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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.

Maxx Baqustae

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  1. I was in Silva Bay, Gabriola Is. In the gulf islands that Sunday morning.Having a coffee when I heard the "whump" thinking what was that noise? I crossed the gulf back to West Van and didn't know what happened until I saw the news on the box. But I think we all knew that something was coming up. All those volcanos are in the ring of fire. Very active place and I thought Baker was emitting steam 30 years(?). I believe that any of these volcanos can stop being dormant but I'm not expert. I'd be more concerned the Pacific/North American plate slipping one day. Some in scientific field that we are due for a 9 point mega quake. Places like Ditchmond near the Vancouver airport, that is built on river silt, highly likely to be subject liquefaction all the way out to Hope. Places like Chilliwack will be the shallow end of the pool at best. Same thing with Puget Sound cities. Some say it's not whether if it's going to happen but when.
  2. Ah....the legendary "Wally's Tours"! I guess I wasn't paying attention at that time Ajax was a 33. I was too busy doing IOR in those days. When I went forward for my own boat I found the SC27 was too small. And for whatever the 33 wasn't in cards. Settled happily enough for a 30' Burns design. Still have had a long history 50's and 52's and Bill the Wizard himself. More by accident then careful planning. All SC's have traveled in time well. Good choice Scot.
  3. Love the 26. I had a 22 for awhile. It was a fixed keel of course. Good quality all round for there design/build. SJB is quite right: Do use a customs brokers. You won't regret it. The wrong border guy with the wrong paperwork they can make your life miserable quickly. They are looking for a reason to do that unless you are not commercial vendor or carrier. Most of them know squat boats either; or care. You might get the right guy as he's coming up to lunch/dinner break and just get it done. But that's the exception not the rule. Trust me on this!
  4. Fair enough SJB. The guy had a dutch flag on it at one point. And John Cleese like to talk about the Dutch. And my own: Wooden shoes, wooden head, wooden listen! But I can't understand about the dichotomy of different designs at about the same era. Gracie is a flush deck with lots of volume and with sailing with Paul Shield on her he has to be 6'2" or more. Same thing with some of the Peterson's like Glory, Sachem, La Pantera/Chimera etc with lots of volume. Some of the designs need to go up on deck to roll over. (Thank you Gary Mull for that one!)
  5. That abortion that became on of the Locura's SJB? Did you sail with Corvette Danny? I'm sorry. We were actually racing and he went by us boasting about his new boat. No paying attention and ran square into a big marker buoy. Don't get me started with the Andrews 72 fiasco that was built in that racedom of Tallinn, Estonia. And was hit by lightning. Jeebuz - it goes on. I was on the green one at Seattle YC. And not that it matters for this discussion that 5'9" was a stretch.
  6. Good job buddy. And of course I sent you of a good pic from my Wildy in the 80's. Get back up here and lets have a cocktail or six.
  7. Maxx, sailed Admiral's Cup on Pachena when Amazing Grace was on the team along with Bruce Kirby in one of his designs. AG did not hunt but may not have been that well sailed. That was the '81 version of Admiral's Cup I suppose? With Runaway? Between my Seattle programs I spent sometime Gracey in Vancouver. In the '90's maybe for a year or more? Real battlewagon upwind. The height of the IOR Mark IIIA. A real beast downwind in a hat full of wind. Doing a Hot Rum race with 25K or so with the pole in the water/boom water scenario and the skip had penchant for sailing the boat directly downwind. By the lee lots. Friggin' scary. Between holding on I said we need to really to jibe as Stanley Park as coming up right quickly. I said to the crew I hope we don't broach. A pretty nooby crew said: "What's a broach"? And then on almost cue I saw the top of the main start fold and I said: Oh shit! One of the trimmers grabbed the guy as he didn't know what was about to happen and was standing up.The crew took him by the collar and said: sit down! As they both hit the deck. a very violent roll and he was now underwater. I got fire hosed right up his cruise suit. When he came up with a stunned look on his face; water dripping off his nose and I said: Tony - that was a broach okay? Forever thus he was dubbed Tony Snorkelson!
  8. 10K??? Well...it IS rebuilt Only problem is...you can't polish a turd. Well 12 Meter they seem to have restored it to the point of the fun fur up on the coach roof! Pretty standard with those.....er......boats. Maybe they can get piece on it on American or Canadian Pickers. They like the obscure and odd. At 10K is huge stretch but stranger things I've seen over the years. As an old car/boat guy you too say: "There is an ass for every seat".
  9. It's a little silly to put a ton of money into it as a "race boat". But it happens. There was a guy in our area did the same thing in the 80's. In PHRF he won an awful lot. To the point that some of his competitors that he was cheating. Wasn't well liked either or they were jealous of his success that how a tubby Cat 30 went so well. He was actually protested at one point. He did modify the rudder (a bit) but nothing drastic. There was a huge cry about that. 3 handicappers were involved and at the end of the day they docked him 3 points for the rudder. Didn't matter at the end of the day as he kept on winning anyway. So ya, it can be done as it has a decent general PHRF number. But isn't that how PHRF is supposed to work? Having sailed both versions and the tall version does give you better power in a not full powered up situation. Like 12 knots and down. I think the TR had lee helm which I didn't like much.
  10. 10K???
  11. Ah....I think it was a an R/P maybe? It was in the Seattle for awhile. And think Conner raced it when it was new. If I recall it was twitchy to get it right.
  12. Rippin' along downwind anytime: Errr.....there is a message there I guess! lol. And this little ditty for downwind at night:
  13. Solid gold! To make you feel old! Which Lobo are you speaking of hobot?
  14. Failure? He successfully hood winked his supporters! Hood winked? That's kind......I'd call that "date raped". But that's about his speed.
  15. On Jake Tapper last night: Nuff said