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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. Ajax, I don't think read the fine print. It clearly states that hiking is permissible on marked trails as long as hikers (who must have a valid Maryland State Hikers Permit) are wearing safety soled hiking boots, do not exceed a slow walk (2.5 mph) and are always in possession of a DNR approved hiking stick at least five feet six inches in length and ,5 inches in diameter. I wouldn't fret over the anti-trapezing law as the elephant lovers killed off the last circus and sent all the trapeze artists back to Romania or wherever the hell they came from. It's all good in the People's Republic.
  2. "Hyperbole?" "HYPERBOLE?" what the hell kind of word is hyperbole? And you call yourself a Baltimoron? I'm a proud son of Charm City and I would never use a word like "hyperbole." That's one of those words like "auto de-fe" or "supercilious" that doesn't belong in our vocabulary. God, you must have gone to Poly and moved on to Hopkins. I bet you never even tasted Natty Boh. Pull your head outta your ass, hon, and do what Brother Ajax sez....haul your boat and your butt down to West River and sail with the Great Unwashed...and that's not a "hyperbole."
  3. Quarter knot faster than the boat next to me
  4. As they always say, "never approach the dock any faster than you're willing to hit it"
  5. I run into shit all the time....I attribute that to my outstanding boat handling skills -- Cedar Point Race, 1973, Dark foggy night, homing in on Cove Point Light. Ran into a chain holding multiple barges together which were driving pilings for the new (at the time) Cove Point natural gas terminal pier. Note to self....read the Notice to Mariners -- Virginia Cruising Cup. 1976, Dark foggy night. Hit unlighted aircraft carrier mooring ball in Hampton Roads. Lesson learned...carriers have really big balls. -- Solomons Race, 1995, Dark foggy night. Ran into unmarked fish trap off Black Walnut Point. Remind self not to work the shallows on the eastern shore during night races. -- Hit a bull nose ray once or twice, but that's not my fault....they weren't showing any navigation lights. I haven't hit anything recently but wise sailors still give me a wide berth.
  6. Did the GOR a number of times many moons ago. Why do slogs like those always look better in the rear view mirror? It shared the same issue that DTB (Virginia Cup) did. The old Hampton Race use to be in July and you would bake, swat flies, dodge water spouts and arrive in Hampton sunburned and frustrated 40+ hours later. The GOR was always much earlier in the season and you generally had wind....usually too much of it. But I recall we had a crew mutiny on one of those races when we ran out of wind, food and beer and were floating around 40 miles from the finish after getting the snot beat out of us on the outside leg The skipper wanted to press, the rest of us wanted to hoist the iron genny and get a hot meal and shower. We won that argument. Good times. Better in your 20s than your 60s I reckon.
  7. Tou must be wery wery qwiet, we're hunting wabbit!
  8. Echo, Would it be impolite to ask what you have her listed for? I've put my 2003 36.7 shoal draft back on the market at $72,500 and just wanted to see if I'm in the same ballpark.
  9. Dalmatia is stunning....beautiful scenery and great people. Dubrovnik is worth the trip in of itself. Only downside is that it's been "discovered" and you'll have to deal with crowds. I was there in September a number of years ago, and it wasn't too overrun with Germans in speedos, but things could have changed.
  10. From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall remember- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition, But gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
  11. Find Jimmy Hoffa and you'll find the rotting corpse of SA..... maybe under the end zone at the old Giants Stadium.
  12. Melges 32 "Anarchy" recently renamed "Shit House" after hitting the bricks
  13. Why do the Brits drink warm beer? They all own Lucas refrigerators.
  14. Many yards have a berth with a fixed gin pole or A-frame that can pull a rig of that size safely. It's not gonna be free, but probably cheaper than hiring a crane
  15. The only blue sky I've seen in the past month around the bay