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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.

Jerry Cann

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  1. Brilliant Vid Dylan. I am amazed how many places I recognized. Have been to Scotland 6 times over the past 10 years, but only boats I have been on in Scotland are the Cal Macs.and a quick powerboat ride out to St Kilda. That's for the views from the water. Best Dougie song ever. er.
  2. won't be a folding wheel afterwards. What came first? the wheel or the Monitor?
  3. it's the Irish "turdy tree and a turd's" Law (33&1/3). The meanest, hardest, nasty poopy will inevitably hide in the farthest corner from the pumpout hose fitting!
  4. Hey Mate you got the snorkel this time... you go down and open the bailers!
  5. Yer bum’s oot the windae.
  6. have you checked your engine mounts??
  7. checking the calendar..... yep!
  8. Handicaps for electric windlasses???
  9. Crossing between St. Vincent and Bequia
  10. I owned a '81 Wall designed CS-36. Can't think of a better choice in a mid 30's cruiser. We cruised our CS around the Caribbean and South America with a couple of 1000+mile ocean passages. Lived aboard full time for over 3 years, both in the Tropics and Mid-Atlantic. It's a very well built, fast, and handles well shorthanded, in light air, or a blow. Accommodations are perfect for a couple and since you are using primarily for coastal work, a friendly couple as guests is feasible.
  11. Sad to hear. The US sailboat industry has been on a downhill slide for quite some time. IMHO, IP was a well run company, although the product was not my cup of tea. This reflects more on the current state of the sailing biz and economy, than any specific firm. Back in the 90's there was the ill fated federal "10% Luxury tax" that brought the entire industry to its knees. Many good boat-builders went down for good at that time or simply closed their doors for lack of orders, or a plethora of canceled orders. Then of course, were the economic crises such as the 24%+ boat loans of the Carter admin and recessions such as the one we are still experiencing today, struggling to recover from now 7 years later. I have gone through more than my share of bankrupt boat builders as both dealer and employee. Some were shady characters, some just caught up in unfortunate circumstances. I would think IP belongs in the latter group.
  12. Here's on ready go http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1980/Nordic-44-Performance-Cruiser-2752050/Seattle/WA/United-States#.VqekliorJgY
  13. I picked up this wee 25 foot cruiser back in the 90's. Price was right, standing headroom for my 5'8" stature, enclosed head too! Kept it a couple years... raced it PHRF in the river beer can series and won a few races to everyone's astonishment. Perfectly balanced helm was light and precise. I really liked the boat and sailed all over the Chesapeake.. It was built in Canada, I was told and designed by some fella named Bob. Excellent wee boat for solo or couple. Happy New Year to all you Anarchists!
  14. FWIW, We had one in our local fleet many moons ago. I think it was hull #1 that was originally owned by Walter Fink of Bangor Punta. It was well sailed and was formidable competition. If memory is not failing me it was a PHRF 162. The O'Day 30 was developed from the R-30. The R-30 had a deeper keel and taller rig. Construction differencewas in a far better overlapped hull/deck joint with slotted alum toerail instead of the usual O'Day version with the rubber-rub strip and "coffee can" screwed and glued joint. Interior I recall was a fair bit "upscale" from the lower priced O'Day. The boat sailed well. get a survey!