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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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    Frostbite Racing, Wednesday night racing. Voting.

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  1. Didn't read through this whole thread yet ( but looking forward to it ) Add to level of difficulty : "ability to self-rescue" after you capsize.... for ex. I'd rate the slow Dyer Dhow as 'close to impossible' to self rescue, whereas Sunfish is very easy-peasy. Number system? there should be five numbers for each boat: 1. Speed 2. Ease to sail 3. Ease to launch 4. Ease to self rescue 5. Something else I forget ... # 5 could be fragility / durability of the craft ..or cost of ownership / expense of gear, sails etc. ...or type of person the fleet attracts nice people vs. total DB
  2. I used love seeing 210's racing on Gloucester Harbor, envious from our Columbia 22, I was about 10 yrs old.. Rockport must have a Star class or something, I know there are Herreshoff Doughdish racing near by too, but they cost way too much. The two-boat answer sounds good to me. I would stay away from anything too 'wet' ie. Hobie 14 since the water is might be too cold there for your 'crew'
  3. Go 1/2 way around the world to get away from it all... you can't get away from it all.. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/15/528470657/millions-of-pieces-of-plastic-are-piling-up-on-otherwise-pristine-pacific-island If you see plastic near your local waters...pick it up so it gets properly processed.
  4. Really nice boat, congrats.
  5. Ahh, whenever I see a Hinckley my heart beats faster. You know they are just so well appointed inside... Capt. Bob: My boat was made in Copenhagen, and it says hello!
  6. If you can unstep your mast easily you will be way ahead of the game. Despite all the plastic, the Harken under-deck looks like a great design and hoist-able swivel is a plus. Would be surprised of they didn't have great phone support and easily available parts if something breaks or you order the wrong thing etc. I wouldn't mix different brands and parts or kluge it together, well maybe I would but then there is the probability of having to do it twice or as in my case, "learning too much"
  7. I just installed a furler on my BB Dragon. I used a small, relatively unknown company, Bartels which makes a furler like no one else and the majority of the Dragon class uses in Europe. Communication and distance was a p.i.t.a. but the quality is unsurpassed, handmade in Bavaria, Germany, zero plastic, simple operation, continuous line, < all good things. The person I dealt with, Ulrike Hofelzer was very helpful and patient in answering all my questions. I am sure they had never dealt with someone who knew so little. Furlers are a pretty involved & complicated thing to install. Especially in my case where I had to re-drill the deck-hole. My advice to you is start from the bottom, and work your way up. I removed the old one and learned a lot. A Harken below deck furler seems to be the way to go for you. The idea posted above to M O V E your boat to where they have the most competent rigger is a great idea , not everyone knows / or cares how to do this, find someone who does this ALL the time, someone who knows rigging to advise you and make sure they are nearby. If you want to do it yourself gather as much information as you can ahead of time. Find a Melges and go tale pictures of the set up, talk to the owner. maybe measure the sail if its the same size as your jib you are way ahead of the game and can just copy their install exactly. Even better to find someone who has your same boat and has a furler. At some point you will have top get someone to go to the upper part of the mast to install your swivel, or if you use a hoist-able swivel there will still be some fidilly reason to go up there, you can be sure.Helps to have a yard with a cherry picker /platform at your disposal. You will also have to shorten your headstay so you will need access to a swage tool, a pro rigger is needed for that since they are teh only ones who own such a tool. Good luck . Take pictures and let us know how it goes.
  8. Kids shouldn't sail ever at all, but they can 'stand their ground' and shoot at any kid who steps on their lawn. FLA is sinking...
  9. A Mamaroneck Frostbiter, checking in. We sail out of Beach Point Yacht Club every Sunday in the winter. On January 1st 2017, New Years Regatta, there were about 16 boats total. No photo's, you will have to take my word for it.
  10. I am currently.... attempting... to install a BARTELS furler on my Dragon. Under deck and tensioned from below. Ordered from the factory, as a custom one-off fabrication. Total p.i.t.a. ..no instructions (!) Though I must say, everything looks very well constructed.
  11. Regardless, a good ad for PLB
  12. Why do I want one of those so much? Wait, didn't that design get shut down last time...? Was it " lifted " ? hmmmm? Why not just pay Gibby and be done with it? He could use the money. I have his number if you want to reach out to him..
  13. The yard is big enough and there are always boats out of the water for repairs, and did I mention my boat is as sexy as a naked woman? Anyway-went for a great sail yesterday on a classy old Shields and tomorrow crewing on a J11 so I feel human again..
  14. To not sail in the summer is a unique punishment all its own...