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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.

Jim Z

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  1. Earlier in this string, "blofeld" validated SPECTRE was formerly JEANNINE III from Chicago/Great Lakes.
  2. Lat21 may be able to comment on the trailer as his HAMACHI is ex-Aunt Jessie, ex-Raincloud. I recall seeing an image of HAMACHI on a trailer; however it was not angled but flat. As an aside I believe HAMACHI is hull #6...I think the green hulled AUGUST ICE up in Lake Tahoe is #7... I did find an image of an angled trailer and a flat trailer on the Reinrag2 (ex-Strabo) website... http://reinrag2.com/photos.htm angled is image 2 of 52 flat is image 36 of 52
  3. SPECTRE is looking very "tidy!" Was she formerly JENNINE III from Chicago / Great Lakes area?
  4. The black hulled #5 (Blast) is berthed at South Beach Harbor as well as #7 (Aeolus); therefore one could further vet the #1 - #6 angled stanchion situation. I may be up there this weekend; if so I'll take a look and report back.
  5. Here is the Tony Hodges/Yachting World J-111 review video. The boat is the US built hull #6 which was sent to the UK and originally christened ARABELLA. In the video at 1:03 - 1:07 there is a pretty good view of the V1 to top lifeline gap which would be in alignment with Ease Hike Trim's comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?_yKz-OrdwwQ Perseverance is Hull #3...
  6. Hi Fullres, ex-SRM is named "TYR" (i.e. name of a warrior god in Norse mythology; phonetically pronounced "tier"). Sail number is 52125. Best of luck with pulling together a one design start for the 125's for BBS!
  7. Just a general observation... In the images above, using the piece of line tied between the V1 and the top life line (to keep the spin sheet from going in there) as a reference; it certainly looks different from our set up. Our preventer line is very slack and in a "u-shape." Additionally the gap between the V1 and the top life line on our 111 isn't much wider than the spin sheet itself. Apologies for adding to the silliness with no image...
  8. Just stumbled upon these images on the web. Caption reads, "Hick 40 with a Farr 40 lid...still in the Hick Marine Builders shed the Hick 40 for Hugh and Gary is shaping up..." Is this the same boat? https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyonwater54/22058614291/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyonwater54/22033878932/in/photostream photo credit: David Wallace just fixed second link...
  9. I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).
  10. The J-125 "TYR" (ex - Stark Raving Mad) had a pedestal installed in a recent refit... http://www.crayivp.com/2015-StFYC-Regattas/AldoAlessio15/i-WWRsN9L/A
  11. Assuming MENTAL is here to stay; following is the current SF Fleet # 5 J/111 list: A preliminary "inaugural" One Design regatta schedule has been published. Exciting stuff! Boat Name - Hull # AEOLUS - 7 MADMEN - 17 MENTAL - 22 TOPSY TURVEY - 39 FLASH - 54 SYMMETRY - 91 DOUBLE DIGIT - 94 TBD - 103 (March arrival)
  12. NEW GIRL IN TOWN? Skipper spied the red hulled, fresh water MENTAL, sidled up to MADMEN this afternoon at KKMI in Sausalito. So we have 8 J/111's on SF Bay now!
  13. We have had the privilege of sailing and racing with Wayne and Barry over the last couple of years (SF Bay) and have nothing but the highest regard for them and their J-World program. Truly great guys, talented sailors and super coaches.
  14. Unfortunately, MADMEN will not be able to make it out to Key West from San Francisco this January (2014). However we are seriously targeting 2015.
  15. MADMEN's first regatta and video...St. Francis YC Aldo Alessio. Great fun; the learning continues! Props to the owner's son Max (home from college) for video edit and production.