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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.  

Panoramix

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    Rennes, Brittany, France
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  1. I prefer cheese to kool-aid.
  2. Yes, well summed up. I would think also that for most of us, a multi is outside our comfort zone simply because we aren't used to sail them. Most people are quite conservative and - even if they won't admit it - don't like going out of their comfort zone. I am a monohull sailor and I sail beach cats sometimes. For all these reasons the only times where I would want a multihull is : a beach cat to zip across the bay and take part in the occasional raid. a 26 feet wharram or equivalent to go sailing in shallow water where others don't go. I would keep it disassembled in my backyard most of the time and on a mooring the rest of the time a floating house to cruise along the tropics. I think that even just for the not rolling at anchor bit, the catamaran is worth it. the 2 first options doesn't interest many (lack of comfort) and for the 3rd one you need to have a consequent budget that few can afford.
  3. I think that has happened a long time ago.
  4. In Brittany beach cats are relatively popular. We don't have that many dinghy sailors, so the proportion of cats is quite high as the coastal raids still attract people.
  5. People not used to it IME tend to try to squeeze themselves through the hatch in one go as if it was a door whereas it works very well if you treat it as a big manhole. Obviously, that's not a boatshow friendly set up. As an aside you would benefit from getting a Brit to explain to you how to do sarcasm, they are very good at it. Don't ask me how I know this.
  6. Caption it...
  7. On some 1960s French boats too, you need to get the hang of it to go down (feet first) but it is a very sensible design on a small boat with low freeboard as it let you go down easily and safely in bad weather.
  8. You love shooting the messenger don't you?
  9. No, that's just balancing. I read all the character assassination crap in CA this morning, it made me sick and I just decided that I should keep the mob busy elsewhere. For the time being it is rather successful as they have spent a fair amount of time typing long winded posts. I am such a snowflake, I think that even proa fans and steel boat builders deserve some respect. Any caption to contribute? I met some Swedes and I know for a fact that you have some sense of humour over there.
  10. I think that you need to attend some anger management sessions.
  11. Hey, this is called sailing anarchy, not scratch Bob Perry's back. Don't worry for him, he's a big boy, he will shift some weight forward and upload a photo of the boat floating in her lines pretending that he lost his camera on launch day or something!
  12. I prefer "Who stored his helium balloons in the forepeak ?"
  13. Starck is definitely not known for his modestly sized ego!
  14. Well I drew it quickly in CAD, you were right and I was wrong when I stated earlier : When the boat gets heavier for a certain change in trim the centre of bouyancy moves less than when it is lighter, hence my way of thinking was wrong. Anyway thank you for taking the time to explain it clearly to me. Oh well, I need to find the recipe for humble pie.