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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.  

Fiasco 1

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    Racing my Ross 930

    Anarchy is not about a lack of rules.

    Its about decreasing the rulers.
  1. 15 years with my sleep number I love it. , Did replace the foam top once easy to do. And did need to buy a new pump after a power surge. Way better than a new mattress every 10 years .
  2. Yes for dehumidifier, Winter racing we found spinnaker put away wet and sails no problem in boat In two days time sails are dry in there bags . Mine drains into sink . No need to empty containers.
  3. I am in the Patio furniture business , Buy reticulated foam more money but wont retain water and mold and mildew resistant under the Sunbrella . We wont sell anything less on our sets .
  4. Why dont we listen to these people ? https://youtu.be/PezlFNTGWv4
  5. WOW , I know that Tanzer had mine out at the same yard for paint ect. You should have seen the keel rust and weeping . Boat was kept on a mooring had not been cleaned in 4 years . They had to shovel the growth off her sides .
  6. A politician dies and ends up standing in front of the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name. “So, you’re a politician…” “Well, yes, is that a problem?” “Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell. After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!” “Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell?!” says the politician. “Those are the rules,” replies St Peter, clicks his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy dissapears. He awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell. Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing. Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right? “Open your eyes!” says a voice. “C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!” Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. “Who are you??” The politician asks. “Well, I’m Satan!” says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. “Welcome to Hell!” “Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?” he asks. Satan throws him a wink. “Oh, we’ve been a bit misrepresented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…” Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. “It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes drive out past the beach and harbour!” says Satan, answering his unasked question. So they head down in the lift, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cheerily talks shop with the laughing staff. And as he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him. Later, they return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked. As everyone is falling about laughing and flinging bread sticks at each other, his wife whispers in his ear… And they return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After hours of passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep… and is woken up by St Peter. “So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?” “No sir!” says the man. “So then,” says St Peter. “You can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on.” “Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell,” says the politician. “Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!” says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again. The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. “What’s this??” He cries. “Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???” “Ah”, says Satan. “You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted.”
  7. You are absolutely bang on , Last race season when ever there was a Melges 24 on the competitors list some one on my crew would groan and ask why are we here. I confess a lot of great sailors racing them on Vancouver island but look at the results someone . Why does a A kite big pole new design super light sport boat rate the same as a 30 year old design like the 0lson 30 ? West Coast Dart might be another contender in NW ratings gift ratings . Maybe the older sport boats should get a 3 second credit for every 10 years, So 30 year old boat gets 9 seconds seems fair . Could the new boat manufacturers be influencing PHRF ? I once complained to a NW handicapper and was told don't worry they race one design . Talk about a sad response .
  8. No one stocks on the Internet for you , Do you think your that special ... It is all just in time inventory ... WE HOPE ... Way better to support your local shops . They care . I know the internet Gals say they care but ???
  9. Yes Beaver point or the dreaded Fulford hole could make it for a long night . Well maybe a Batt rock start can save the clockwise decision lots of over 135 PHRF boats in this race. If no pressure in the AM that may be the call ? .
  10. There was a meeting at MBYC last month about this subject, The consensus from all who showed up was to wait and see if any constructive changes develop this year from NW .Then bring it to a vote before next years dues come due. I must admit one of the largest racers meeting i ever seen at our club. Must be some interest, concern or confusion on the island ? Can these NW meetings or protests not be handled by Skype ? I must admit i do not have the experience or background to commit to much on this issue. But consolidation seems smart to me in these days of shrinking fleets. Seems in this day and age every one forgets the ( KISS ) philosophy.
  11. Okay what is TCF ? Time on Time, Time on Distance i know . TCF This i need to know.
  12. This is exactly the problem , No way i could race against Ultraman with my 108 NW rating and sail configuration to be close enough to see him. If i do Southern Straights with that rating i may as well stay at the bar. Seem silly to go there and ask for a temp BC 112 rating ? But i guess this is the way i will handle out of area races to be competitive with my Ross .
  13. I remember that booklet. Unfortunately i thought they stopped printing it as i have not seen one in two years. Must be a Canada post issue to Vancouver island.
  14. Someone asked me, "And now that you are retired, do you still have a job?" "Yes!" I replied, "I am my wife's sexual adviser." Somewhat shocked, they said "I beg your pardon, but what do you mean by that?" "Very simple. My wife has told me that when she wants my fucking advice, she'll ask me for it."
  15. Yes smells funny, Edward Snowden types we need you.