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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. Re-routed my sunday run so I could swing by the yard and take a look at the boat. It's absolutely stunning in person -- if you're in Seattle, you should really swing by. While I was gawking and stretching two different people pulled off of Shilshole to stare too. Beautiful boat.
  2. Drawing 8 and a half feet with a bulb on the bottom, I'd imagine it can carry quite a bit of sail. It just can't do it anywhere near me. That has to be a MkII Riptide 35. And must have been the second one as 1)the first MKII is dry moored at my club. 2)I didn't recognize anyone in that pic and I would know. So were is the 2ndone in that pic? Great boat. Won Straits race overall. I had the privilege to know & sail on Jonathan & Libby McKee's Riptide 44 "Dark Star". We won Div. 1 and a 2nd OA in Straits '12. Designed as a performance cruiser/racer and pretty comfy but we saw the boat do 14 to 15 knots all the time at around 20 WS @ about 140. Rock steady too. Great interior, great build. Not your Dad's Bunter or Bendytoy. Real boat. There's a article on the SA FP years ago ('06 maybe?)and I can't find it sothis will have to do: http://www.biekerboats.com/Bieker_Boats/Riptide_44.html Pretty groovy cruising boat huh? Maxx - that's awesome. Thanks for chiming in on the thread. Can you tell us more about the equalization on the water ballast? How long does it take to switch sides? Is it purely gravity fed or are there pumps? Just curious about the realities of sailing with such a setup. I sailed on the MkI Riptide 35 for a while. The water ballast was a real pain for buoy racing -- it took about 90 seconds to transfer, and transferred via gravity (meaning you had to transfer ballast, then tack). And then you dumped it all at the windward mark, only to immediately start planning to fill. The fill used an electric pump from a thru-hull, and a manual pump. I was the 'manual pump' guy. But for distance races it was awesome. (and the rest of the boat was amazing -- definitely the most fun I've ever had sailing). I think the new boats have a sump with a submerged pump that fills the tanks much quicker. Paul came sailing with us once and described how he'd do the system differently were he to do it again. He struck me as a really nice guy, who was always thinking of the way to do something better. I learned a lot from him that afternoon.
  3. Funny. We were just considering turning an old rotten thistle we have into a bookshelf. I think we've settled on using it as a launch though.
  4. +3 Agree. I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL: https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html "Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "
  5. Clicked on the ad because I thought the boat had nice lines. Anyone know what it is? Hope it wasn't really destroyed... http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/3997909546.htm l "Steve Brown and Guy Crow both conspired to Destroy my boat. They did this without notifying me and tried to charge me moorage owed by a previous tenant after assuring me clear title. The boat was a classic and in very good condition. I am not the only one they have scammed on. They will tell you one thing then screw you the first chance they get. That's been my experience. PLEASE be careful, I do not recommend this marina. Feel free to contact me for details. Here is a picture of the boat they destroyed."
  6. I've enjoyed this thread quietly, because it's been such a joy to watch you all work and I'd had nothing to add but admiration and a huge thanks for sharing. But I thought I'd chime in on this... Assuming you're talking about the 'hook-and-hook' 3M velcro -- from my experience the glue on the back of the tape is not nearly as strong as the hooks. On most applications we've used it on that are even infrequently accessed, the glue ends up pulling off eventually. Where we've got it to work, it's required a lot of surface prep -- and even then, I'm skeptical that it will hold long term (with several uses). It's good for attaching things, but I'm not sure it's the best solution for a hatch that will be opened and shut occasionally. You guys probably already know this and have a clever solution to it, but in case you didn't, I figured it might help. Thanks for sharing, and can't wait to see the boat sailing around the sound!
  7. That boat's been there for quite a number of years. I was working on another boat at Bell Harbor a couple of years ago. At the time, that boat had a multi-generational family living aboard -- there had to be at least 7 people living on it, between grandmother, parents, and kids. One of the daughters was kind of hot. But she never said hi to me.
  8. Way to go out on a limb. Thanks for the pics
  9. So does anyone else keep think of Jonestown? Is Reidy starting another People's Temple? Who plays Congressman Ryan? http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/in-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death-guyana-after-the-jonestown-massacre-19790125?print=true https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown
  10. Is that the skinny Perry boat?