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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. CQS rig out- not a good sign 12 days out
  2. More pix here https://www.bigboatracing.com/gallery/
  3. From Bakewell-White Yacht Design's Facebook page
  4. I'm in Oz and have a Getaway. It is the US version- I don't know what the difference is between it and the Euro one that makes it so much heavier, but mine is definitely made in USA. As said above- I can get mine from trailer on to beach wheels (Cat Trax- large inflatable tyres) and then move it around solo on the sand. It is crucial though to get the wheels located at the balance point, I have made a bridle that attaches to the front cross beam and rear wing mount to keep the wheel in the right spot. The bridle also means that the wheels can be put under the boat in the water as well and then push it up the beach
  5. It's the N/M43 St Hilliers Quest
  6. It's definitely the 80 that's entered for Coffs..............truly bizarre??????????????
  7. There is a news article on the Rolex Sydney Hobart website by Bruce Montgomery where Ricko mentions the new, larger DSS foil. Sorry don't know how to embed the link
  8. Doomstick is for sale on Gumtree for $80000 anyone for a bargain???
  9. Pretty sure Bobsled is out of the shed, now called White Birds. It did last years Brisbane-Keppel race
  10. http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/steinmann-52-alloy-hull/76268 It's aliiiiiiive??? One careful owner? What's the price for scrap aluminium these days?
  11. Mightn't be a bad IRC boat, but you'd want to buy it for about $5.00 given the cost to sort it out. IIRC it's pretty light so strip out the interior, a good keel, maybe twin rudders (Fat arseed boat) and a big carbon rig and a sprit and woo-hoo! What's the going rate for aluminium scrap at the moment???
  12. Here are some pics of Flying Colours looking very sad indeed!! Sorry they're so small. is that definitely flying colours?? i heard that it is still sailing It is definitely the Steinmann 52 Flying Colours. The pics are from when she was up for auction back in 2004. I'm pretty sure it didn't sell, I don't know what the story is after that
  13. Here are some pics of Flying Colours looking very sad indeed!! Sorry they're so small.
  14. Fuck off newb!! Flying Colours was last seen in a paddock in Yamba, NSW. Another dreamer with grand plans that never came true. It was up for auction a few years ago, I assume it didn't sell. is it blue?? i put a rig in down at the boatyard at Harwood, and there is a big blue and yello thing up on the hard with holes and shit in the side of it. looked very tired, but looked steinman-ish. I think it is blue, I may have some photos.....standby!!!
  15. Fuck off newb!! Flying Colours was last seen in a paddock in Yamba, NSW. Another dreamer with grand plans that never came true. It was up for auction a few years ago, I assume it didn't sell.