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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. I owned an Ultimate 20 about 8 years ago which was a great boat. Looking for the same boat just bigger. Am familiar with the Ultimate 24. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge as to why the 24's keel does not appear to retract completely up like the 20 does ? The 20 keel comes up through a deck hatch over the keel. I would have thought the 24 had the same set up. Anyone know Ultimate 20 set up
  2. I have had excellent results thru Paul at Masthead Enterprises in St Petersburg. Bought some race quality sails very reasonably priced
  3. I have had excellent results thru Paul at Masthead Enterprises in St Petersburg. Bought some race quality sails very reasonably priced
  4. https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/6148459466.html
  5. Looking to do some one design racing in the Southest. (Florida/Georgia) What classes are active in that area ? I am 220 lbs so don't think I would be competitive in a Laser at that weight. Might have to consider a two person boat.
  6. Second the Seascape 18. Open 5.70 also
  7. Sailed on one a couple of times. Heavy air reaching was a lot of fun. Boat tracked very well due to its WL length and being so narrow. Not competitive upwind.
  8. I know Rerun was owned by a guy named Bob Youngblood. I think Fury was owned by John Duane.
  9. Fury raced in Miami along with a sister ship named "Rerun" for awhile back in the late 70's. Watched them sail the Columbus Day Regatta one year and it looked like they were glued together they were so close. Rerun had a Hood Flanker which was like today's code zero. The boat was amazing in light air. The owner used to say with the flanker set he could sail at 5 knots in 5 knots of wind which was unheard of back then unless you were sailing on Kialoa.
  10. I was never much interested in canting keel boats ... only because I like to sail shorthanded and did not like the complexity of them. BUT... I have been through a lot of the performance PHRF and One off type boats but still want more speed. I am a mono hull guy but recently have come to like the speed and simplicity of the multi hulls. As an alternative and because I cant give up on speed, I have been looking at the designs of the earlier canting keel production or semi production boats. Am I wrong or were boats like the Farr 11s and Schock 40 way ahead of their time and could see a re-interest among the local sailing crowd ?
  11. I pulled a large (6' x 1' ) styrofoam block out of my 17 footer. It seemed to be holding moisture. I replaced it with some Holt Allen bouyancy bags. I found them at West Marine on clearance.
  12. We have a Suzuki 140 on a deck boat. No problems at all. Sounds like a sewing machine when it is idling. Great value !
  13. I am looking to try an assymetrical spinnaker on my mono dinghy. Looking for a luff of 22 to 24 feet. IM if you have something please.
  14. Have a spare Megabyte centerboard and a mainsail made by Neil Pride. It is a Dacron "training sail" which is great in heavy air or for lighter crew weight. Both very lightly used. PM if interested. Centerboard $250. Mainsail $350 Plus shipping.
  15. Great to see Merlin come back to life and in good hands !