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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. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    My son and his wife left today for New Zealand and Fiji for a fun trip. I was tempted to tell them about Rimus but was able to stop myself. Hope they don't find any stray chickens.
  2. Water in spinnaker pole, how to remove

    That is just what I did, Used a unibit approx. 3/16 " hole at each end. Clear water drained out, put pole back with holes down so as it leaks water can just drain out. Made sure no burrs to snag your skin. Now the pole is much lighter and easily managed again. Thanks for all the help!
  3. Water in spinnaker pole, how to remove

    OK, thanks guys. Did not want to over think this. Don't want to remove an end fitting. Will drill a couple of holes, one at either end, located in the down position when stowed on the deck.
  4. Cleaning up the boat yesterday, discovered the spin pole is about half full of water. Don't use it much. Would it be OK to drill a couple of holes in it to drain it? It is aluminum with the ends epoxied on.
  5. stuffing box problems

    My dripless shaft seal is also leaking, the yard replaced it 5 years ago. I can manually put in the correct position so it doesn't leak. As soon as I put it in gear it slips out of position and leaks a couple of pints in 15 minutes. When I stop the engine I need to open the engine compartment put the seal in the correct position to stop the leaking. The bellows looks good and the rotating seal has not slipped and is still located correctly. I can not get back in that area to check things or replace it. Not as flexible as I used to be. I feel the boatyard screwed me over the last time I was out but I don't feel like I can safely go to a Yard in Seattle or Tacoma. I have not sailed her in over a year because of this. I know it is my fault for not getting this corrected and talking with the yard about my concerns.
  6. Washington State boat title/regeistration

    Went thru the same process as you. Had two laser tags made up but have not put them on yet. I have the same objection as you. I will eventually comply as I hope to sell the boat this summer so I don't really have a choice. My original HIN complies except it has -299 after the HIN which make too many digits. The -299 is the model number. I tried discussing this with the license agent but she ignored me and said I could renew or not.
  7. What's wrong with this T37?

    The Craigslist add has now dropped to 36K. I will be up in Ketchikan to do a little fishing. I could get a hop to Juneau and bring it home, what could go wrong? I have always had a soft spot for the Tayana 37.
  8. What's wrong with this T37?

    Needs some work, as-is, no survey. Serious inquiries only, please. https://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/6173324724.html
  9. Went online to renew the registration for the boat. Would not let me do it and said my HIN does not meet current requirements, they want to issue me a new title and HIN. The new HIN needs to be placed next to the old HIN outside on the hull and in the cabin in a hidden location. My boat is a 1978 Columbia, it said it needs to meet 1984 coast guard requirements. Any other Wash boaters required to do this? Have not seen or heard of this requirement until now. This may big surprise for a lot of boaters.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Why did the CHICKEN cross the road? http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-a-chicken
  11. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I have never been there but in June I will be going to Loreto for a week. Don't think I will check that boat out. Just what I need, another boat I don't use!
  12. Brigadoon's PT Haulout

    We spent 2 nights in Hunter Bay many years ago, waiting out a gale blowing in the straits. Good holding ground, mud mostly. The wind would spill over the hill and roar across the beach. very gusty. Had lots of time to try different ideas to keep the boat from sailing at anchor. Wind never let up for 2 days, finally at 7am one morning all was very quiet, we made sail and were on our way.
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