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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. caption contest

    Did someone order a rug munching?
  2. money wins!

    Why? That's an easy one to answer. Because they can. And the class rules allow it. I was up an Audi steal-er-ship a couple of weeks ago, looking at a used car, and was in the showroom. Several cars over the 100K mark and I asked the salesman why would anybody spend that kind of money on a car? Answer: "Because they can." Point taken... I understand your point. I think the answer is should be more abstract.
  3. money wins!

    I think it is cool that another generation of is coming into the keelboat scene. We should see more of that. I hope to one day be able to compete with/against my own kids on the water. The point about spending ungodly sums of money to prepare a 20 foot boat is really the only valid point I see being made. Some owners get a fair bad rap for this behavior but the Melges Classes allow this type of thing to go on. Owning 3 Melges 32's just so you can have extra sail buttons, buying 40 jibs to test out so that you can pick the 3 you wish to have measured but only after extensive recuts. These are things that not even the average rich guy can keep up with. You have to ask yourself why. Why? What is so important about the Melges 20 or Melges 32 to warrant outspending every competitor? I personally don't get it.
  4. J/24 - Refurbishment

    Look up HDPE. You can buy it in different thicknesses. Or you can go to a home goods store and buy cutting boards. It's the same thing. http://www.amazon.com/Stanton-Trading-2-Inch-Cutting-Board/dp/B0032AM0LW/ref=lp_289863_1_22?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1448386678&sr=1-22 PM me with you email address and I will add you to a FB page with photo details of rebuild I did over the summer.
  5. J/24 - Refurbishment

    Those are mast shims. Most people build them out of Cutting Boards. Some have suggested that your boat may have a "cheater" mast. This is not the case. The shims are used to bring a mast to minimum height against a class jig or measurement.
  6. Chicago Area III

    12345, Just use IrishDriver's info. Hip
  7. Chicago Area III

    Some years they will operate the trolley as well.
  8. Chicago Area III

    I see no changes. Link?
  9. Chicago Area III

    Can we go via Toronto? I have some funny biziness up there. So long as the car is there on Tuesday.
  10. Chicago Area III

    Looking for someone to drive a rental car from Chicago to Mac City. Need to have the car there on Tuesday or earlier. All travel (excluding hotel) expenses paid.
  11. Chicago Area III

    I'll see you bitches next weekend.
  12. Chicago Area III

    Thanks dude! A much bigger Iceboat video project is in the works and should garner about 6 million views on a national news network. If the producers ever call me back!!
  13. Chicago Area III

    Wally, this a heavily disputed penning. No one is really sure who said it first. There is an unpenned poem that contains these lines written crica 1900, before the 1928 attribution to John G. Shedd, although it was more likely that one of Shedd's daughters actually said it or put it into "Salt in my Attic", since JDS died in 1926. I enjoy reading these in their full context. Here is the poem. Ships Are Safe in the Harbour (poem, author unknown) All I live for is now All I stand for is where and how All I wish for are magic moments As I sail through change My resolve remains the same What I chose are magic moments Because ships are safe in the harbour But that is not what ships are made for The mind could stretch much further But it seems that is not what our minds are trained for We call for random order You can't control Mother nature's daughter Ships are safe in the harbour But that is not what ships are built for The witch hunter roams The scary thing is that he's not alone He's trying to down my magic moments As we sail through change Ride the wind of a silent rage And sing laments of magic moments
  14. Chicago Area III

    Been a while since I posted something. I have been travelling like crazy. Jill and I wrapped up our first year of living in Whitebread America. With that came J24 drinking, E-Scow racing, A-Scow speeding, bunch of fishing, cycling, snow shoeing, skiing and now Iceboating. Our lakes are starting to freeze up here in Minnesota. A3 should pull a few peeps together and come up here for a weekend of Iceboating. It's good fun. This video I put together for Minnesota Fun 101 as well as for helping to get people like yourselves into Iceboat racing. If you haven't done it before you should try it, you'll be hooked. Hippie
  15. Chicago Area III

    I will be there from the 17th to the 21st.