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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. Snipe?
  2. I went for a tour of the factory and a demo sail on the prototype. I only took a couple photos, but you can find a few more on the Stiletto Group page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/67553881472/
  3. I worked for a couple of "those companies" years back as a captain. From what I could see, whether it ended up being a positive or negative experience for the owners was largely dependent on the charter company. The key seemed to be how well kept up the boats in the fleet were. People who charter boats usually beat the boats to death. It costs time and money to keep the boats in top shape. Some companies invest that time and money while others don't. Personally, I'd never invest my own money into something like this but there are people out there who do.
  4. That's a Japanese wood saw: https://www.japanwoodworker.com/products/razorsaw-ryoba-saw-300mm-no-616-with-replaceable-blade-gyokucho?via=58923197617070231a00002d%2C58923197617070231a000038 Super useful tool.
  5. One thing that concerns me about the Stiletto is the "fighter jet" hatches. Seems a bit risky and might not secure enough to prevent flooding the hulls in the event of a capsize. I've seen several photos on the net of a capsized Stiletto, the hulls at least partially filled with water and the hatches open or missing. Has anyone seen any way to improve these hatches?
  6. If it runs well once you finally get it started (and considering everything else you already checked) the next thing I would check are for leaks in the fuel system. It sounds like air may be getting into the fuel supply.
  7. True. Latest on the radio was that the container ship did a u-turn less than 30 minutes before the collision occurred and the location where they collided was 50 miles offshore. I hope the incident report for this accident is made public so we might all learn from this tragic mishap.
  8. Don't forget the lookouts. Navy ships of this class usually have 2 lookouts (one forward and one aft). Merchant ships are required to have at least one lookout.
  9. The primary purpose of COLREGS is to prevent collisions at sea. Although the rules do provide that one vessel shall be the "stand on" vessel and the other the "give way" vessel, that only pertains until it becomes clear that the stand on vessel is not taking appropriate measures to avoid and at that time the give way vessel must take immediate action to prevent a collision. Having stood countless hours standing watch as the OOD on Navy ships and the Watch Officer on merchant ships I can tell you that there were many times I had to maneuver to avoid even though we were the stand on vessel. There just isn't any justification for an accident like this to occur. Even equipment failures don't relieve either party of their responsibility to avoid a collision.
  10. I've got that same motor and it's never failed me. Before you start tearing it apart, don't Tohatsu's come with a 5 year warranty?
  11. I sailed on a Stiletto 27 in Hawaii during the 80's. From what I recall, it was a fun boat although the daggerboard in the middle of the cockpit was weird and some water did splash up through the slot. I demo'd the prototype Stiletto X-Series a few weeks ago. Super sweet boat, loved all the mods they made to the original boat. But not ready to pay $120K for a boat right now. I've considered a Stiletto 23 and Reynolds 21, but the wife wants someplace for a private toilet / porta potti before she'll spend an overnight on the boat. I know that won't work on a S23 but how about a Reynolds 21? How wide is the R21 inside the hulls? The only Warrior 29 I've found is in pretty rough shape. All the aluminum is pretty badly corroded and it's been sitting in the water for a long time. As funky as the Stiletto 27 may be, it's looking like the better option...
  12. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1985/Viva-27-2566822/Anacortes/WA/United-States#.WUOtX-srLRY
  13. I saw one Reynolds 33 that was in my price range that sold a while back. Haven't seen anything else I'd call "cheap".
  14. I'm not sure I entirely agree. I agree we need to restore civility between opposing viewpoints. This has been a growing issue that has come very close to a boiling point. But as a nation we face a number of serious issues that need to be addressed. One is the fact that a foreign nation successfully interfered with our national election. The other is that the investigation into that interference is being blocked by one party for political gain. As a nation we need this investigation to be completed, in a thorough and non-partisan manner. Failing such will just add more fuel to the fire. The further we are divided the dimmer our country's future will be.