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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. Excellent , I've been enjoying this thread. When are you off into the South Pacific , Jake?
  2. When Sundreamer arrived in the '80's , it was like something had dropped out of the future.
  3. I don't know much about the H 28's Olaf, except that according to what has been written , the glass ones here were indeed sanctioned by LFH.We had one next to us on the hardstand in the '80's, he ground at the osmosis on that thing every effing weekend for a month, ruined varnish and paint on my boat and wore me down until I told him how it was. I remember looking over one sunny day and I could see the shadow of a man walking past the boat through the 'garboards' he had it so thin. I expected to come down one day and find it slumped down around its keel like an old boot.
  4. The only boat I can think of that matches is Heartsease?
  5. Too slow to edit/ add anything. We're all so used to drone pics now we forget how hard it was to get a good aerial photo.That's our new old boat ( for the last 8 years or so). Riada, Laurie Davidson design 1974. Photo taken from the police helicopter in about 08 or so , Coastal Classic. Paul Gilbert took this one with all the cool light... Looks like the CC in 12. This is our old old boat ( first 25 years) Waione , 1907 Bailey.The photo was taken by Terry Fong AFA photography in 2000. It was a 40 knot day and they were up in a small Robinson, pilot a Vietnam vet. I know it because I asked the question ' what the heck were you doing up in that on a day like that?' We got a cover once too.
  6. a few years ago now..
  7. Very true. Mine only has a small amount through its midsection but it means there's no rub strakes for posts/ piles. The fact that it has any puzzles me because my boat was not built to rating. I have been told that one reason for it is there was thinking that it would make for a shorter distance for the lee wave to run heeled, but I think it just comes down to fashion at the time. Performance boats in 1975 had it so it was used on our ' fast cruiser' . A bit like chines today popping up on cruising boats. Sure makes for a weird sky reflection thing with our dark paint.
  8. We've been cruising the Hauraki gulf for a few decades, weekend warriors. Every year we look for new anchorages just for something different , and we find them. Summer normal for us is to leave friday night, stay at a bay somewhere an hour or two away and then vist any number of other bays or places over the next couple of days. You can make a weekend out of 20 miles or 100 miles, depending on what you want . The Gulf is completely different to the Bay of Islands ( I saw mentioned back a few posts). BOI is 10 miles to anywhere basically , really quite small geographically.Its a tourist economy so it has a different culture/ feel to it too.... Nice but small by comparison. Auckland city ? Transport is a nightmare here now, Sailing is the reason you want to stay in the place.
  9. Thanks for that. And what a sad state of affairs for the guy. We had a crewmate stab their leg on small branch on Magogai in Fiji, it became infected by Savu savu a day or two later and had to be cleaned out pretty aggressively.. Macogai is the old leper colony , so you can imagine what was being said.
  10. Sheet! bang on , give that man a cigar. I searched that name and went straight to a photo of the very boat. https://www.facebook.com/Nils-Lucander-Designs-Naval-Architecture-1634944336725002/ I think it was built for the family who had something to do with Raytheon if I remember the conversation correctly. Anyway , exceptional construction for the day and even better now .
  11. geez , don't tell me I'm a thread killer here too. Something to make up for it ,and might be of interest to you guys. Marionette. This boat is cool because it must have been a prestige yacht in SF. Transpac an all that. After it sold out of its family ownership there it became a drug runner and was confiscated, fell on hard times. But its construction is pretty cool and quite advanced for wood and the '60's. Cove and bead strip , resorcinol glued on quite massive scantlings. A lot of bronze and no ferrous fasteners etc. Its hull had been showing stress signs due to age and part of the deck was rotten after the drug dude modifications for 'cargo'. A friend of mine bought it, skinned it with 2 skins of Alaskan Yellow cedar to make it as new,...and then took off over about 3 seasons , sailed it here to NZ via Cortez/ Tahiti etc. Originally she wouldn't have had the big house, but its great for cruising. I forget the designer , Nils _________? You guys will know.
  12. I sailed a 1907 boat of similar style for a couple of decades and have been on quite a few of the other local classics here. Whats different to a modern is you have such a hard time getting the main in with either no or pissy little winches, that you become very reluctant to let the main go, so farkin hard to get them back in. They tend to be quite stable hulls too so you can often bear away quite a bit with the main sheeted and still have helm control.... say if you have to dip some inconvenient bastard who happens to be on stbd. Even if it is gusty and you do have to dump some main , you wont have a vang so it just dumps air out the leech with twist. Just a different way of sailing , but it works for the style of boat.
  13. Nice. Such easy sails to handle too. Mines about 400 ft, bear away a bit and dump it right in the middle of the boat... great cruising option , we barely get the gennaker out nowdays. 80-20 sail.
  14. I'll be interested to hear what you do, its not exactly a common topic these days. I just cruise now and only do a classic style event once or twice a year so I'm happy with one sail. For me thats a bigger flatter sail( also an old Hood). That way I can play with tack position and halyard tension depending on what angle . Like you say ..65 to 165. As for the spinnaker, if I'm running deep enough for that its better with the mizzen down. That pic of Christians above...very cool thanks.. I'd still call that a mizzen staysail.
  15. Sassafrass, don't you have aspirations to get rid of that fixed prop sometime , you're not going to drag that around the pacific are you ? And at the risk of speeeling it out, shouldn't you make accomodations for something better now as you re design that rudder. Every folding/ feathering whatever prop I've seen needs more room behind the boss than a fixed.