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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. Wire to Wire

    In my experience (16ft skiff) 1. Ease main slightly to get rig to windward (helps boat turn thru tack) 2. Grab trap handle, lift hips to unhook 3. If boat heeled too far to winward to swing in normally then hook your heel over the side of the boat and use your leg to pull you in. 4. Head down under the boom, look for your new trap hook 5. Grab hook and attach it as you keep moving outboard on new tack. Alternatively grab trap handle and swing out before hooking up https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DbWx8l9Ocjek&ved=0ahUKEwiDnbr-4dPWAhWBOZQKHfL1DUkQwqsBCFIwCg&usg=AOvVaw2gasjNRk-Bw03qU9NFo1yJ
  2. Spinnaker Dousing

    If you are on a collision course with the kite up the quickest solution is to crank the kite on hard, really hard. It's like applying the brakes to the boat and you will have a lot more control. Just wait for the boat to go past ahead of you and release the kite to keep going.