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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 Spoonamore

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  • Birthday October 2

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  • Location
    NE Ohio
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    North Coast Sailing on
    Soft and Hard Water.
  1. Wacky new Mini

    Foiling Scow meets Mini Class.
  2. We are a ways away (Ohio), however my sailing club has a very active Sea Scout Ship with about a dozen kids actively tinkering with masts and sailplans on various donated hulls. You may have a similar group locally. Or PM me if shipping them back to our clubs young turks is worth considering.
  3. Team Vestas grounded

    A brief historical-literary note, and Book Tip for Team Vestas. This particular bar is mentioned, and strategically used, as a tactical barrier and anchorage in The Mauritius Command. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mauritius_Command It also served this function in the actual battles on which the novel was based and is recounted in detail in several history works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius_campaign_of_1809%E2%80%9311 I have raced at night enough to know this massive FUBAR by Vestas is some combination of "I forgot to check" and "I was stupid tired". No way to make the situation any better, but, it is very very very rare and hard to get to the Ile de Sud Perhaps they can take the time to download the literary and historical works while they are waiting and enjoy a rare visit to remarkable place with a storied nautical history.
  4. frank bethwaite: High performance sailing

    My copy is permanently next to my man-chair. I pick it up and read sections several times a year and always find something to consider. I found the sections on sun/cloud wind variations extremely useful to improve my inland lake sailing scow sailing, and the methods to consider apparent wind useful in both scow and DN iceboating. I did not know he had another book coming out. Very pleased to know. I will buy it.