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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. Seascape 18

    Last Friday I sailed the first Seascape 18 in the Netherlands and I am impressed with this little boat. Before we could sail we had to launch the boat, stepping the mast is very easy. Total time from trailer to sailing is very quick. The wind on Friday was around 20 knots and this boat is fast downwind. No electronics but a chaseboat estimated that we did at least 13 knots. The bowwave was spraying into the cockpit, real fun and the boat is very controllable at these speeds. Close hauled we did better then 5 knots. The boat feels save and stable but it is a small light boat. The chined hull however provides plenty stability and power and she doesn't feel tippy. It is regular 'micro mini transat'. If I compare, minis feel like small yachts and the Seascape like a keelboat. I would not take the Seascape to cross the Northsea but certainly to discover the Waddenzee, perhaps take her for a coastal Northsea daytrip on a good day. Lifting the keel is very easy and without much effort. I can see myself planing over the Waddenzee and then drying her out on a sandbank during a summer holiday trip with my wife. In all, the Seascape 18 seems a very good boat for a very good price. The performance is what I expected or better (so really good), the handling is easy and not intimidating. A boat that makes a experienced sailor smile all day (me) but also can be sailed and enjoyed by a beginning sailor. Hans