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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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    the pointy end of the boat

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  1. Our racers don't drink enough

    make beer $.50 cheaper but charge a seasonal racing fee for members
  2. Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    505 for $1,500 https://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa/d/international-505/6468678666.html
  3. Needing good shoes

    I had a pair of Zhiks and loved them. super grippy and lightweight. I didn't find them terribly durable so I switched over the Adidas. Still very good, but the fit isn't as glove like as the Zhiks as the Adidas so I don't feel as stable on the bow. Next pair will likely be the Zhiks (in retrospect, the durability is fine...I'm just tough on shoes.
  4. Douses on a 105

    They work well in a blow but the problem is that the tack always ends up under the kite making the next hoist really require a full running the the tapes. much easier, if the wind and skipper allows, to windward strip and end up with a cleaner chute in the forepeak ready to hoist.
  5. based on pure numbers, perhaps Snipe or Flying Scot?
  6. What kind of sailboat is this?

    Arrow class?
  7. Favorite Era

    between the 1983 Connor loss and the 1987 Connor win was the best period, IMO. Three 12 meter world championships in between the two challenges, as I recall. just felt like a pretty awesome time to be an America's Cup fan.
  8. Fazisi Front Page

    wish I still had my "The Russians are Coming" t-shirt
  9. Inhaulers for Fareast 28R - PART DEUX

    the J109 inhauler system is here: https://j109.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1049 perhaps a good model for simplifying your setup.
  10. Anchoring a Sprit Boat

    The boat I sail on has a detachable anchor roller on the port side so it never gets too near the sprit.
  11. will we see a move to retro ocean racing

    Mudheads/ECSA has a somewhat revived MORC 30 class for some of its events.
  12. J/120 offshore cruiser

    raced many years on one, mostly on bow. Don't recall seeing any water ingress at all at the sprit.
  13. J35 Shoal Keel

    Tyson can weld it on for you
  14. Community Reputation Points

    DL has basked in his insufferability for almost a decade at this point. That its finally being verified via metrics now should be no surprise.
  15. Gitana 17 on Foils

    I believe this is what they refer to as "the chickens coming home to roost"