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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. Is this it? https://www.google.com/maps/place/Keehi+Lagoon+Beach+Park/@21.3143216,-157.8943035,85m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x261124f86b972f0d!8m2!3d21.3319238!4d-157.8970574
  2. Just back from 12 days in the BVI with the family... on a Moorings 43/Beneteau. We decided at the last minute to go so had no time to plan anyway. Called up Moorings, booked flights and left 14 days later. Bought the The 2017-2018 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands from Amazon and had it in 2 days but barely cracked it open before leaving. Took our own masks and snorkels based on the theory that we wouldn't use shared tooth brushes provided by the charter company to save packing space either. This turned out to be a good plan as the provided masks were barely usable anyway. BTW, remind the kids that masks don't float! Pack less clothes. What ever you think you need to take, cut that in half and you will still have too much. Two bathing suits, a clean shirt for each day, and one set of non-swimming shorts/shirts. For the women, no hair driers, no makeup, and just headbands and a dressy cover-up. Our path was flying into St Thomas, taking the Road Town Fast Ferry over, then doing the 6pm early arrival. Buy your tickets and taxis through Moorings to make it easier. This all went flawlessly. The chart briefing should be labeled "bar hoppers guide". The best part was the statement "Be careful of right-of-way rules around power boats... power boaters are easily confused"... He did not say it as a joke! We did food provisions for 6 days for 11 days on the water but we do eat light. That was plenty given the stops at restaurants about once a day. For a big group, go on shore for lunch, not dinner to save significant money. Food is expensive... like $10/gal milk expensive. Budget accordingly. Reservations are suggested not because of crowds but because they may not open or have food that you want. Especially true on Anagada. You order when reserving a time. We had a great time. Once on the boat, we didn't worry at all about lack of planning. You pretty much have one decision to make... clockwise or counter clockwise... and maybe a Anagada v. No Anagada leg. Engage the kids in planning for the next day and setting up the nav system with appropriate points and routes. You have the opportunity to make 7 new lifelong sailors!!!! Hopefully they leave thinking they are good sailors, not leave thinking you are.