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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. I was watching a Columbia 57 (at least that's what we could discern from the sail logo) sail around this weekend. What's with that aft end counter? There's no additional interior space, sailing length, etc, etc, etc that might have been my boat... there are two Columbia 57's on SF Bay that i am aware of (only 13 ever built). They are tender and when healed the WL does extend out to the end of the counter... the original boat won the Transpac on its shakedown cruise, and Columbia57's went on to win every west coast race, but that was a long time ago... The one I've been watching has what looks to be a navy blue test color on the transom. What I really like is that it seems to be out every weekend! Not many boats get as much use as that one. I was shepherding some lasers out to red rock and back... yup thats my boat... it is back sailing again after a lot of years in rebuilding... not done with the rebuild yet, but everything is new except the hull... it had really bad termites in the deck so everything went into a dumpster and Ive rebuilt her from the hull up... I saved the bubble portion of the cabin but the rest is new.
  2. I was watching a Columbia 57 (at least that's what we could discern from the sail logo) sail around this weekend. What's with that aft end counter? There's no additional interior space, sailing length, etc, etc, etc that might have been my boat... there are two Columbia 57's on SF Bay that i am aware of (only 13 ever built). They are tender and when healed the WL does extend out to the end of the counter... the original boat won the Transpac on its shakedown cruise, and Columbia57's went on to win every west coast race, but that was a long time ago...
  3. I single handed my Ericson 32 all over the south pacific and up to Hawaii between 98 and 2000, was a Mark II. great boat, lived on it for 15 years before moving up to my current boat. would recommend the Ericson 32 as a small ocean capable cruiser
  4. you could just buy another smaller boat, put them both in the same marina and then you can likely have 6 days in that marina... 3 on each boat... as most marinas will allow you to spend up to three days without it being considered a live aboard...