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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.

Cruisin Loser

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    West Texas, Taos, New England
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    Sailing, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Palindromic Prime Numbers, Blues Guitar, and the most fascinating person on earth - my Wife.
  1. Does that have standing or crouching headroom? I presume you're just going to race her. Looks good for that.
  2. Come back into Smiths Cove - our boat is rather unique. We serve Dark & Stormies to anyone who rafts up! Sweet! I love Dark and Stormies! But I tend to puke after 4 or 5. Just have a bucket handy. Sparky's sailing to Bermuda in June, as part of the Marion-Bermuda race. I may be detoxing from the things for awhile myself.
  3. Cool. We met them some years ago on a visit, went out on Falcon, had cocktails at their home. I look forward to reconnecting. Maybe we'll meet. I sail a Hinckley SW 42, Sparky.
  4. We first bumped into the owner of Palawan 10 or 11 years ago at McGlathery. He noticed my (then) young son doing odd things with the sand and asked him what he was doing. Chris replied " testing the sand with weak acid to determine if it's biologic or abiologic". They became friends pretty quickly. He's a very, very nice guy. There was one summer he was single-handing around Maine with a broken arm in a cast. I haven't been to Castine for a while, I wonder if Falcon is still there. The all wood boat I'm crewing also has a carbon mast. Big fractional rig, deep fin keel with a semi bulb, carbon rudder. Raised panel Herreshoff interior.
  5. I think I have a copy of every cruising guide to Maine on the boat. The visual guide was done by a Hinckley 52 owner who's also a flying enthusiast. The photos were taken on clear, calm days where you can SEE the ledges in harbor entrances, this is particularly useful in situations like the eastern tickle into Burnt Coat Harbor on Swan's Island. You can see exactly where the ledge is. I have another guide, I can't recall who wrote it, but it's 2 volumes, lots of maps and charts in pockets. The problem (for me) is that the guy sailed, I think, maybe a 26' shallow draft boat with a very small motor, if any. At Frenchboro, he suggests anchoring in the inner harbor, up past Lunts Wharf. I took a look at the entrance with my 42' and chickened out. Glad I did. I picked up a mooring and went ashore to scout it. It would take a bravery I don't possess. The only ones we really use anymore are Taft and Rindlaub and the visual guide. Taft is great for sitting below out at night with a glass of wine, playing scrabble with the family, and figuring where to go tomorrow. When the new edition came out I got a copy and sent my old one to Ajax. He still hasn't used it. For the six years we kept the boat at Hinckleys in SW harbor, we spent about 2 months each summer cruising Maine with the family, it was truly magical. I'm doing the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on a 48' Brooklin/Alden custom, I've watched it before, but never participated. I'm pretty excited. We're taking my boat along for more accommodations, and to head for the Bras D'Or after the race.
  6. Taft and Rindlaub.
  7. Gold leaf them. You'll stand out in a crowd.
  8. I've been aboard one on the east coast. A smallish 38', but you know that. Sails well. Cockpit is excellent for a mom and kiddo - deep and secure. As I recall the cockpit benches are long enough to sleep on. With good lee cloths on the settees, it should be a great boat for mom and kid. This is important, as the child need a very secure place to nap, or no one will be happy.
  9. I inquired about that event a couple of years ago, and was told I'd likely be the only sailboat.
  10. The 2017 edition starts June 9th. Tim's on the same death trap. Cubes, are you in on Restive? 15 or so boats going Celestial. Last of the the trad races? Celestial participation seems to be growing each year.
  11. I'm a loser, from a long line of losers. I like to cruise.
  12. I leffte thisse plasse for fiftine monnths. Thee onnlee thingge thatte braught mee bakke wasse I mist Snaggleease.
  13. Your problem is really one of luck and judgement. You'll be ok, so long as you don't sign on to the wrong boat for an ocean race. That bit of poor judgement could turn out really badly for someone with luck like yours.
  14. Oh fuck. We need to talk.