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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. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Bust out the rum boys! I have faith that Eric has a plan, just wait for the gybe. It'll be epic An epic WTF, maybe.
  2. New Rambler

    Is that a recent rule? Mari Cha IV was around 140' as I recall. Transpac is also limited to 100 ft
  3. On-scene in San Francisco

    Wondered if it was a city operation. Any idea what it costs to tie-up there? For a 35-foot boat, $9-12/foot/month, depending on location. I think the higher fee applies to the slips in the west basin. Gas House Cove (alongside Ft. Mason) has yet to be renovated.
  4. On-scene in San Francisco

    Not having seen it, I do not know whether to be amused or horrified. More important is this. We had a bit of fun on the breakwater at GGYC. The members in the GGYC grandstand were very good humoured! Maybe more so than NZ'er being lectured by a yank! Although nobody took me up on the "50% off" Oracle hats! I like the look of that club. And now have a better understanding of Guthrie's book and the business with Norbert etc. However, what's with all the expensive-looking (but empty) docks at GGYC?. Having just been booted from my marina (where I have been since 1986) and stuck with signing-up at a newer (and more expensive) one, I take notice when I see brand new docks with no boats! P.S. After you left (indeed, just a few days ago) Andy Green had Guthrie on camera. There was a book-signing at Pier 27/29. In person, she comes across as an even bigger air-head than in her writing. Cliches and platitudes. Followed by cliches and platitudes. TK, the city of SF just renovated all of the docks at GGYC, St. Frannie and the balance of that marina. (Don't ask what condition they were in beforehand.) The two clubs hold rights to a handful of guest slips. All the rest are public. Some boats have yet to return. Some slips have yet to be rented. But there's a long waiting list so they'll fill up shortly.
  5. Italian cruise ship tragedy

    More here: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/17/20537673-horror-below-the-waterline-photos-reveal-massive-gash-in-uprighted-costa-concordia-cruise-ship?lite
  6. On-scene in San Francisco

    Big Boat is 09/26-29. A bit later this year to accommodate the really big boats.
  7. On-scene in San Francisco

    Hi bwana, I did remember seeing the one on Fisherman's Wharf a week ago but had trouble finding it yesterday and my cell went out of power and forgot to bring my backup battery. Okay I might try to find that one again Sat. Coast Marine & Industrial Supply. 398 Jefferson. 415-673-1923. Good luck.
  8. On-scene in San Francisco

    Slim pickings, I'm afraid. There's one at the west end of Jefferson at Fisherman's Wharf and a West Marine you passed on the way in from SFO. Better prospects up in Marin or over in Alameda.
  9. On-scene in San Francisco

    You can buy the book online for $50. It's very nice, plus you can register it and the publisher will send you a booklet after the Cup competition is done,with updated stories. There's a pocket in the back of the book to keep the booklet in. Whoa! Good information. For the bookseller whom I will see a few hours for now. Overnight I realised I must have this book. Besides, compared to NZ prices, it is a good deal. Livingston may be best known for "Sailing the Bay". Something of a classic. Yes, with that great quote from Hank Easom: "Slack water is a state of mind."
  10. On-scene in San Francisco

    Kia ora Fuzzmeister! What "deck bleachers"? At Marina Green or Pier 27? At the Green.
  11. On-scene in San Francisco

    My pleasure, TK. Glad it worked out. Hit me again if you need anything while you're here.
  12. On-scene in San Francisco

    Bus Stop on Union Street.
  13. On-scene in San Francisco

    Try Fredericksen's Hardware on Fillmore, half a block north of Union Street. They should have the dowels you need, and it's walking distance from there to Marina Green.
  14. Artemis?

    I hate to see this beam Why?