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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. 6-7 knots hull speed???? Wiht the new 15hp 4 stroke (electric start of course) on RR i have hit 11 knots downwind motoring. most of the time sit on 7.5-8 knots around the bay. Thumper, can the idea of the jet, seal the floor, pu ton a lid (great compartment for empty beer cans)and transom mount and outboard. No trouble beaching her then and the motor swings up clear of the wash.
  2. will dig up a photo or 2 for you
  3. Nice!! look forward to watching/hearing the progress. Had a great day out on Rolls Ross yesterday, the Queensland Sportsboats championships with 24 sportsboats racing in 20-25 knots of breeze. I toodk RR out on my own with the big outboard on (15 hp 4 stroke) and had a ball watching the racing with the bimini also added for the day. Had a bit of a last when the tide was running North into a 20 knot Northerly, waves stood up and I gunned the motor with a top speed down a wave being recorded as 11.28knots - lot of fun for something completely different. Have a great Christmas Thumper.
  4. Did you epoxy the bottom before anti-fouling her?
  5. Can't you trailer launch where you are located?
  6. Why??
  7. Good stuff!! looks like you had a great day out, maybe next tiem the spinnaker halyard could go all the way to the top Have fun!
  8. You can run by the lee in the right conditions but our VMG in 'most' conditions is to heat her up slightly. Grab a GPS and monitor a VMG to Waypoint and you will quickly get a feel for the fastest angle to sail. Keep enjoying. PS We don't use a launching tube for the chute, we have a launching bag hat clips into the cockpit - launch and retrieve from that bag.
  9. C`mon Rolls hoist it up the top of the mast where it belongs..... how about a little vang That would mean someone putting their beer down - not gonna happen in this race. untitled.bmp
  10. Another B2B photo - "the Great Trailable Race"
  11. Is perfect, this shot was taken at Montes, still my favourite spot. Have to find you a boat so we can make this div at ABRW a reality. Maybe a lay day at Woodwark Bay?
  12. Here is a shot of 2 R780's in a recent Bay 2 Bay race adn a photo of us parked on beach cruising the Whitsundays.
  13. Nice, very nice. The ross is an awesome boat (I am on my second) and yours is looking great. Enjoy!
  14. They still have class sailors; they`re just not interested in AC CRAP!! Beware of steel shot in the bilge, over time it rusts, expands & blows a hole thru the bottom of your boat... Nice!
  15. Great old boat, 25 years old next year. My best mate bought her and towed her to Bowen last week. I am flying up there tomorrow to help him set it all up and have his maiden sail.