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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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    Small 'sporties', single hander dinghies & 2.4mR's
  1. More pls.What is it? Is it a one-off? are there plans? Ta.
  2. Wow, all I can say is it looks great and its NOT red!
  3. 'kay, thanks, I will get back if I have a serious interest in the Shaw after I do a little research.
  4. Tell us how you REALLY feel about "foilin' Doug", Christian? I happen to agree that everything with sails must foil, I certainly could care less about foiling.
  5. Christian, are either the Open or Shaw actively for sale? Listed with a broker? Thanks, Dennis
  6. I've been lurking in these SB threads off late and find this one of interest. Ref. the Open 6.50 - does anyone know if it has a shallower craft keel "setting" as does it little sister the Open 5.70? It would be of real interest to me if that were the case. 90 - 96 seems a tough rating to sail to for a 6.50m/21,.25' boat however.
  7. Mother and Father had an Iwatani butane stove bought from a restaurant supply company. It went down when their boat sank in a major snow storm and was submerged for two weeks before the boat could be refloated and hauled out. They cleaned up the little one burner butane stove, dried it out and removed a small amount of corrosion. Lit it with a match on a fresh butane tank, extinguished the flame and reastarted with the built in igniter. Has worked well ever since going on on almost 20 years later.
  8. Tom, using the published specification data for the Weta and Astus 16.5, the Weta derives a Texel rating of 103 whilst the Astus 16.5 a 106 Texel rating. If I toy with the formula and add a 180 lb skipper. the numbers come to Weta 122 and Astus 117. Lower of course being 'better', frankly I think the Astus will outperform the Weta quite nicely.
  9. http://candelaspeedboat.com/
  10. don' t think you've said but where is locally?
  11. sailman, +1
  12. Go for it! I don't know much about 'Naptown but Mum and Dad lived there in the early 1980's on Cornhill St, just off City Dock. From what I had been told, it didn't seem like a full time job for two high priced employees plus more staff no doubt.
  13. 98k for the HM and 55k for his assistant? Sweet Jayzeus! We aren't talking a major industrial post here, mainly recreational boating and some commercial watermen for cripes sake
  14. Unfortunately the Seascape 18, Open 5.0 and I 550 aren't going to qualify in some regions where a 20' minimum loa is required.