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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. Who was communicating with him up until his last reported communication and what advice, if any was given? Initials JR? Cavalier and George Hackett what, no conspiracy theories on this one? Sorry, couldn't resist. Carry on.
  2. fist of god?

    The thread is in response to a feature on the front page of the same title. There was a previous thread in this forum about the same set of features on the front page. I get your sentiment if it was a random political opinion but not quite so sure why the anger in this case front...page...?
  3. fist of god?

    Hey asshole, we don't need this shit here. Take it to P&RSA.
  4. Lets talk Catalina 30 and 36

    In the 90's two of the boats I BN'd were a Catalina 36 and a Pearson 36-2, coincidentally a half dozen slips away from each other at the same YC. The owner of the Catalina used to let me use it whenever he wasn't, it sailed well for a heavy beamy 36 cruiser and was a well built very comfortable boat...IMO one of the most comfortable overall bang-for-the-buck mid-30's family cruisers. The P-36 sailed quite a lot better upwind but IMO wasn't as well laid out down below berth- and saloon-wise. Really good fit, finish, fittings and rig though and very well built overall. The N/M-hulled C-42 someone mentioned above is a very comfortable boat to sail, two of us delivered an older one around the mitt from Lake Erie to New Buffalo and hand steered it the whole way with just a couple short stops after the autopilot fried 15 minutes into the delivery. I also worked on another quite a bit that had been refit with the larger Mk II rudder which helped the helm noticeably. If/when I look to get back into owning a cruiser it would be a Catalina 36 or second-gen 42, no doubt...damn good boats for the $$. Gerry Douglas designed some impressive cruisers, good ones can now be had at reasonable prices with some searching and patience.
  5. I bought a jib-n-main plastic coated version for 50 bucks when I was 12 with my newsboy money in the early 70's. Convinced my ma to drive me and the boat to a waterfront restaurant some family friends owned after convincing THEM to let me bus tables for a few hours on Saturday mornings in exchange for keeping the boat behind a shed there, so I could ride my bike over and sail when I wanted. I had to sail past the sheriff's marine station to get to the lake, they were not amused when I'd go out on rough days and came out on their boat and forced me in a couple of times after I ignored them hailing me on the loudspeaker from the station. Looking back I shouldn't have been out in a plastic-coated styrofoam boat but WTF anyway, at least the front never fell off but the back did. Second time sailing it I leaned on the tiller too hard during a jibe and the hunk of wood the rudder was mounted to buried in the fabulously foamy transom popped out after the plastic coating cracked; I stuck it back in and had to hold it in place to sail back. Rode my bike to a fiberglass supply shop way across town, asked the dude a million questions about how to epoxy glass, bought some stuff and glassed it back in. I had a couple of close scrapes after that but never got stranded anywhere, and I figured if it fell apart STYROFOAM FLOATS and I had a good life vest on so the worst that would happen is I'd have to rely on someone cruising by or the sheriff to drag me in. A few years ago I found a faded Polaroid someone took of me sailing it that my wife has since framed and stuck on our bookcase. Amuses me when I look at it and think of what's happened between then and now.
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Beat me to it Monkey, it's a fish tug (design anyway). Surprised it took someone so long to point it out.
  7. Tits is plural, bub...as in more than one.
  8. I am impressed. Might I guess that the Guv'mnt is reimbursing MTHead for the task? If not, either MTHead is out of their business minds or the Guv'mnt is in direct competition with commercial operators by proxy and should cease and desist. Or, maybe it's just 'Frisco, where the State provides free shopping carts for the homeless. I stand corrected. Free pumpout does exist on this planet, in 'Frisco, but nowhere else as far as I know. My problem is it's 900 miles north of me so it's not an option. Edit: Called the number and a DBW grant is reimbursing MTHead, at a discounted bulk rate, to service every boat in Richardson Bay once a month after proper paperwork is submitted. He said it's a push concerning profitability and knows of no similar program in 'Cali. Denied any knowledge of the Flying Hawaiian but stated he's not in charge of the particulars and was unwilling to look it up; he's the phone guy, not the accountant. Put your boat on a flatbed and drag it to Chicago, splash it, then get it around to the end of D-Dock in Dusable Harbor (right downtown). Pump it out for free. Haul it, flatbed it, have a nice dinner before starting your drive back to Cali. The other Chicago city harbors may also have free pump out, Dusable is my only personal experience tho. Just doing a quarterly check-in to see how the FH is faring, pretty dead thread so I figured I'd give the free pumpout discussion a kickstart. You're welcome; see you in three months.
  9. How many times do we have to say it: DON'T FEED QUOTE THE TROLL WOODY Renders "ignore" ineffective, yo...
  10. And yes, I'm sure it's a carrot...but hot dog is so much better. Leave me alone.
  11. A beaver eating a hot dog. This thread's got everything and lots of it.
  12. Everything's groovy until someone quotes Woody. If you really feel the need to reply to him, please spare the rest of us and DON'T QUOTE HIM...kinda kills the point of us putting him on ignore. Dig?
  13. Awesome...I saw on the SA forum page that the last post is by El Mucho Retardo so had to check in to make sure "ignore" is working, and can't see a thing here from him it. Sweet. Life is good.
  14. Daaah, what have I not been thinking...New Years resolution: Woody gets ignored. So long and thanks for all the fish nothing. Thanks for the reminder 'crab, 2014 is already becoming less tedious. Byyyyyyyyyyyyy Woody!
  15. Jacking off in public (again) Woody? Most guys pull their dick when they do it though, not continually hit "enter". Whatever gets you off dude, whatever...