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      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. My new Boat

    I find a very nice boat in Brisbane that ticks most of the boxes. I don't have much time though as I have a very busy month ahead. Photoshoots in Australia, France, Switzerland and Austria keep me very busy but its now nearly time to head back to Australia and check out the new floating home. I also weigh in on the Patreon topic. My basic point is that I dont expect a hand-out. I earn my money doing a job I love very much(photography) and I spend almost all that I earn on going sailing. Its my choice and I believe I have an enviable lifestyle and I personally am very satisfied. If people wish to support me through this platform then I am more than happy and I hope that in return they will be entertained and maybe even inspired. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbp1GNpuQrU&t=5s
  2. Zulu Waterways

    G'day, just wanted to get the word out there about the newish site Zulu waterways, for those who don't know it. If you haven't heard of it, it's an easy to use way of sharing sailing destination information and staying in touch with other sailors. Would like to hear feedback, but I'm mostly wanting to encourage more sailors to get involved and help build the site into a useful tool for all of us who travel the worlds waterways. http://www.zuluwaterways.com The intro video in the FAQ section of the site explains the functions. Thanks
  3. Proa Nixe

    Hi all I decided to sell my proa Nixe. She is a 38ft cruising proa located in Phuket, Thailand, ready for sailing. Have a look at www.proa-nixe.ch Alexander
  4. I am looking at a Beneteau FC10 and I really like the design. Could it serve as a family cruiser? Is it reliable enough to do the Atlantic Circle to escape winter in the Med?
  5. Kleen Breeze

    Kleen Breeze, a 60+ foot Harryproa, is doing its first sea trials. It features a novel combination of unstayed wing masts in schooner configuration and two bidirectional Speer foil rudder boards. Looking very promising so far.
  6. The Pulse 600 Saved My Life

    Well, the new trimaran by Corsair saved my sailing life anyway... In short, I found myself without a fleet in my early 40's asking the question "what's next?". I learned to sail at age 7. I won my first national championship at 11, was a four year letter at USMMA with a few national titles in hand by graduation in 1997. After college, like many others, I continued to sail lasers and V15s though many of my fellow collegiate sailing competitors went into full time Olympic campaigns. I qualified and competed in the Olympic Trials in 2000, 2004 & 2008 to showcase how much better the full time campaigners became over the years. For my personal fleet, I traded usage of an S525 for a J22 along the way and raced it for 13 years. I ended up with a J30 that my wife and I enjoyed overnight cruising on but now with three kids, two boys 9 & 6 and a girl now 3, the contentment and solice the J30 brought my wife and I does not quite do it for all of us. One day about three years ago, the owner of the J22 Green Flash called requesting his boat back. We originally traded boats because we were both moving simultaneously, I left my boat where it was in Port Arthur for him to use, he left the J22 in Houston for me to use. Sadly, I delivered Green Flash back to Port Arthor and the two of us decided I would donate the S525 along with some cash from him to the sea scouts. I looked around for a new fleet and was not pleased with the state of the sailing world. It was the new age of the handy sport boat with new fleets popping up every six months. I went to a regatta that had 8 fleets of sport boats under 30 feet none of which had more than 6 boats and I could only think "this could be an awesome regatta with 50 boats on the line but instead it is a whole bunch of mini-regattas going on simultaneously, yipee, what is wrong with this picture?". I had no intention on waiting for one fleet to take over the others which may take years and didn't care to buy a boat that propaganda dictated "that's where the competition is going." Watching the sport get stretched so thin was depressing and, frankly, I just wanted to go sailing again, have fun and go fast. After much research, I bought the Corsair Pulse 600 last spring and can't say enough good things about this boat. I have raced it with my family of five, single handed and with an experienced crew or two . I have hit 25 knots with three experienced crew and I have returned to port at 19 knots with my 6 year old attempting to do flips on the windward trampoline. One Friday afternoon, I left the office, splashed the boat left the dock at 2:45, went sailing came back put the boat away and left for home at 5:07 after logging 21 miles of blasting around Galveston Bay in my button down shirt and slacks. For the first time in a long time, I am excited about just going out for a sail. The boat is fast while staying within the envelope of control and comfort. Over the last year I have had the opportunity to push the limits of the Pulse 600 and have become more pleased with my decision to purchase it each time. The boat rounds up when it should and plows through pitch-pole situations just as the designers intended. It weight 992 lbs rigged and trailers at 90 mph with no problem. You can take my word this boat is fast and easy or check this out this fast replay of the Galveston Bay Cruising Association's Rum Race #2, an 11.3 mile, staggered start with fast boats starting last and everyone theoretically finishing the triangle course at the same time. TEAM AMERICA 142 is the green track leaving the dock when the first boat is rounding Mark #1. https://www.facebook.com/chadtroywilson/posts/10213254384977377?notif_t=like&notif_id=1497797056038278 And a first attempt of some on board footage, admittedly not the best but it doesn't suck either So the message here goes to all those Anarchist who may be contemplating suicide of their sailing life, THERE IS HOPE and it is the Corsair Pulse 600.
  7. We will be moving our new to us Downeaster 45 from Blaine, WA to Los Angeles in early August this year and I am beginning route planning for the trip.After doing some basic research here and in various books (e.g. World Cruising Routes), it seems as though we have two main options. Head out to sea then turn south or hug the coastline in case we need to pull into port (knowing that we would encounter more traffic, crab pots and sand bar entrances).I am leaning towards staying somewhere around 30nm off the coast and making as few stops as possible. I am really only planning on stopping in San Francisco so we can do a crew change, resupply and have family visit us mid-trip before continuing on to Los Angeles. Is this a reasonable approach? If so, does anyone have some suggested waypoints for navigating this passage?We plan on sailing Blaine to Port Angeles the first day, then continuing on when the tide and weather cooperate for a departure from the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We will have ~6 people on board for each segment of the trip. I would love to hear any suggestions on the route, waypoints or really anything else that may assist our voyage.
  8. Quality 25', sub-$5000 Cruiser in MA?

    Hello folks, It's looking like a new boat will enter my life soon. The doctors say it's terminal and there's nothing I can do but accept it. With that in mind, I was hoping to tap into the vast collective wealth of knowledge and bullshit known as Cruising Anarchy for input on selecting a suitable vessel. Me: I am a commercial fisherman with years of blue-water experience off the shores of Cape Cod. Seamanship is in my blood and I am handy and motivated. My sailing experience is mostly self-taught over the last five years with a smattering of sailing lessons as a child. I owned a 15' boat- an O'day Javelin, see pic below- for four years that I got for free from my uncle in questionable condition. It was a decrepit, slow tub but she was mine for years of happy gunkholing and exploring- and fixing the many, many things which went wrong. I graduate college next year and am looking to make sailing a lifestyle, if not a profession. The Boat: I'm looking for a 25'-ish fiberglass vessel to continue my sailing career on. It will be kept on stands in a Marina in the winter and on a mooring in the summer. Trailerability is not a concern. As a relative novice I can't imagine that I won't run it aground at some point, and knowing the chop of Buzzard's Bay in the prevailing southwesterly breeze, I'm reasonably convinced that a full-keel (or, technically, modified fin with attached rudder) vessel is the right choice for me in terms of seaworthiness and fool-proof-ness. I'll spend most of my time singlehanding with the occasional daysail/ weekend trip with a few friends and family. I'm looking to own it for 3-4 years with aims of initially building skills and experience cruising the waters around Cape Cod, and eventually sailing it south to the Caribbean in late September, going inside of Hatteras on the ICW. I have $5000 to spend on the purchase of the boat itself and would prefer to buy a boat within MA and not farther than Providence. This seems like a very reasonable price to me- looking on Craigslist, there's no shortage of suitable boats in this range. The Cape Dory 25 and Bristol 24 stand out to me as common and handsome-looking vessels. I see the occasional larger boat- Bristol 27, Pearson Ariel, Pearson Triton, Bristol 29- but I'm unconvinced that I need one of these. It doesn't seem like the extra 3-4' of LOA add very much to the boat (still no standing headroom, still cramped interiors, etc.) and they're uniformly less well-kept and well-equipped than the boats in the 25' range for the same price. Most also have inboard engines, which I'm against. I'm comfortable performing diesel maintenance on the fishing boat, but the last thing I want to do is try to keep a decrepit old sailboat diesel- or god forbid, gas- motor running. I want to sail, not deal with maintenance on an engine, fuel system, propshaft, prop, etc. The only things I see as a positive about a larger boat are room to grow and increased seaworthiness from size and displacement and an inboard. With that in mind, I'd very much appreciate your input in the form of: -thoughts on the Cape Dory 25, in terms of sailing performance, seaworthiness, suitability for my needs? Anyone with experience on/ owning these boats? -thoughts on the Bristol 24 for the same? I've heard awful things about them cracking in half when the iron filings in the keel get wet but like how heavy and tank-like they are... -thoughts on the type of boat? There are some very nice Catalina 25's and C&C 24's in my region, but I'm drawn towards a full keel... -thoughts on the size of boat? I really like the look of the Pearson Triton, Ariel, etc. It's only $100 more per winter to store one of these and they displace nearly 1 ton more. Some of them even have a reputation for "bluewater ability" but that seems to me to be a very hazy concept. They'd provide more room for me as I get older and would be more suitable in the case I manage to shanghai a woman to come with me. But the last thing I want to do is buy and fix a shitty 27' boat when I could have bought a nice 25' boat and went sailing instead. Thank you for reading. I hope to see you out there on the water this season. Fair winds, -CB
  9. Online Survey on Florida Anchoring and Mooring Available, October 1-9, 2016
  10. I am trying to come up with an average fuel consumption for motoring during cruising. I am analyzing the use of oil on sailboat (it's everywhere not only fuel but resins, plastics, varnish, paint, sealants,etc.) and I realized I have absolutely no clue on the motoring needs itself and I can't find an average. The reason is probably because it is such a wide and complex field to investigate as there are different means of auxiliary propulsion (diesel, gasoline, or hybrid electric), of course different sailboats, many different uses (offshore vs waterways, etc.) and geographical variety (type of coast and weather patterns). I thought maybe asking cruisers in the first place is a way to get as close as I probably can. My questions are two: 1) do you know of any GOOD study, magazine article, book, where this topic is covered? 2) Excluding ocean crossings (ocean trips longer than 1000miles) If you have an internal combustion motor and you do cruise extensively (at least 1 month a year out of your homeport),how much fuel you use for motoring every 100 miles? (Fuel purchased/100miles). Can you also provide a description of the type of cruising (type of boat, propulsion, sailing area, offshore/coastal, other features). Thank You,
  11. Ahoy cruisers! I'm writing to present Sailsquare to all who wants to share their boat and earn some money. Sailsquare is boat sharing platform mainly active in the Med and Caribbean seas and everyday captains join the platform and offers experiences to thousands of sail-lovers around the world. www.sailsquare.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace like many others (like for house sharing, car lifts and so on) but exclusive for sailing experiences: it connects captains (with a boat!) with people eager to experience sailing, whether it is a day trip, an island-hopping week, an oceanic passage or any other sailboat experience. Sailsquare allows both private and professionals to find new customers and earn extra money while sailing with their boat. The community works like a social network: both skippers and travelers have a profile with picture and description, interact through a message system and receive feedbacks. You can also choose who to accept onboard: our payoff is "get onboard with people you like" so you can target your listings for a restricted type of people (older/younger than X, wine lover, experienced/novice sailors etc.). Signing up for sailsquare and listing holidays is free: there's only a commission on the collected fees, only for holidays that actually take place. A secure payment system assure both skippers and sailors respect policies (no risks to not get paid due to "no show", bad weather etc.). I would love to read your comments and suggestions to improve our startup and I'm here to answer all your doubts. If you want to discover more, you can have a look to www.sailsquare.com/skipper Fair winds, Alessandro -- PS: yes, we paid ads ;-)
  12. This may be another thread with little useful responses and a lot of "I heard that" and "I believe that", but I'll try anyway to look for some truth in the opinion realm. My knowledge is that a US flagged boat that cruises in foreign country must be documented. Nonetheless I am aware that many boats that are not USCG documented cruised and continue cruising in foreign countries with only the State Registration. Are these individuals just lucky or am I in front of a false problem? a friend of mine circumnavigated on the sole state registration, for example, with no problems at all. On the web I read that many countries will not accept a state registration, but then nobody can provide a list or a link to these countries. In this case what are the consequences faced by the owner of a state registered vessel whose documents are rejected? What would happen if USCG boards you in international waters? Another common concept is that foreign officers don't care wether you carry a state registration or a CG documentation and will just accept a proof of ownership and some paperwork that identifies the boat and its owners. This opinion also comes with little proof. I wonder if anybody in CA can provide personal experiences on the matter.
  13. Looking in Santa Barbara

    Greetings fellow Anarchist from Olympia WA. I’m in hopes that someone may be able to help me out or at least point me in the right direction. I am planning a trip to Santa Barbara CA. in February to help a friend who is interested in purchasing a cruising boat. The purpose is to help him understand the basic things he need to be looking out for when surveying a potential candidate. He does not have any specific boat in mind at the time. I'm sure that some of you would have the “inside scoop” on where to look, have good resources, or know who to talk to for old good cruising boats in the area. Can anyone help me out with this? Cheers, Bryon BCC Cosmic Dancer www.picasaweb.com/idon84
  14. Shameless Blog Flog

    Hello Saillors, I used to hang out on here quite a bit before I lefft to go cruising, might be some useful information on my site for anyone planning on cruising the south pacific. Some info on different destinations, entertaining stories and heaps of pictures. Check it out if you have a chance, Captain J s/v Messalina http://captainjravensbergen.wix.com/cruising