There is a wealth of knowledge to be tapped here if you know the right questions. I'll point out a couple of no-no's to steer away from, in case you want to avoid the (sometimes beyond hilarious) drama that can erupt here:
1. Try not to talk about anchor
types. Talking about anchor rode
, anchor chain, anchor snubbers or anchorages
is just fine and dandy, but people get a little...umm...righteous (in the biblical, Old Testament sense of the word) when discussing anchor types, especially when comparing them one to another. It's basically like comparing the physical assets of your partner to someone walking past on the street. It just never goes well.
2. Try not to question 'production boat' seaworthiness, or include the words 'blue water' in a query regarding a given boat type's ability to handle dangerous weather
. Normally jovial members here can instantly turn feral when these questions are asked by a member
with fewer than ~100(?) posts. Try to maneuver carefully in these waters, for there be hidden reefs
and sharks aplenty.
Did I forget anything, guys? Mostly, I think that's it
Oh yeah, and enjoy yourself. The Joke Thread is unbelievable. I'm only like a third of the way through it.