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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Sorry, but that thing is just a freaking cool daysailer. Wonder what it would rate for PHRF?
  2. What Tom needs to do now is to hire the WLYDO to design a new rudder for him. Obviously.
  3. There are lots of great suggestions here. We've got two standard poodles - which are great boat dogs. Since poodles are hunting dogs - water retrievers - boating usually comes naturally. Of course, we were lucky enough that the puppy also gets motion sickness.... nothing that some dramamine can't help! Nice thing about poodles - like Portugese Water Dogs and other related breeds - is that they don't shed. No allergies for most people - us included. No fur around the house or boat. Send them out for cleaning and pressing every 6 weeks. Poodles come in 3 convenient sizes - Standard (the largest - a good-sized Standard is in the low 40-lb range, and about the overall size of a Golden, but a bit taller), Mini (our old mini weighed in the 20-lb range) and Toy (usually under 10 lbs, perfect size for a medium ladies' purse if they don't yap)
  4. A nice collection of rather seaman-like junk. No laundry, refuse, or other stuff in sight.
  5. This morning, I saw this on my way into Defender (one of my favorite stores of all time...)
  6. Agree it's potentially not terrible. Probably too much $$$ given what I see, but negotiation can take care of that.
  7. *drool*
  8. I agree about the aircraft reference, but for me, the first thing I thought of was the very deeply cool Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing.
  9. Since I can only sail FRANCIS LEE by reading this thread, I've been waiting for more stories of taking her out and stretching her legs on the race course. Any new racing going on? Stories of Francis beating up on the local fleet? Bob steering hard on the wind getting her all the way over to... maybe 11 degrees of heel close-hauled? Those of us on the other coast (whose boat still needs bottom paint before launching) want to know!
  10. Sheesh! Some of you are tough on Marko. Based on nothing more than the Craigslist ad and photos, it looks "not too bad" in my opinion. Maybe priced a bit high, but it may well be a solid choice. Price can be negotiated, we can't tell until someone actually sees the beast in the flesh. I learned to sail in a dinghy. I own two racing dinghys (right now). Sailing in a dinghy teaches you to sail. Starting off in that Columbia will let Marko enjoy the water. He will be able to move around the lake propelled by the wind. He can enjoy it, enjoy his boat, and even enjoy working on it. If he chooses to, he can probably find some local dinghy racing to supplement his sailing quota and hone skills. It's all good. But more time on the water, and more people in sailboats, is always a good thing, even if the sails aren't trimmed perfectly with the crew sitting on the leeward rail to open the slot upwind in light conditions. All over the rest of this site and others we see much angst about a perceived "decline" in sailing participation. I think we should be encouraging more people to get out there and float around propelled by the wind rather than dead dinosours. <Rant over, soapbox put away>
  11. Definitely hanging out all of the laundry!
  12. Either gimbaled drink holders or one hand for yourself, the other for your drink! We should really consult our designated sommelier about whether he can find a gimbaled wine decanter for the voyage.
  13. Funny you mention the 5411. One of my dockmates is trying to unload a non-running 5411 that he had tried to put in his old C30, but didn't. Old C30 sold on with the A4 still in there, and dockmate has 5411 gathering dust and needing a rebuild.
  14. Will do! One of my crew wants to bring a portable mr buddy propane heater for the cabin. I think they're mostly safe as far as the propane goes, but I don't want the increased moisture or depleted oxygen in the cabin issues. I told him to wear some extra layers and suck it up, no colder than winter camping anyway. Actually, I think it would be wise to bring that in case of emergency. They have a low-oxygen safety shutoff and cracking a hatch a tiny bit gives them all the oxygen they need. Good ideas. If it were me, I'd make sure to bring enough LP to run that bad boy the whole time you'll be out there. Being cold sux, and when you're cold, you move more slowly, and make bad decisions. Not a good combination.
  15. So... is flybridge option still in the running? Or has it been lost in the design spiral?