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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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    Traveling to far away sailing venues and terrorizing the locals!

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  1. And a waiting list for 45' slips!! Was there October 2016 and tried to get a winter slip; 12-18 month wait. I asked the lady why there were 40+ empty 50' slips if they had a wait list. Oh, those are for transient guests at the daily rate. For the winter? Yep. I'm sure they sat empty all winter too. Its got to be the #1 problem with "port authority" marinas (Bellingham, Anacortes, Everett, etc), there is no incentive to keep them full so why try. If Everett was privately owned they'd have been happy to put me in a slip for the winter at the discounted monthly rate instead of letting the slip sit empty.
  2. We loved the Petit SR-21 on our Martin 241. We applied it annually over VC Offshore that was burnished to a polish. Lasted all season with weekly wipe downs with a sponge. We did thin the paint with SailKote after mixing the copper by topping off the can and shaking. When applying it went on very smooth and thin and left a very nice teflon finish.
  3. Poor little SJ 24. I thought someone had put an outhouse in the cockpit when I first saw it... nope... a full on "pilot house" out of corrugated black plastic. It was definitely an eye catcher when we were passing through in the fall!
  4. I can't believe that there aren't any Anarchists in Edmonds, WA on this thread! What do I win?
  5. Boat is way drier than a VX. Not much hiking unless you're racing and want to win. Ship it on its trailer on a fladbed or rail car for cheap.
  6. Left Anacortes, WA a week or so ago on our way to Alaska. Plan is to be in Glacier Bay mid June with a return to the Gulf Islands in late September. Heading into Princess Louisa in the next couple days. Guessing we will be just about the only ones there this time of year.
  7. i550? I know where there's one for sale for a very appealing price!
  8. I'll be there as your PRO... its going to be 3 days of amazing sailing and great fun for everyone! Really looking forward to the event!
  9. There's a single pick crane at Cap Sante with dry storage; looks like there's room. Sent you a PM. Talk to NWrig... he'll set you straight!
  10. I assume you are in Astoria, or maybe Newport. Buy an Olson 30 (or even better find an Olson 29) and race OD/level with the local fleet and sail a ton and have fun. We brought the Cheetah 30 to Astoria a few times. Like a Melges 32 or 24 it will crush the Olson in most typical Astoria conditions, but it would be more fun to sail OD or level with those guys. Hell buy that Carrera 290 for cheap, clean it up, learn how to sail it and CRUSH the locals. That boat is a serious sleeper and has never been sailed even close to its rating. But if you are serious about a Pacific Coast/PNW road warrior OD boat the choice is easy... Melges 24.
  11. Ear? I doh'n need no stinkin' ear! https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=47.20534570875382%2C-121.88232446875003&spn=31.831031%2C78.662109&hl=en&msa=0&source=embed&ie=UTF8&mid=1p9dV_nXG3_M7XpYeOv-dhvw3l4o&z=6 . ...lol,,mebbe eyes then. The blue dots represent plansets sold. And plansets turn into boats, eh? Uhhhh not very often... Eh
  12. ....really? Id be interested in some details if a local fleet is forming. I think the post was referring to plans sold and boats possibly in the build phase and NOT fiberglass boats from velocity. As far as I know for BC there is just one fiberglass boat on order going to Deep Cove YC that was promised in spring of 2015 and is yet to be delivered. The rest are just plan sets. If there's any info to the contrary please post as we need to get the race circuit figured out for this summer!
  13. If you like Rush Creek and a bit of breeze, how about Cascade Locks, OR for Worlds in 2018?
  14. Royal Vic?!? WTF?? Where in the hell did that boat come from?!? The PDX mafia is ready for another road trip to terrorize the locals!
  15. Speaking of building boats... has Velochity actually delivered a boat yet??