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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. Is this the same Apache that was rolled and later abandoned during the return from the 1995 Melbourne-Burnie race?
  2. Coming back from Hobart one year we stripped the key out of the prop so it was freewheeling on the shaft. No big deal, we just sailed on. A day or so later the spinning prop had worn the nut down far enough that it was now starting to hit the hull as it spun. Prop is in an aperture so there was plenty to chew on, but the noise was getting annoying. Tried many times to deliberately foul the prop with an old line - anything to shut it up - but to no avail. I realized later we should have used a spinnaker sheet - they never have a problem getting wrapped.
  3. The sled is indeed out of the shed and now called Whitebirds. Schmicko paint job and black rig, but strictly a cruising toy these days.Abbo will have more details. Cool, thanks. I found one pic online but it's a pretty distant shot. As an aside, I found this blog on converting the old Elliott 56 "Rager" to a cruising boat a while back. They've actually not done a terrible job. It's one hell of a cruising boat. http://hopinaround.blogspot.com.au/ Nice find. She certainly kicked ass back in the day and agree they've done a good job of the conversion. 23 metre stick and 235nm days with the cruising fitout is dam cool. Sitting on a swing mooring near Southport Yacht Club these days, not looking like it's used a lot. Recently relisted for sale, asking $145,000. Details on BoatPoint. Future Shock also listed there, $150,000.
  4. The book "The Custom of the Sea" by Neil Hansen is a good read on this topic. Based on a true story from 1884.
  5. Calm just popped up for sale through 38 South - $599,000 ono.
  6. Another report: http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/loyal-is-syd-fischer-s-weapon-of-choice-for-sydney-to-hobart
  7. A little more information here: http://www.boatingoz.com.au/website/story.asp?story=37783
  8. Just a victim of circuspants....
  9. http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/yacht_details.asp?raceEntryID=12841 Valheru now withdrawn as an entrant.
  10. I saw her in Newcastle on Saturday night / Sunday morning so she must have left after that... Mex Was moored off Cobblers Beach in Sydney (below HMAS Penguin) this morning. Headed around into the main harbour about 3pm.
  11. Been tied up down at the Spit for months if not longer she has been sold.... staying in the harbour but not racing... may get a new lease of life as a cruising boat Just before Shorty died he was in serious dicussions with a possible new owner of Brinda's, well beyond tyre/fender kicking stage. Not sure if it's the same guy that has bought her but Kaveman & I had a chat with this guy at the CYCA after Shorty's funeral, he was still keen and said he would be renewing discussions with Kylie and Matt Short after a suitable time of grace. Same guy that has bought Broomstick, perchance?