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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.

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  1. See if you can find a used Raider II. Looks like it would fit your application perfectly. Main and jib, easily singlehands, plenty of room for two, has asso spinny and has light air performance similar to a Thistle.
  2. 13 Raiders at the last "Kettle Cup" in in Dec. Orlando (lake Monroe). More coming to Melbourne in April. Fit your size.
  3. Second that! I think it would be hard to find an easier or more comfortable boat to rig and sail than my raider sport. Pretty quick too!
  4. +2 on the Raider suggestion. Just saw about a dozen of them at the Kettle Cup. Similar boats sailed single and double handed were about equal.in 8/10 wind speeds Very comfy and easy to sail.(fast) Age of skippers were from about 40 to 75+ Mine is an older model but new ones are about 10K with spinny .
  5. Look at a Raider II........very good (excellent) in light air, has a spinny and easy on the body. I have a Raider 1 and dinghys don't come more comfortable.
  6. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12114
  7. 63 annual 42 mi. race in the St Johns river. The big cats usually run away.......wind must have been on the nose. 76 entries, half finished. Ellis in his Raider finished 6th. First singlehander.
  8. So, you kind of wear them as individual "stockings" on each leg? Yes, cut them About 5" above and below the knees I like that. I've got an old wetsuit I don't use. I might cut "stockings" out of it.
  9. I bought a used (broken zippers) wet suit and just cut them off at the lower thighs and above the ankles. Worked well for 3 years now.
  10. Thanks Dave. The Clearwater center is a great site. My last sail in a Windmill was in the 70's. It was a woodie. Fun boat. How did the woodies do?, can you tell by the hull numbers?
  11. Contact Joe Waters at Waters Sails. I think he has sold a couple of Raiders in your area. They weigh less that the two you mention and are very capable single or double handers.
  12. I think you just described a Raider (if U can find one). Your wife will love it too! Easy to single hand, good performance and comfy for the passenger. If U can find a used one with spinny, so much the better.
  13. Several years back I saw a Raider in Hilton Head with a trolling motor fitted in the port stern drain and the battery in the cooler compartment box. The owner said he needed it to fight the incoming tides in his channel. Looked like it worked great. I'm collecting SS for over 5 yr and have not had a knee problem with my Raider but all bodies are different. Very comfortable. Short tacks out of a 120 ft. channel in normal conditions.....no prob. Where you at, Arnold? The Raider manufacturer basically kissed off the entire West Coast and I don't think there are more than three or four. I would love to look at it as an option but, as I said, they have not presence out here and don't seem to care. I'm in NC.( and Fl. winters) As far as the builder selling on the W coast, I dunno. They'll have to answer that. I was at his shop over a year ago and they were building Windmills too! Even though my boat was built in 02, they still treated me like a new customer.
  14. Whats it rate?
  15. Several years back I saw a Raider in Hilton Head with a trolling motor fitted in the port stern drain and the battery in the cooler compartment box. The owner said he needed it to fight the incoming tides in his channel. Looked like it worked great. I'm collecting SS for over 5 yr and have not had a knee problem with my Raider but all bodies are different. Very comfortable. Short tacks out of a 120 ft. channel in normal conditions.....no prob.