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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. Just for the atmosphere... I've never understood the idea of using a seperate clip on the pole for the new kite. How are you gonna drop it without going out and spiking it? What if the guy breaks, or someone trips the pole? What if the ring breaks? What if one of those things happens with you hanging there? Why make things so much more complicated? Just clip the new kite to the line that was meant for it. There's quite a good solution for the jib-sheets/topper/pole issue on boats with none overlapping jibs. Just keep the pole outside the jib at all times, and stuff it somewhere on the rail going upwind. Keep topper and down attached (make sure down is long enough and has enough slack when stuffing pole onto rail), and just leave it dangling. When approaching top mark, raise the pole by topper, clip pole into mast, hoist. Bottom mark: dump pole (or do leeward drop and clear pole afterwards) by putting one end on the deck just behind clew of jib, raise it vertical to clear leech of jib, drop pole to leeward (if assisted by pitman on topper, this can be quite a sexy move). No more tangling, quickest handling, and pole accesable from the rail!