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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. Your correct, looks like he purchased another boat. https://windsoftime.us/2017/10/13/loss-of-a-friend-guy-bernardin-circumnavigator/
  2. Guy Bernardin's Spray replica CRAZY HORSE
  3. Guy Bernardin's last boat was a Spray type replica. Kind of hard to imagine going from a ULDB to a Spray. However - that was his choice and he apparently seemed quite content with it - and had made two circumnavigations with Crazy Horse. http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20171115/lost-at-sea-tribute-to-renowned-ri-sailor-whose-small-boat-was-found-off-cape-cod https://www.cruisingworld.com/long-view
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Congrats AZKO and crew!
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Make that .8 of a mile.
  6. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    .7 mile in front - close enough though.
  7. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Morning Olaf - it's 3:15AM here - I've always had a habit getting up before the sun comes up. All the best to both of you!
  8. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Just got up - looks like the 'Brothers' had the pedal to the metal while I slept.
  9. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Brailling is the tendency for non-blind people to have to touch or feel objects as they read them. Although brailling does not improve one's ability to read, I've noticed many people use it anyway.
  10. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Perhaps a Local 86 parlance - in Piledrivers Local 196 and in the OSHA certified two week rigging class, the mouse is actually the safety latch on the hook. It's a takeover from the old days. When I first started in the trade and safety latches on hooks were rare - one would use a line or 9-wire to mouse a hook. Wiring a pin on a shackle is called a mousing. Using a strand of wire rope woven circularly three times to make a short endless to secure an anchor shackle's pin or very large shackle pins used for rigging is called a molly. Mousing a hook As for the highly illegal part, depends on one's interpretation of the OSHA regulations, for us according to OSHA's maritime and construction standards it is illegal. For you drylanders and uptowners, it's usually company policy per > The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 also contemplates that, in the absence of a specific OSHA standard addressing a hazard, employers are required, by the statute's "General Duty Clause" (Section 5(a)(1)), to protect employees from serious recognized hazards. OSHA often considers the provisions of industry consensus standards, such as those published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), when evaluating whether a hazard is "recognized" and whether there is a feasible means of abating that hazard. One such provision that OSHA would consider is Section 2-1.14.5, Hooks, of ASME 30.2-2001, Overhead and Gantry Cranes: "Latch-equipped hooks shall be used unless the application makes the use of the latch impractical or unnecessary." Does OSHA require the use of latches on hooks on slings? As for the original post on mousing. What they call a line attached to a halyard is called a retrieval line - and AFAIK breaking out a bong or lighting a spliff is called using chemical warfare.
  11. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Just having fun with it Jack - keep plugging away.