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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. How do those funs do?light or heavy air?
  2. Pictured: me, apparently But a charter operator! Your point of view makes sense now. This Cheeki Rafiki incident threatens your livelihood. God forbid these boats get a bad reputation for killing people, and more strict industry regulation on maintenance/ operations is bad for business. If not poor design choices and bad oversight of the charter industry's safety practices, then why did these people die? What should have been done differently? What does your 25 years experience tell you about this? I think you just answered your own question. It appears that it was the operators failing not the design that was the major contributor. 40.7's were the workhorse of sailing school industry for over a decade, and many are still working today.i would estimate that over 100 000 people have sailed on them in this capacity, they have crossed oceans hundreds of times and sallied the equivalent of circling the earth a thousand times. And 4 people lost their lives as the result of one, perhaps questionably maintained, example losing its keel. As a result you condemn all production boats with a similiar keel design system as being unsafe. When ever a group of ignorant. inexperienced wanna be sailors start bagging Beneteau's, Jeanneau's et al, they are just show that they are inexperienced and ignorant. But by arguing this point on the interwebs you can add 'tool' to your list. It did impact upon our industry in that the RYA require that we have annual keel inspections - something that most of us responsible operators that operate in shallow waters did anyway. One of my ex employees stuck my BH 41 up of the rocks at pace that required a 20K repair. Stronger than ever now. And you should get your teeth fixed. +1
  3. remember watermoc had to have the entire keel removed after it was found to be ever so slightly, totally and completely, in the wrong place attention to detail with that builder was never a strong suit And wait, there's more....keel was asymmetrical and I think the rudder wasn't square to the centerline either. Felt like a totally different boat after it came out of the yard. Kinda like early j24s, 3 digit boat took 40# of lead of one side to make it fit template!
  4. +1
  5. No shit!
  6. +1
  7. Didn't Schock build boats in Bradenton?
  8. I hear J-22 bow are going to start wearing scuba gear.
  9. Chuck Taylor high Tops!
  10. Anarchy for sale in classifieds, guess w/o Brian he knows he will lose, so what's next?
  11. Define "more fun to race" - I haven't raced on one, but I have sailed on one and there were VERY few staysails or bloopers. No kite peels, no headsail changes, etc. Boring. Might as well drive a powerboat around. I think it's more fun to race against your friends and peers, week in and week out in the local scene, no matter what kind of boat you're on. +1
  12. Maybe. As long as the edges are well trimmed. I still prefer hardwood flooring over any kind of Berber carpeting. Some rug is soft some ruff, if it's soft,ok!
  13. I couldn't make it this year so probably not much action!