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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. (Cross posted from Crew Anarchy) You: an experienced captain with some time available in late September/October/early November. Me: Dude with boat currently in Greece, which I need to end up in Israel. Gotta be out of Greece by late Oct/early Nov before weather turns nasty, but you can cruise the Greek islands till then, check out Cyprus if you like, then hang out in Israel on the boat as long as you want. I'm looking for a Med-based delivery captain, but if you're in the US, I'll pay your airfare and still pay you something, or bring you and a friend/significant other. It's about 1k nm. No rush. The boat: "Tianco", 1978 Dolphin 31. One owner since new, meticulously maintained. Volvo Penta new in '94, serviced by dealer last year. Standing rigging new in 2000. Bottom paint new every year. Roller reefing main and genny 2008, new cruising chute. She is in the water, in commission, insured & ready to go. PM me or ask any questions. If anyone has delivery captains based in Europe, please forward me the info. (yes, I got a fly new ride)
  2. You: an experienced captain with some time available in late September/October/early November. Me: Dude with boat currently in Greece, which I need to end up in Israel. Gotta be out of Greece by late Oct/early Nov before weather turns nasty, but you can cruise the Greek islands till then, check out Cyprus if you like, then hang out in Israel on the boat as long as you want. I'm looking for a Med-based delivery captain, but if you're in the US, I'll pay your airfare and still pay you something, or bring you and a friend/significant other. It's about 1k nm. No rush. The boat: "Tianco", 1978 Dolphin 31. One owner since new, meticulously maintained. Volvo Penta new in '94, serviced by dealer last year. Standing rigging new in 2000. Bottom paint new every year. Roller reefing main and genny 2008, new cruising chute. She is in the water, in commission, insured & ready to go. PM me or ask any questions. Flame on....
  3. Someone want to record that for those of us on the wrong side of (all) the pond(s)?
  4. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    MADE MY DAY +++++++++LOTS Take that Raymarine. Py if you come to Ottawa in the last week of August I will buy you a beer.
  5. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    If you can make Nooks or Kindles that will tolerate the salt air corrosion on their charging ports and splash-proof them, sure! Same goes for the laptop. Actually, laptops are rather quaint. It should be a stick computer running some thin version of windows or Android Marshmallow. Was going to put the nooks/kindles in some kind of totally sealed box (except for rubber-grommetted charging port). They are cheap enough and big enough I think I can skip buttons to switch the display. I assumed everyone keeps a normal laptop below for OpenCPN and whatever other stuff. Looking around at sub-$100 anemometers. Will keep the class up to date as this progresses. I already have a spare nook so planning for very low initial investment.
  6. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    But shouldn't I just write a web page that pulls data from the laptop running OpenCRM and display it on sunlight-visible e-paper nooks or kindles at <$99/ea. (Running over the wifi)?
  7. Dave's perfect sailboat

    You have to ask?! Awesome website, very informative about all aspects of the process. Thanks especially for the part about costs - In a million years I wouldn't have thought it could be so reasonable. Really in spitting range for anyone who would consider a new boat in this size range.
  8. Mine is still on the way, so you can put it towards the dodger fund. Give it another 3 weeks. Or buy Jeff a bottle of scotch.
  9. Southampton Solent Model Yacht Contest

    This was our preferred method for model airplane wings back when I was in HS. Hotwire cutting with a jig beats the heck out of cutting a zillion ribs by x-acto. Gee whiz I spent a lot of time doing that. Laser cutting would have totally changed our life. We built small glider wings out of the school lunch trays, sanded to shape.
  10. My newest project

    I was looking back through the thread and I couldn't find (though it's probably there) - how much does the hull weigh (w/o ballast)?
  11. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    When I moved my old boat from outside Hamilton to Lake Simcoe (~150km? including an explosive tire failure on the 407, good thing the trailer was 2-axle) we discovered a surprised and unhappy mother racoon and her kits under the cockpit. I called a local exterminator with coon experience, he said, "Leave the hatch open and I'll be she's gone by tomorrow!" ... I was lucky and he was right.
  12. I think our next collection will have to be for a nicer dodger for Jeff. Sorry, the watermaker can wait.
  13. Bob I'm in for $50. I'll put a cheque in the mail but it may be about a month till it gets there :-) If the postal service here sent it by Baba 40 it might be faster.
  14. If someone sets up a crowdfunding thingy to get Jeff a nice half-hull of a Baba 40, I'll chip in. GK?