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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. My father has a condo facing the sea on one of the upper floors of the southernmost highrise in Loutraki immediately to the north of the Corinth end of the canal. The canal is amazingly approachable from shore side. There are no fences. I remember one time my family stopping at the Vasilopoulos supermarket near the old high-level highway bridge across the canal. I walked across the parking lot and through some scrubby bushes and found myself peering over the edge of the cut several hundred feet down to the water. In the United States, there would have been a ten-foot fence with barbed wire on top, or perhaps a concrete wall, but not in Greece. There used to be a small taverna at the Corinth entrance of the canal, but it was closed when I visited this past summer. There still is a nice taverna.called "Kanale" alongside the canal at the Isthmia end. At either end of the canal are bridges that sink to the canal bottom to allow ship traffic to pass. If you ever find yourself traveling from Athens to Loutraki, Corinth, or points further south, I highly recommend detouring to the taverna in Isthmia to water the operation. .
  2. Okay, Dylan! I've been shamed into making a contribution. When you receive a payment from a guy with the unpronounceable Greek name, that would be me. I have to admit that I've spent far more time watching KTL videos on YouTube than reading the sailing magazines I actually pay to receive. I greatly appreciate that PayPal is an option. Perhaps I could be of help by providing a link to the payment page. http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/mob-funding/ Regarding your battle with Google < http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/blogs/googles-immortal-digital-grudge/ >, isn't there some way to reset your relationship? Could you establish a new account with a different e-mail address and credit card and re-upload the KTL videos? Could you use your wife as a proxy to set up a new account?
  3. Quintessential Swedish sailboat - International Folkboat Quintessential French sailboat - Dufour Arpege Quintessential British sailboat - Westerly Centaur What's the quintessential American sailboat? Catalina 22? C&C 24? MacGregor 26?
  4. That isn't a fair comparison. The 310 is a much larger boat than the Arpege, and a new 310 probably costs 40 times more than what my cousin paid for his Arpege.
  5. Do any members of this forum have advice regarding a Dufour Arpege? My twenty-six-year-old cousin-in-law just bought a 1969 model. The following is what I know about the boat. - She's one of three built with bowsprits. - She has a two-cylinder Universal diesel. - She has bow and stern pulpits but lacks lifelines. - She needs to be rewired.
  6. The current issue of a British sailing magazine features an article about a gentleman named Roy Starkey who built his own ferrocement sailboat during the 1970s and set off around the world with his girlfriend and very little money. While in Tanzania, his girlfriend tied a weight to herself and jumped overboard. After an appropriate mourning period, Roy placed an ad for a new girlfriend/sailing mate. This approach seems to have worked for him. He has spent the last several decades wandering about the world on his boat with a string of girlfriends and very little money. In his ad, Roy stated that the applicant must: - be a girl - have a non-South African passport (because Brazil and many Caribbean islands refuse entry to South Africans) - be less than 5ft 4in (because the spare bunk is a bit short) - have no sailing experience (I don't need to be told how to run the boat) - have some money, including enough for a flight home (otherwise if push came to shove I'd have to pay for it) I wouldn't expect this approach to work today. I would think that the typical young lady of today would prefer to buy her own sailboat and be her own captain. Just in case, I've passed the article along to my young cousin who just bought a Dufour Arpege and has dreams of voyaging about the world.
  7. There are many small towns around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries that are worthy of consideration. I'll give a shout-out for my town, Smithfield, Virginia, "Ham Capital of the World".
  8. My first boat was 22' Sea Sprite sloop that was named "Freedom". I wasn't fond of the name but I didn't change it, and I had no major problems with the boat. My second boat was a 26' International Folkboat that was named "Lady L" when I bought it, but there were some old life preservers on board that were stenciled with the name "Grendel". I returned the name to "Grendel" and had no major trouble with the boat. My third boat was a 23' Steiger Craft Block Island powerboat. It was named "Bring It On" when I bought it. I renamed it "Christinaki" after my wife. We had an official renaming ceremony officiated by my 14-year-old niece. I blew up two engines in that boat. Most of the time that I owned it was spent waiting for the engine to be repaired. That was the one boat that I have never regretted getting rid of. My current powerboat is a 19' Kencraft Challenger. It was named "Baby Blues" when I bought it, but the name bracketed a graphic that showed a marlin instead of a bluefish. I peeled the name off the side and have left the boat nameless. I've had no major trouble with the boat.
  9. There's also a J27 in Norfolk, but the asking price is much higher and it might be a bit too much of a racer. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/4906165956.html
  10. If I were retired, I'd be very tempted by a Sabre 28 presently on Craig's List in Annapolis. http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/4903814780.html
  11. Regarding raising and lowering masts, I've been impressed by the system used for the Com-Pac Eclipse. The mast hinges above the boom, which simplifies getting things rigged and unrigged. For me, the issue is not academic. I have a pier upstream from a bridge with a vertical clearance of 12 feet.
  12. ^^ Was it possibly a Colvin Gazelle that got butchered?