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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. Great boat!!! Get some sails and lets go racing!
  2. No Problem!! Good times when it is windy in Elliott Bay!! Free hotdogs and sketchy mark roundings mean summer in Seattle! Thanks!
  3. For a number of years I owned SC-33  #6 named I-5 and raced quite a few times against Muffin.  It was always a pleasure to race with such good competition.  Finally sold the boat when my bod just could't take it any more.  True the boats need to be stiffened up to perform at their peak with present sail fabrics and technology.  Is it worth the expense of modification?   Yes, definitely.  Any boat from the board of the Wizard is fast and will keep up with most of the modern designs.  A few mods makes them just as fast or faster.   What makes them better is that you will have a boat you can stand up in.   A head that can be closed off for privacy (the girls love this) and a cabin that you can get into when you need a break from the rain, cold and drudge of the Pacific NW.  Yes you can go cruising as well.  

    A SC-33 in good shape will sell for about $25K    Spend a few K more to stiffen up the hull, and you end up with a boat that will kick some serious ass for a lot less.  It's no wonder why owners keep them forever and they keep on piling up pickle dishes.  Some may think the investment in Muffin was foolish.  No way, it was very smart indeed. Get one if you can. .  


  4. Muffin had a fun, long, entertaining at times, frustrating at times event. Oh, and met up again with the guy who first bought the boat from Bill Lee! Swiftsure never disappoints!
  5. Seems to me there are enough SC33's in the Long Beach area to get a one design start....
  6. Yea, the ring frame in Rev. 1 ties the keel frame, bulkheads and mast step together, and the 'rollbar' does infact go between the windows, to stiffen that tall cabin up a bit when the fat crew members are bouncing around on deck.
  7. You mean these? Rev. 1.0 was the mast step and bulkhead deal Rev. 2.0 was the roll bar and integrated hatch garage
  8. Aw shucks.... Bet that is the first time a Donzi ever make the S.A. Forums!!!
  9. Oh, That makes sense! Yes, That is an original play, but in all honesty, I think there is something to taking these old boats, updating them, and then owning a very cost effective platform for fun, at a fraction of the price of a new, 'modern' boat.
  10. Hey!! That's MY boat!!! ... And then we broke the gooseneck and went home!
  11. No, you are the SECOND person to do this.....
  12. The first time we broke the boat, I emailed some photos to Mr. Lee, who replied back that he never designed or built for Carbon Sails. Words to keep in mind, and after dropping a bit of money on structure, it sails like a new boat.
  13. Um, yea, not the stock, or original rudder..
  14. Totally, That is why your boat is also one of my faves! The sterns are just so cool and vintage! The guys as CSR were completely awesome with me, and did awesome work. I had them do all of the big glass work, structural, faring for paint and shoot the thing. Then I did all rest myself. The hatch garage was built down in Cali, and was popped from a mold for a Moore 24 companionway garage. Yea, depending on conditions, Driver does Backstay and main, Main sits forward of 1 or 2 dudes doing trimming, then pit.
  15. All about the kite, from what I hear..