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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. Yep!
  2. The last Diamond Cutter was a timber Davidson One Ton built in NZ and sailed across. One of the best boats I've had the joy of driving. I too have watched the video of her demise several times - shame that one. I did plenty of miles south and north, one Moolooolaba we had 9 drivers and 5 guessers, pressure was on to keep numbers up or you were off! The previous Diamond Cutter was a Peterson37 and the one before that was a Joubert Brolga33
  3. This is Sailing Anarchy for F...s sake NOT some big power boat forum!
  4. Don't store the pole attached to the stanchion like that. The only lubrication the pole ends need are a good piss on and then hot water to rinse. The acid gets rid of the junk and the hot water, well that cleans up where you dripped.
  5. yeah, getting slowly turned into a cruiser.Would love to catchup and exchange info on One Dog. Can you send a PM?
  6. AC45s gone
  7. Another 3 weeks or so before launch
  8. I spoke with one owner of a 1tonner at my club, he's discounted going due to the costs involved. Happy just doing twilights around the harbour. boat hasn't been offshore for years.
  9. Could say the same thing, where have you been?
  10. On the bottom of the Atlantic after an encounter with a whale.
  11. Anyone interested this year? I may take a look at it Saturday for the start, but unfortunately cannot sail.
  12. Bump, is it on this year?
  13. Ydra was built in Germany by A&R out of 1/4" aluminum. Imagine that. The Italian boat, for Mrs Spaccarelli was sailed by Beilken, the sailmaker. She was on the way of winning the world One Ton in 72, when the forestay broke. She won the next year in Sardinia. But all eyes were on Ganbare. The Texas One Ton came after, I think about 40 were built. Admitedly a cross between Ydra and Ganbare. Whay a wonderfull design, i never seen so cute lines !!! No better quality scan ? Bye the way beilken sailed Gumboots then who was the next Ganbare generation by Jeremie Rogers no ? No better quality scan. Unfortunately. Tina has also very sweet lines. Look at the sections! If you can stand bad scans, I can also upload the early Carter 's body plans for Noryema and Red Rooster. Yes please.
  14. Sadly lost a good mate of mine and our family this morning of cancer. John Hurley was known to many as the sailing manager at Middle Harbour Yacht club. John took ill last year and resigned from his post to treat his body. John was my mentor as a National race official and as a good mate was very supportive of Melissa and her girls sailing team. We did many two handed races together amongst others. Thanks John, you will be missed.