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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. In a couple of cases, boats weren't able to get their information together in time to get a rating certificate. Not sure about the others. But there will be 16 boats in ORC overall. Lack of wind, and adverse current both until late Saturday.... could be a long first day.
  2. I realize I am late to this discussion. But my though is, if it's foggy enough in Puget Sound to want to use the radar, you are not likely going to be standing at the outside helm anyway.
  3. Citation on this "research"? The manning on BC Ferries is dictated by Transport Canada manning regulations. Everyone working in the cafeteria and gift shop has an assigned responsibly during an emergency. BC Ferries has created revenue creating positions for them, rather than having them sit around doing nothing waiting for an emergency. I would hope your "friend's" research included this.
  4. Or not. Dobbs was pretty careful with his PR. "First regatta in North America to exclusively use ORC for all handicap racing." I tried to disprove it and failed. 2017 KW results below. But that's not the OP. They said it was the first time it has been used at a major North American regatta. There was nothing about "exclusive" in that statement.
  5. I think the organizers of Swiftsure, Southern Straits, and several other events would take exception to this statement.
  6. We usually have two. We just have not renewed either yet as we only need the BC one for Wednesday nights (which don't start until next month), and the NW for WIRW (unless we can convince them to go ORC for Div 1 this year). All Div 1 races in Vancouver are scored ORC, not PHRF. And we have been focused this spring on re-measuring the boat for ORC and getting that certificate correct. To be honest, I didn't know that SS were even scoring us PHRF as an option. In any event, the official results (as far as VARC is concerned) are ORC.
  7. We are in the real (ORC) results.
  8. Registered on Jan 1.
  9. Regarding the side doors, we had some product reps from AdvanTec Marine in our office the other day (they are the parent company for Manly Marine, Freeman Marine, Pacific Coast Marine). They were mentioning that they do custom door solutions (in addition to their standard doors, hatches and windows), and it occurred to me that they would probably be able to provide valuable input to how to accomplish what you want with the doors. One of their lines specializes in high end yacht fittings. I'm sure Betts and his crew could too, but its another option.
  10. I thought Smoke was out. It could be tough to beat them when they are out front in clear air, and we are all clustered together. Found out that our 2nd bow guy is going to have a kid in June, so he's out. Trying to find a replacement is tough going. I'll be a lot happier once we fill that spot. Just a few weeks until the first big test at Straits!
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  12. The 34+ post-dates IOR, it came out in the IMS era. And there is no way you are getting a 34+ for 30K. More like 3 times that. They didn't build very many of them, which is unfortunate, because they were a nice two-person size version of the 37+. I saw two on Yacht World a week or so ago in the 30s. There's currently a 37R/+/40 in Toronto asking 25k USD. Needs work, but did I say you were getting a turnkey boat? Also, I don't think the OP is asking for an IOR boat, but I am willing to bet previous IOR designs influenced later C&C production boats. If I understand correctly, OP is looking for solidly built boats that are of IOR influence. There are two C&C 34+ on Yachtworld right now, one at $60K, one at $90K, both in US dollars. There are several older C&C 34's on there for much lower prices. Right. And most of the 37+/40's are in that 65 to 90 range too. The one for 25k is beat to crap and from a sailing school. The pictures are nasty. The OP was asking for advice as to whether he should avoid IOR designs as a cruiser, not for recommendations of IOR designs. In either event, like I said, the 34+ came well after IOR, and is in no way an IOR influenced hull. One look at the stern quarter and transom tells you that (not to mention being there when they came out).
  13. The 34+ post-dates IOR, it came out in the IMS era. And there is no way you are getting a 34+ for 30K. More like 3 times that. They didn't build very many of them, which is unfortunate, because they were a nice two-person size version of the 37+.
  14. Along the documentary theme, there is "Drum" and "Morning Light". Both are okay.
  15. +1. Racing equipment rules are there to (attempt to) make for an even playing field. But I would add the Race to Alaska as an event very close to Brent's home that would allow the kite. In fact, it would be the perfect forum for Brent to prove once and for all that his boat is the best. No rules, no limits, no handicaps.