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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. Newbie just bought a Thistle

    Looks like you got one of the D&M boats where they built the thwart too far forward. My boat, 2566, is the same and you can see the jib leads were moved aft off the thwart to get the sheeting angle right, and there is a cutout in order to get the centerboard all the way back. Some people have moved the jib leads up from the thwart instead of back to have more space for the middle crew. I ripped that wood out my first time sailing and have since moved the jib sheet cleats further back near the mainsheet block and installed adjustable floating jib leads on the thwart. This boat was definitely raced and upgraded at some point as it has a newer mast/boom, 45's and the correction with the thwart.