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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 cannot add any info on this incident. I was commodore and instructor at UW Hoofer Sailing Club (way) back in the late 80's. UW Lifesaving (aka "Harvey") was always a well run and valuable service on the lake. We obviously worked closely with them on weather events and retrieving wayward folks just beginning to learn how to sail. Very sad to hear of this. Pretty sure they always ran with at least 2 people on board, so even harder to understand how lookout failed.
  2. Pretty sure your twin "booms" are dual spinnaker poles. I suspect gybing chutes was done by connecting pole to the soon to be new windward, luff and disconnecting pole from the new leeward side. There may also have been a reaching strut.
  3. I don't remember port of call, but I am pretty sure I saw Brassy in Leland, MI harbor a couple years ago when we were cruising N. Lake Michigan. As I recall, current owners had added basically a full enclosure around the cockpit.
  4. When at school at U of WI, we had a 33 that had been donated to the Hoofer Sailing Club on campus. Long time ago, but maybe Boness(?) family from somewhere on west coast donated it. "Mariah." As late teens and early 20 something's, we raced her hard in the Mendota Yacht Club series, and as a party boat in the evenings, docking at Edgewater hotel for sunset cocktails or post-race drinks, and a couple of fraternity docks for even later evenings. Lotsa fun. A few times the engine would be on the fritz, but could sail and park her at the dock like a dinghy. Long after I left, I think the story was she got hit by powerboat while on the mooring and suffered an untimely demise.
  5. When I hover over that on/off button in the SA notification settings, a pop-up says the administrator has disabled this from being toggled. Probably not the highest item on your list, I'll just close the box for now.
  6. With the update, I now get a popup notification on EVERY view, that says the site wants to send me notifications (Windows 10 Pro, yeah, yeah, but we are stuck with it at work). I don't really need to know what is going on when I am not on the site. I don't have notifications enabled on Windows and don't really want to just for this site. In the SA profile settings, I turned off all notifications except that "Profile, Someone posts on my profile," the ability to toggle on/off is disabled by the administrator. I don't know the purpose of this, but can this be changed so it can be turned off as well?
  7. Wisconsin based, but just read article about Allstates Rigging. They go all over the USA. Otherwise, some of the bigger mechanical contractor companies like Boldt (well, also WI based, but locations around the country).
  8. As a manufacturer and buyer of machinery from time to time, we get emails and mailings from auction houses all the time (several per week). I don't know how they get our name or particularly email addresses, but obviously there are a ton of databases for sale out there. We have never bought anything at auction, but they keep trying. Just got one for a plant in the UK, which is a little far for a midwest USA firm to get too excited about.
  9. Sounds like any possible suitor may just wait for auction...... Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:00 PM (ET) Navtec Rigging Solutions - Machinery & Equipment Online Auction By Order of the Secured Creditor, Major Offering By Online Auction, Assets of Navtec Rigging Solutions, Including: CNC Machining Centers, CNC Turning Centers, Machine Tools, Finishing Equipment, Specialty Manufacturing Equipment, Material Handling, Raw Materials, etc. http://thomasauction.com/auction-details.asp?id=438
  10. Here is shot taken by a friend from shore (up on bluff) of us powered up in a race from couple of years ago.
  11. Probably depends on the market/industry. We are a privately held manufacturer in the Midwest USA. We sell capital and consumable equipment to a variety of industrial customers. In certain areas of the USA where customer density does not justify employees, we have manufacturer reps. We pay 12%. Our overseas sales agencies get 10-15% depending on the customary rate in each country. Capital equipment sales cycles can be long (3-6+ months) and manufacturing lead time can be 4 months. Our field people are also service folks, as our manufacturing customers have shrunk their headcount and rely more on suppliers for maintenance support. As I said, there is probably a difference between retail sales and industrial B-to-B sales.
  12. ? Since when? I know Mr. McCarthy is in the insurance business, but I too cannot recall a race where a copy of insurance cert was not required. I raced in the 7.9's for ~15 years or so until our owner moved to a cruising boat, and all of the regional regattas, NOOD regattas, and class champ required insurance. Races we do on my cruiser/racer require insurance as well. Granted, these are all MIdwest regattas/races, so I suppose this may not be representative of the enitre country. Also, while not related directly to racing, our club full of Lightnings and 25-30 foot boats requires insurance for the boat to be on/in the property/harbor, and the marina where I keep my boat requires insurance cert for summer and winter storage.
  13. I was in Russia a few years ago. This was for installation of equipment we exported from USA to a customer there. So I had a business visa. The visa process in Russia seems to be unique. In other countries we ship to, our local agent or the customer can provide an invitation letter sufficient to get a visa fairly rubber-stamped by the embassy/consulate. In Russia, our sales agency said we had to pay a fee to a separate company that generates the letter. In addition, Russia is fairly tight with visa duration. I have 5 year visas for other countries, but could only get a 6 month visa in Russia. Went through all 3 airports in Moscow on different legs of the trip. And of course Sheremetyevo (intl arrival) and Domodedovo are on completely opposites sides of the city. The cab ride from my hotel near Sheremetyevo to Domodedovo for a domestic flight was interesting. Chain smoking, no English whatsoever driver, occasionally driving on sidewalks to avoid the traffic jams. Mile after mile (or km after km if you prefer) of high-rise apartment buildings. My domestic flights were all on Boeing or Airbus airframes. No Soviet era 40+ year old Antonovs or Ilyushins, but I was told they are still used on a couple of the routes I was on. I'm sure you already realize, but Russia is HUGE. From Moscow to where our customer was located in freaking Siberia it was a 5 hour flight. Fortunately my trip was in June. But there was still snow and ice in the sluiceways of one their huge hydroelectric dams. I forget what it is called, but most of the markets will have vendors with a home-made soda of some sort in a tank trailer. Been a while, but I think it seemed like a very watery Coke. It is made from fermented bread I think. Does have a low alcohol content. Speaking of alcohol, you won't find a lot of Absolute vodka or the like except maybe in the hotel bars. Seems to be as many Russian vodka brands as the USA microbrew industry. But all the labels were in Cyrillic so I don't remember the names. And maybe also due to the quantity served at a typical Russian business dinner.............
  14. I have the full keel version. A while back someone else on SA asked about the boat and I posted some comments, but the new and improved forum apparently doesn't keep history as long as it used to as I can't find my post. Basically I noted, at least with a full keel, the boat goes upwind on rails and downwind does not "rock and roll" as much as other racer/cruisers of that era. I can't really comment on the CB version other than the usual caveat that a CB version will give up some upwind performance. PHRF rates the CB version about 10 sec/mile slower, depending on region. C&C boats from the 70's/80's were considered very well built. We have no issues with cabin doors not fitting when the hydraulic backstay is cranked on, unlike some other boats from then. That being said, the hull and deck are cored, so as with any 30 year old boat, make sure to have a reputable surveyor check for delam issues. Most of the boats have either replaced or will need to replace the glued-only main cabin windows, but this is not a complicated project, and adhesives have improved in 30+ years. 3/8" thick cast acrylic. This project has been covered in detail several times on the C&C owners forum. You and/or your friend should spend some time skimming through the email discussion list archives for additional insight on the boat, brand, and typical maintenance projects. www.cncphotoalbum.com
  15. 3874 HP??? Guess it will move along pretty well even when the wind dies..................