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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. A lot of them went on to become rental boats at Dinner Key. I remember seeing several aground outside the channel, almost weekly. Several were lost in Hurricane Andrew, 1992.
  2. I have a 7.9. Have had it for 19 years. Mostly day sail now and a beer can ever now and then.
  3. Westphal's were locally built in South Florida. I think they built around 20, not sure of that number.
  4. The girl on Sailing Doodles is hot.
  5. Looking into going with a furler. Looking at the Harken Mark 4. Kind expensive but is that the best choice?
  6. I was just getting into sailing in the early seventies, in Miami. I remember walking the docks, every year, at the Miami Marina. Having been down to KWRW several times and it just doesn't compare to when SORC came to town. Good memories.
  7. There are a several well sailed SJ 21s in central Fl,that do well in mixed fleets Might be a good choice I take my 7.9 out of he water a couple of times a year and sure wouldn't want to do it every time I wanted to sail!
  8. The Santana 2023 is the new style. The same hull shape, probably made it the same molds. I had #107, which I had for 14 years. This style was built in the 1981-1983 time frame. Same speed and PHRF rating as the J24.
  9. They built 550 7.9s Not that many real nice ones around anymore.
  10. I have had a ODay Mariner. Sailed nice, as I was learning to sail, at that time. A Santana 23 daggerboard, 1981 model. The fast one. Very tender boat. Now for the last 15 years an S2 7.9. Wonderful boat, but a lot to launch,if you are going to do it weekly. With all three models I have put the mast up myself and launched, alone. The 7.9 was a handful, but it amazing what you cad when a Cat 4 hurricane is coming.
  11. I have had 5 Krugerrand's in my safety deposit box for almost 40 years. I want to sell them but am leery of some of the information, when I Google this. Don't want to send them off to just anybody. Anyone have knowledge of how this works? Would like to find someone in the Orlando area, if possible. Thanks.
  12. Saw the MD yesterday. Said he should no way be living at home. Said he has advance to where he requires 24 memory care. So we have to start working in that direction, ASAP. Not easy.
  13. My FIL is passed being able to reason with. He is excellent health, his mind not so good. Doesn't know day from night sometimes. Says he doesn't want to die. This may go on for several years. It's driving my wife nuts.
  14. Very small town N of Lansing. Safe, thank God, they don't even have a stop light downtown.
  15. What makes this so frustrating for us is we found a beautiful group home, out in the country. Seven other people there, four are good friends of his. His best friend, of 50+ years would have the room next to his. He loves to visit and says it's a real nice place, but if you mention moving there he gets angry an violent.