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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. Powder coat vs hard anodize?

    Moonduster, thanks for the laugh. Having a shitty day in the office and needed a good chuckle. Was going to ask the same thing though, lanolin?
  2. Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    Entry is open....
  3. Why don't more people race?

    Well shit, we got the $500k boat, jsut happened to be the boat we wanted. I have had to make it clear to our younger crewmembers that in additon to the latest rat piss IPA the bringon board there better be some nice cold bud light for the old man. Who wants some heavy hoppy thing between races when its 90 degrees out... The important thing is we found out that 10 dominoes pizzas in the fridge made great grab and go provisioning for the Bermuda race in 16 and will be the top of the list for '18 too.
  4. Safety Gear versus Practice

    No its going to keep the dumbass from suing the blender company.
  5. Newport - Bermuda 2018

    Is anyone following the changes in Safety at Sea requirements? It seems that the 2 day USS SAS in water course is not enough. We must have 2 on board who have the "hands on" ISAF survival at sea course, $470 thank you very much. When we asked about the giant incremental gain over the satisfactory course 2 years ago we were told, well one year they sprayed everyone with a fire hose as they were boarding the liferaft. It is unclear why the courses taken before the 2016 event consisting of classroom and in water training that are valid for 5 years cannot meet this new heightened requirement. It feels like a money grab. $470. Plus, for those of us stuck in the middle of the country, it will involve air travel and a weekend away. Boat won't even be in the water yet.
  6. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Lived on Maui, 2 years... my room mates thought i was nuts. It never kept me from doing anything, but I always had to over come THE FEAR
  7. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Though I have done it a million times, and virtually lived in the ocean for a number of years, every time I jump off a boat I hear that damn theme from Jaws...
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Better than syphilitic
  9. Club racer electronics

    +1 Also, have seen the biggest limitations caused by the user, not the system's functionality.
  10. phrf handicap J105

    Further, isn't there a presumption that any change is designed to make the boat faster so there ought to be a presumptive hit until actual performance can be observed? If it would not comly in one design it should not qualify as the ODR configuration. It should be noted on their cert and the PHRF overlords should issue a rating.
  11. In Over Our Head

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  12. Newport - Bermuda 2018

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    Common tactic in light wind and adverse current
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  15. Irma

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