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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. Rhodes 18 had a small cuddy cabin. Sailed on one of those back then. Sailed Snipes, Comets, Looks like something built in Maine or Cape Cod area. You're thinking of a Rhodes 19..
  2. I the rope goes around the tack ring you might want to be a little careful when you cut off the bolt rope on the foot.
  3. If you're not going to dry sail it, 8.5' is pretty deep for most places.
  4. Almost certain that it is the CHEETAH that he is referring to. Native to, and built in Stone Harbor, NJ. Very rare. I doubt that many or any still exist.
  5. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6723 Maybe it's not what you were thing of but but I remember these from when I was 12 years old.
  6. +1000. National list/db, allow local authorities 'tweak' for own purposes. If nothing else, will improve credibility to the system.
  7. Very sorry for your loss. There were a few builders during this period that have the reputation of having 'done it right'. Yacht Yachts was was one them.
  8. Absolutely beautiful place: Wind completely unpredictable. If there is ANY chance of you going in the water, you must wear a FULL wet suit. Many years ago they did have a Laser fleet. One man died because when he fell in he was only wearing the sleeveless short legged type.
  9. Speaking strictly in terms of sail trimming, a track bowed up in the middle is the opposite of what you would want. The down side of using a regular strait traveler is that the leech of the sail is tightened as you let it down off center (unless the free or trimming end is mounted on the car itself). With a traveler bowed in the middle, this effect is made worse. You may also find that the lateral force may not be enough to overcome the increased vertical force as the traveler is eased so that it won't even move at all unless you add additional lines to pull the car away from the center.
  10. I'm thinking of making some myself. I have the tubing. I think alum. should be OK as long as the foot brace span isn't too long. Having it bent shouldn't be too expensive. Having trouble finding come sturdy and compatible fittings. Some reinforcing welds at each mounting end will probably be required. I think the ones that come on the Figaro and Farr 30 are stainless though. The reason for this could be more than cosmetic.
  11. Nice. Close up of the jib setup if you get a chance. rb
  12. I like it, but I also like some of the 'pointed shoe boxes' we see today.
  13. ttp://sailboatdata.com/view_builder.asp?builder_id=563
  14. There is a Ranger 26 (1980) with a fractional rig, dagger/lifting keel, which is extremely rare. (Never even seen a photo of one other than the original brochure which someone sent me.) http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=248
  15. This was actually a Finot design. (Yamaha 29?).