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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. If you want a baseline for PHRF, add 550 to the rating and that will tell you how long (in seconds) it will take to do a mile on a windward/leeward course.
  2. Don't be so sure the Vikings didn't make it to the Red River Valley: ------------------------------------------------- The Kensington Runestone is a 202-pound (92 kg) slab of greywacke covered in runes on its face and side. A Swedish immigrant, Olof Ohman, claimed to have discovered it in 1898 in the largely rural township of Solem, Douglas County, Minnesota, and named it after the nearest settlement, Kensington. The inscription purports to be a record left behind by Scandinavian explorers in the 14th century (internally dated to the year 1362)..... Winchell estimated that the inscription was roughly 500 years old, by comparing its weathering with the weathering on the backside, which he assumed was glacial and 8000 years old. ------------------------------------------------- I read this on the internet, it must be true. In these days of fake news, it is good enough for some people I'm sure.
  3. Nice chastity strut there Mr. Tanton.
  4. I've been involved in these sort of design activities for a number of years. Whenever there are focus groups involved, the least polarizing designs tend to win because everyone says they can live with it. So you get designs made "not to offend" rather than "designs that appeal". From a cold business perspective it limits your risk. Having said that, for a period of two or three years our company allowed the Industrial Designers to go out and design something that worked but they were not constrained by user studies. They made some truly beautiful products, almost art and they sold better than we thought they would. But they were aimed at the early adopters so we didn't expect them to be a cash cow. The "non offensive" designs still made the most money. I'm pretty sure the economics as applied to millions of electronic devices probably won't transfer to cars and boats though.
  5. You've been told this before Brent, but seem to have forgotten. I've been on Night Runner in a starboard knockdown, spreaders nearly in the water. No water goes down the companionway. I am sure the green steel version behaves the same way.
  6. I still ride my old Competiton. Awesome bike, broke in the Brooks Pro saddle with a baseball bat. I'd lube the axles and give em a spin - they'd go forever and then pendulum back and forth just on the weight of the valve.
  7. Just to throw another boat on your list. The Ranger 33 is a pretty good solid boat of about the same vintage. Good sailing and easy to handle, very docile.
  8. FYI, chicks in the PNW dig flannel. Just sayin.
  9. May 17
  10. Schipperke and Portuguese Water Dog are a couple to consider. Schipperke comes from the sheepdog family.
  11. True, unless you try to gybe without taking it down........
  12. Fufkin, Dickinson makes a solid fuel stove, they claim it weighs 15 pounds. I had a Ratelco Cole stove on my boat that I burned presto logs in. Lightweight, worked well. I don't know if they are still in business though.
  13. You might consider a Morgan 27. It's a fin/spade underbody which doesn't fit your criteria, but it does tick some other boxes. They are really good sailing boats and have a surprisingly big interior.
  14. Not steel. Some sort of wood/plywood, I think. Not sure though. I think it may be a "low freeboard means high house" sort of boat. That's what Dudley calls radius chine. The hull top sides and bottom are sheet plywood, the round turn to the bilge is done cold molded. Seems like a good way to get a nice light structure with quicker build time than full cold molded.