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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. Fwd/Aft Moving Pedestal

    Have always wanted a boat with a covered or enclosed steering station in order to stay warm and dry in a storm or winter conditions. While there are a few boats out there with enclosed pilot houses, there are many more with hard/permanent dodgers or cockpit enclosures with the steering pedestal mounted behind the enclosure. Obviously, you get a lot of wind protection when sailing above a reach but no protection from rain or breaking waves. I was intrigued by this design which I saw on YW for this Glacer 54 where the steering pedestal moves forward and aft on a track. In fair conditions, you can steer with wind and sun with the option to move the steering pedestal forward under the enclosure when conditions warrant. Whilst this seems a clever solution, it seems to run the risk of additional complexity and risk of failure in the steering system. Having been a follower of ARC logs and other cruising reports, rig, steering and motor failures seem to be amongst the biggest issues for blue water cruisers. Obviously, one needs to balance the idea of being comfortable against the risk of mechanical failure. Am wondering whether anyone has seen a system like this and have any color on the performance/reliability? I have no axe to grind. Just curious. Glacer 54 on Yachtworld
  2. Sailors Powerboat

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  5. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

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  10. C&C 27MkV

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    Presidents 42-44 either admit or are alleged to have used recreational drugs including weed. It's a shame that none of them made an effort to prevent the senseless incarceration of otherwise lawful citizens for MJ possession. This president faces a majority of Americans who now favor the decriminalization and/or legalization of MJ as well as a rapidly growing business which employs over 100K and contributes substantially to State budgets. If he allows Sessions to unchain the dogs of DOJ, the backlash should be huge. Unfortunately, it's really in the hands of Congress enjoys the benefit of the pharma/tobacco/booze lobby's substantial budgets. Until there is an organized effort by individuals, canna companies and others, it will devolve further before real reform can begin. Such a shame and such an incredible price to pay for political inertia and self interested behavior by politicians. The good news is that the age demographics are very skewed. The naysayers are predominately over 50 years old. Millennials are more like 75/80% in favor of legalization. Eventually, everyone who's old enough to have been influenced by Reefer Madness memes will be gone like morning dew in the mid day sun.

    50 Miles out was over six hours ago. Check the time stamp.
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