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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. A few more photos
  2. We've been to the boat nearly every weekend since launching, and have had it out several times. I'm still working on a lot of projects, but the boat is in the water, and we've spent a few nights aboard, my wife loves the boat, and it is good. We finally have some photos to share from our sail on Saturday. Unshirley himself joined us and we sailed a bit further than half way to Catalina and then back. Hurricane Gulch lived up to its name for the final beat to Cabrillo, with the harbor full of whitecaps with little fetch. I'm still getting used to how much the little boat can take without control issues.
  3. When Frank Butler bought the Yankee 38 molds from my Dad, he changed the deck, the rudder, made the mast 1.2' taller, and shortened the J and E a proportional amount. He also provided a shoal draft option for the keel. The hull remained unchanged. He got around paying royalties to Sparkman and Stevens by advertising it as designed by Frank Butler. Just for the record, I went through my parent's business records a couple of years ago, and found record of their last royalty payment to S&S. This was paid as the business was failing. So to all of you who even think about trying to save some money by avoiding paying royalty fees - shame on you.
  4. Nope, I passed up NOOD for the first time in 10 years. Too much work, and my shoulder needs a break. We launched the boat yesterday and all was a success, other than I forgot to lube the mast step ball. I spent the money to have Mike Leneman help us. I figure that was less money than any of the repairs I might wind up doing if I messed something up. We took her for a spin and practiced maneuvers. In spite of a 7 knots gusting to 7 forecast for Hurricane Gulch, we had 10-12 in the afternoon. My wife had fun tacking the boat up the gulch. She loves the speed and the lack of panic over switching your weight to the high side during tacks. At one point, I bore away from close-hauled, and had to quell the panic of accelerating through the zone of death without moving my weight outboard. Ha-ha; no zone of death on this boat. I hope work calms down enough to allow us to enjoy the boat now that it is in the water.
  5. In the geotechnical laboratory at my school, there was a poster of a rennaisance-clad architect showing is clients a rendering of a vertical tower of Pisa. The caption: "...and you can save 700 lira if we skip the soils investigation."
  6. We launch (finally) on Saturday, Lord willing of course. Other than re-doing the bottom paint, there wasn't that much to do. But work got crazy, and here we are 4 months later. I realized that this will be the first big boat I have owned. Sure, I sailed my Dad's boats as if they were my own, but this one is mine, and I like the feeling. My wife is warming up to the idea of this being her boat as well. She likes the sense of ownership, and I hope that translates to wanting to spend plenty of time on the boat.
  7. I especially like the angled sheeves at the top of Bob's mast. They allow the main halyard and jib halyard to both be centered, yet side by side on a masthead rig. Ditto on the carbon fiber. It's so stiff compared with other materials, that it takes nearly all the load. The engineering has to be very precise if you're going to take advantage of the other material's properties.
  8. I thought he had some sort of progressive debilitating condition like ALS. I'm surprised he is able to build something.
  9. +1
  10. I suspect it is unspeakably ugly. Therefore the promotional rendering is very dark. Isn't there some saying about everyone being beautiful in the dark?
  11. This isn't a proper cruising boat, but it's mine and I love sailing it.
  12. Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat. Eenie meenie jelly beanie, the spirit's about to speak. Hey Boh-rees, look, ees moose and squirrel.
  13. Don't worry Nel, I'll save you. Wild turkey surprise.