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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. Usual spot at the end of the dock?
  2. FIXED IT FOR YOU!
  3. I was in Newport in June '12 to watch the AC World Series. The waters looked churned up to me. WetHog Believe me, it was nothing compared to the VOR. The Eastern Passage like the videos of the 1980 America's Cup, with hundreds of boats all steaming at flank to watch the VOR boats sail off into the fog. Agreed WetHog...it was pretty packed in 2012. But like Leo said, the leg start was a sight to behold. The sheer number of boats on the way out of the bay was unreal. We ended up following them until off of Ruggles...partially because we wanted to wait until the highway cleared out a bit on the way back in.
  4. Charlie and Mark back in the VOR! This is awesomeness. Couple of things...it had been a long time since the Newport waters were churned up like they were for the in-port race and the leg start. NPT was offf the freaking charts. I'm sure the home town team had a bit to do with it (as did the leadership of 33rd degree Grandmaster Brad Read for the stopover). Second, the Alvi boys captured the hearts of a lot of young kids during the race. My 7 year old always wanted to do a "Charlie check" when he went to bed and right when he got up. He wanted to see how the boat was doing. Pretty cool to see as a dad. So psyched to see this happening....I'll definitely be in Newport on Tuesday.
  5. Really great stuff Dan...we had a room of non sailors pretty well interested in the action, even with the light stuff today.
  6. I have to take a ride to the shop!! I spent many of my formative years on DH (much to my police officer father's dismay). Lavin smashing me over the head with his tiller extension when I was 15 at the old Michelob Regatta because I was not getting the main in fast enough was burned into my young psyche for some time. That boat was awesome. Good times. I am so happy that the Maguires are getting her back to her former glory.
  7. When does Cycling Anarchy launch? triathlon saved me a ton of money over sailing. I drink less, I don't have to buy drinks for crew and my bike while possibly costing the same as my J44 Mainsail, lasts much longer AND has resale. value... @johnny - there IS the bike equivilant of SA, not sure what it is, in triathlon, it's called slowtwitch and the beatings are much much more intense! John dishing it out over on Slowtwitch....epic! I can't stand that place. I thought SA place was bad. Just a bunch of middle aged men complaining about M-dot, drafting rules, supplemental T, Lance, course cutting, etc... Bunch of whiney babies that get drunk after 2 light beers. Scott, what are you riding that costs as much as a J44 main!??
  8. Wondering if anyone has any experience wetsanding the Micron 66 product. I know it is not perfect and will be re-doing the bottom next winter with Baltoplate. Thanks!
  9. Hey there Scoot - former J29 owner here. Given your considerations....between the two I would lean toward the 100. The true sweet spot of the 29 is its ability to carry a 155 in breeze loaded up with a bunch of folks. It doesn't sound like that is what you want to do. Having sailed both it would seem that the 100 ticks more of your boxes. The 100 does fairly well with JAM in PHRF and sailing it with the small jib is not necessarily a bad thing. It has a surprising amount of room in the cockpit and it is comfortable. Most 100s have the roller fuller on (another PHRF credit) and a main on slugs. Another consideration is the age of the boats. Most 29s are getting up there...my old one would have been 31 years old this year! There is a lot to be said for not having to redo decks, keels, etc...30 year old mast. To say nothing of keeping the mrs happy with an interior that does not smell like beer, piss, and wet feet. Good luck with the decision. I absolutely loved my 29 and we had a blast with her. Shouldn't have sold her!
  10. I love a good J29 internet dumpster-fire! Why is a well prepared J29 always referred to as a cheater boat? Beer and popcorn at the ready....
  11. Now that this thread is over 11 years old...it should be noted that while still sailing hustler, Johnny is now busting out 40 to 60 mile days on his two wheeled whip - every day - and routinely beating up his Cat 4 breathren. Bike races don't have PHRF and strava does not lie.
  12. Peter ~ any more updates on Dirty Harry? It is going to be great to see that boat back in action again. One of these days we should chat about Coconut Telegraph's deck, if I keep her... VM
  13. 2 words Sterno Bums BWAHAHAHAHAHHAhAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHH!!!!!!!!!
  14. Damn....I may have to get back into 29s when Dirty Harry gets back in the water. But I'm getting an inboard.....eff those outboards. Outboards suck.
  15. For anyone who cares, there is no J33 website. The j owners website has a great page for the 33 and is a good resource for info about the boat. Has all of the old manuals, etc... As for CT being for sale...all boats are for sale. VM