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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Another interesting boat

    Tempest should keep adding to this thread. It's got the right title.
  2. Hypothermia Survivor Account

    There's a lot to comment on here. Clearly, an official investigation is called for. Was she really diagnosed with a terminal illness, and if so by whom? She may have a mental illness. Her family and friends need to be interviewed. Fortunately, she didn't choose a gun to end her life.
  3. Yanmar diesel on Tartan 34, stops running

    End of Story: Sailing buddy had another mechanic replace the mixing elbow a few weeks ago, and that seems to have fixed the problem. The engine has been reliable since then. Weightless was probably very close to what happened (Post #17). First the fuel filter housing failed, and then the mixing elbow failed. We just had a nice couple of days of sailing, and the engine performed well.
  4. JetSki Vents

    We have quite a few PWCs on the lake where I sail. I don't like PWCs, but in 10 years, I have not seen one of them act like an idiot. Now PWCs off the beaches where I like to surf are another story. They are complete idiots.
  5. Keel

    Mikke, it's important to know what you should or shouldn't try to do yourself. I don't think Gouv meant that "suing someone always the answer," rather he meant that if something is beyond your own capabilities (and there is nothing wrong with acknowledging that) and you pay a professional to do it, you should expect professional results. I don't see anything wrong with that.
  6. JetSki Vents

    Probably an Oligarch's woman out for airing out her over-worked snatch.
  7. Brain Buckets for Sunday Drivers

    Tom, there seem to be several issues here: Personal freedom vs.Nuisance factor (I have a right to ride a noisy Harley or PWC and annoy the shit out you) Personal freedom vs. Safety & Social cost (I have a right to ride helmet-less even though I increase the risk of serious injury and becoming a ward of the state) Personal freedom vs. Environment (I have a right to aimlessly ride my PWC or Harley or Snowmobile and cause innumerable kinds of environmental damage)
  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Therapy, do you wear a seatbelt? Following your reasoning, should we ban helmets for motorcyclists?
  9. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Seriously, it's not enough that they provide their own clean up crews or pay extra insurance. People who survive serious head injuries usually become wards of the state, and require expensive care for the rest of their lives. This costs the rest of the community a lot of money, which is all well and good. But it should not be too much of an imposition to require that that people who ride motorcycles (and bicycles), and risk such injuries, to wear helmets. We require people who ride in cars to wear seat belts for the very same reason: to protect themselves and to protect the community at large from the cost of their not wearing seat belts. I had to explain this to knuckle-headed state legislator who was seriously considering a proposed bill to do away with the requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets. His thinking was that they weren't hurting anyone except themselves. He finally understood the broader implications. God, help us!
  10. Asym's on boats designed for symetrical kites

    Success! Today my sailing buddy and I retrieved the "lost" spinnaker halyard, and I am quite proud of what we two old farts were able to do. The exit box for the halyard is about 24 ft. above the deck. Neither of us were willing or able to go up the mast. We thought about careening the boat i the slip, and decided it was a last resort. Sailing buddy had some 1" X 2" X 8' lumber that he had used to protect his chickens (details provided on request). So we bolted three of these together with a 1' overlap, which give us about 22 feet. We then attached a bent coat hanger to the end to grab the halyard or shackle. We were working from the dock next to the boat with a step ladder. We found that a handle this long was very hard to manage. Sailing buddy got the brilliant idea to attach the main halyard to the upper end of our long handle and haul it up to the exit box. The boat is a fractional rig so this was no problem. This worked like a charm and we recovered the halyard in just a few minutes. I immediately took off the lanyard off the shackle.
  11. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    What will the birds listen to while the diesel is running?
  12. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Brain buckets not required in South Carolina. "South Carolina is too small for a nation and too large for an insane asylum." - James Petigru, 1789-1863
  13. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I think there are people who cannot have fun without running an internal combustion engine at high RPMs.
  14. Show your boat sailing thread

    Lovely boat. Great photo. I bet you can't wait for Spring!
  15. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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