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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. Reaching out to the Brethren to see if anyone knows of a SC27 mast that might be bought. Ballinger has a 6 month lead time these days :-(
  2. This one has a custom kelp cutter that my client does not want to fuss with. Agree 100%...Blur videos are AWESOME!
  3. Yup....we're in search for yet ANOTHER used J/111 for a buyer in SF Bay. If anyone's thinking about selling, I've got a guy VERY interested. Ping me a message please.
  4. Third J/88 arriving in Chicago this week, with a fourth on order. And there's at least one somewhere north of Chicago (maybe Milwaukee?). Three in SF Bay now with more coming.
  5. AGREED!
  6. Well, truth is we beat two J120's last friday night at the beercans. Both 120''s went the wrong way on a Bay tour course. The Elan 40 is sort of a gift rating at 69 (as everyone gives them shit about it...the owner is a great guy who happens to sail the boat quite well). Having said that, the 88 won't sail to a 69 on the Bay with average sailors aboard. I'm thinking 75 is doable. Have to get the owner to make the arguments and stick with it.
  7. NorCal PHRF's argument was "The J88 HAS to be faster then the J105 (78) so we rated it accordingly" Ok, if it's faster give it a 75.....69 is damn hard to sail to without some loooooong downwind planing legs to offset the uphill battle. The boat owner will make the argument. Still building results data. Dr. Laura had a VERY high talent level on her boat..probably not representative of the boats 'normal' sailing capabilities.
  8. Sailed a beercan Friday night against a well sailed Elan 40 that rates the same 69 as the J88 does locally. That is one hard boat to beat in non-planing conditions, especially with the 12 foot spot. Convincing the owner to go do the argument at the local PHRF rating meeting. He should get some relief...thought not sure. This is the same PHRF committee that has the Wabbit Wule banning any boat from PHRF NorCal racing that doesn't have a minimum of 400 lbs of lead. We shall see.
  9. We have a new J88 available for Demo at the shop in Alameda, should anyone want a test sail. Feel free to call me 415-867-8056
  10. +1 Your vids rock!
  11. The UK article is pretty nice. I wonder just how close the Selden spars are to the Halls. It'll be interesting when the J70 worlds come to the USA and see the Seldens in comparison with the Southerns. It's just a matter of time and production until the J88 gains world status. OK... I have to know...is the Volvo saildrive well received over in the the EU? Hate them hear because Volvo charges WAY too much for parts in the USA. Yanmars are dominating over here.
  12. I admit LH...she's crazy as a jackass in heat...just saying, she does keep the talent pool employed.
  13. Crazy 88 (Dr. Laura) did well in the Tower Race, too well I guess, PHRF SO CAL gave her a 6 sec rating hit. Dr.L has some talent on the boat. She's not a bad stick and surrounds herself with outstanding sailors.
  14. Only one way to find out....come to RBBS in Sept. We're at 10 J111's so far. Breeze On! Great graphics on the newest J111 in the Bay...#103 "Bad Dog"
  15. There are finish results of 23 races for the j/88: so far I haven't seen anything to justify a 69 rating in any condition: Sail Newport 2013 Sail for Hope Regatta: 1 race, 4th place behind a Quest 30. 2013 Garmin-Hamble Winter Series: 8 races, beaten by a J/105 three times. J-Fest Southwest Regatta 2013: 6 races, marginally faster than a J/92 (except for one race it was marginally slower) 2014 Key West Race Week: 8 races, was out sailed by an Olson 30 in six of those races I've heard all the excuses: boat is new, sail ripped, went the wrong way, bad wind shift, etc: same excuses that all of their competition had. Correct me if I'm wrong, but all the boats were crewed with notable sailors, crews that have sailed with each other before. I'd like to hear the Nor Cal PHRF Committee's justification for the 69 rating, let me guess: we've been doing this for years, we know what we are doing, we have yacht designers we consult with, they know what they are talking about, we'll let them sail with the 69 rating for a while, ... if it's wrong we can always correct it, no big deal JBoats has a fabulous marketing department. The PHRF committees only hear terms like: speedster, composites, fast, performance, planing, optimized. Then they overlook the more mundane phrases: seats with backrests, smallest jboat on the market with an inboard engine, comfortable to overnight in, another classic J-boat. Essentially the Nor Cal PHRF committee bought the marketing hook, line and sinker. Apparently their yacht design consultants are better than Rod Johnstone, Designer. ( see J-Sailing PHRF Performance Sailing Analysis ) BSP...that was frickin hillarious. Wonder if waving dead chickens or Ouija boards are also part of the calculation. I spoke to one notable member of the PHRF committee who commented "we're doing you guys a favor, if the 88 rates slower than the 105 you won't sell any boats ;-)" How does THAT work? Maybe they were looking at this pic? In any case, we've just wrapped up the Strictly Sail Boatshow over the past weekend. Had TREMENDOUS reception for the 88. We're clamoring for boats now HUGE interest. We're delivering a new boat to an owner next week...another sold one coming in May...first available boat we have is August. After this weekend I now have no doubt that the 88 will become a great OD class on the Bay. It checks too so many boxes on sailors wishlist. Best news was that we'll get access to one for Demos starting May 15 :-) We'll be roadshowing it at several beer cans throughout the season.