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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. Sirius 35 can be ordered with one. Although I often wondered if someone who is able to afford these would seriously try and fix some motor part for themselves. Probably the kind of people that love to spend their Sunday afternoon below their vintage Porsche. Anyway.
  2. You may want to look slightly further North, AFAIK the Netherlands don't require a sailing license by law and the Channel is not far. Charter companies' approach may vary, some may want to see a license (app. especially from Germans , also check what insurance companies would wwnt to see in the worst case.
  3. unquestionably "Mit dem Wind um die Welt", a 1980ies documentary of a 2.5 years voyage around the world. A beautiful documemtary on nature, countries, cultures, the 80ies and sailing. All in one film. Oh, and did I mention that this was the mode of transportation: Aspasia Alpha, now Tiziana, 1963, S&S design, A&R built. Full series was 8 hours long, but here is a trailer: https://youtu.be/LVbZ30oqmK0%5D"]https://youtu.be/LVbZ30oqmK0
  4. What's the thing biting the bloke's leg? There's another one at the stern too. On a sidenote: may I congratulate you on your excellent taste in avatar pictures?
  5. I guess any submarine would fit here? Das Boot, 1981
  6. i found the perfect blend, i think.
  7. looks a bit like a cartel submarine.
  8. Forna 37, van de Stadt, so you were correct. Seems the builder chose the multichine version. Nicely done, though.
  9. I christen you WEDDING CAKE
  10. Ok, lots of good advice here. When I look back at my study time and in fact the early days of being in a job, the most lasting experiences I have came from internships or 'field trips' when I did something a bit removed from my original occupation. So yes, something that gets you away from the 'core' Naval architect occupation will probably something you will benefit from. Having at least some knowledge in sailmaking, woodwork or even drawing interior sketches by hand will certainly complement your academic work. It will be easier for you to chose the office you will want to work in, if the person which hires you sees that you, for instance, are able to illustrate sketches with water colour, rather than presenting the 'ubiquitous' 3D rendering. You will make the impression of someone who knows his stuff by heart, not by chip (see below what I mean). My personal opinion: if you have time left or can convince your dean, contact the people at Dassi. They have nothing to do with sailing. They are a bicycle manufacturer and currently make the only road frame in the world with graphene. I expect to hear a lot more about this stuff in the future and you would have a nice competitive edge regarding your knowledge. Also, you might learn about load calculations and carbon layups in a different field. They are near Basingstoke, so not too far from Southampton. Good luck! Credits: Heymanyachts.com
  11. I will build a Wally.
  12. Personally, I'd prefer mahogany, but it probably wouldn't fly that beautifully. very cool.
  13. Looked better on the hard Seriously, that looks terrible in the water. if it lost like a foot of free-board and that battleship bow it wouldn't look too bad, a taller aspect rig wouldn't hurt either.i agree. so maybe if the owner weighs 400 pounds, it will look quite charming...
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  15. Looks a bit like Yamila from Heinrich in Switzerland