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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. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Your "rigger" did not do a good job. Taking a grinder to your h/s chainplate is the last resort used when there is absolutely no other way to get the stay connected. It's a classic 'git 'er dun' move by someone who does not have the resources & knowledge to do it right. He/She is also responsible to get the furling line led properly. However, your description of the line "jumping the track" is nonsense. There is no 'track' for the line and it will never spool itself in nice tidy layers like a new spool of line at the store.
  2. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane & jumping off a perfectly good sailboat - what's her next jump??
  3. Follow the link, there are a few more pics, a boom & sail lashed to deck, and possibly a staysail? But why are the masts padded at deck level??
  4. Move over George Carlin.

    Money is green - and free money is stateless. They will never care where the check comes from, as long as it never stops.
  5. That's known around these parts as a "schooner". Free standing masts, no headsails is why foremast is so far forwards.
  6. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    She doesn't have the balls to really answer any sailing related question
  7. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    Well when Geronimo t-boned one at a Fri nite start it went down (sank) without a fight.. G just kept right on sailing
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Sadly, whipping the broken items did not get them to co-operate.
  9. Port beam broke off Cape Horn, capsized, port float completely broken off. Yves d B rescued (helo) by Chilean navy Sorry, old news, reports in racing forum.
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So far the only indisputable part of the story is they left from Hawaii & got picked up by USN some time later.
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Please explain who/what convinced you to use "5/8" amsteel" for a halyard???? With 52,500 lbs min break strength it could almost pick up the boat - and there is no such thing visible in your video of the stern of the boat. At close to $5.50 or so a foot, that's some serious money
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    And why does this matter??? The "damaged" spreader is on the stbd side, so not under load. There remains a static compression load from the upper shroud, but there is never a 'stretch' loading. One could sail on port tack with NO stbd spreader at all!
  13. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    We can believe whatever we want to, for there will be NO coherent explanations of the saga. Or any further explanations, apparently
  14. Help identifying my Perkins Starter

    Well, from the pic of the interior of the starter, you can determine the flooded waterline. It's a starter, not a scuba tank!
  15. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Take that to "Skydiving Anarchy".