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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Resto complete and back on the water.
  2. Oh ok, still I would have though it would be a Pan Pan not an Epirb/Mayday. but I don't know the full story and criticism from the comfort of the couch is easily dished out. Regarding the weather yes it is an odd choice considering the low had been off the coast for 4 or 5 days it was neither fast moving or a new/developing feature. best avoided, I think sometimes people underestimate east coast systems.
  3. What was their reason for abandoning? Was the hull damaged after a knockdown?
  4. I would build my own custom mini transat. Which means I am a fecking weirdo.
  5. The boats also gained a lot more draft so transiting Dunalley Channel or tying up in Triabunna was impossible. I still think it would be cool to restart the tradition. Maybe if the town could put on moorings and a tender service. yes the difficulties in going through the canal were certainly part of the problem, I am involved in a southeast development group I will give it some more thought, I found Nuzulu she is alive and well club racing in Freo.
  6. Short answer: Nope. Long Answer: Unfortunately didn't come with the original rig. had a Hartley ts 16 main that and a mast that had been cut and shut after old mate PO left the rig up at the ramp and drove into a power line. apparently he sold the old main as it no longer fitted the shorter mast and picked up possibly the worst main in Tasmania to replace it with. I have since replaced the rig and rather horribly repaired mast. I might have a lead on the builder though which is encouraging.
  7. As a kid My grandfather was a cray fisherman at Triabunna on thew east coast, and after the Hobart all the yachts used to go up for a social fund raising race called the Crayfish Derby and local kids would sail on the boats. I got sail on Condor and check out Appollo, they had massive magnoavox GPS systems that cost more than our house (and were about the same size). But my favorite ride was on board a boat called Nuzulu it was much smaller than the maxis but they would get us doing stuff rather than just watch like on the bigger boats. They were really good with us kids. I would get sent up there every summer to work on my grandpas fishing boat because I was little fucker left to my own devices, so I was able to give them a heads up on some of the local anomalies for the race which helped us smoke a few bigger boats, as an 11 year kid it was a great thing. This was in the 80s and the last I Heard of Nuzulu was 93 when she lost a rig in the Hobart. It was shame when they stopped doing the Crayfish Derby but it was part of the changes when the boats became more professional I guess.
  8. Yes Jim is a legend. It also nice that when letting me know that my boat isn't from his desk that he doesn't think its a dog Still can work out her heritage yet. from the designers that provided plans for owner builder I have ruled out Jim Young Waller and Hartley
  9. Many did but not all. I got in touch with Jim on the off chance he is still taking emails as he is long since retired. ever the gentleman and professional he replied this morning. (The first sentence relates to another boat (Fiery Cross) I think was years before its time. a 1950's canting keel design.He was also developed many early water ballast boats.) "Thanks Duncan for your kind words. A little surprising that FIERY CROSS and her swinging keel should be known across the Tasman. I have to say I cannot lay claim to the design of your trailer yacht though there are certainly a few cosmetic simmilarities. I have never designed double chines. In fact the few that I know of are mainly Richard Hartley designs ( though the stern view has no resemblence).Nor have I designed a TY with a flat centre section though I see great advantage in the boat being able to sit upright when aground. A great asset for tidal estuarys. Surely the best of all cruising. As to the pivoting centreboard. I guess you would agree that is essential if you are to venture in shoal waters. Hope this might be of some help in solving your riddle. Sincerely Jim Young " So far I can confidently rule out Jim Young.
  10. Thanks for your reply SCANAS, Definitely has many similarities but the my boat has a double chine with flat underside and the young 570 has single with a v bottom albeit quite moderate . One possibility is that it was designed by Jim but not one of his more common designs the 570 or 520. interestingly it shares more characteristics with the 6 than the 5.7 Another other possibility is that it is one of the earlier micro cupper designs. Has me a bit stumped.
  11. Hi just finished restoring this and was wondering what design it is. It was advertised as a young 5.70 but I don't think it is too many chine and cabin differences I bought it anyway because it fits in my boat shed and I liked the lines. Anyway be interested if anyone knows the design. It is 5.5m LOD. built stitch and glue with swing keel. weighs F.A. and is great to sail.