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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.  

Hike, Bitches!

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    Solomons, MD
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    I cruise my 4KSB Cat30 & race on OPBs
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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Nice pic SH. A good sunset never sucks, no matter where you are. Not quite as cold as shockwave but chilly..and I know this won't last either, but I can at least see the current leader!!
  2. HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ha..
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I am just chillin' in the Southern Ocean. 2.9°C feels pretty good right about now.
  4. Beneteau 343?

    O-25.. As far as ownership goes, I am an old school boat guy obviously, but I have friends with newer and faster boats..I always joke with my Bene343 friend that he might beat me by a half hour to our destination, which means he always puts down the anchor (no mud on my boat), and we have the same view...and he STILL has a boat payment to this day. That being said, in your cruising boat adventures, I do think waterline is a factor..the more waterline, the more mileage you can cover in any given day. For the local cruising, the Bene would leave 20 minutes behind us pulling anchor and usually catch us and pass us, but again..less mud on my boat. I had some friends in my sailing club with an O-25 (great boat!), but a Cal 33 should be a nice upgrade..especially for cruising. P.S.> I come to Hampton every year for SBRW. Hunt me down as part of the Easy Button crew...I'd love to see your new boat.
  5. HB's 'new' boat thread

    I fucking hate winter...Boat winterized...still need to get the mainsail off the rig so the stink bugs don't take up residence.
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    That screenshot is the first one I've ever had in daylight. Normally i am in darkness like you. It seems that at least VR has removed the "headlight" from the bow now.. edit - here ya go LB...I can see you off to the south a bit..It is probably way past sunset in the southern ocean, but maybe we are close enough to the antarctic circle that we have perpetual daylight now?? And check it, I even have a reef and maybe a J3 up in the pic. (With 35.7knots of wind, I am running the staysail in the game at the time of this post.) Thanks, Shorty...I had some free time today and worked pretty hard to stay at max velocity to play a little catch up. Now, whether or not I can keep up is a totally different story.
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Your Mom, thanks for those details. It helps with how much to worry on the top end for the brief periods of time we are there.
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Whew...y'all are way up there but I can still see you!
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Oh, me and TS are pretty close. Looks also like rule69 just barely got onto the correct side of the circulation before it was too late! nice work r69!!
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ooo..that's a great idea..this is as close as I've ever been to other competitors!!!
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Alright...H B is moving up in the world a bit. just by sheer chance probably.
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    h Hang in there bro..I think the next move is when to tack...
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    watch out there stu..the frenchies are coming for you!
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Nice, go the Vibro!!!