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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. I am coming to the end (hopefully) of a similar project on my Etincelle 60. Mechanicals and structure were ok, new electrics, sails, standing rigging, instruments, complete rewire, remodel the salon, new heads, decks painted and some glass and composite work. It is being done in the Caribbean and I have flown in and out to project manage it. I have individual trades working on it rather than a single contractor running the project. It has taken twice as long as planned but overall happy with the outcome and the price. I got lucky with the team I got working on the boat - honest and competent, if not the quickest or best organised. Very happy with going down this path as I love the design and the structure/hulls are sound. I have spent about 65% of purchase price on the refit, still well under half, probably under a third, of what it would cost to build it new today. Its a boat, of course it doesn't make financial sense - no matter how you do it. I get back to the Caribbean this week after a 3 months away for family and work - 5 weeks of shakedown then hopefully ready to cross the pacific (but nothing else has gone to schedule so I expect that we will be going to plan . Best of luck with your plans, what are you buying ?
  2. Sailing La Vagabonde

    Pics or GTFO She drew the line at posting her tits. Her arse is just fine...thank you (and her)
  3. new stiletto? any news on this cat?

    Advertised on Facebook now. 3 in the lineup.
  4. Single hander fastest offshore racing yacht?

    Coville's tri is on the market, asking 5mill. Doesn't get much faster than that.
  5. what are your cruising plans for 2017?

    Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us. Cruising around the inland sea and Okinawa for a while at least. I live in northern Japan and looking forward to discover what it has to offer for cruisers - a lot I expect. Got to get the boat here first :-) Fascinating. Is there much in the way of cruising guides, facilities for yotts and so on? Haven't found a cruising guide - the rest is what I am going to find out :-)
  6. what are your cruising plans for 2017?

    Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us. Cruising around the inland sea and Okinawa for a while at least. I live in northern Japan and looking forward to discover what it has to offer for cruisers - a lot I expect. Got to get the boat here first :-)
  7. what are your cruising plans for 2017?

    Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us.
  8. what are your cruising plans for 2017?

    The refit should be done next month, then 2 months of shakedown around St Martin, then all going well off to Panama then Japan by July.
  9. what is it?

    Looked better on the hard
  10. EndeavorCat 30 vs Gemini 30?

    I only ever talk out my arse
  11. EndeavorCat 30 vs Gemini 30?

    These are houseboats with rigs, their performance is measured in amenity and price. They will move through the water like a bathtub with a paddle (probably a very small paddle), and presumably only downwind under sail.
  12. what is it?

    Is it irrelevant because: A) it is a multihull more than a 'real' sailor can afford, or C) not performance oriented enough
  13. John Glenn DTS

    You must be from the wooden boat forum. No, I was a firefighter for 40yrs. who give a fuck you idiot
  14. What's your unpopular opinion?

    What's unpopular about that?