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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. looking GREAT Bob!
  2. Didn't quite happen. Would have been cool but client couldn't get it together. Shame really. http://www.dibleymarine.com/sail/sail/DB30.html
  3. I was looking at the same thing.... Not sure why the stanchions are there as well...... It's all in the detail!
  4. Hey, shouldn't I have first Dib's?..... After all..........
  5. Note that Slippery Beaver has opened up her transom as well. http://bstubbing.wixsite.com/slipperybeaver/gallery-4?lightbox=dataItem-iipefeg1
  6. Very cool Kev, I've been plotting something similar here in Sydney though I'm tempted to put wings and a more modern rig on it and run with quite a bit less displacement. Is SB lighter than the original config or just massively bigger in RM?
  7. Two years ago we did a new keel for Brett Stubbing's Diamond - 'Slippery Beaver' - in Auckland. Went like a rocket, Used to be owned by Chris Bouzaid back in the day. Cool design. http://bstubbing.wix.com/slipperybeaver
  8. It's been fun sharing the journey with you 'UHMW'. Best of luck and success in the next stage of your sailing
  9. Don't worry Kevin, they all said nice things about you. whew...... felt something in the air!!!!
  10. Oustanding Bob. You made of made all their days! Nice
  11. get that selfie stick out
  12. Ha... A great design and one of the most enjoyable of clients. Just a heads up, Laurie Davidson only designed the bulb, but can't say his philosophy wasn't in my head when I was penning her up.
  13. True, but only 2 built, so few people outside PNW would know about them. Plus, one of the criteria is it has to be in one of Bob's SAILING DESIGN books Kodiak (ex-Midsummer) is the other D29 and is still kicking butt in Van. Dibley: I thought the stock foil package was very good although apparently the boats area bit of a bear offwind when the breeze is up. I suspect that may be due to the rudder being on the small side (for the size of the sail plan) and quite far forward (see photo in post #54), so I can see replacing that. But I can't figure out why the blended bulb keel (more of an upside-down keel) was replaced with a T-Keel since the boat is plenty stiff in a breeze. Kind of curious how it has all worked out. is it an improvement, or too early to tell? Hi 12-metre Good point on the number built. I should read the whole thread. Not sure what you mean with the Madam Pele and keel package. It is a big improvement from the old keel package, for sure. Here is what the owner had to say 4 weeks ago after racing his Davidson 29 for the first time after our Appendage redesign and subsequent refit in late 2015. Racing in the 2016 Blakely Rock Benefit Race: "Hi Kevin, We had our first race this weekend. It was a light air day and some no air. It was my first sail on her as well with the new keel. You look to be correct in all your predictions. We still need to get the mast tuned and racked forward a little bit more and we only had three on board. Madam Pele was so much more responsive (reminded me of a Laser) the rudder and the new keel really work together well. She was quicker going to weather especially when the weight didn't matter so much. Once we load up the rail she should fly. We had to learn how to tack the boat again. My son Nick was steering before the race and went to do a tack. The boat spun so much quicker. Down wind she was a new boat such a pleasure to sail. The responsiveness of the rudder now is incredible. We have our first big race in a couple of weeks the PSSR series six races over two days. Can't wait. Thank you for the great designs and being on call during all this. It all came out beautifully. Simon did a masterful job putting it altogether. Thanks Kevin. Cheers, Tom" Sounds like Kodiak and Madam Pele better line up together
  14. Wow, you have to be quick around these threads.... It can be a tough game this 'yacht design' business....... (I'm sure Bob can agree with that.......) but in the end if the brief is clear, and it is work-able, then the challenge is quite exciting. With that said, there are two areas that are needed to be a 'Bob Perry' level designer: 1. A good eye for design 2. A shit ass marketing genius that know how to sell boats. (and that isn't usually the designer) Bob: A good review on my list would be the Davidson 29. 'Madame Pele' in your neck of the woods is a good example. Great designer, appendage upgrades 2016, still winning races.....
  15. Just curious whether this design has continued to evolve? It was looking really nice but I didn't find any updates. It's evolved over the last year and now sports a headsail and larger squaretop Main. Sea trials continue but with other projects getting in the way, with everyone involved, it is slow progress. Flew up last week for a quick blast and it was the fastest I've ever been in a yacht while being totally in control. Can't wait for when it all comes together.