I think the forum overall is quite polite and respectful. Not always but 99%. They few times I have found a subject hitting raw nerves seems like the moderators have stepped in to throw a little cold water
on the discussions.
Certainly there can be some lively discussions but seldom deteriorate into abuse or flaming. Some posts may seem rude if you aren't aware that the two going at it are good friends on the forum and just poking fun at each other.
I for one really appreciate a good discussion from different points of view. That's how I learned that monohulls are better than mulithulls.
(Note the use of a silly looking smiley face to indicate humor
and placate the rabid tempers of the multihull
crowd). Besides, if we all thought and said the same thing there wouldn't be much to talk about on the forum.
Nice boat by the way.