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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. What bothers me about ORR and ORR-EZ is that they seem overly costly. IRC was about half the price to maintain. Also, being Canadian, I could pay in Canadian dollars for an IRC certificate issued by a Canadian authority that was good to race any IRC event. ORR, I have to pay in U.S. dollars to US Sailing (or whatever they are called) to play in the Mac. This is obviously not a concern to most here, but Lake Huron has both countries on it and there are a lot of boats on the Canadian side that might race if not for the nickel and diming of the handicap systems.
  2. For my ticket in Canada you need to have at least 12 months sea time in 5 years to maintain.
  3. Had these shackles on spin sheets for Soverel 33. They released on me a couple times when they were fully closed, clean (sail in fresh water) and not rubbing on anything. I got rid of them and went to a soft shackle, they never released accidently.
  4. I have an SR 33 and do limited solo racing with it. Actually this Sat. will be the race, 42 nm on Lake Huron. The boat can be sailed solo, but you need to have the ability to depower a lot. Your sail selection will be the biggest issue. Another thing I have noticed is with the wide cockpit it is sometimes difficult to get to every line you need to. As always running backstays also add another dimension when tacking/gybing, but aren't crucial to be on.
  5. Not the first time X has been set there.
  6. Take a look at sailboatdata.com with the 29 and the 34. The renditions aren't great, but the hulls are very similar. They were also both built the same year.
  7. The C&C 33 mk II was always a better hull, it is similar to the 35 mk III. The 34 and the 29 of that era didn't like to heel, anything over 10 degrees and they are very slow. You can read about all of those hulls, 29, 33, 34, 35 on the http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/. There is a lot of good info there. Thanks! I've been browsing that site quite a bit, but didn't find anything as useful as what you wrote above when comparing the different boats. I even searched their mailing list to learn more about the 34. Being tender and not liking to heal sounds like a bad combination. It sounds like the C&C 33-2 is the best option for me (out of what C&C offers and is likely to be in my price range). The Express 34 is another good recommendation and a boat that I'd forgotten about. I don't think that I've seen one listed for sale in the PNW in the last few years, but maybe I'll get lucky. If you read the article by Hank Evans about the C&C 29 it talks about the heeling. The 34 is almost the same hull shape. The 33-2 is definitely your better option.
  8. The C&C 33 mk II was always a better hull, it is similar to the 35 mk III. The 34 and the 29 of that era didn't like to heel, anything over 10 degrees and they are very slow. You can read about all of those hulls, 29, 33, 34, 35 on the http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/. There is a lot of good info there.
  9. If you can get a C&C 33, it is a much better sailer than the 34 was.
  10. I have done 8 of these races and it is the best race I do all year. Looking at the BYC Mac race this year with the requirement (for my boat) for an ORR cert. and the registration at the current exchange rate will cost me $1000 to register. Not sure it is going to workout, but I will be doing the Rogers City race.
  11. Maybe the confusion lies in the names" Sarnia race" and "Super Mac". Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't all those years when the CYC Mac race is first, the boats completing the Mac race then continuing to Port Huron for the start of the BYC Mac. After talking to Peacefrog and his Dad, they mentioned that the Super Macs always finished at a line from the Sarnia Yacht Club race shack to the #2 Channel buoy hence making them finish at the SYC. You would have to look into when they coined the term "Super Mac" and used it for the name of the race.