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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. Cool boat. I admire it. It could be painted. Would fit my dream cruiser requirements also.
  2. I prefer ply, too. Properly maintained it will last indefinately. That's the caveat. Solid FG will last indefinately with near zero maintenance.
  3. Don't worry, Mr. Perry "gets it".
  4. S&S. Olin was quoted as saying he thought it was one of his best designs. I used to own one of these. Probably one of my favorite all time boats. Had it on a trailer. Easy to launch with shallow draft. Lots of memories with the kids. Reminds me of this, one of my favorite dreamboats for cruising:
  5. Watch out what you say! As in: How do you know what cheating on your wife feels like? Just a cautionary note on word choice and phrasing, not an accusation.
  6. Please! I want to see more.
  7. Whoa! WFO! No chastity strut on this baby.
  8. I love seeing the frames set up. That is one bad ass full keel. Can't wait for more pics. I think some that comment here are not aware whom they are addressing.
  9. All we need is a dummied-up diagram of the water flow around it and a written explanation of how it creates/destroys/extracts energy from the tip vortices of the keel in a highly beneficial way. Sort of "best new idea since the School Keel". Then it's a gadget for sure. The strut definitely needs turbecules (sp?), you know; bumpy things that make you go faster.
  10. None. ShMUX don't get paid.
  11. Here's a brain fart: Eliminate the strut and design a lead bulb that would extend aft to the lower bearing of the rudder.
  12. First line of copy from their 2 page spread ad on the inside cover of CRUISING WORLD, March issue: OK, so by "high latitudes", perhaps they mean The Hamptons? :-) ...or Humboldt County?
  13. So you're saying the AP is expected to be used 2% of the time? I apologize for my ignorance.
  14. OK Kim, at the next Tri Island race, let's cover up the Triton, and turn off the iPad so that next time we get to the windward mark's position before it's set, we can sail on in blissful ignorance that we just gave 10 minutes to the fleet !! just kidding Kim. Sure, OK with me. I sail for the fun of sailing.(Except the depth sounder, I want to avoid finding the bottom.) Curiously I miss all the chart work that went with a tricky race. It makes us old farts to think we can still grab a pencil, dividers and parallel rules to work a course out. I know the Maestro will offer to immeditely start working on the design of my boat (or 4 boats; I haven't decided...), but I just don't get making this boat into something you sail by tapping on a touchscreen, using a remote or switching a powered winch on/off. Tiller or wheel? What difference would that make? I decry the videogamization of sailing! OK, rant over.
  15. Bear in mind that gaff rigs present an added hazard much like the boom on most marconi rigged boats when gybing, i.e. you don't want to be struck by the gaff falling from twenty or more feet above when raising, lowering, and reefing. Always be sure that the halyards are under control. Maybe, like off-center companionways, gaff rigs are just inherently too dangerous...