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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. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    137 days drifting at sea and the first thing he does? --- He gets someone else to buy him groceries and dinner!
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Sure. All he would have needed is someone to buy it for him.
  3. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Jeez -- Try a decaf coffee, dude.
  4. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Long distance relationships aren't "real." It's easy to get along with someone when you see them every so often. Every time you are together it is like a vacation - a break from your life. To know someone, you need to share the hard times, including the times when you may not like that person very much for a while. Dealing with challenges is what builds a solid relationship. Iou can't build a solid relationship only experiencing the good stuff. That's a fantasy.
  5. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yea, on the other side of the planet. That will turn out fine.
  6. New Single Handed Sailor

    Take a lesson or spend some time on another's boat. Then . . . If the Catalina 22 is a good deal, you really can't go wrong with it (my first boat was a C22). Big enough for one or two to cruise locally in comfort; with the keel up it floats in 2 feet of water; parts, accessories, and support is no problem through Catalina Direct; if you don't trash it, in a couple of years you'll be able to sell it for what you paid.
  7. caption contest

    That will buff right out.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Yes, but HE doesn't know that. He'll try to play the "greatest adventure in history" card because it has always worked for him. The real fun begins when he lands somewhere it doesn't work. Perhaps this is going to be that time and place.
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    If Rimas doesn't drift up onto a reef somewhere (a danger of which he is likely blissfully unaware), I'm certain his plan is to: 1. drift as close to an occupied island as he can (having been informed of where he is and the fact that he is near an occupied island by his stateside enablers) 2. push the "Emergency" button on his Delorme, (and keep shouting into his dead or dying Cobra handheld VHF for effect) 3. claim that he has been drifting with no engine or sails and without food or water for several days while his enablers arrange a rescue 4. he will conveniently dump any food or water soon as he is assured of the rescue 5. He will then spend the next several weeks telling anyone who will listen how he escaped certain death by his superior skills as a great captain of the sea. It's worked before; no reason why it won't work again.
  10. West Marine

    WM's catalog is that large because it is a profit center for them. Those full page ads aren't free.
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I have always thought the his broken English is another part of the scam. The syntax he uses in putting together his sentences makes no sense. If he were speaking English as a second language, the structure of his sentences might be incorrect, but there would be some consistency and logic (if one can use that word with him) to it.
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    All this talk about where he's "heading" is laughable. He's not "heading" anywhere. He'll drift close enough to somewhere eventually, declare an emergency (no food/water), and his enablers will arrange to save his butt -- again. Heading? That's funny! -- Rimas actually "heading" somewhere?I
  13. Caption Contest: PFD?

    I think we're going to need a bigger board.
  14. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I believe they were referring to another boat name "Vagabond."
  15. Double Decker fail

    That is one of the crappiest Photoshop jobs I've ever seen.