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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. Anchoring a Sprit Boat

    I know what you mean. My current boat (a Wylie 34) sails to her anchor A LOT! A friend who did a five-year cruise in a sister ship - mostly in the South Pacific - told me that using an all-chain rode eliminates that tendency, although putting on an all-chain rode is a big commitment.
  2. Anchoring a Sprit Boat

    What's it like to anchor a boat with a big sprit, like a J/120? Does the anchor rode get all messed up with the sprit? Are there techniques that people have figured out to avoid that from happening? I'm not talking about anchoring for lunch, but rather serious days-on-end anchoring when long-distance cruising.