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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. Cheap light wind PHRF machine..

    My Ranger 22 is a great light air boat (probably even better once I figure out what I'm doing). 3 person crew is optimal, double handing is not to big a challenge.
  2. Stink Pot vs Washington State Ferry

    God was feeling overly generous, no one hurt and only minor damage. Scuttlebutt is the skipper of Nap Tyme was below using the head. Article from the Seattle Times: It was as if the boater was asleep at the wheel. A vessel, aptly called “Nap Tyme,” motored into the path of Washington State Ferry Chetzemoka on Sunday, colliding with the much-larger boat while a passenger filmed from an observation deck. “As far as we know,” state ferries spokesman Brian Mannion said, “the person driving that boat, ‘Nap Tyme,’ was below deck” when it crossed in front of the ferry. Warning: This video, shot by passengers aboard the ferry, contains some “salty” language.Mannion said the ferry captain followed all protocol when blaring warning blasts from the boat’s horn, and was even able to bring his vessel almost to a complete stop. No injuries were reported — and the ferry was delayed for only 30 minutes before the Coast Guard cleared both vessels for travel, Mannion said. He said boaters need to be alert at all times, a simple rule that would have prevented the incident. “We’re very fortunate no one was injured and the damage was minor,” he said. The Chetzemoka was traveling toward Vashon Island from Point Defiance.
  3. Oregon coast in a sixty foot daysailor?

    There's a good reason the USCG has their motor lifeboat school there.
  4. Round The County 2015

    If by "Participation Award" you mean beer, I'm sure that can be arranged :-)
  5. BMW

    Can someone help me find my contact lens?