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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. Affordable American Made Catmarans

    Call Dick at Maine Cat, I think some of his 41s have been used in charter. He may know number of pax. Already open bridgedeck, so pull up the eisenglas and you are good to go. Would be surprised if you didn't need something much bigger for 50 though.
  2. Charter in Grenada

    We paid Dream Yacht Charter a modest sum (don't remember the total $, but better than the pain and time of 2 days upwind) and they delivered the boat to St Vincent and we did a one-way charter and dropped it off in Grenada. I mostly charter cats and like Dream Yacht as many of their boats have code-0s, nothing worse than trying to surf downwind w/ a small upwind headsail. Not sure if any of the mono charters come w/ downwind sails, but something to look at if you actually want to sail.
  3. Buying a new sailing home

    Switch 51, they are asking $495, jump on it fast, they don't come to the market often. http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/64769
  4. Buying a new sailing home

    Search for Veeger on the forum, he just brought home a new Maine Cat 38, nothing like a condomaran, daggers, light weight, think he said he could do 35-40 AWA depending on sea state and wind speed. surfs in the mid teens. Very livable. They just announced the MC-38-LS version for "Less Stuff", saves another 600 lbs off an already light boat. Veeger lived aboard an MC-41 for a number of years so can tell you about relative livability.
  5. EndeavorCat 30 vs Gemini 30?

    Also check out the Maine Cat 30, http://mecat.com/boats/maine-cat-30, if you want more performance probably easier to turbo charge than the Gemini or Endeavor.
  6. She swims! (Poor man's Gunboat)

    A thing of beauty indeed ! Think I might get one
  7. Just stumbled across this from de Villiers on FB, I sailed her big sister, 62' Elcie from Tonga to Fiji 3 years ago, great sailing boat. If he can hit his numbers, his SA/D is between the Catana 47 Carbon and the Outremer 4x, not bad for a low maintenance, go anywhere, alloy boat.
  8. New Wheel: Carbonautica GFC?

    Did you get one? What did it cost? Find any alternatives? Seems like many new boats have a similar looking wheel, hard to believe they are all springing for real carbon. Looking at the GFC for my boat.