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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. BS calm down, you are making things up again. You have posted nothing. I don't even know ho those people you name are. And,,,get this,,,I don;t care. So half a dozen people have gone cruising in your boats. So what? Round it up to an even dozen. So what? I have more than that many times over in just the TY 37. I don't keep count. It's just reality.
  2. Now you are getting desperate again BS. I never said I wanted you ":assaulted". I assume you can provide the proof. But you cannot provide proof of that claim. Why would I bother with a weasel?
  3. Auto: Not completely but I have been working on it. I need to have hand rails and "sides" to the FB while not impeding access to the engine. I have several incomplete schemes in mind.
  4. BS could go to Southampton and hire a student. You still won't get heeled waterlines out of him. He'd have to have a stability study not just a scanned set of after the fact scab lines. It's not going to happen. He can't do it. Beautiful day at the beach today. Grand kids swimming.
  5. BS can't show you upright waterlines let alone heeled waterlines. He cant produce a set of lines. My green boat is a steel version of NIGHTRUNNER. Same deck, double chine version of the hull. If NR can do it the green boat can do it. Simple as that. Both NR and the green boat have their hatch in the same location as the Rhodes Reliant. If the Rhodes can do it my boats can. This is only complicated to BS.
  6. Surprised no one has mentioned the Baba 30!
  7. My boss, Mr. Carraway asked me to revise a couple of items: Happy to comply.
  8. Unik: PM sent. Let me know what your hear from Charlotte. I'll let her know to expect the material.
  9. The Rhodes RELIANT Class is probably the most famous design with an offset companionway and where I think I got the idea for NIGHT RUNNER's companionway. I was also at a young age an admirer of the Rhodes THUNDEREHEAD and HOTHER designs both with offset companionways. Those two boats are still near the top of my favorite designs list. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2065 I read an interesting quote this morning while having breakfast out with my wife, "The man who holds the same ideas when his is 60 that he held at 30 has wasted 30 years of his life." Muhammad Ali. Seemed appropriate here.
  10. Yes, I think if I just follow the lead of S&S, Rhodes and Neilsen I should be safe when it comes to offset companionways. Arthur Beiser's book THE PROPER YACHT has several famous boats, including my own Valiant 40, all with offset companionways. Someone needs to open their eyes and do some research.
  11. UNIK: Yes, I think your project would be of interest to readers. Can you limit your comments to 500 words? The magazine limits me on space. It could go to 650 words. That would be a feature review and I'll do my best to get that for you. I will PM you with the contact information for Ms. Charlotte Peterson at SAILING.
  12. I wish you the best of luck with your project. Why don't you send a press package to SAILING MAGAZINE and I'll see that you get a good write up. I am the technical editor.
  13. Thanks for letting us watch the build UNIK. Very nice design work.
  14. Damn Whisper, there you go rubbing that $350 royalty in again. At that time I had no idea what I was worth. I'll tell you a funny story about Passport Yachts: My first letter from Passport came on letterhead that read, "YACHT BUILDERS, FROZEN FOODS and EEL FARMS". I am not shitting you. I thought, well this is silly. I'll just scare them away. At that time the office was going great guns. I wrote them a letter back. I said I wanted $10,000 for the design, UP FRONT! I thought that would scare them away. About three weeks later I got a letter back from Passport with a check for $9,000 and a note saying the last $1,000 would be paid when the plans were delivered. Passport started cranking out boats. I became very good friends with the president, Wendel Renken. One night, in Taiwan, over a fabulous dinner I brought up the royalty issue. Wendel said to me, "We pay your royalty under the tale to Big Low. Big Low, about 5'5", was the president of King Dragon Boatyard., builders of the Passport 40. Not much I could do at that time but pump up the royalties on the subsequent Passport models.
  15. Proa: I could give a shit about what you think of my reputation. Go to Facebook.they set up a fan club for me. Last time I looked it had over 700 members. They actually think I'm a regular guy. We all have a great exchange of ideas and experiences there. I have made a lot of friends there. Your problem is that I can't stand weirdos. CA is a tiny world. What? 40 maybe 50 people at the very most. I think I can survive.