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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. Primarily what i referred to was the problems with the hydraulic transmissions in the early boats. I agree that they were very solid structurally. The designer Ray Wall was a most capable man and knew how to draw a good looking boat
  2. I don’t think the 35 was a great boat to start with. If memory serves it and the 31 which was also a beast of a boat weren’t even built by C&N. The 35 is under rigged. It took a lot of breeze to move it and I think you’ll find the boat was more about marketing than excellence. I believe you can find better choices in that genre of sailboats..
  3. Good for you... the Westsail is a cool old boat. I would join the Westsail groups and make sure that the problem areas that showed up on the 32's have either been repaired on your boat or have a plan to fix them. Congrats you'll have a lot of fun with the boat. They are built well and should give you many years of fun and adventure
  4. Have a look at a Tartan 4000. They are beautifully built and sail very well. I think It may be at the top of or even above your declared budget but they are certainly with a look
  5. I think that's because C & C designed the Baltic. They did a few designs for them early on
  6. A beautiful 447 just sold here in Detroit. What a great boat !
  7. I bought a Hinckley SW 50 that was Henry Hinckley's own boat. It had a lot of use and was in need of a big refit. I told Hinckley that I was willing to spend 150k and they gave me a clear idea of what that would buy. They did a great job. I can certainly recommend their work. Expensive but work every penny
  8. Gozzard builds a very nice and extremely well built boat. I have seen many of them in my adventures in the Caribbean. Owners speak well of their durability and toughness. It's good to see that the company is continuing to move forward after Ted's demise. He was a great guy and one of the truly great Canadian boatbuilders. I worked with him on a few projects and he was always great to work with so long as you did it his way exactly. He had his own way of doing things and he knew what worked.
  9. Good luck on this new phase for Gunboat. It may be that Gunboat 1.0 was just out too far from the tips of their skis. I hope Gunboat 2.0 is able to make great success out of the first generation
  10. Always was impressive how many of the most innovative sailing designs come from Down Under. Like most other stuff they go their own way and lead the way
  11. Owner and factory have gone radio silent. It's going to make an interesting story someday
  12. is that Sarah Jane in your profile picture? Nope it’s James Gang my Tartan 4700
  13. Good engines based on Kubota blocks. I’ve had two without any problems and I have had problems with every other brand except Cummins. My Volvo’s were also needing something and drank oil like it was rum. Yanmar’s weren’t long lasting and I had problems with the alternators and pumps. The Beta’s just run and Stanley the owner of Beta US is a good guy who stands firmly behind his products
  14. Thanks for the compliments guys. Building this boat is having a longstanding dream fulfilled. I am still pinching myself that this is for real . It is going to be a spectacular way to explore the world... Good luck and congrats...
  15. Bob Do remember how thick the centerline laminate was on my Valiant 50 ? You could build 4 good boats from it... When i look at the keel/hull connections and the supporting structures in the hull of some new boats I wonder how anyone can class them as category A with a straight face.