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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. Sad to think of Rabbit just rotting away. Glad Dick and YM are in better shape. Chuck Coyer says hi. I think of both of them more often than you might suspect. Mainly because there is a picture of Phoenix directly across from my favorite reading chair.
  2. For me, the Carter 39 was the most comfortable boat I have ever steered. The little dual wheels were at the perfect distance from my short arms when I rested my head on the stern pulpit. I never felt like the boat was overpowering to steer and it never spun out suddenly. I do envy the seats on Naif though.
  3. I'm saddened to think that Dick had to go through that. He was talented enough that some of the other designers of offbeat IOR boats would bash him from time to time. His boats were fast and handled well, unlike some of the beasts I encountered later.
  4. I want to know the story too. I'll see if I can get some of my pictures into a format that will allow posting.
  5. Thank you Yves.
  6. Whatever happened to Dick? I remember the first time we sailed Rabbit. We were going upwind in about 8 knots and he kept looking at the quarter wave and then his watch. Finally, I asked him what he was doing. He replied that the boat was overweight. I never got an answer I could understand about the relationship between the frequency of the quarterwave and displacement.
  7. I had some of the best times of my life on two Carter 39's. Rabbit before it went west and Phoenix. Little Chuck learned to walk on Phoenix on the delivery down from Marblehead. He would bounce between the settees with his life jacket on for padding and laugh every time he rebounded. Then there was the delivery up to Newport when Big Woody was trying to set up a date in Atlantic City with a radio patch. Every time Carter, in the quarter berth, would start to mumble he would stuff the pacifier back in and play with him. Sailing almost side by side with Mark Soverel for the entire SORC in 75. My best memory of all was bringing the boat back from Nassau on a crystal clear day with about 15 knots from the south close reaching to fort Lauderdale. There were five or six boats all in a row, all from the same class with Proud Mary playing on the radio. Good times.
  8. I was told that the first couple were built in Evelyn's garage. Most were built in RI by Barry Carroll at C&C. When I did the work on what is now Bluto I talked to Barry at great length about what had gone into the whole structure around the forward end of the keel sump and the mast step. He was very helpful. I think the biggest problem was the hard turn at the ends of the sump coupled with some of the materials used in that area and in the mast step assembly. You guys have fun.
  9. Most of the keel sump is full and almost all of the transverse member aft of the mast. The shot in the sump is glassed in. I never got around to glassing in the shot in the transverse member.
  10. The lead shot was an experiment that worked. the boat was way too corky in the light stuff downwond. Added to that was the tenderness of the boat upwind. We experimented for about a year until we found what appeared to be the proper amount of weight. It was declared on the PHRF cert with the only admonition being that we couldn't get a credit for internal ballast. The boat was much faster and steadier with the additional weight in all conditions. The aggregate addition was about 350# as I remember. As for the wire ties, they do work. However, as they flatten or fall out you need to add more. It's just one of those pre race things. I though about doing the graphite epoxy thing until I watched Bobby do one. Mess aside, it fractured pretty quickly and fell out. The length vs the diameter just didn't seem right. Maybe if you put long glass fibers in the mix it would work better.
  11. Electrical wire ties make great rudder shims. Try it.