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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. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I’d rather not. It’s just when you go on your spam benders that you get annoying. You’re not a useless muppet like A4E was, just a little spastic with the “post” button.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    It is getting pretty old.
  3. C&C owners, need parts?

    Odd coincidence. That’s the same source I went to when a friend broke the gooseneck on an old C&C 33. Shockingly reasonable prices for such a low volume part.
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    It’s all pretty normal. My guess is that last time around the VOR folks just decided routine maintenance wasn’t very interesting. This time, with the raw footage, the world gets to see how hilarious it is to take apart and put back together a multi speed winch on a moving boat. (If you’ve never tried to put one of these big guys back together, it’s “interesting “.)
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I don’t think the winches are failing. I’d bet they’re just proactive about cleaning and repacking them due to the endless salt water baths rolling over the deck. Regardless of design, some crusty salt can make the pawls stick pretty quickly.
  6. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    I’d love to know great grandpa’s ship’s name. I live in Sheboygan, and have always been fascinated with the old school boats that helped build this city. When we dredged the harbor awhile back, we even found an old shipwreck dead smack in the middle of our current harbor by accident. For years, when water levels were low, our Lightning fleet would tell stories of smacking the centerboard on something in the middle of the harbor. No one ever believed us. Then the dredgers found the Lottie Cooper right where everyone hit. The whole thing got hauled out and sits on display now.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    You should be happy. With A4E gone, you and Schakel now get a real shot at the “dumbest guy in the room” title!
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Glad I could add to your misery! I’m in the same boat. Just now getting over a cough that was causing almost black out levels of pain. Laughing was horrible, sneezing was so bad I had to lay down because I knew I’d feint, which I did. It was a fun ride!
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Oh please. Knock it off with the drama. The rig probably came down clean, so it’s not like he had to deal with a bent spreader pin! That’s when shit gets real!
  10. Team NYYC

    I’m not worried. The bulk of serious issues with the Focus/Fiesta (not Festiva, we Americans pay attention to detail) relate to shitty automatic transmissions. My car isn’t even offered with one of those. I could care less if the boring people suffer. Regarding Mazda, nice, but bland. There’s currently no Speed3 hatchback available here, so they never crossed my radar when I was car shopping last year. I’m not a die hard Ford guy, just a big fan of their new found love for hot hatches here in America. When someone else builds a better toy, I’ll buy that.
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Hmmm... I’m American and half assed speak three. The stereotype is pretty fair though. There’s nothing worse than being in another country and the guy standing next to you thinks it helps if he speaks slower and louder. I’ll still admit, the most useful phrase I know is “I’m sorry my Spanish/German is very bad. Do you speak English?” It’s amazing how many people will pretend not to understand the silly American, but warm up immediately when they realize you’re at least trying to be polite in their country.
  12. NFL 2017

    I’m just loving how this thread has become a support group for all us fans watching our teams go down in flames! I almost feel obligated to stand up in front of the group and say “hi, my name is Dan, and I’m addicted to football.”
  13. Team NYYC

    Actually, there’s a lot of them. I do industrial automation and error proofing for a living, and take pride in the fact that our product has proven numbers showing it’s more reliable than our biggest competitor, who’s Japanese. If I told you the two brands you’d swear I was lying, but it’s a proven fact. We’re not stupid. We adopted the techniques Japan perfected, and took it to eleven. My industry is pretty tight knit with each other and the only American automakers that scare me are the Fiat-Chrysler group. The stories I’ve heard from the very people designing their assembly lines is borderline hilarious. Feel free to PM me if you want facts to back up what I said. The world is full of foolish people who think an 80’s stereotype still applies today....
  14. Team NYYC

    Renny, you just gained a million points in the cool factor category. I‎t killed me to give up my slot for an RS to do the responsible thing and settle for a Fiesta ST. I just couldn’t justify the cost when I put about 27,000 miles a year on my car, and only about a hundred or two are on track. And just to annoy Jaysper, my car was designed in Germany, engine built in England, car assembled in Mexico, and still claims an American name. Gave my dad a ride home from the dealership today. His Toyota doesn’t work, mine’s been perfect.
  15. Roy Halladay DTS

    I don’t think the problem lies with the Icon. The first two deaths are pretty solidly operater error. We’ll have to wait for facts on Halladay’s, but I’d guess the same. Inexperienced pilot out drove his luck. Still sucks.