person showed up saying they were opposed. They told us we had long enough to resolve these issues — and as a result, we have to cease operations May 17.” Residents were able to express their concerns following the location’s change in ownership. Neighbors took the occasion to raise concerns with the lack of a filtration system to alleviate the aroma of bacon, illegal parking of a related food truck on a residential street and claims that bacon grease was dumped directly into the sewer system, according to their attorney Ryan Patterson. The neighbors — whom Patterson declined to name — have been willing to work with the new business owner, but they’ve not seen the same response, he said. “My client offered to pay the restaurant owner money to install an air filter,” Patterson said. “To date, the owner has not accepted that offer.” Ted Loewenberg, president of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association, said his association does not oppose the small business, but that it needs to play by the rules. “It makes the people who go through the process — as painful as it is — look like chumps,” Loewenburg said. “The purpose of this regulation is that the government is there to provide a basic level of safety.” But the trouble for Bacon Bacon doesn’t stop there. Angelus was able to replace the store’s food truck recently, but he can’t operate that either unless he secures an approved kitchen location where he can prepare meals. Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/05/bacon-bacon-aroma-set-end#ixzz2TZszvpvO
  12. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Nice looking boat. I'll take one. And when I say "take" I mean "steal" as there would be no other way for me to get one. I'm not an engineer or designer, and I am sure there are plenty of people who THINK that they are and will say something about my post..... but to me, the main looks kinda small for the size of the boat. Maybe it is just a optical illusion or something as I have not seen the design specs and compared it to other similar sized boats or other past J-boat designs.