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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. When asked, "Body is great! I feel really good. My hands are a bit blistered, but not too bad. My mind is in its happy place. I've enjoyed this."
  2. Hi there,

    My name is Guus Broekman from Amsterdam. Me and some friends have bought the Whisper. The boat that you talked about earlier in 2013. It is a Frers design and was custom built in Connecticut. I would like to come in contact because we are going to sail her back to Amsterdam this juli! Would you like to join us for a day trip and tell us something about her? Please let me know. 

    You could add me on FB as well if that is easier.

    Maritime greetings,

    Guus Broekman


    1. sailanything


      Congratulations on the boat! I'm happy to hear she is going to a new home. I no longer live in the area, but happen to be in Maine now. I might be able to find some time to come out for a sail in the next few days. Whisper is a great boat, powerful and fun to sail. A few things about her; her holding tank is VERY small, the shrouds need to be VERY tight to stabilize the mast. Feel free to contact me here or on Facebook. I have an american flag head band on in my profile picure.

      Best regards 

      Jake Newton 


  3. I really like how her sheer line matches the trough between her bow wave and quarter wave.
  4. I agree that a flatter sheer would have improved her looks, I suppose while we are at it, I would have liked a bit more curve in the stem to better balance the stern. That severe spring really does make her stand out in the harbor.
  5. http://sailboatdata.com/imagehelper.asp?file_id=5054
  6. I know of an Islander Excalibur 26 in Maine you could get for next to nothing. It is basically a 26ft cal 40. The interior has been stripped out. It has a rig in pieces but good shape and a bunch of sails.
  7. The pictures are in a slide show and i can not seem to make them come to you guys so you will have to go to them. Just something from the drawing board over at Wylie Design Group. http://www.wyliedesigngroup.com/wylie_design_group/drawing_board/Pages/National_Science_Foundation.html#0 And how about some love for Windward Passage
  8. No, there just putting it in down here in Georgetown..haha really
  9. What are the other 5 boats?
  10. Yeah thats pic is alittle bigger than I though it was sorry.
  11. I got an Islander Excalibur 26. Its and old design, 60s or 70s, but it was way ahead of its time. Fin keel, balanced rudder, flatish midsection. People claim they are good in light air. Rates low 200's. If all things go as planed... ill be raceing it next summer. This ones not mine...and it says Excalibur 27...idk...same boat though
  12. I started on revo2 when I was 14, Im 16 now, and hopefully raceing my own boat next year I guess we need some more kids like me...
  13. does anyone have a trailer that I could rent or barrow for 2-3 days. the boat is 26 feet long and 4000lbs and 5 feet deep please PM me.
  14. Does anyone have a trailer for a 26 foot boat that I could rent/barrow for a weeked? The boat is 26' long 7'8" wide and 4'8" deep and 4000lbs. I think almost anything with jackstand-like pads would work.