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Re: Thoughts On The Sailing Forums
I just read his dribble on blog because why? oh, so he can get another 02 from an advertiser.....
Yep, forums come and go having murderated on two others for over 10 years. no matter my style or lack of muderating, things change, based on the wind, temperature, not controlling certain trolls etc.......
SA is what it is, more or less uncontrolled. yet controlled. Sailnet not bad. CF, well, never been there, but if it is like some say, will not be going there anytime soon. AS, came and went. I know of a number of forums for certain makes. Some of the same questions. but more related to a certain boat model. Yes, one gets the more full timers, vs part times, and weekend racer warrior types too. ALL have knowledge. All good, some better for how you use the boat than others. If you race, a full timers attitude on anchor, chain and rode is not a good thing. TOO HEAVY, slows you down. Yet a race anchor will not hold in a hurricane. A race anchor only has to hold you if the wind dies, you can not per race rules use motor, so you use it to stop you from going ashore from a current. Wait for the wind to come back up, and sail off, no use of motor. A 6lb anchor does fine ona 30foot boat. Would need a 30-45 lb anchor in a hurricane. Neither answer is right or wrong, just one is better in the how you are using the boat! hence issues with forums. Neither side will concede to the other.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!