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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.

Stodd

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  • Birthday 08/27/1984

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    Grand Rapids
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    sailing of course, scuba diving, hunting, fishing

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  1. Honestly I'm not sure. I inspected a few but I'm not to familiar with the race sails. This is my 1st personal "performance" boat. I've only owned Dacron sails and Columbia. I have crewed for other boats, just still learning all the performance stuff. Here is a list of sails according to seller. I plan on having them inspected and evaluated. Quantum #3-new 09, light use quantum A2 asym, new 08 light use kevalr main no. 1 Kevlar 2-.75 oz spin 2-1.5 oz spin 2.2 oz spin mini tri radial .6 oz spin 2 Dacron mains 150 genoa Mylar/Kevlar t cut 150 drifter Dacron 150 drifter Mylar 150 Genoa dadeon heavy 1 reacher 130 no 2 Dacron no3 and 4 Dacron storm jib 110 staysail 2-1.5 oz daisy staysail 4.75 oz genoa staysail like I said, more sails then I know what to do with. I do plan on laying them all out and repacking them better then they are. I have access to a nice smooth floored, non windy gymnasium to do it in.
  2. Have one soft spot on the stbd side. Bolts from the spinnaker pole holder leaked. It's project number 1 of 997. Think I'm starting that next weekend. As for sails, I have a ton. I have more sails then I know what to do with. So many sails to sort out.
  3. I'm 5'8, I can stand everywhere. Had my dad on the boat, he's 6'3. Still had plenty of head room. This season out of the water for TLC, next year Great Lakes, following year most likely head to salt water and warm weather.
  4. I'll get a few more, probably need to add more winches also....
  5. Hey guys, just an update. Kintama is now at Torrensens dock. Will be coming out next week for much needed maintenance and tlc. Most likely won't see the water again this year.
  6. From Grand Rapids you basically have two choices. Muskegon or Holland. Grand Haven tends to be more power boating. Beer cans on Wed. at both places. I would stop out at Muskegon YC or Macatawa YC and talk to people. The CC 43 would most likely have more competition in Holland but the RC in Muskegon in top notch. Thanks for the response. I plan on checking out all places. Have a power boat friend that's at eldean and he's trying to get me there. Beer can races are out for me, no time during the week. Will be trying to make as much weekend activities as I can.
  7. Here's the boat the OP bought. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1979/C-%26-C-Custom-43-2611436/Detroit/MI/United-States#.WPduUlLMz-Y Is that an old rdf in the nav station (green box with circular dial) ? the good ol days... I'm not sure exactly, pre dates me. Seller said it was a range finder pre loran. I'll take your word for it. Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated.
  8. I'll post more current photos this weekend. Will be getting her ready and launching next week.
  9. yes I will be keeping be name
  10. Thanks, I will look them up.
  11. Hey everyone, suggestions for a marina and yacht club. New to the sailing scene here. Been way south the past 7 yrs. just moved back home and bought a C&C 43.
  12. Protocol? Dare I ask?
  13. Hey guys, Im new to the forum, just wanted to say hi and let you whats up. Found an archived topic on the C&C custom 43 and wanted to add an update to it. As of this Friday I will be the new owner of Kintama, will also be relocating her to West Michigan. Saw Hellion still sitting at Bayview with the mast off. Any and all advice or information will be much appreciated.