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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. What about the Chicago boat Lucky Dubie? Can't seem to find a picture, but they had Bob Marley on the chute.
  2. I home you are right that it ends up at $35K. My guess is that it will be close to $50K out the door. The "$70K" Model S grows to over $100 very quickly with pretty desirable options. I would not bet against Musk on this one... He is trying to change the entire auto paradigm and might actually get away with it. Read yesterday that his plan from the beginning, like 2000 ish, was;1. Build the tesla sportscar - $100,000+, use proceeds to fund development on "affordable"sedan. 2. Build and "affordable" sedan/car and use the proceeds to fund development on "everymans electric car". 3. Build "everymans electric car" and make it affordable to the masses. In the article Iread, he said that the 35,000 price would include all app upgrades(self driving, safety, etc.) so I assume that means that some bells and whistles will be included at that price... so the dream might be coming true...... If he can get the charging infrastructure going he might be able to pull this off. My local mall has 3 tesla charging stations already, and if you can get 200+ mi out of a charge ya never know... I'm with you. I lust for a P90 but the numbers don't work out when I look at the limited number of East Coast charging stations and price. Without 220/50A, you are not going to recharge overnight. At $35K, the Model 3 would fit as a "second car" for mostly local driving where 200 mile range works fine. Realistically, you are going to see about 70% of advertised range at current highway speeds and AC or winter heating in use (required in the Mid Atlantic) so 200 will become 130-140 and my place to Dulles and back is more than that. Airports with chargers exist but demand already outstrips supply so you can't rely on charging while you are gone. Notable that Tesla's stock picked up a "sell" recommendation. Between the battery mega-factory and the Model 3 development, they are seriously in teh red and there is some conjecture they will face a cash crisis before the M3 starts delivering in 18-20 months. I agree that betting against Musk is usually a bad idea. I hope investors see it that way because investors falling out of love with the stock could be devastating. Orders for Model 3 top $1B and will reach 300,000 by June. Tesla will need cash to build them and analysts are mixed as to what the ramp up will do to the company. They have built a total of 110K cars since day 1 and now have a elephant sized backlog and the scaling will be a challenge. Innovators don't always have the discipline for production lines. Even at current rates, they are not meeting schedules. Tesla parts shortages. They are going to have to change the manufacturing side culture to swallow the Model 3 orders. Nice problem to have but it is going to strain their resources and management. Probably pretty safe to assume that half of the deposits end up getting refunded. With delivery pushing to 2019/2020 for a lot of them, and most not getting the $7,500 federal tax credit due to phase out, a lot of people will look elsewhere.
  3. Sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Condolences to you and the rest of your family.
  4. Signed up with them a year or so ago, but haven't taken any projects that have come over since they were out of the realm of experience/comfort level. You are basically in their database, and they match a company's need with you, send a link to answer some experience questions, and the company decides if they want to have a call with you.
  5. Other options? I have an '02 with the 5.9L V8 (gas mileage of about 14-15mpg highway), and 155,000 on the clock. Electronics are a weak point, as well as some sensors in the transmission for overdrive. Aside from that, and the fact that a friend's '15 fullsize Ram quad cab with the 5.7L Hemi gets better mileage by about 25%+, it isn't a bad truck...
  6. This is the reason for all the BS. Insurance company will not pay if you said that it happened at so-and-so's place. They will insist on sueing to collect from the homeowners insurance. They are as bad as the lawyers.
  7. The lines look like it is.
  8. We have had a couple through the years. Regarding oil change, yes, they are more expensive, but also only once a year (or 15k miles), so really not too bad. Great handling cars and a fun summer toy. If in the colder climates, then add winter tires and you have a great sled. Also check out the Cayman if the open top isn't a requirement. DrewR--I have been looking at getting another 993 as well (have a cab currently)--agreed, prices have become crazy. What was a $50k car 3 years ago is now $90k...
  9. Fired of mine refuses to do the Mac on anything smaller than a boat whose length in feet is no less than 1.5 times his current age. I have also heard of "no slower than the negative of my age"... Been a few years since I have been able to do the race--hope to get back into it again soon.
  10. So the quotes from the aritcle state that the crew saw him waiving and assumed that meant he was okay. They then heard the whistle and assumed that he was blowing it to further tell them he was okay. Sorry, but the only way that can be interpreted wrong is if the quote is completely wrong (which isn't out of the question). Also, as has been stated, why the delay in him falling over and a call being made?
  11. I thought that you had to finish with everyone you started with to avoid these things happening. In cases of someone being airlifted off due to injury, there was precedence of redress to retain a finish time though.
  12. Sorry, but if someone thinks that a person in the water who is waving their hands and blowing a whistle signifies that the person is okay, then I I do not want to be on a boat with them for fear of being left if in a MOB situation.