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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. one of the original m23s is parked about 10 feet from my L7 in Ventura.
  2. since I'm just sittin around watchin my new pup chew up the house I'll put in my 2 cents, I owned/raced an m23 for a while and have raced on/against lots of multis. The m23 (modified or not) will do fairly well if there is a lot of reaching in 10-20 knots with relatively flat water. This has a lot to do with the hull design and waterline limitations. If you have to go to weather in chop you will suck hind tit for the same reasons. Another significant factor will be the toughness of the crew and how much rest they can get. Perhaps this year the human propulsion aspect will come into play in which case I'd rather be trying to move the m23 than any F-boat. Bad Kitty and the M32 will easily run away from the F-boats, though the 31R might be a player if the breeze is really on or there is a lot of upwind work to get done. An F-28r is quite faster than an F-27. Some people might be shocked how much the conditions and human abilities might outweigh the outright speed potential of any given boat. It's sure going to be fun to watch from my Jacuzzi!
  3. you should see Bill's new boat. It's gorgeous.
  4. https://www.rei.com/product/898097/astral-ronny-pfd-mens kayak vest! Love the pockets for flare, knife, flashlight, snacks, music... love the insulation too. And the mobility both on the boat and if you might have to scramble in the peepee.
  5. there are many characteristics of that boat which might make it ideal for the r2ak, especially its narrow, slippery nature...
  6. I owned a multi 23 for several years and did lots of hours on it, mostly solo. It sails very sweetly. It goes to weather reasonably well, the limiting factor is more related to the stubby waterline than the lack of float daggers. Off the wind it is a monster. The dagger requires mods to seal the box or it causes lots of drag. It will certainly get to 20 kts in perfect conditions but that really is an elusive barrier for such a small boat. Sustained 20+ is really pretty rare and in my opinion, the kind of breeze required usually comes with a sea state that makes you want to throttle down. People that obsess over that 20 kt. thing might be surprised by how hard it is to sustain in real world conditions on a small boat.
  7. that olde fellow can wear his undies any way he pleases cuz he got more ocean miles on beachcats than any 10 internet warriors...
  8. beautiful boat!
  9. True story! After a long single-handed delivery and a few vodkas I went to sleep in my catamaran's very tight pipe berth. Woke up at o dark hundred and I was completely and utterly certain that I had been put in a coffin and buried alive! O brother, that some scary shit right there. I popped the lid thinking I would have to unbury meself ala Kill Bill Volume 2 but it was just me and the pelicans...
  10. btw, on a particularly windy night at anchor I had the misfortune of nesting in a really cheap tent which let air in, dripped water and was pinned to my face in the gusts. Waterboarding would have been a tea party in comparison...
  11. one man mountaineering tent has little windage and are super easy to secure and or move. I've spent many nights on multihull tramps in small tents and they work very well indeed. The macho men who shun the tent always regret it when they wake up cold and wet. Most of my tent experience has been in the relatively temperate waters of southern California and I can testify that the amount of suffering done when not properly insulated at night is truly disturbing. Sleep deprivation will make the wheels come off within 48-72 hours guaranteed.
  12. dismissing the mountaineering tent makes me sad... they are designed to handle 100 mph wind, rain and sleet... they are easy to move wing to wing when tacking... warm, dry, light, portable... why the hate?
  13. http://www.mountainhardwear.com/ev-2-OU9652.html?cgid=equipment-tents&dwvar_OU9652_variationColor=842#start=6
  14. I think some of the better mountaineering one-man tents which are designed and built for very extreme conditions would be quite useful. Perhaps one of those bivvy sacks that climbers suspend themselves in when perched on extreme rock faces?
  15. Outstanding! Can you explain your sleeping arrangements?