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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. Been there, done that. Cape Mendicino in the summertime isn't for the faint of heart.
  2. I have two of the Pulse 600's on either side of my runabout (Yes, I have a sailboat, so don't go there...). I have wondered about their suitability for places with actual wind and wave action. I have heard such varying responses as "The boat will need highly experienced multihull sailors," to "Looks like an easy way to have a lot of fun." I am in no way in the market, but anybody have thoughts about this boat for the average Joe or Jill in trade wind conditions?
  3. I know nothing about this, either. But it's hard to believe that if CIC detects an incoming missile that they do nothing unless the bridge calls and asks "What's the long, slender thing in the sky headed our way?" I'm sure that in crowded waters they don't report every vessel in the area. But once another vessel penetrates a certain distance, I would think that the CIC folks would call the bridge and ask, "Uh, do you guys got this?" I'd like to think that CIC's first job is to protect the ship from any threats. How close can you get before someone calls someone and says something? Maybe Sr. Chief can address this.
  4. Forgive my ignorance but I have a question for those in the know, such as Sr. Chief: even if the bride division failed to identify an impending collision, what about the sonar and CIC divisions? It seems like the former would be hearing increasingly stronger/louder propeller turns, and isn't the job of CIC to track vessels, airplanes, and any other potential targets and threats? How do three divisions miss a container ship sneaking up on the them in the dark? I would say that mechanical breakdown is a possibility, but then again, the USS Fitzgerald was making port on its own power after the incident.
  5. We do it both ways depending on the PRO and/or situation. Imagine setting both ends of the S/F line simultaneously from two boats, waiting several minutes the weight hits the bottom. And then praying that the line is still square by the time they get there.
  6. Still floating. And Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. (If you get that reference I know when you went to college.)
  7. Yeah- and I always loved the part of Three Day Around near the airport where land is on one side of you and the reef is on the other. It's okay right until the part were the airport runway is right in front of you; now you have no choice but to find a good looking spot to cross the reef. Everybody stay on the leeward side of the boat and lean out as far as you can...
  8. I want one!
  9. We bought our first sailboat (Catalina 22; most fun we've had on the water) when our daughter was an infant. She grew up in junior sailing, went on to collegiate sailing, coached sailing at Brisbane Boys College and now her 6 year old is signed up for the Tackers program at RQYS. I don't regret a thing!
  10. I can: the Left Coast Dart. There are six of them (well, 5.5) in the world, and five of them are in the PNW.
  11. While knowing nothing about nothing, I am sure that it's more complex than simply saying, "Here, take this design but use GRP instead of that carbon stuff." Load predictions, scale, displacement, and much more must come into play. I hope the boat makes it from the virtual world to the watery world in the future!
  12. If Dave (who's not here, man), wanted a CF of Bob's design, and is now thinking of a GRP boat from Sweden Yachts, did he consider the same material for the former? I understand that somebody besides Betts would need to have built it, but it would've been less expensive.
  13. Would a single jib sheet have helped? We run both ends to the clue and then have the rest of the line cross the cockpit. That way, we can banjo, trim from the rail, or, if one end becomes fouled, go to the other side. The sail wouldn't be well shaped but it would work on a beam reach. We go in and out the Ala Wai all the time, with breakers on both sides and coral just outside the channel. We've learned (after a few BIG scares) to always have both sails up in either direction, even if the outboard is on. Personally, I trust the sails more than any outboard.
  14. Thanks, guys. It sounds like I asked a hypothetical question that has no basis in yacht design reality. The only boat I have ever commissioned is the Left Coast Dart. I called, talked to Jim Lee, sent a downpayment, made payment in full, and got a boat. The design, however, had already been paid for by Jim (I think). We all love your boat and soon- to be- boat, Kim. This is been an interesting education for me and perhaps for others. Let's move on to boat pictures.
  15. Gotcha. So if I want a carbon cutter exactly like the four- or say the last one, as it probably has some evolutionary improvements, do I pay for the design work or just the production. Does the designer get a royalty from the builder? Just asking- I have no use for a carbon cutter...