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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. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Unfortunately BJ, the bulk of people here on CA have not lived aboard for months in foreign countries. eg in Vanuatu you have to ration your diesel and propane. There is only one fuel dock in the whole country. There are gas stations on Santo so you will have to hike in and back with your jerry can. Fun ! Freezers are good because stores in remote places regularly run out. I had to leave Majuro with no fresh vegetables and no beef or pork products. On the other hand there was plenty of chicken, potato and pumpkin. Fortunately i had some frozen steak in the freezer and plenty of canned vegetables in my huge food locker. It is so important that a cruiser has storage big enough to carry a 6 month supply of whatever you like to eat. In the alternative, you can always cruise the ICW. There are plenty that do.
  2. Understandable. If LB is going to strip it's probably best done somewhere far away.
  3. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    No matter how the Brits finish up, they will have a VAT around 20%. All those unemployed Pakistanis don't come cheap.
  4. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Sure can. The downside is that the boat must leave the entire EU not just France.
  5. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Don't forget the 20% VAT which is another E105,000.
  6. Waddayamean ? Sailing Moreton Bay with LB would be fun and educational too. He could show you all the interesting places. Word has it he knows both of them.
  7. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    The trick after buying an old Swan is to trash the #1 and use the 2 or 3 only.
  8. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    FWIW Apache is actually 105 ft and has been for sale for at least 6 years maybe longer. It's still in Portsmouth. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1994/Chantier-Navale-N2a-Shipyard-105-Custom-3069208/Portsmouth/RI/United-States#.WeUig1tSzIU Here is Anasazi Girl for all you wannabe cowboys. The rig in the pics is the old one. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2001/Finot-Open-40-3021291/Grenada#.WeUqTVtSzIU
  9. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    A racing hull with a cruising fitout. eg Pogo 50, any converted IMOCA boat.
  10. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    If you mean " special " like in the Special Olympics well I would agree with that. Mother nature gave him a warning some years earlier when he snapped his first mast in the Southern Ocean. He failed to take the hint and paid the price. Now he thinks he'll pull $150,000 for an ex racer with a dodgy rig. Dream on. It's really simple. Racing style boats are not suitable for long term liveaboard cruising. Interestingly, none of the people hereabouts who advocate a racing style cruiser bigger than 53 ft actually own or sail one short handed. I own a 50 footer and I'm on board roughly 200 days/year. There is no way that I'll go bigger.
  11. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    You were talking of selling that boat 10 years ago. Couldn't part with it ?
  12. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Got any pics of him getting the sails on and off the boat ? Single handed of course. Solo sailors must be independent. What about a shot of him cranking on the main after the electric winch has crapped out ? Don't worry, if it is electrical it will crap out sooner or later. The internet is loaded with dreamers who comment with approval on this type of big cruiser but never actually do it. There is a 113 ft cruiser called Apache for sale in Portsmouth RI. It has been there gathering dust for 5 years because it's too big you see. By the way, is it still there at Hinckleys ? I have not looked in a few months.
  13. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    You could always get yourself a 62 footer and show us all how it is done. Talk is cheap.
  14. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    If anyone out there is silly enough to aspire to owning Anasazi Girl, it is for sale complete with oddball rig. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2001/Finot-Open-40-3021291/Grenada#.WeTAJltSzIU
  15. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    So an Open 40 is not a good choice of cruiser. Neither is any other form of open class racer. In fact it's downright stupid, unless you like Porto Williams.