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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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    Firefighting, J27's, Skiing
  1. As said before, get a hold of a Freight Forwarder. You get what you pay for. You know one of the big guys, (K & N, Schenker, Danzas(now part of DHL), Panalpina) will be around tomorrow, and your freight will get to where you want...not stuck in some bonded yard, because FlyByNite Joe is bankrupt, doesn't have the connections, capital or expertise to handle the whole job. Also, check with your insurer as to what they require...maybe a cargo survey to verify the lashing in the container... Good Luck
  2. It was many years ago, (Dennis or Floydd??) I remember talking to a boat owner who put out over 1500' of line to secure his boat in a dead end lagoon, 3 anchors, ....everyone said it was overkill....most he had to do was collect a few leaves from the cockpit, while others sustained massive damage...
  3. Bring back the FD! Such a pretty boat!
  4. Nice write up in J/News. Thanks for putting on what seems like was another great NA's! Sorry I couldn't make it.
  5. Stay in touch with Curved Air. Andrew knows all!
  6. That's what they all say......"A friend" is looking.....
  7. Very nice and glad to hear.
  8. I tow an F-27, the same model as the one above with my 4runner V6. Two trips from Annapolis to Florida and back, one to NYC and one to Lake Erie. I think it does great. It will tow at 70mph, but I typically go 60 because fuel jumps from 8mpg to 12 and if you do the math based on the number of gas stops you actually get there quicker going 60. You really don't need the V8, compared to a Semi you have way more power/ton and the V8 wont help you turn or stop which in my mind is the limiting factor. I thought about adding a transmission cooler, but everyone says the Toyota tow rating is tested by the engineers, in that if they say it will tow 5000#, it will tow 5000#. They were also the only manufacturer last year to submit their vehicles to the SAE towing test to validate the tow rating. I don't get everyone who says that they cant feel the trailer behind them, I can feel when I have 4 people in the car. If you can't feel a 4000# boat behind your F-150 you should probably pay more attention to the way the truck drives. Ditto on the 4Runner - 4wd - V6. I tow a J/27 a couple of times per year on a tandem axle trailer. Trailer has brakes on both axles. Careful loading of boat on trailer to get the correct distribution of weight and tongue weight pays dividends. All up, it is just at 5000#'s. I try to get as much gear out of the boat as possible to get the COG lower. Yup, just like Roleur said, you feel it for sure, but keeping speed to under 60 increases fuel economy for sure, and taking AT out of 5th for any incline, saves tranny for jumping back and fort trying to decide which gear it wants to be in....Common sense, lots of straps, leave LOTS of extra room, be patient, pump up tires, maintain trailer....its all good.
  9. My experience is that the Johnstones and J/Boats are a class act. A couple of years ago Stu sat and chatted with a buddy and I at a Boat Show for almost an hour. We not only talked boats, but family, sailing, skiing and life...a real down to earth guy.
  10. current bid is $2028....1 day left
  11. Rumor is that there is a very nice 33 for sale on Georgian Bay....if you are looking
  12. When the description includes "cleats" you know they are stretching. Too bad, was a real consideration. Core work was not frightening to me, but no sails, engine and missing what else....would make a very expensive proposition north of the 49th. I hope someone gets her back on the water....
  13. It really comes down the the culture of the area and what you get for your membership. At clubs with no cash bar, only signing privileges, some kind of membership is necessary.
  14. Just what he said. Great boat. We have raced flying sails with as few at 3 (5-10kts true), raced flying sails in 18-20 with 4, regularly race with 4 or 5, have had as many as 6, and day sailed with 8. Price of admission is pretty attractive to most, and keeping boat current wont break the budget of most. Only down side, is that at some point you WILL face the wet core somewhere issue.
  15. Age old conundrum of sailboats: Performance - Cost - Comfort.....Pick Two