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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.

Mung Breath

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  1. BTW Bob, once again, I open a thread and find myself on the edge of my seat, learning from you. If I haven't thanked you for that generosity lately, kick me.
  2. I'm surprised no one else picked up on this nomination. Agreed! The Shields (like the IOD) is a great boat. I owned hull #54 which. like the #53 pictured, was built by Chris Craft and had a reputation for being 'light'. I loved the boat and wish I hadn't sold it. Another boat I saw but was too late to return to the States to buy fast enough was called BIJOU, I believe, A modern 40' meter boat built in Scandina (might have been Germany, come to think of it) of fiberglass and mahagony that was listed in Annapolis in 1999. Ahhh, the ones tat get away!
  3. Congrat's on reaching this milestone, Kim. Having a sailboat and not a canoe means the end is in sight! She's looking fine.
  4. A red neck's 'rari
  5. KDH - forget the 'Class A' uniform. Go straight to formal mess dress at the helm.
  6. Thanks, guys. She's still a terrific ocean boat. Not exactly in the light air league of BG's Farr 400, etc. so on behalf of Doc, grant us heavy weather! We'll likely race double-handed and non-spin but If the forecast is favorable, go the full course. After all, displacement has its virtues.... I didn't know Doc. However, friends did and I can honestly say that during her refit, he was omnipresent. Returning her to NYAC on his behalf is something I've looked forward to. Ironically, as a 'non-NYAC' boat, she can't win the Sitzmark perpetual trophy. But that's probably moot given how rusty we are.... We'll toast Doc with rum and Entenmann's regardless!
  7. Does anyone remember 'Sitzmark'? Cheers, MikeR Oh, yes - see blog below ...and she's looking forward to her first NYAC Stratford Shoals race (as Coup D' Etat) in maybe 35 years as a tribute to Doc Nuemann.
  8. yup....why it IS the source and WHY it leaks.
  9. It's been a while since I checked in here. Great work, FOP! Having taken 2.5 years to get through my own full refit, I can appreciate the emotional milestones of completing this job. Completion of paint is a HUGE boost as she suddenly looks like she'll float again! Replacing hardware becomes a sprint forward in progress. Enjoy!
  10. Dittothat on the joys of anchoring. My favorite photo of my wife is of her sitting under the dodger at dusk, proudly holding our firstborn son when he was two weeks old. Of course, that was one of three 'dry' summers!. In general, as much as I crave the spirituality of sailing, being at anchor after that great sail - with a glass of wine, sweater, cheese and crackers, music and a breeze flowing through the cockpit at sunset in some place new - is what life is about. My goal in life is to re-live that scene as frequently as possible. When refitting my M&R 46', installing a bow roller was never a question.
  11. Thank you, Bob. No one's ever said that to me. I like to think 6 knot shit box. If this is boat porn, it feels a little like masturbation. +1 Still my favorite M&R Hinckley model....and a perfect example of how hard it is to make things look simple. Nice matching of grains. Enjoy for many, many long and happy seasons.
  12. I like the aft cockpit version of the Sou'wester 70. Long and lean. And as long as I'm going to be paying crew I might as well have some teak for them to care for. +1 Beautiful boat. I saw a Lyman Morse 60'er resembling this that was eye candy too.
  13. Here's a reason not to gain weight. There's some medical evidence that fat is not just stored energy but also acts as an organ, which among other things increases the production of estrogen, which women have a lot more of than men. So the extra weight causes your breasts to grow, even if you're a dude. The tits don't completely go away if you ever lose the weight because the moobs are fat and breast tissue. You'd need a breast reduction to get back to your male self. Dude needs a 'bro'. Umm, thanks for this, errr, uhhh enlightening info, kdh! One of my regular Bermuda crewmates is an 'OB/GYN to the Stars'. Hugely entertaining. Several races and many shared watches later, he tells me I'm ready to take the Boards. Just ask me what the, 'smelliest thing in the world ' is.
  14. Yes, and it's the sort of thing Morris needed to show that they can do more than just modern interpretations of older styles of boats. I could agree but for the sugar scoop. +1 on the 51. I don't understand why more haven't sold either. It's now an old design but even at the pinnacle of my lust for teak (you know who you are!) I still saw this boat as a serious sailor's offshore sailboat. Some of the interior execution could have been better but the concept is great and maybe that's where Morris can help. Anyone who's ever fallen or lost someone overboard, 'get's' that sugar scoop. Heck, just getting on/off a dinghy is easier.
  15. Mung, I like you a lot but I think you're being a little mean. The first "financial partners" bought the company after the picnic boat was designed and first built. The powerboat operation is more assembly-line than the sailboat operation but that of itself doesn't mean quality isn't good. It is. Mostly. The compromises are reasonable. And let's face it, the boat business is a shitty business. No one does it purely for profit. This maybe was not true of the previous (2nd) financial guys who lost their shirts, but they're gone and the latest (3rd) seem to be doing it for the love of boats as the first did. Believe it or not. If it were purely about profit the SW harbor sailboat operation would have been closed long ago. Although we like to think so, especially me, it's not required to sustain and even further the brand. The sailboat brand is still very powerful. Most people, though not you guys, when they see a Morris and recognize it as a New England boat will ask, "Is that a Hinckley?" It's worth a premium not to have to say no. Along with others here I think Bob is the perfect guy for the new design. And I even think he won't fuck it all up with the financial guys. As long as everyone in the room loves boats it will all work itself out. And if ND gets a cheap build out of it, all the better. No mean spirit intended, guys. My sense of style in sailboats was largely honed in the Hinckley sheds off-season when their long-term (pre-VC) Sales and Marketing leader would let me crawl through boats on my vacations as an education for the day I could eventually afford one. He would point out the nuances of why they weren't all created equal...and how much harder it is to make a 'simple' boat. If there is bitterness, it's only directed at the VC's who took an American icon and bankrupted it (literally and figuratively) for personal gain. Not that I blame them for trying, just failing. Yes, the boat business is a shitty business and that's precisely why anyone with more brain than ego or passion choses a different industry to invest in if the goal is maximum, scalable ROI. But alas, most of the Emerging Markets can still be convinced that this American icon is viable and will buy one based on that legacy...if they get the recipe right this time. Agreed that at one time, Morris owners had to defend, "No, it's not a Hinckley". But that ebbed shortly after the 'MY' logo appeared in the Morris cove stripe. These days, with Morris cranking out far more sailboat product and Hinckley relegated to mass-produced power, my experience is that the Morris brand is on par with name recognition, perhaps ahead in stature by anyone considering at least a new Sabre.