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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. When we brought our boat into Canada, in 2011, they used the number on the bill of sale (ridulously low) to calculate GST,at the border. Ditto for Quebec when they calculated PST. All in all, very simple and the officials were very pleasant. Things may have changed in the meantime. I would say you were lucky and would not trust that for they way it works. I have brought a few boats back and they have checked the internet to try and find the boat you bought and similar boats to determine the value. I learned this after much time spent at the counter. The last time they had a couple agents talk to me to keep me busy while they were looking. When I realized they were online I handed them a piece of paper with a number of other similar boats currently listed to make their search easier. They were appreciative and accepted my receipt as is.
  2. What he said. Importing the trailer is the biggest pain. If under 15 years old as stated in the article you will need to register it with RIV. This requires a proper VIN number, a notarized letter from the manufacturer that there have been no recalls and a safety check once here. Don't assume that if the VIN is on a state issued ownership it is correct I did this and it took 3 months to sort out. If the trailer is 15 years old or more there is no issue, pay your tax and you're on your way.
  3. The Web Page is still there at tripp26.org hasn't been updated in a few years though, there is a google group but most of the activity of late has been on facebook.
  4. No Worries if it has shipped the postal system will take as long as it does. Did not get any email confirmation like Woody posted earlier though.
  5. SR27 on LO rates 96 SR27 base rating for LE is also 96, but the one sailing there added an inboard so rates 114.
  6. AFAIK Blitzen on LO out of Bronte is the former Blaze from Sarasota.
  7. I know of 1 SR27 on Lake Ont. and 1 on Lake Erie. If you PM me I can get you in contact with one of the owners. Apparently they are quite finicky to setup. When the LE boat gets the tune balanced for the condition he is very tough to catch, but if he is off slightly with his tune he struggles. As for judging the one on LO, he only got the boat this year so I'm not sure it is fair to judge based on his results.