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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. what is it?

    Spreaders look square to me, you can only see the starboard one, what appears to be port spreader is steaming/foredeck light.
  2. 12 meters in Long Island

    I was watching a Wednesday night race Sag Harbor and it looked like a couple of 12 meters were out there. It also looked like one of them parked for a while off Sag Harbor. Anyone know anything about this?
  3. Easy Rules Question

    Thanks Brass, that's how I saw it. I still find it interestning that Leeward, a slightly faster sym spin delayed/stuck in Windwards bad air, benefitted by being able to come up and accelerate out of his situation when I overlapped them both. I never would have gotten under Leeward and Windward would have taken me up where I didn't want to go.
  4. Easy Rules Question

    totally there by choice and this scenario os very close to why I chose this route. It worked out very well in the end for me.
  5. Tack line loads

    Would this really be that much more line in the cockpit? How much adjustment to you anticipate? I would think 8 feet of adjustment would be extreme and that would be max 32 feet of line in the cockpit. I kinda like the idea of 2:1 though.
  6. Easy Rules Question

    Somebody already knows this one but I don't. 3 boats on a slow broad reach, Windward, Middle (me), Leeward. Windward and Leeward already have an overlap, I'm not positive how it occured but it's apparent Leeward is not taking Windward up. There is about 3 boat WIDTHS between them. I come up from behind and split them. Since I gained my overlap with Windward from clear astern with two boat lengths blah blah blah, I can't take him up. BUT Leeward most certainly can take me up. I have to assume that at this point Windward has to come up for me cause, well, I have nowhere else to go. So, can you verify that Windward has to come up for me and, is it true that the entire relationship between Windward and Leeward changed the moment I gained an overlap with both?
  7. Kids with helmets...WTF

    How many here rode a bike when they were a kid? How many times did you smack your head? How many sailed as a kid? How many times did you smack your head sailing? Do you wear a helmet on your bike now? Why? I doubt you ever hit your head once riding a bike. Personally it blows my mind that kids in sailing programs aren't required to wear helmets. They WILL get hit in the head until they learn to duck, they're kids for crying out loud! Why let them go out, KNOWING there is a high likelyhood of getting smacked, hoping it won't be serious. Do I want to wear a helmet on my leadmine? HELL no. And once a kid has enough sense to make the decision on his/her own that's different, but little shits in Optis don't have a clue what thy're up against.
  8. Barging question

    Thanks ColinG, I just brain cramped on that.
  9. Barging question

    I just grabbed this as the most recent barging thread. Feel free to flame me if it's been covered elsewhere. I'm going to speak in conversational terms to frame my question, again, flame away. This is only slightly theoretical, it happened to a friend and I'm a little unclear on how to handle the situation and I don't like that feeling. Coming up to the line in fairly light air but moving OK. Boat to weather in barging position. We come above close hauled to show 'closing the door', boat keeps coming. Gun goes off, boat to weather claims we can't sail above close hauled after the gun and wedges in. I wrongly thought we could stay above close hauled until crossing the line but I'm now convinced we can't go above close hauled after the starting gun. But I also still believe that I don't have to give room at the committee boat surrounded by navigable water. So just how close to the committee boat do I have to be to keep someone out? If my bow touches the boat but when I fall off to close hauled there is a beam width of an opening, how is it possible to own the committee boat?
  10. What am I looking at?

    I was surprised to see this when I was looking at Bristol 35.5s but it seemed they all had it.
  11. What's with the blocks inside the boom?

    Thanks gang. I'm yanking it, it offers no advantage. If I ever go to single line reefing I'll put it back. sshow, just cleaning the mess.
  12. I must be missing something. Both the outhaul and the reef lines are set up like this. Inside the boom is a block with two sheaves. A line starts at the forward end of the boom with a stopper knot, it then leads aft inside the boom, goes around one of the sheaves and returns forward to exit the bottom of the boom. It then leads back to a winch. Another line starts at the aft end of the boom with a stopper knot, it then leads forward and rounds the other sheave on that block the returns aft to exit the top of the boom to go up to the reef point. I have to assume someone thought this provides power advantage but as I figure it, whatever you gain on one half, you give up on the other half. What am I missing? The pic shows my setup except I don't have single line reefing to the tack, is that what all this is for?
  13. 2017 Sailing

    I was onboard today! I realized I forgot to empty the bilge at the end of the season and it's been above freezing for a day so...
  14. Show your boat sailing thread

    https://sims.myphotos.cc/~waveflyerphoto/2010/msmaine10/content/msmaine10_182_large.html The 30
  15. Backstay chainplate weeping rust stain

    So far it sounds like the Wichard stuff is the best option for DIY but I'm probably best to have it done professionally. On the other hand, it's really easy to take it off so I can give the Wichard a try. Does anyone look at that pic and say it's doomed and MUST be replaced?