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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. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Hand pump desalinators are ridiculously inefficient. If you want a video they barely drip fresh water, and it's recommended you only use them at night as you sweat out more than you make.
  2. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    They didn't activate their EPIRB because they didn't feel like they were in danger, yet made daily distress calls? The penalty for fake distress calls is up to $250,000 fine and several years in jail. Does anyone know if there is an investigation planned?
  3. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I don't think we can take anything they say as even a brush with reality. I shut off the video at the packs of tiger sharks reference. That woman is on a completely different reality plane. The fact that their GPS antenna, Mf/HF antenna, and sat coms all broke down is sketch enough. However their VHF was still working? So their power source to the comms was still intact or they were using handhelds? Also there is no way in hell they were using a manual water maker, those things put out less than you sweat especially in the tropics. Sat phones should work up to +/- 75 degrees north or south. I'm not hating on people who set out on adventures, just on those who don't take the (readily available) advice of those who have gone before.
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Send the deckie up there to adjust... a little to the left, nope, back the other way, that's it... hold it! Haha!
  5. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    VHF is around 30nm based on antenna height.
  6. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So true! I wondered about that as well.... did you spot any whip antennas? Maybe a backstay antenna.
  7. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    For sure that woman (captain?) has a serious manic gleam, I feel bad for the other one. Many of the comments here have been relevant and even clever and hilarious. My point is still valid, and no, I don't drive a Subaru with bumper stickers you foolios.
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I will preface this with the fact that I think there is no way in hell these women should have gone to sea, and their manic incoherent story smells of a scam. But there is something comforting about Sailing Anarchy, a predictable response.. Two unprepared dudes get lost at sea, yeah bad luck or stupidity. Two unprepared women get lost at sea = "that chick was slutty on land and they lived off eating pussy at sea." As if that has any bearing on or relation to the situation. Next time a couple of idiot guys need rescuing I am pasting this forum with sexual slanders and theories on how they lived on dick, and will consider it fair play.
  9. Aaaand for the win for me. Keep in mind I don't have a lot of know-how on the building side…would it be possible to have something made like this with an overhung stern?
  10. GB 60 v 66

    An oversimplified explanation would be this: Do you want to live on you boat full time, spending a good amount of that time on routine maintenance and dealing with fixing breakages? Or do you want to show up to a boat clean and sparkly, provisioned, and already in the area you want to cruise? Many people don't want to spend what time they have on the boat dealing with issues from broken alternator brackets to clogged black water systems. Also, a significant part of my time is spent on the computer coordinating contractors, shipping orders, warranty items, on and on. There is a lot of "behind the scenes" going on. Rob, your crew is awesome! Jammy I believe we saw you in Block this summer? Good luck with the haul out!
  11. GB 60 v 66

    IMHO your personal preference will come into play far more than the podium finishes if your main goal is cruising. Every line has interesting features that may appeal to you. I loved the layouts and cruising benefits of the 66's, and the 60's have an interesting use of space and a futuristic look. I haven't had any experience on the 62's, but there are some seriously sexy ones out there killing it on the race course. Make a list of what's really important to you and how you plan on using the boat - family cruising, racing, kids on board, crewed vs. owner-operated, locally based vs. world cruising, etc. This will help you narrow down where you are going. Another thing mentioned above to consider is what kind of refits each of these boats have gone through. They each have their own definite personalities. Soma is extremely knowledgable about all things Gunboat, and there are others here as well with an in-depth knowledge of catamarans available in today's market. One thing I do advise, if you go over 55 (and even at that size) you should seriously consider a professional crew to deal with the down and dirty of running a boat of this size and complexity. Good luck!
  12. black cloud

    "My patronus is a quarter-tonner"
  13. HH 6601 sea trials footage

    Where's THAT footage?
  14. HH just splashed hull#1 of the new 66 line.