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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. Nominate Waterlust for a THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING (PAEMST). Contact the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House. Get involved with REACH. http://reach.ussailing.org/ I just did because Waterlust put the information out there. VMG=S cosTWA (from the boat frame of reference)
  2. So carrots don't count? I count 16.
  3. New bow sprit was working great until we tried an outside gybe.
  4. Also, +3 to the fellow who instructed us about pilot bias.
  5. Glad everyone got home that day. I was out that afternoon, too, farther north. It went from the teens to 30+ in an hour. The wind and wave direction was from the NW. The seas were 8+ feet with 11 second period. Choppy and grumpy conditions. It surely was worse down at King Harbor which gets pumped due to the underwater Redondo Canyon and the Palos Verdes bight reflecting wind and wave energy exactly to the harbor entrance. --- +1 to the fellows who suggested tossing an anchor well before the surf zone. That's Old School. +1 to those who recommended creating some headway. Little boats, all they have is speed. But that harbor is developed, and there aren't many soft spots to beach on. +1 to the comment to get some main sail working to go to windward a bit. +2 to the fellows who cautioned to avoid the surf zone and "obstacles" --- What is the fastest way to get a main going? 1. Lash the main to the mast and the boom? (inefficient) 2. Use the spinnaker halyard if the main halyard is broken? (good) 3. Tie a rolling hitch on a bight in the luff rope for downhaul, lash the leech to the boom midway and tie to the outhaul? (e voila, voiler!) As for the fouled sheets/winches: KEEP YOUR SHEETS TRIMMED. DO NOT FLOG. All of those actions can be safely accomplished from the cockpit or midship.
  6. Scow technology Keep it flat
  7. If we join will we get reciprocity? Oh wait, we don't need it because we invade them fancy clubs for regattas anyways. They love to watch us sail circles around them. Hah!
  8. The high rails are probably for privacy and protection, but we should ask the owner and designer. Form follows function. I'm thrilled for sailors' attention to design and styling. But I'm dismayed at the bias toward "boaty boats;" that's backsliding. Without favoritism, please view Exhibit A: http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attachments/sailboats/59358d1312300784-mini-ocean-racing-scow-mini-scow-david_raisonhd_620-picture-christophe-breschi.jpg Why does that Norlands Baat have a front port rudder? Oh wait, it's going the other direction. p.s. The small animal wore it better, of course.