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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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The leather bag was hard to access if you didn't know it was there.  it was also stained with mud on the lower half.  Just because there is a rule does not mean these guys followed it to the letter!  The leather bag (nor any bow ballast)  was not noted on the cert.

The transmission was, indeed OEM with the boat.  When we picked it up the floorboards were so soaked with oil from prior episodes that we trashed them and had new ones made.  When we diagnosed the problem as incorrect O rings one of the old crew was incredulous that the problem was with a $2.00 item.  Took us a few times experiencing the joy of hand scrubbing lead bricks in the bilge to figure that one out

The rheostats were INTENTIONALLY wired to the nav lights, to slowly fool others that you were sailing away from them.

As for the keel, we later heard it was poured that way to save money.  I know about his earlier attempt to pour his own.  Pretty funny.

There was also no door on the head compartment, Tom Blackaller having famously tossing it overboard in the SORC

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