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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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    Sunshine Coast Aus
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    guitar, loud screamo music, trying to keep a laser 2 upright :)
  1. It's about 85% through the pdf in the "In Latitudes" section. Sorry no page # as none display, If you search the pdf for "Maia" it should take you there. Thx Maia and well written
  2. Some design questions I hadn't considered before: "My 40' cat hasn't enough windage" "The cockpit is too exposed, more interior space required" "Don't want no stinking swim platforms and waterline length is overrated, overhangs are cool" http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/crowther-islander-46/203790 "I'd like to be able to put office chairs above my head to look up girls skirts" "What's the strangest place we can put extra berths?"
  3. Don't worry he said that last time but magically found some later on for the Mahi... It's all written into some script he follows for each driftathon. Give it a week or two and we should see the "running low on food" followed by "found some".
  4. ^^ Jim you are completely right but how can you expect people not to bash someone threatening physical violence to Miss Piggy? (Since you don't read that thread and I give you credit for such I'll just add it was Brent's response to someone putting up a Miss Piggy meme for fun.) As pointed out, Brent is his own worst enemy when it comes to online persona and in line with the whack a mole concept, he keeps it up.
  5. Kudos for the most sensible comment of the last 17,000.
  6. Maybe it did happen and they still laugh about it around beers. "Remember that boat, the guy was so proud..." "Then you wrote that note..." *Laughing and falling off bar stools ensues*
  7. Perhaps you need to be more literal with Brent's comment, I mean I haven't seen much of value "in" a BS boat.
  8. Doesn't seem to have much bridge deck clearance, did they leave the 800lb of powder aboard?
  9. Not yet, too busy working 7 days on my stupid barely making money business to even sail our Laser 2 ! Great stories and advice though, thanks
  10. LOL, we learned it is a good idea to have fully closing tents after one night sitting on the floor playing cards. A mouse zinged through the tent, followed 3 seconds later by a large tiger snake at high speed. Quite possibly the fastest I have ever moved... A variant of Godwin's law for sure.
  11. I take if you guys have seen this? http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-this-giant-australian-spider-capture-and-attempt-to-eat-a-mouse
  12. That is a fabulous news site
  13. So she owns a hammer in Virginia. What has that to do with the story?
  14. That part of Sydney Harbour is where the bull sharks are... I guess you are joking but you remove 80% of the very few (per capita of people swimming) shark attacks by not being in a black wetsuit and popping in and out of waves like a seal (note that myself and my kids do that most weeks of the year). Well that is the explanation for great whites, not sure why tigers seem to like surfers, perhaps just the thrill of the chase? AFAIK bull shark attacks are mostly around breeding areas which are usually estuaries. After many years of windsurfing/swimming/snorkelling/surfing the fact is that if sharks really liked the taste of human there would be a lot more munched Aussie humans
  15. Ebay is a gold mine today, how's this for a fair hull... Supposedly balsa cored glass, doesn't give much confidence in the builder. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Roberts-Ketch-yatch-56-foot-project-/122425122712?hash=item1c811b1f98:g:8AcAAOSwA29Y3zqk