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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. Bob ain't lying, the photo is from the Rendezvous in 2008. Knock yourselves out with a caption contest.
  2. Indeed you do, and it is still on loan.
  3. Here is a Swedish comparison of the old Arpege and a new Dufour 310: https://hamnenplay.solidtango.com/video/140322-dufour-310
  4. How about: . . treating dandruff by decapitation
  5. I ran into a Baba 40 owner across the creek from my slip, he was well on his way to the 60,000 lbs. displacement. Can't find the photos, but I believe the bobstay attachment was under water. He had had a correspondence with Bob and claimed Bob was rude, in a response about the size of anchors and the amount of chain he had in the bow.
  6. Applying the lesson from the A40 thread, it makes sense. Just turn the boat into a One Design class with rigid class rules, and the problem is solved. No more BS about endless minor deviations to the design. Ish, that last post of your's was udderly ridiculous.
  7. That photo of Virginia doesn't do it justice, and it does carry a lot more sail than shown. VIRGINIA is a reproduction of the last all sail vessel built for the Virginia Pilot Association. The original ship sailed for the pilots from 1917-1926, training apprentice pilots in seamanship and navigation. The reproduction, built in Norfolk between 2002-2004, . . . . More details here: http://www.schoonervirginia.org/schooner-virginia-about-us/virginia-schooner/
  8. Since the Varianta has been used to suggest the $200k budget is workable, why not recycle the Varianta and early Hanse business model to stay within budget, recycle a proven hull. There has to be dozens of suitable moderate discontinued molds sitting idle, that would be available for cheap. As long as the mold is fit for use, the specs for layup, materials, hardware and interior layout and finish standard can be altered to facilitate a budget friendly build, that still offers the required durability. Then shop for a volume builder, when there is a firm commitment for the first 10 or 12 boats. Then make sure the design is tailored to make full use of the builders existing supply line. No sense specifying cabinet doors slightly different, if the plant is already spitting out usable doors by the gross. I would think, getting deposits would be much easier with a hull of proven pedigree being build by a yard with a sensible reputation.
  9. Bob, you mean they didn't try to sell you on the Trucoat: fargo salesman - YouTube
  10. There is the old saying, that a man will pay two dollars for a one dollar item that he needs, and a women will pay one dollar for a two dollar item she doesn't need.
  11. Bob, you may have to sit back and relax, he is still some way off from the runway.
  12. Unlike on some cool boats they had the good sense to put a fitting dink on Virginia.
  13. That link is from 2009 and referencing Volvo engines between 20 and 40 years old. I am not sure I would pick a Volvo, but I sure as Hell wouldn't base my decision on the service experience in charter fleets of 20 to 40 year old engines ether. The high parts prices would annoy me, but how reliable are new Volvo engines, compared to other makes? My last engine was a Yanmar with about 7,500 hours on it, and it ran like a clock, but being from 1986, It would not really tell me much about new Yanmar engines.
  14. Just don't ask me to post the original Blind Faith cover.
  15. Rasper, let me help you with the visuals. From the LP the tune came from.