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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. Has any M243 owners worked on upgrading their wing/tramp attachments/hard points?
  2. There are several boats for sale. If you PM me I will let you know what we have found?
  3. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 2 in St. Pete (Free Woody #6) 1 in Jericho BC (Jazz) 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in SF (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) 1 in Marblehead (#18 Banshee) 1 in Washington (#9) _____________ 10 boats located so far out of 18 If any one is looking to compile Martin 243 data, please contact me. I am trying to put together a list of owners and share experiences between us.
  4. Thank you! Nice to hear where they are located. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 2 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC (Jazz) 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in SF (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) 1 in Marblehead _____________ 9 boats located so far out of 17
  5. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC (Jazz) 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in SF (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) 1 in Marblehead _____________ 8 boats located
  6. Do you have a number for the Mass. boat or a name?
  7. 8 identified so far. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC (Jazz) 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in Toronto (#1 Black Shadow) Now moved to SF 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) 1 in Connecticut (#18 Banshee) in the Forte Spars lot missing mast or boom Looks like there were at least 18 built? If you are an owner and want to work some communications we could start a users group and pass names and numbers around. So far we are in touch with Ghost and Gimme Shelter.
  8. more evolution to them. This boat is pretty primitive in its controls and blades. There has to be a lot of detail work that was done to make these more user friendly. I took this boat to SF and went out on a reasonably quiet summer SF day (12-16 knots, gusts to 20) and all kinds of things were failing. The mainsheet bridle pins were bent beyond saving, boom vang was inoperable, mainsheet cleat was slipping, tack line failed, two snap shackles let go, the bridle at 1:1 was not functional. I have some questions about the rudder, configuration, shape, and length. Maybe there is a way we can form a group and trade information back and forth? I am really curious about the rig tensions, as just a place to start.
  9. What about tiller extensions? Do you have 1 or two? Are they really long carbon and extend out to the wings??
  10. I own the prototype #1. I assume there has been some enhancements to the boat. The rudder is a high aspect ratio rudder. It is significantly shorter than my Melges 24 rudder. It really hurts low speed rudder authority. At high speeds upwind the rudder works well - as long as the boat is super flat and you are ahead of the power add - from puffs. Otherwise, the rudder stalls and acts as a water brake. Has anyone lengthened the stock rudder? What is the width and length of your rudders?
  11. Does anyone have any Loos gauge numbers on the uppers, lowers, or other tension numbers? Do you run different tension numbers for light medium and heavy air? And what are they?
  12. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC (Jazz) 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in Toronto (#1 Black Shadow) Now moved to SF 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) Was told there were 17 boats built? Is that correct?
  13. Thanks for the information about saying it. It does look radical and it would be great to talk more. Can you IM me please? I am picking one up in a couple of days and would appreciate skipping the big steps in learning the boat. The current known disposition of boats is (still missing 7 boats): 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC ("Death Machine") 1 in Guilford (# 5 Ghost) 1 in Toronto (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) Any more known?
  14. 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC ("Death Machine") 1 in Guilford (# 5) 1 in Toronto (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12) That leaves 7 whereabouts unknown. Anymore out there? 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC ("Death Machine") 1 in Guilford (# 5) 1 in Toronto (#1 Black Shadow) 1 in New Orleans (#12 Red Wing) That leaves 7 whereabouts unknown. Anymore out there?
  15. OK, if the count is correct so far, out of 14 made: 1 in King Harbor (Gimme Shelter) 1 in San Diego (Chupacabra) 1 in St. Pete 1 in Jericho BC ("Death Machine") 1 in Guilford (# 5) 1 in Toronto (#1) Any ideas on the location of other 8? I thought there were more in BC?