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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. Solar panel anarchy

    Lived aboard for 8 months with 4x 85w panels and 400 ah capacity in the Bahamas. Never needed to run the engine and we had laptops and a fridge and watermaker. The peace and silence was great compared to the old way of a big diesel engine running for an hour. Also had to carry far less oil, fewer engine filters and parts - saved us a ton of time and cost in that alone. And redundancy... Panels are cheap and tough. Get more than you need. We did hard monos and mounted them on lifelines opening outboard. No shade and just put them down and secured them in over 20 kts...
  2. 28 foot cruisers?

    Did a similar analysis back in 2007. Wanted a cruiser / racer (was racing (not owning) a J/120 at the time). Ended up going with a Dehler 29. Much faster than most of the boats on this list, and has probably the best interior as well. Not many in the US, although our boat is now listed in Annapolis. They've sold hundreds of these across the pond during more than a decade of manufacturing.