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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. Rimas recurring rescue

    Great idea. A new thread each time he gets rescued. Sure saves trolling through the past....
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Given Rimas's sailing skills I find it difficult to believe he could have got to the north side of Vanua Levu. But then stranger things have happened...
  3. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I must be having a senior moment. When Rimas left Hilo, I thought he had 6 months provisions. Now after only roughly 2 months he is saying he is short of food supplies? or have I misread something?
  4. Older well known IOR Boats

    The 1979 Irish team were Regardless Holland 40, Inishanier Contessa 39, and Golden Apple of the Sun Holland 44.
  5. beheading?

    Sorry to say it looks like the news is correct. There is a video of the beheading on https://www.zerocensorship.com/
  6. Attacks in Philippines

    I have been sent a link showing the actual live beheading of Robert Hall. It is fairly gruesome, however what surprised me is that the executioner did not cover his face at all. Its as if he "knows' he is safe from retribution.
  7. Farr One Tonner The Red Lion

    Is this what you were looking for?
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    This guy seems more deserving of being "rescued". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/05/colombian-castaway-rescued-off-hawaii-after-two-months-at-sea/
  9. Dick Carter design boats

    It would be nice to have the new deck house superimposed on this. I tried but failed dismally..
  10. Dick Carter design boats

    Totally agree. The coach roof looks like a Tina type interpretation. It would be interesting to see what is below .Here is another photo
  11. It would appear from this photo that the boom was still on board when found.
  12. Dick Carter design boats

    I head that the German sailor who bought Ydra in the late 1970s sent the yacht to A & R for rebuilding. I have sent an email plus photo to A & R asking whether they did any such work.
  13. Dick Carter design boats

    Could this be a refurbished 1972 Ydra?? The photo was taken last September in Travemunde, N.Germany
  14. Missing yacht from RHKYC

    What I do not understand is why they turned south directly into the path of the storm. If they had maintained their course they probably would have had a much better chance of surviving. I can only assume that they thought the storm would veer north and turning south was the safest bet.
  15. Missing yacht from RHKYC

    Thanks. You may think I am being picky, but my point is based on # 300 and 318, If they were on a heading of approximately 110 and were 210nm from Clear Water Bay their position would be approximately 21.06.40N/117.41.28E and not 20.05N/117.07E . In reality we will probably never accurately know where they were at 1200hrs Oct 2.