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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. Perhap it's the perspective, but that may be the cutest little 40 footer I've ever seen. I am glad the mini-tall ship look has gone away. Are there any production boats left with those taffrails and aft windows?
  2. Do you like Yellow? Westerly Oceanlord
  3. I'm in the middle of a boat search myself with similar criteria. There are a lot of boats out there. I might suggest: I'd favor practicality over beauty for your purposes. There will be a lot of wear and tear. Just look at the well equipped boats which have been there and back. Are you going to finance this? I went down that path, and in retrospect probably should have spent a lot less. Hard to pay the mortgage when out sailing. There are lots of very capable boats for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of your examples. Don't forget insurance costs as well. Size: Unless there's some compelling reason to go bigger I'd try to stay well under 40'. I think 35' is a good size for living aboard and long distance sailing. Equipment: Good sails, good motor, good autopilot, windvane, electric windlass. Might also add a good fast dinghy is nice a lot of places. Find a boat that has already done the kind of voyaging you have in mind or was equipped to do it. A lot of the extras are expensive and depreciate very quickly. Don't be afraid of older boats. Value is more tied to condition than age. You can often get a better deal on lesser known but high quality brands. It does make re-sale a bit more problematic. There are tons of boats that would work. Here's some I found in a few minutes. Rival 34 1974 Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus Ketch 1984 Ericson 38 1980 Whitby Alberg 37 Mk II 1987 Contest 36 Use google to search. Yachtworld's search is pretty poor if you are looking for specifics: ("wind vane"|windvane|sailomat|hydrovane) 30...40 site:www.yachtworld.com inurl:United-States A wind vane is a pretty good indication that the boat wasn't intended for day sailing.
  4. How about a Valiant 40 for $20k "ALL OFFERS RESPECTFULLY CONSIDERED". http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1978/Uniflite-Valiant-40-2915843/Baltimore/MD/United-States#.VqWcOPkrIuU Makes me a little sad.
  5. Your own Palmer-Johnston for under 20k. http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/5378612944.html Check out the head!
  6. So many ugly dodgers... I've struggled for years on how to make a hard dodger not-ugly yet serve its purpose. It's hard enough on most boats not designed for one. Even more so when you have flush decks and a swan-style companionway separate from the cockpit. Some guidelines: Don't make the dodger's front too upright. Lagoon may have done it but it probably won't look good on a boat not designed for it. Don't make it too tall. Just because it can fit under you boom doesn't mean you should. Make sure it will keep spray out of the companionway when sailing upwind. Here's as close as I got playing around with rhino a few years ago. The overhangs would have handholds at the back corners. Those funny balls are where my head might be. The colors are just bending stresses.