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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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  2. There is a premium paid for scrap metal that has not been exposed since the first atomic bomb. The Usual source has been ships that did not have loss of life and sunk prior to 1945. I do not find this to be an issue. However when there are multiple reports from numerous sources that human remains are clearly present it is wrong to salvage.
  3. We previously had a thread about this. Besides the fact that these are war graves there is another even more sinister issue. Who needs all this pre-atomic bomb steel and small amounts is other metals? No radiation what so ever in this metal.
  4. The design above. It could be designed with an anchor similar to a modern submarine. The end of the anchor when hauled up is flush against the hull or...... a Betts Carbon Anchor! So little weight a child can haul it aboard without touching the boat! The glass cabin. Isn't there a product out that varies the shade of the glass for buildings? We need answers not more questions! Such as did anyone actually buy it sober?
  5. Lighter engine, less weight in fuel for the same range..... mpg usually isn't about the cost of fuel it is about where you can go. This one looks real nice .... what is the client going to do with it? So it is going to be built ? I keep seeing various proposals from other designers for lightweight narrow powerboats but they do not get built.
  6. Right, but as long as you own the soil study you can take it to another builder and not pay again for another soil study. There may be a fee involved because now the soil study engineering individual or firm has to deal with another construction firm. Is it the same with boat construction?
  7. Is this just one of the required steps of custom construction? Could Dave have taken all the Design materials to other builders for bids without repaying this fee?
  8. That was very well written. Cut and paste that for a retro review for the next Sailing.....except in 🇨🇦 Thanks
  9. In related news .....Sales of pre-loved Niagara 35's have stopped. The Niagara 35 owners association has asked the PM to ban Bob Perry from the internet.... Bob...All the Niagara 35 had to do was cross Ontario from Toronto to Rochester and look good at the dock! I have never met a woman who didn't like the 35...easy sell. That boat was and is a big winner at a dock on the Great Lakes. My problem with the boat was the water ingress to the deck. Launch it and next season..... But what a good lookin boat especially when they came out. Way better lookin than the C&C cruisers. Ontario declares internet war on Bob Perry!
  10. Nice! I love your original proposal for the 44? Double ender. Interesting to compare the two which have very different areas to operate in and customers. I think it is great what you are doing to keep boatbuilders in the Northwest building boats. If it is a powerboat that is great. Many more people wanting a custom powerboat than sail. Also a great On Design story showing all the differences from the protected prop on the 44 to narrow beam on the 60ish plus many more that us blowboat sailors don't know....Tell the cat to start typing!
  11. Outbound 46 with Rasputin / Perry mods.... First hull discount....
  12. Canada is going to run out of good sailboats soon. Buy now....they aren't building any more☹️
  13. Sorry to hear this but not entirely surprising. A little too much knowledge ( Dave) with access to a legend (Bob and his associates). Throw in a current owner of a Tartan 38 / 37R deep keel. This is why powerboats displayed at the mall sell so well! Dumb customers buying on impulse versus Dave. My dreamboat is a 45 foot version of the container sailor.....one that does not fit in a container. Dave has a great boat now....don't feel too sorry for him.
  14. I recently spent a good amount of time as a passenger in a somewhat raised pickup on a trip from Maine to Miami. I was utterly shocked by the number of drivers on their phones or texting. Even in states where it is illegal. As the number of dead rise from distracted driving I find little hope in new hands free laws. I suspect we will see laws for phones to only work if the phone is moving less than 5mph. I have several phone apps that work this way so I am rather sure that the entire phone can be shut down.
  15. Most states no longer allow gps window mounts. Steelie is best choice as bumps in the road just do not affect it. Way too much distracted driving going on especially with cell phones in hands.