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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.

Frank White

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  1. We hit the committee boat for the 505 worlds. Sadly we were on a TP-52 when we did it.
  2. I have sailed a lot on the SC 52 and can say it is one of the best boats I have ever been on. The build quality can't be beat, they can be sailed easily short handed, although the electric primaries help a lot with that. The interiors are spacious and tidy, with the systems well thought out and easy to maintain. and as a previous poster has stated the boat does not really have any bad habits. As far as depth is concerned I have some friends cruising the South Pacific on a Schumacher 52 which draws something like 11ft, and they seem to be doing just fine. Check out their blog here… http://svcinnabar.blogspot.com. There was also a shoal draft keel option that some boats had which is another possibility?
  3. Jud with a pretty big lead at the first mark. Catapult second.
  4. You called didn't you?
  5. Seems like outboard motor theft, and managemnt indifference, has been an ongoing problem in the marina... http://www.yelp.com/biz/alameda-marina-alameda
  6. Not my motors, I saw the post in general anarchy and figured I would repost it here as it was sailing related and I thought it would get more views in this forum. There is some more info on the camera type and other details there.
  7. Saw this in G.A. but thought it should be moved here. Once again there has been a rash of outboard motor thefts in Alameda Marina’s dry storage area. Even though this has been an issue for at least 5 years, the marina management and ownership has refused to do anything about it. After I got my trolling motor stolen from my fishing boat 2 years ago, I installed a motion activated security camera on my radar arch. The majority of sailboats in the storage area have had an outboard stolen so they now take them home when the boat is not in use. This isn’t possible with a powerboat that has remote steering and throttle. The accompanying video was captured by my camera over a 2 week period. As you can see, in broad daylight the thieves were able to come in and take not only the trolling motor but also the 250HP Yamaha main outboard. Note the time and date stamp in the upper left corner of the video (full screen in HD). As everyone knows, the owner of Alameda Marina, Bill Poland - Urban development maven (his website’s description) and Bay West Group, are trying to convert the marina into luxury condos. It appears that their negligence in securing the property is intentional. The more trouble they can attract to the marina, the stronger their argument is for development. It seems that they are complicit in their non-action. The damage done to my boat will cost over $41,000 to repair (insurance will cover $25K). A group of boat owner victims are working with an attorney to recover deductible amounts and possibly loss of use compensation from Alameda Marina. Any interested party should reach out toAlamedaMarinaVictims@gmail.com if they wish to be included. Due to my video, one of the suspects is currently in custody. At least one of the other suspects knows that the police are looking for him. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts or identity of any of the suspects, please contact Sgt. Klaus at the Alameda Police Dept (510) 337-8340 Please share this video with as many people in the marine community as possible.
  8. We went to a show at the America's Cup Pavilion in S.F. and the lead singer of Pennywise looked around and said " The America's Cup, what's that, Soccer?"
  9. I wonder how big the Ad buy had to be in order to get the cover?
  10. It could be a Columbia Sabre with a modified cabin?
  11. Saw this in a local Indian Restaurant. Richard Gere is a decent actor
  12. Stevie Ericson? Star worlds and Olympic gold, Volvo winner on EF Language, AC finalist with Prada, may have been involved with one of the US teams defense in San Diego also?
  13. . Wasnt there a new Marina built down in Redwood City that opened a couple of years ago? Westpoint, or something like that.
  14. I actually saw this on which ever morning show (Today maybe?) was on at the gym this morning. More sailing footage than I had seen of the recent AC event.
  15. There are the two Whitbread/Volvo 60s sitting in the Cabrio Isle Marina in San Pedro, CA. I Believe that they are the ex-Yamaha, and America's Challenge boats that were in Newport Beach talked about here. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=118010&hl=%2Bnewport+%2Bbeach#entry4461599