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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. Think of it this way Tom: if you had a piece of plywood with a 4" horizontal stripe down the middle, and the edges of the stripes were exactly parallel, it would look like one even stripe while standing back 20'. Now cut that plywood in half vertically. Move one piece of plywood back 8', and view it from the same position as before. You would see the stripe on the nearest piece of plywood as being wider than the one further back. It's perspective. The same thing happens on a boat, its just not abrupt, as it is curved. To further complicate things, you need to look at the boat at different angles, yet your perspective will change with each angle. Getting that boot stripe right is an art. Fortunately for Kim, Bob is an artist. There was no luck involved in selecting Bob to design the boat. I made a very conscious decision based on his body of work, especially his double-enders. (And the fact that I have known him for more than 20 years.) Perhaps fortunately was the wrong choice of words. But I do stand by my artist comment, it takes a certain eye. At least I didn't call him an artist at the beginning of the project;-)
  2. Think of it this way Tom: if you had a piece of plywood with a 4" horizontal stripe down the middle, and the edges of the stripes were exactly parallel, it would look like one even stripe while standing back 20'. Now cut that plywood in half vertically. Move one piece of plywood back 8', and view it from the same position as before. You would see the stripe on the nearest piece of plywood as being wider than the one further back. It's perspective. The same thing happens on a boat, its just not abrupt, as it is curved. To further complicate things, you need to look at the boat at different angles, yet your perspective will change with each angle. Getting that boot stripe right is an art. Fortunately for Kim, Bob is an artist.
  3. In that case LOL - how about this?http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2010/Ranger-Tugs-25SC-With-Trailer-2609352/Bellingham/WA/United-States#.UijmBz_hevU Better living space even on the trailer. Good cruising range and low consumption numbers. I hate to say it but if I were doing the RV on the water type thing the Ranger Tug would tops on the list. No rig it raise. After doing the U20 since the late 90's only trailered Sailboats I'm owning in the future will be little 20ft and under rigs heck even the Compac Sun Cat tip up cat rig looks damn good to me at this point. LOL Our 28 footer only comes out for bottom jobs even then the rig stays up. Ha This is mostly sailing anarchy right? This is sailing trailerable, 3500 # . . . http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2012/Com-pac-23-Pilothouse-2637968/Portland/OR/United-States It cracks me up when someone goes through the trouble of taking a picture of there bilge for an ad, and don't bother bailing the rest of the water out. Looks like a nice, clean bilge too.
  4. I thought it looked familiar somehow with its reverse shear. Then I read Laurent Giles, and realized its Trekka's big sister.
  5. Is Dick's any good? I have seen it often on trips to Seattle, but could never bring myself to ordering a "Dick Cheeseburger". I'm sure it is probably good, (has to be with a name like that - plus its been around forever) but I don't think I could order one and keep a straight face.
  6. Somebody could probably make a jackstaff with the part that fits the socket on a different angle than the rest of the staff to get the lines matched up. As for protocol, I see classic boats like Chris Craft etc. flying a Chris Craft burgee on the forward jackstaff. Perhaps Kim needs a Splinter Class burgee?
  7. If the angle of the jack staff matches the angle of the headstay, it might not look bad. It is probably raked aft at too jaunty of an angle though.
  8. I like it, although I think I would like it better with either a canvass top on the back, or maybe no top. But that's just me being picky. I think it might be better on the coolboats thread.
  9. The grandaddy of the mac26x? I've never seen one before. HWSNBN's fathers boat?
  10. Fix the deck leaks, and use some Dri-Z-air... Varnish is your best bet, but if you want an oiled finish, Tung oil is pretty good. It polymerizes with age. It can be washed down pretty good. Boiled Linseed oil darkens with age, so unless you lie the really dark, oiled teak look, best to stay away from it. Never tried just lemon oil - don't know.
  11. So Kimb, once the paint is on, think you can persuade the guys to wheel her out of he shop for some nice, naturally lit perspective shots?
  12. Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full...
  13. Not sure what kind of hull that is, but I don't think its a t-bird. The chines on a bird are quite distinct, the transom is narrower. The bird also has more overhang aft, although that coukd be a weight issue.
  14. LOL Comments look good, but all I'm getting is the farking youtube donut...B*rstards. Try this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJQ3TM-p2QIor this - but not as good...http://www.comicrelief.com/about-us/video-vault/computer-says-no Thanks.
  15. Wow. They must have spent a lot of time with longboards on that. Glad nobody is trying to rush things now.