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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. He posts a lot on the Woodenboat forum... He experiments a lot in card stock before going to ply. His other boats on the site are just as neat. I'm guessing the darts are normal to the edge of the wood.
  2. .... and on a much smaller scale, this guy in Austria has a hobby of trying to get the most boat out of the least plywood. http://flo-mo.weebly.com This one fascinates me: that turns into this:
  3. Radar? radar reflector I believe Fender. For low bridges.
  4. Thanks to all!! I think it is pretty as well... As for the mast step, I took your advice and looked but the arrangement is totally different in the 79 because the engine is in the forepeak in my boat. So, the prop shaft goes down the centerline under the compression post. There is some sort of arch going to either side of the bilge carrying the load. I will investigate further, but whatever issues the mast step has will be different than the Ballad's.
  5. Well, the deed is done, and I drove the Albin up the coast to her new home in NH... Here she is coming in to get hauled with her eight-year-old first mate:
  6. Wow, thanks for the info! I will do some digging...
  7. ... as opposed to a '79 Albin. This one is from 1976: OK, besides the dock rash, what about a nice free(ish) Albin for a young family of four for tooling around the New England coast. This is not the Peter Norlin version, it was designed by Rolf Magnusson. Interior is very nice, old Volvo diesel (in the front of the cabin!), lots of dock rash on port side, 26 feet. This would be our first boat without an outboard...
  8. No connection, etc... http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-J-Boat-30-Sailboat-Connecticut-/391258174583?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5b18cdf477&item=391258174583 It is one of those charity auctions, boat needs a lot of love, including half-started deck core work. But...J/92!!
  9. I'll see your 36' day sailor, and raise you another 20' or so and a lot more varnish. http://vandamboats.com/boats/patrician (... actually, I like the 36' one a lot better. Even with the twin wheels)
  10. Ha! Danny Kaye!
  11. OK, I can't decide if this is ugly or cool. On the downside: all the crap on the back; the round ports and their trim; oh yeah, and the fact that it looks like it is sinking in this photo, or at least very overweight. On the upside, cool rig; looks very comfy below and in the cockpit. Murray 33, designed by Brewer. Listing on ebay: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Offshore-Sailboat-/331602459967?cmd=ViewItem&hash=item4d350bfd3f&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2
  12. I can only get a small photo, but to me this is 1) ugly, and varnished:
  13. There is an H Boat (I think it is the same?) on the bay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/28-Reconditioned-European-Racing-Sailboat-/111693448657?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1a0172c5d1&item=111693448657 $7k. I like what you did with yours, but this looks nice too.
  14. As long as we are talking about Nielsen...
  15. The keel and balanced transom-hung rudder remind me of some of Chuck Paine's revisions of his older designs. He even has a phrase in quotes for it - a "full flow aperture" This is from Annie 2. I think having the rudder with such a forward rake doesn't seem quite right, but the transom looks fine with it. Anyway, this is different from the "Brewer bite", which is a semicircle cut out of the bottom of the full keel ahead of the rudder, which is intended to reduce wetted area.