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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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    My Gozzard 44
  1. If my memory serves, this G31 was built for a customer who owned a Gozzard 37. Why the downsizing?? Boats are showed at the pleasure of the owners. The navy top could've been easily lowered on it's adjustable track but that would necessitated removing the side curtain. Besides there would've been a lot of bumped heads on this 31. Ronbo
  2. A little dated, but... What's shown in the photo is not a dodger but a navy top. Ted didn't approve when owners raised the navy top to full height. True it provided full headroom but it looked lousy. It becomes a dodger when it slides down to its lowest position with the provided vinyl windscreen so one may dodge spray, as it were Today, Gozzard is providing navy top and bimini fiberglass hardtops as kits so owners can upgrade their cockpits. Ronbo
  3. Some years ago in the Chesapeake Bay a small builder of lobster style power boats was sued by Hinckley for copying their Picnic boat duck stern with tumblehome. I don't believe it every went to court. Ronbo
  4. Provincetown is also great. I might confess that one of the gaudiest and tackiest looking tourist-trap seeming restaurants there is one of my favorite places to go for lobster. It looks like it would be an overpriced nightmare; it's not cheap, but the food was really good. It's a fun place. We generally took moorings, not for fear of anchoring, but because the only protected anchorage we could see from the charts was WAY across the harbor and would be no fun at all getting to or from if the wind picked up. So I see you are back in NE. Hope you and family are well. We spent much of last year on a trip to the Bahamas but Kristina is now back in RI. IMHO the best spot in the Vineyard is Lake Tashmoo if you draw 6 ft or less and can get in. It's a 15 minute walk from the dinghy dock into Vineyard Haven. Second best place is Oak Bluffs because it's funky and you can buy booze. Edgartown is ok if you want to experience Nantucket without actually going there. Cuttyhunk is fun once or twice. Not much to do there. Hadley Harbor is a nice anchorage, and if you go up Buzzards Bay, there is another great little anchorage on the North side of Scraggy Neck. The channel winds around, but it's well marked. We're still in Australia, though my wife and daughter are back in the states visiting colleges. We always loved the peace and quiet of Cutty. Nothing much to do is sort of the point! Ditto,ditto on Cuttyhunk.
  5. It's arrived a little late but maybe this is the year the market improves.
  6. I use a chain stopper rather than a chain tensioner on my 6' bowsprit. In fact, I use a second one (flap replaced with a pin) to secure the shank on my #80 Manson Supreme anchor. Good practice is alway using a snubber. http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C2276108%7C2276131%7C2276136&id=31569
  7. Mainesail is right. Several years ago I emailed Westerbeke for fuel filter recommendations. I was surprised when they responded that they use 25 micron on their 82B engine! Ronbo
  8. On Sunday while at the show I heard that the entire Bavaria contingent was fired on the spot! Something about the Bavaria boats weren't US compliant...
  9. "The Boy, Me, and the Cat" by Henry Plummer. A short book, described by many as the greatest book on cruising ever written. It's set in 1912, about a cruise down the US east coast Intracoastal in a catboat. Ronbo
  10. My boat came with custom designed rollers for a CQR 60. When I replaced it with a Manson 80 the shank height interfered with launching. Bending the top SS wings allowed the shank to slide in between. It's very stable. Incidentally, I installed a second chain stopper to pin the shank to the sprit. Ronbo
  11. Autopilot. It's like having another crew who doesn't complain and is never tired.
  12. It's like waterfront property...they don't make anymore. If the price is right...
  13. I would opine that in those days the build quality of any early design is less than stella. As long as the defects are cosmetic not structural this design makes for a fast boat. If you want to haul a lot of stuff you might look to more displacement.
  14. A friend is the original owner of hull #1 and has cruised twice to the Bahamas mostly offshore from the Chesapeake. As Bob might say it's a rocket! Good luck.
  15. By saying Sunbrella I hope you include their Phifertex fabric which I used to make covers for Bottomsiders cushions after their vinyl coating wore off. They dry quickly, don't easily slide, and after 5 years remain looking good.