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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. Headsail only might be fine on close reach in high winds, and not on close hauled. Also, if wind puffs and shifts are common, don't overreact to them. If not sure, underreact and observe until you get a feel for it, instead....imhao
  2. So, you sailed under headsail alone with no mainsail up?
  3. Ahh kids and swearing. I still fondly remember watching My Cousin Vinnie with my young son (he was still a ute). Later, he was with me as I told a friend about the movie, and suddenly my son says in perfect accent "and you have to say thank you to someone. What a fuckin' nightmare."
  4. Not sayin' it's why, but if you have ever had the misfortune of being sued, esp for bullshit reason, you might choose not to get sued in the future. Saves a lot of unnecessary, life-sucking, all-on-land pain. So, hypothetically, if someone threatened to sue me (wait, no, wasn't me, I swear) if I published something, I might say Life is too short for yet another courtroom appearance, fuck it, let's go sailing. Also, I might choose not to publish embellished bullshit, figuring silence is better. Although I still like the news channels' trick of asking questions. The Subliminal Anchorman asks.. Is it true that the President is from Mars? Yeah, Man, I heard it on the NEWS I tell ya.
  5. http://logofspartina.blogspot.com/2010/12/boat.html - 17 foot, John Welsford-designed Pathfinder. Beautiful boat and stunning photos on the blog.