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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. This vessel is going to be deathly sexy.
  2. i never understood people who pay others for their opinions, and then ignore the opinions they paid for.
  3. Bob, I am not sure how but I know a couple boats on my slip in Anacortes have had the darn otters get inside their boat. They trashed it pretty bad, and once kicked out they kept trying to get back inside because they found it so homey. Everytime I leave my boat as I make yet another trip to the hardware store my neighbor threatens to thow some herring down the campanionway. The goofball.
  4. Good thought, thanks. I've heard of that before. Could not agree more.
  5. Jon, Yes, thanks. I missed the business about it being a RIB. I would have to measure between my mast and staysail stay. But my current rollup Avon is 14 years old and gives no indication of dying. Tough bugger.
  6. Ever since I saw an elderly lady expertly rowing a hard dink into a setting sun in the Gulf Islands, I've wanted one. Real bad. So . . . I'm jealous. But with my rigid vang, I just can't make it work behind the mast and I have a firm commitment to that real estate on the front side. The Feathercraft kayak was my compromise. Lots more complicated than a hard dinghy, what with the skirt, sea sock, paddle floatation, etc., etc. (Being under 40 pounds, however, the launch and recovery is easy.) OTOH, I've had her out in big confused waters that would quickly swamp a hard dinghy. I've become enamared with her. Not afraid to take her miles from shore. Got myself into a pod of 40 or more dophins feeding a school of fish last summer. Their collective breath was REALLY putrid. (No surprise there, whales need to brush their teeth too.) I was up the mast last Thanksgiving and noticed that I have an extra sheave on the back end of the mast, so maybe the rigid vang's days are numbered. I also have a cheap little plastic kayak on the same side as the stack for the heater. Negotiating forward on my boat is good practice for a ballerina. In the marina when I'm off the boat I store the Feathercraft inside the boat fully assembled. The little plastic one I don't care about; it stays outside. Ya, I hate towing. I've heard too many towing stories that always seem to end with a knife playing an important roll.
  7. Me too, but I roll up mine on the foredeck because I like the real estate in front of the mast to work the mainsail, hang out, and such. I also carry a 15' Feathercraft kayak which I can fold up and store in the V-berth should I need to. It's a lot of work to inflate, drop the Avon in the water, add motor and gas tank, so the kayak comes in handy albeit ingress and egress is kind of athletic, but mostly it's always nice to have that alternative mode of transportation. The kayak is non-motorized which in wildlife areas is critical. The fact that most people on these message boards don't see a need for non-motorized tenders tells me a lot about how my coastal cruising is different. Different strokes for different folks.
  8. Bob, you're a better man than me. I went to and from Victoria right after Christmas and profoundly appreciated the dodger even though it never really rained. The wind break was much appreciated. Further, I'm pretty sure the GF would not be a repeat customer without it. Different strokes for different folks, eh? P.S. The puddles froze every night we were there, and the marina got some surface ice too. It was cold.
  9. Agreed. I split a gut reading this.
  10. Well I am glad to hear that because I want Hinckley to succeed, ding, round two. I love looking at their boats and never complain when I anchor next to one. Never, ever. Kind of hope that doesn't change. But I understand somebody has to actually buy the things.
  11. Could not agree more. Chuck Paine in his book talks about some of his custom boats where above-waterline the hull and deck hark back to older designs, while below water-line is modern. With moderate overhangs, that could work for Hinckley. Beauty sells, and I think there are enough of us out there who think moderate overhang is beautiful, albeit a fraction of a knot slower. Moderate overhang, beamy but not carried all the way back, drop dead beautiful, moderately light displacement, fin keel with bulb lead and spade rudder. In fiberglass, of course. This would be the 'follow' strategy. I think that's closer to their DNA.
  12. Very interesting.
  13. Paine talks about how a custom boat built offshore can be cheaper than an American high end production boat. Tough to compete against that. Hinckley's sailboat brand is wound-up with out of date designs. Any update in design is a risk to the brand, but the brand is out of date. Catch 22. Plus the market is small and getting smaller. What are they thinking? OTOH, there are fewer and fewer boats built without pans and liners. I think there is a market for boats that are not pre-fabs, but price is an issue. Morris owns the high-end market at this point; Hinckley has already conceded it. Maybe there is a market for non-prefab boats that cost less than a Morris. Three models: 42, 46 and 50 feet. Any bigger than that and they have to compete against customs. I like Estar's idea of aluminum. Oil is getting more and more expensive and that trend is unstoppable. The market will have to move in that direction eventually because glass boats are oil derivative. It's just a matter of time. If Hinckley leads the market in this move, that would be very savy.
  14. Well, all I can say is that you keep some pretty crazy hours if you are in China. All of China is GMT + 8. http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/asia/china/time/ I believe all of our posts are GMT noted. You must not like sleep too much. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php...mp;hl=&st=0 And how can you build a boat spending so much time here?