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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.
    • 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. And just where do I say the 120 got up on a plane? Only 6 Columbia C32's built. 2 lost. Not much of a one-design opportunity. Although 2 of them are in the NYC area.
  2. Carbon Carbon 32. Contrary to the misinformation up-thread, we raced one season. Rating was terrible. phrf 45. We actually owed a J120 time. The 120 was faster on all points of sail. We could get up on a plane pretty quick, but since we sailed W/L, that didn't happen much. The boat rates in the mid-50" in other places. Quite impossible. (thank you Lake Erie phrf) And USA236...why don't you stop by the Colgate 26 or J22 I sail on, so I can introduce you to the facts. You clearly need some enlightenment.
  3. The Columbia Carbon 32 was designed to reach. All the way to Hawaii....but that is another story. You gotta remember Lake Erie is quite different than the other Great Lakes, at least at the Buffalo end. Very shallow bottom makes waves irregular and steep. Lake Erie chop. An all carbon fiber light boat like the C32 had 2 problems. 1.) The bottom entry at the bow was quite a bit flatter than the norm. Kernan did this to make it plane faster off the wind. As a result beating in a breeze with waves made the bow pound. Every frickin time! 2.) 4500 lbs overall weight did not give it enough momentum to slice through the chop, especially with the bow banging every time you hit a wave The boat was pretty fast in So. Cal out in the ocean. However the very first time I got out past the wall in Buffalo, it got unbearably slow. Was sailing out in flat water next to a Farr 30. We clearly had better boat speed. As soon as we got outside the breakwall into the "chop" the boat started pounding and the Farr sped away! I knew right then it was't gonna work. On the other hand, it is a joy to sail downwind in a breeze. That is what it was designed for, My point: You need a certain amount of total mass/momentum to get thru Lake Erie chop. A light boat, especially with a flat entry does not do well at all. On a reach to Cleveland maybe, but not buoy racing at the Buffalo end.
  4. 17ft whaler, lost in 1979 off Hawaii, found 10 years later 2000 miles away. No trace of the crew. See story and pic of the boat. at: Link http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/The_Crew_of_the_Sarah_Joe
  5. Go Theo! Jack can be a serious dick.
  6. Just started racing on a Colgate 26. Anybody got a clue about tuning the mast? Pre-bend settings? Thanks much!
  7. The tone of this place has sunk to a new low. Not even much sailboat racing stuff, compared to the old daze. Used to be some serious laughs here. No longer.
  8. The Iowa farm the crash took place is owned by a Scow sailors family. They have a big festival/memorial every year.
  9. Gee whiz, BJ......maybe you should stop yelling in PA!
  10. "Still looking for info in between preparing for a fucking IRS audit" ........ Do tell!
  11. I sail Scows at the Squadron and look forward to watching you guys. That said, this site is no longer about sailboat racing......
  12. I am familiar with those J's. Lightly used.
  13. Now if we could get LE-PHRF to embrace post 1989 monos, we would be getting somewhere. Maybe after that, sprit boats!
  14. Lake Erie PHRF is pushing membership DOWN.