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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. Came back from Hawaii in 80....looking for a table saw at a yard sale....and the guy tells me YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOAT. I looked over at this Mac 21 on a trailer with a Honda 5 and I say; let me measure my drive way......1000$ later I have a sailboat that me and buddies go out on on Sundays, drink beer and listen to reggae on....very cool. One afternoon we pull up to the dock and this guy looks over and said WOW, you have a 2 oz genie and a special this and that...you need to come out and race with us......cool....and you should join our little YC and you can park your boat at the harbor!!! very cool. First race we get in and one of the old guys (my age now) said to me how do you keep your rig up, the mast looks like a S and is in danger of breaking!.....you need and adjustable back stay and .......many more things. Slowly I learned how to sail, rig boats, maintain my fleet, met my wife, and tons of other great people, traveled the state, risked my life and enjoyed every moment of it. Before I sold the wonderful little boat, a friend said the most fun he ever had in his Mac 21 was to go down to Mexico to the gulf and sail around and drive home. So we did, got three of the largest people and the smallest truck and drove 20 hours straight to Bahia De los Angeles. When we got there we met some people leaving who told us where all the wonderful places they had gone with their Mac 21, gave us tide charts and we spent 10 days in the sun fishing, drinking and living the live of the rich and famous. When we were about to drive home another Mac venture pulls up......we gave them the tide charts, told them of all the wonderful things we had done and the fun continued. Needless to say I have a soft spot in my heart for this POS that most of you would like to burn, BUT it has its place. B
  2. some boats are very difficult to rate. PHRF of SO CAL has rated Wylie Rabbit with traps?????? viper at 111 (races to 70) What happened to life lines and bodies inside shear of hull?? PHRF is trying to include all boats (yea) but at what cost? (boo)
  3. SE..sent you a PM...whats the scale of the drawing, Thanks B
  4. Meanwhile they had a MOB on the starboard side!!! Thanks for the SC27 redesign drawings..SE. I'm open to discussion your idea would take out the pipe berths right now the aft deck behind the cockpit is rotten The easiest solution would be to build a J100 type stern Maybe remove the box behind the winch...at least the driver would be comfortable? waiting to hear back from Arne....he cut the cockpit open on Norn would love to have stern-hung rudder for the kelp element...... Dream on,B
  5. is that Arne's boat??....thats what I'm talking about!
  6. Dawg and DRDNA, next time you come to SB look me up and we will draw some lines on the old boat (it's in the sailing club)....its a year long thing with lots of talk and discussion, Thanks B
  7. Larry....not to worry...j22 is still my love....just the 27 fell in my lap and I need a project (and boy is this a project) Pogen, where can I get more info on Arcadia??,B
  8. I am a new 27 owner in Santa Barbara....with open mind about modifying the boat. Cut the coamings off? DRDNA....really? talk to me.....I like the idea of a swim step....ala J100!? I got a sawzal....and resin...what updates are going to work with this old boat? Brian
  9. Kyte for sale in Santa Barbara CL for $96000. Dec 10. Looks in good shape.
  10. oil painting by Morgan Green
  11. Classic Connelly, 1979
  12. flash back...again
  13. flash back