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Longtime lurker, first time poster.

Hello world.

I've been reading this site for, well, a decade or so I think. How long has it been in existence?

Anyway, Hi everyone. I hope I can help and be helped. Possibly even learn a few things!

Is there anything I need to know? Where's the spittoon?
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Welcome to posting on SailNet. To answer your questions, SailNet has been around since the early 1990's. I first became a moderator here around 1996. Those were still the dial in days and before most folks had smart phones or wifi.

What do you need to know? There are forum rules and you probably should scan them.

Other than that, spittoons are optional, but normally placed within 4'-4 1/2" down wind of the key board unless you are some place other than the U.S. in which case typically located 1.5 meters from the mouse.

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Other than that, spittoons are optional, but normally placed within 4'-4 1/2" down wind of the key board unless you are some place other than the U.S. in which case typically located 1.5 meters from the mouse.

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That's an interesting thought. As we all know we Canadians are pretty perverse in our use of metric. I am not so sure that spittoon distances wouldn't be measured in yards...

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Welcome to posting on SailNet. To answer your questions, SailNet has been around since the early 1990's. I first became a moderator here around 1996. Those were still the dial in days and before most folks had smart phones or wifi.

What do you need to know? There are forum rules and you probably should scan them.

Other than that, spittoons are optional, but normally placed within 4'-4 1/2" down wind of the key board unless you are some place other than the U.S. in which case typically located 1.5 meters from the mouse.

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Thanks Jeff. I've actually read a lot of your posts over the years, in fact I have one saved from several years back that convinced me there was no need to think that the only way a boat can be a safe bluewater boat is if it had a heavy full keel. That opened up a lot of boats for me.
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Thanks Jeff. I've actually read a lot of your posts over the years, in fact I have one saved from several years back that convinced me there was no need to think that the only way a boat can be a safe bluewater boat is if it had a heavy full keel. That opened up a lot of boats for me.
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