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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 can mechanically fasten something over the area - which you may have to do to allow the epoxy to set - I've had good success with butyl rubber under a delrin plate. Sealed for three years until I remembered to fix it during a haulout. Is easily removed, too.
  2. Bob - Sorry about the confusing wording - yes, Tom gets the credit for the design... but I always laugh reading your review and (I presume brief) ownership of one. Yes, the boat isn't quite as self-righting as one would expect a keel boat to be, but it is a great ride if you keep it upright. nlmasopust - I don't have any experience with the two ply wrap-around sails but have heard the same about them. The original owner of our boat changed to single ply sails laced to the mast similar to an old style gaff sail. And we still have the original wooden wishbone booms. The sails actually raise and lower OK, though nothing like a Wylie Cat which have a Tides Marine track. Also, on the system we have (and the wrap around sails), the boom has to go up and down with the sails. The booms are (too) heavy, too. I've sailed a fair amount on the WylieCat 30 and think it is a great boat because of the wishbone boom... until one has to reef, esp deeper than the first reef. Many of the boats have been converted to a standard boom. You lose the self-vanging that the wishbone provides, and the slick way the cradle under the wishbone catches the sail when you douse. We were in Norway over the summer and looked a some junk rigged boats, including an X-99. They were using camber junk sails (in contrast to the flat ones made popular by Hasler) and we were impressed with how well the boats sailed and how easy they were to handle. We are actually considering such a conversion and think it may look pretty good on the Freedom and serve many of our needs including being inexpensive.
  3. We have a F40 CC. Does not quite sail like our other boat, a Wylie Wabbit 24 - another favorite Bob Perry design - but she points ok and reaches great. We've done the Delta Ditch Run the last couple of summers. 8 people, several dogs, lots of space for everyone. This year was a bit windy and somewhat traumatic for several boats. The Freedom took everything in stride. The space is impressive. We like the huge center cockpit and the aft cabin. Boat is way over built but watch out for wet balsa, Al masts on the early ones are heavy and not sure the center cockpit version ever came with carbon masts. The centerboard lets you go from nominally 4 ft to 9, so lots of options where you can sail or anchor. Ask away.