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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. Thanks Harry, You confirmed my suspicions about the easy access of water into the cockpit in a seaway and more importantly the vulnerability of important elements under the cockpit to that water. All the other stuff could be easily dealt with.
  2. Gonna have to take a pass. A classic design indeed. Very easy on the eye. But see too many compromises to accommodate aesthetics rather than the performance offered by more recent designs. Thanks for the input.. Maybe if I chopped off the keel for a strut and bulb, added a carbon rig with a tanbark fathead main,................nevermind.
  3. The lines of this boat have intrigued me for decades but now I'm looking at it as one of several boats to actually consider owning. Will be the slowest boat I've ever owned but is it a dog? How does it sail? Can it be reefed and take a beating when the breeze and chop are up? Can it ghost along in a whisper or does it need 8 knots of wind to get going? Saw one short vid showing the non existing side decks along the cockpit allowing a considerable amount of water to splash over and accumulate on the leeward cockpit seat. Not normally a problem but the engine resides under the cockpit and there appear to be access hatches in the floor. Any firsthand experiences with sailing the boat or better yet, ownership, would be appreciated.
  4. Thanks for initiating this thread. Rekindling memories of MSG on New Year's Day seems quite appropriate. Sailing Anarchy, the Providence Boat Show and many people's lives will never be the same without her.
  5. Some of the best sailors I know sail old and slow boats.
  6. I too will proudly stand in the line of his worshippers. Thanks for sharing the picture of him sailing with his daughter on the Tornado. As I recall he was extremely proud of that team. My foggy recollection of him was an old photo of him in the day when Finns were sailed with soaked sweaters . Also was aboard his uber cool half tonner design. Looked like a big Soling with a flush deck and only trench cockpits on either side. He was THE man.
  7. Pretty much any concert at Red Rocks.
  8. What a wonderful story. Funny how we somehow become involved with boats that would normally be extremely unlikely but because they are swaddled in memories or just make you feel good you embrace them and they become part of the family. All good. Looking forward to pics and more importantly reflections.
  9. Make it easier and simpler for Trump and all of us to file returns, eliminate thousands of pages of the tax code and bury complicated exemptions and dodges.Simplify government and reduce the annual cost/headaches associated with this bureaucratic monster. This has been promised or discussed for decades and would certainly resonate with the "everyman" and now "everywoman" that the new administration wants to quicky appeal to. Even Bernie would approve. Hell, put Bernie in charge of tax reform.
  10. Every so often when these threads show up I am reminded of all the loyal and faithful companions that enriched my life over the years. All were different and special in unique ways and I will always be grateful for their existence. I'd like to think that I somehow provided them a life worthy of their spirit. They've moved on and I remain but they each left their indelible mark on myself, my family and many others. I always say I will never get another dog and subject myself to "the final curtain" again. Then some time intervenes, I come across a dog that needs a home and catches my eye and I sign up for the inevitable again. But the intervening years are so damn wonderful. Truly sorry for your loss and wish you and your family the best. But thanks for sharing and rekindling the the memories of all the 4 legged characters that shared their lives with me. Peace.
  11. Being underpowered every so often whilst singlehanding an unfamiliar boat, there is a chill in the air and very few other boats out is not a bad thing. Well done sir.
  12. Love these little early and late season little adventures. Best time of year to be out. Consideration, respect, preparation and a bucketful of common sense. I'm certain you'll bring all to the fore and have a safe, memorable and satisfying jaunt. Should be a little warmer today and hopefully breeze won't kick up too early. This thread contrasts so profoundly with the people who just cast off anytime of year without any concern or anticipation of the state of their boat or conditions. Be safe, stay warm.. Have a great sail and a satisfying drink afterwards. I'm jealous.
  13. Sweet memories. Thanks guys. That stuff was my porn. I also recall stopping at West Marine when it was a small shop in Newark, NJ. At least I think that was where it was. Believe I bought a folding rigging knife.
  14. There is a 60s cold molded boat in central north carolina on the usa IC boats for sale forum. He still has it as of a month ago. I'll put up a pic he sent me later. http://www.intcanoe.org/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1557&sid=04b878820f16940faee96d28544b92b3 Thank you sir. I just joined the IC forum and upon acceptance will contact the owner.
  15. Stunning photos, beautiful boats. Can't help but note lots of smiling faces on participants. Now this is front page stuff! As a sideline spectator and enthusiast of the class for well over 50 years (yeah, I'm an old bastard and grew up watching the early City Island fleet buzz around) I continue to be impressed by the ingenuity, creativity and passion that drives the group. The photos ducument what makes this thread so entertaining and informative. Carry on. By the way, if anyone knows of an old woodie IC in need of lots of love and a proper restoration, let me know. I would never intend to attempt to compete with today's engineering marvels, however they do deserve to be cared for and and put in the hands of appreciative caregivers and users.