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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. Did you try a bridle for towing? Most tri's tack back 'n forth like crazy at anchor without a bridle.
  2. Thanks for the plug Soma and Rasp. I'll be splashing the Fire in a couple of weeks in St Maarten and saiing back to St John if anyone wants a ride.
  3. I once had to beat against 40kts double handed on a high performance 56' tri for a couple of days while on the wrong side of a hurricane. Scaredest I've ever been, but we lived to tell the tale. What really scared me was when I got in irons and ended up on the wrong tack and couldn't get her to tack back. Ended up wearing ship (jibing around) and thought we might capsize while bearing off, but it was surprisingly easy. I was under storm jib and rotated wing mast. Had to hand steer the whole time.
  4. Nice looking boat. Just out of curiosity what does it cost?
  5. There's a Corsair 36 for sale in St Maarten for $149,000 with trailer.
  6. Vision. Newport Shipyard.
  7. That's more than 10 kts of wind. For some reason it never looks as windy in a photo as it really is.
  8. Looks like Bob and Ira are going to have one at the Newport (Rhode Island) Boat Show starting this Thursday. Maybe I'll wander down and have a look. Wonder if the G4 will be there. I already saw it in St Maarten, but it was pretty cool.
  9. Huh! Very interesting. Those displacement figures are almost identical to my 56' tri built by Gold Coast in 1996 in wood epoxy!
  10. Maybe he's taking a reef.
  11. I'm starting to wonder about the weather for the start and first few days. Any suggestions for a good site (in English)?
  12. Thought I saw one pull out of Newport Shipyard today. It was obscured behind a huge deflatable, so I wasn't sure what it was.
  13. My question about this boat has to do with the rudders. It seems to me the forward rudder would be under a lot pressure to turn hard over and that there would be a lot load on the pintles & gudgins. It seems to me it would have to be locked on center (or perhaps a few degrees to weather for lift) or else retracted. I don't see it retracted in the vid, but maybe that detail was left out? Just asking.
  14. Yep, that's a big ama. Very different shape from a Farrier. Big, fat stern, less rocker in the keel, more like a beach cat hull. It'll be interesting to see how that works out. Should be able to lift the main hull out without submerging.
  15. I wonder if the new Cubed got launched yesterday in East Booth Bay? I was told she was to be splashed on the 25th. I see the rig being assembled and the keel painted at NSY.