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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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About steph2ma

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  1. Home Renovations Anarchy

    Skosh, Congrats on home purchase. Most things said here are sound of logic. Draft stopping (air movement)>insulation. A good way to check for this yourself is to move about the house (esp perimeter) with a burning stick lighter and watch for the flame to dance. Penetrations are often the cause of heat losses One thing to keep in mind regarding insulating: insulation doesn't stop air. If you feel a draft insulation, stuffing fiberglass into the crack will not help you. Foam is good for stopping air and insulating. Use a small amount of foam to stop the air movement, then insulate with cellulose/fiberglass. If you are going to take this on yourself I recommend getting a foam gun (plus cleaning fluid) This allows you to use canned foam with effective application and significantly less waste. Repeat: with older homes stopping the air movement typically yeilds much greater gains than throwing on another fiberglass batt. A note about fiberglass batts: to get the rated R-value they must not be stuffed. A part of how they work is a function of the volume they occupy (don't compress) Good luck. Mark
  2. Really extra ordinary vocalists (IYHO)

    The gal is incredible, from one who is typically not a fan. The Newsroom turned me on to her music, and she has not disappointed. Katie Boeck (sp) https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjWkuqLnf7PAhXL7YMKHeYeCDsQtwIIHzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6fi5ysr9cLA&usg=AFQjCNHf5zaifC7jiIxXCkWDwuHlWg4_SA&sig2=5x4QjtvEC3DYL3L3sTF54w&bvm=bv.136811127,d.amc
  3. x 35

    I don't know about offshore racing these things, but I have raced against one in PHRF racing. It seemed slow. W/L, light doesn't seem to be a strong point for these things. Best of luck. Boat racing is fun
  4. Rock n Roll Boat Names

    Voodoo Chile Estimated Prophet Excitation-Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" Many others out there.
  5. Joaquin is now a hurricane...Plan ahead

    I like the looks of the above. Can I get a second opinion on the map with the pink lines??
  6. Joaquin is now a hurricane...Plan ahead

    Suj-Thanks for the rec. I have some options, just don't want to jump too soon. Be safe folks.
  7. Joaquin is now a hurricane...Plan ahead

    Mark, Many thanks. Keep the info/best guesses coming. So much hangs in the balance with these sorts of things. Please keep the tracking/wind velocities coming. My boat is on trailer, mast up, cover on, in Deltaville (Lower Chesapeake.) Naturally I live 3 hours away from boat, so I am hoping to hear a forecast that would not lead me to lose a day during my busy season at work. Again, great thanks to Mark and others for help with the Wx. <<Buy his shirts, great shirts, outstanding deal>>>
  8. best tv series... possibly ever?

    Among the new shows, we are big fans of Alpha House, an Amazon original series. John Goodman is the senior Republican senator from NC, laughs ensue.
  9. Best "Not a Truck" tow vehicle

    For a travelling boat program, a 1t van cannot be surpassed.
  10. right on, figured it was you.

  11. Joke

    The old bull and the young bull were standing at the top of a hill, overlooking the field of cows. The young bull says to the old bull "why don't we run down there and fuck one of those cows." The old bull replies "why don't we walk down there and fuck them all."
  12. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Agreed, the bottom on that keel looks like it came off an alien craft. I understand they don't want kelp,crab-lobster-fish trap catching keels, no one does, but does it have to look like that? Is there a perceived IRC/ORR ratings advantage? Is that perceived to be faster than some sort of torpedo shape? Some combination of more lift, less drag, greater righting force, wider groove? There ought to be some reason the J-folks designed such a keel. Thoughts?
  13. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Explain to me about having the sail area to go fast dw. 130 squares not that large, certainly nothing to write home about. Likely makes for reasonable performance nothing more. Or am I missing the boat?
  14. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    They will stop selling people this bullshit not long after they stop buying it. Life is rarely about the facts, it is usually about the perception of the facts.