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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. British Steel

    Oh man. That hurts to hear this and is what I was hoping I would not hear. Yes. Sad.
  2. Ah, the Deben. Well, one can dream... thanks Dylan
  3. holy cow.. does that say Eben ??!!?? Thats my buoy!
  4. British Steel

    Why didn’t I think of that? Thank you for the link!
  5. British Steel

    Has anyone seen her lately? I grew up on her and have not seen her since the mid 90’s. Last I heard she was back in England. I hope she is well-being cared for.
  6. The time to go is when everyone else stays home. You will have many anchorages to yourself that would otherwise be full. I’d go.
  7. the most frightening engine in the world....

    Dylan, I have been watching.. You are the David Attenborough ( have you ever heard of him? ) of sailing videos. We need to get you down the the BVI and do a wildlife documentary of the cruiser scene down there. I'm going to kick some cash your way soon...
  8. the most frightening engine in the world....

    That is an awesome story ! And I agree on fuel consumption. I burned 4 gallons last season and used her a lot.
  9. the most frightening engine in the world....

    My boat has a Ysm8. Runs great! I don’t think that they build them any more.
  10. Ketch Identification Needed

    That is Lyra, a reliance 44. She is based in Newport, RI. Last winter they bopped down to the Bahamas.
  11. New Single Handed Sailor

    I'll chime in here... I think this is my second post ever on SA. I am a life long sailor and grew up in Newport RI. My family and I would live on our boat in the summers, so I have many many many sea miles under my belt, but This past spring I bought my first boat. I went with a Cape Dory 27 due to its reputation as a solidly built tank comparable to a Vega 27 but IMHO is much prettier. On this boat, I can stand up down below and 4 people can sleep on her with some comfort, but definitely not luxury. If you go under 27 feet you are going to find a lot of boats that you can not stand straight up in down below and I find that unacceptable unless you are 4'5" tall. Buy the boat now. fix it up and befriend some people the you trust know how to sail to take you out on her to show you the ropes on your boat and also try to hitch some rides on other peoples boats. I would avoid any offers on anyones boat that wants you to crew on any races though as that is not the most relaxing and fun way to learn how to sail. The goal is to have fun, no?
  12. Hard vs soft dinghy

    I have a Cape Cod shipbuilding MK dinghy and can't say enough good things about how stable it is, how dry it is and so on.... dragging her behind my Cape Dory 27 is effortless as well. Only problem is that they are not built any more.
  13. Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks man.. Yes SUPER solid. I can't say enough good things about this boat. The main is from Quantum and they did a great job.
  14. Show your boat sailing thread

    Here my trusty steed.... CD 27