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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 rodney_k

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  • Birthday 05/16/1951

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  • Location
    Carson City, NV. Boat in San Pedro, CA
  • Interests
    Sailing (of course)
    Sailing electronics, batts, comms, intrumentation
    Ham Radio
    Drinking with women
  1. In those days, the LAPD phone number was 1-800-###-####
  2. The conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars is approaching on 10/27. Took a peek this morning 5:00 AM Pacific in the eastern sky. All three of them visible in a line along the ecliptic, Venus on top, Jupiter in the middle, and Mars on the bottom. I could see the bands across the face of Jupiter and 4 moons. Venus is featureless due to its permanent cloud cover. Unfortunately before I could look at Mars, clouds rolled in blocking the view plus it was getting light.
  3. This is a warning sign at the archery range here in Carson City, NV. I've never seen a rattle snake at the range though. Probably because they would look like a pin cushion if they wandered in.
  4. I used to own an Olson 911. Still my favorite boat. There is a story floating around SF Bay that the "O" logo on the Olson sails came from tracing a toilet seat. Thus the O25 and O911 were called "Toilet Seat 25" and "Toilet Seat 911" by some people. Fair winds & flat seas George, you will be missed.
  5. If your C-30 has the old metal rimmed windows, then butyl tape is the best thing to bed them with. The fiberglass & metal have different expansion rates and butyl is the only thing that tolerates that difference over time. Catalina used butyl when the boat was originally built. Here is a link to the C-30 Intl Association fix for leaky windows. Clicky
  6. Sheesh, I had one of the Kool Cigarette model Super Snarks back in 1968! Fack, I am old! I remember the Kool green stripe on the lateen sail like it was yesterday. Sailed the crap outa that overgrown styro cooler boat.
  7. There was also an article penned by Gary that appeared in Latitude 38 many years ago. In the article Gary explained all about how Alcatraz was a floating island and was anchored in the bay by the Spanish. The article was complete with pictures of Alcatraz leaving "wakes" on the flood and ebb tides. Even detailed the anchor system. Funny as hell.