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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. F1 2017

    Inconsistent application of the rules in F-1? Say it’s not so!
  2. Sometime Life Bites You in the Ass

    Yep, getting old sucks and we are paying for our youthful indescretions and exuberance. 50 miles/week running and 150 ply biking into my mid 30s and running 25+ weekly up to 50 even after being warned by the podiatrist and ortho left me with destroyed knees, nerve damage and arthritic feet and ankles, etc. At age 63. Due to some other issues, I’m postponing a needed TKR for another year but recent CT showed it’s due. Woke up this AM with a stiff and sore knee. Keep up your strength and spirits and spend time with those grandkids, even if it means leaving this Polish lovelies and moving close to your daughter.
  3. How many of us have been to Annapolis? Now. How many have bothered to visit the SHOF? Enjoy it Newport. Probably attract 10’s of people annually.
  4. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    KIS, Keep in mind, Jeff is in the UAE at present and has already said he would put in 2-3 years of coastal cruising before heading off so he would have that time to "discover and fix" as well as put 2-3 years of wear and tear on things so he'd get a good start on working a project list. If his plan is to buy the boat and keep it in AD, that will complicate things getting it there and getting away. Jeff. You going to come home and do this stateside or try to stay as a expat and have the boat there until you head off?
  5. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Seriously, listen to BJ. Anytime you buy a brokerage boat and sail it for a couple of years prior to heading off you have to plan for - Rigging inspection and potential replacement - New main and primary headsail plus full inspection of other sails - New electronics unless new at purchase. Figure they have a 10 year life cycle and check if the manufacturer still supports what is installed. If you cant buy a display or have a controller fixed, you might want to start the cruise with fresh stuff rather than put in a new system on some remote island. - New batteries - Major engine service or rebuild - Major generator service or rebuild - Raft service or replacement Basically, the more complex the boat, the higher the prep costs even if the boat has been well maintained and passes a stringent survey. You need to plan that in the "boat cost" prior to sailing away. You've set an expensive bar in a 50 plus foot performance cruiser. Some great boats out there but they are not cheap to purchase and maintain.
  6. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Happy to help the USAF go broke.
  7. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

  8. Crosswind A380

    Lots of foreign exchange in the military flight test community.
  9. Crosswind A380

    F-15 and F/A-18 are both considered CL thrust by the FAA. F-14 was considered asymmetric and supported a transition without restriction.
  10. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    I like the 160 as well as Starbuck and Stealth Chicken. My only concern for my use with the Perry boats is the draft. The 160 is available with a 7' draft while both of Bob's designs are not draft constrained and sit at 8.5 (Starbuck) and 9.5 (SC). Depends on your desired destinations though and not mine. If draft is not a problem. I'd lean toward one of Bob's boats over the 160 but any of the 3 would be pretty good. Is your budget all up and ready to leave or basic boat with pre-departure refit costs added to your number?
  11. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Can’t you skip that on an export sale?
  12. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    I guess that eliminates the Pogo 50 at E 525for the basic boat. Sails, electronics, etc. additional.
  13. Stop eating beef?

    I'm amazed every time but it does work and work well. As you say, you gotta trust.
  14. OK, I'm convinced

    Hallmark Holidays. Greeting card companies need something to get you to buy their products.
  15. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Something to consider is draft. Many places and boats, it’s not an issue but other places, a 9’ Draft means anchoring our, missing some of the better places or just skipping the region. Probably worth deciding up front what your maximum harbor draft will be. For example, Stealth Chicken is a great boat but the 9.5’ Draft makes her a non starter for a lot of places.