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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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About ghost0070

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  • Birthday 04/05/1953

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  • Location
    Shelter Island, NY
  • Interests
    learning about the evolution of racing and sailing in the US. Have a J35 which I raced for about 10 years very enjoyably and then converted the boat into a performance cruiser. Last trip was NY to West Palm Beach and return, via ICW and Atlantic Ocean. Absolutely delightful! Now have an American Tug, kiteboarding, and laser.
  1. J35 Surveyor wanted

    Have an 89 J35 that needs a survey on Easter Long Island. Thanks.
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    So, Hogo Boss has 2 tons of water ballast. Split that up so part is diesel and run a heater with it. No ?
  3. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Heat = Energy.... Energy = Heat. Not going to happen. All the energy packed on the boat is for food or people fuel. Food value is measured in calories. The same with energy. Keeping the sailor dry and warm would to some extent lessen the need for food, but I guess heating up the cabin is not the most efficient way to deal with that problem.Another thing I wonder about is how this constant brutal noise impacts the mind. Obviously adding sound insulation would add quite a lot of weight. Anyways one would think that doing research on these kind of guinea pigs would be interesting for a lot of reasons
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Would good heaters on the boats make the sailer more efficient and able to think better and work harder and so sail faster?