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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. Definitions: a race committee boat..... R31: While racing, a boat shall not touch a starting mark before starting..... You're right, they're wrong.
  2. No matter how thin the pancake, there's always two sides..... I've been through US immigration/customs literally hundreds of times over the years, including a couple this year, and have had positive or neutral experiences almost every time. Only once did I encounter an overly officious agent but the right attitude got me through w/o a problem. Not saying others' experiences may differ.....
  3. First vid for the Zombie thread...........
  4. Had a subtle problem with my (newish) genset recently. Started and ran fine for about an hour, then shut off - problem was reduced water flow due to partial blockage of the thru-hull. New diesels have an exhaust temp sensor for emissions control, it was this that was shutting it down. Engine temp was OK, just a bit high Not the problem here tho', assuming the engine is about the same vintage as the boat.....
  5. Is it now working OK since the mechanic's work? If not, assuming its not overheating or low oil pressure (check gauges!), its either air- or fuel-related - diesels are simple, in theory. If it runs OK for a while, more likely fuel. Start at the tank and check for blockages (filters?) or air leaks. May be a subtle problem.......
  6. No, it hasn't started.
  7. Ahh! Never sailed there.
  8. WLIS??
  9. Sailed on one out of MDR in the 80s - solid boats.
  10. I think it might be a case of 'be careful what you wish for'......
  11. Does it make the pole lighter too?
  12. No wonder its luck has run out, the horseshoe is upside down.....
  13. Ah, the good old days - Bell Labs!
  14. All they need now is some wind - I thought 18 footers didn't get out of bed for under double digits!
  15. Depending on the design, they can rattle annoyingly. There are some with a small plastic pin to stop the noise. (Got them all the way up my mast, v easy to go aloft....)