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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. Visiting glamour

    Gorgeous boat! Nice video.
  2. Is this Nantucket harbor?

    Could it be Hyannis? It sort of looks like that from the route of the Ferry to Nantucket.
  3. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

  4. Advice for first time Grenada bareboat?

    Saltwhistle Bay on Mayreau
  5. The old man and the sea

    Some people drift across oceans. Others take matters into their own hands - literally. See https://www.outsideonline.com/2252016/old-man-and-sea-and-sea-and-sea Adventure paddler Aleksander Doba willed his 71-year-old body and 1,600-pound kayak through a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey Doba, a retired chemical engineer who skydived, flew gliders, and sailed before he started kayaking, never lost enthusiasm for crossing the Atlantic. “On the water, I never think about dying or that I could die,” Doba later told me through an interpreter. “The kayak is very safe.”
  6. caption contest

    Mussel Shoals
  7. Pulling your sail boat out for the winter

    Very few boats are left on moorings over the winter here but many are in slips.
  8. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    I am not on the fence about multihull or mono but enjoy both. Each have their charms. It's hard to beat the thrill of beach cats or the comfort of a multihull charter in the Caribbean. Likewise it's nice to cruise a mono in the Chesapeake so you can fit in slips or race a mono in OD classes.
  9. Pulling your sail boat out for the winter

    I'd say you're in good company. Most boats in Annapolis stay in the water in the winter. Not sure why Baltimore would be different.
  10. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    'poet to port' made me think of Webb Chiles
  11. caption contest

  12. Coolboats to admire

    Right. If the mizzen provides power it's a ketch. If it's only for balance, it's a yawl.
  13. J 121

    The inhaulers seem to have the effect of many parallel jib tracks. It does get busy near the mast.
  14. J 121

    It looked very good to me. Similar to a J120, not surprisingly. It's got some nice performance features like water ballast and an inhauler to adjust the jib sheeting angles. Controls were well set up in the cockpit. The interior looked fine for cruising as well. I didn't sail on it, though.
  15. Sailing art

    Maybe not art but I love the image now on the front page from the world's largest regatta: