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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. Then you gotta buy sails that cost more than the boat, get 5 guys that know what they're doing, 5 more guys to rotate in and out for rail meat, sail packing, and other stuff the first 5 guys ain't gonna do. BUT if you can do it you will not be disappointed. The boat is responsive, fun, and has a great groove. good luck 2017 J35 North Americans, Annapolis Yacht Club 9/21-9/24
  2. Thanks to all the SA community that have contributed to my question, you've given me more insight and knowledge with this than I ever expected. When this place works it really freaking does. Good on ya mates, When I figure out whats best I'll give ya'll a report. Again my thanks. Old Bow
  3. Thanks friends for all the input. Will look into the altenator issue, as per the listing the drivetrain is "#5411 Diesel Inboard w/2:1 reduction gear, ¾” SS shaft & Martec Folding Prop". Thinking the hp rating is at the flywheel but not sure.
  4. Looking at an 84 Tartan 3000, with an 5411 Universal diesel. With 7950lbs displacement and an 11 horsepower diesel I'm concerned she's underpowered. It's a long motor up current on the St Clair River to get to the Lake Huron cruising grounds. Let me know what you know SA family. Even what ya just think.
  5. Anyone have any experiance, positive or negative, with sailboat surveyor in the Montreal CAN. area? Thanks geatly for any comments and please don't pat your own back.
  6. So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall. Which is why they say don't assume, it just makes an ass out of u and me. Sorry to sound all lecturey, but that word assume says it all. The Beneteaus and 120's made their desires known to the committee. The 35's assumed. There's your difference. (The C&Cs and Level 126's are PHRF rated and not measurement-rated, otherwise they'd have the same issue.) Lecturey? Please allow me. Every savy business person is aware that there are a multitude of reasons why customers go elsewhere. Statistcaly, the #1 reason is that an employee has shown an attitude of indifferance to the customer. That said, why in a time of diminishing participation is BYC not moving to a customer friendly position? They have had plenty of time to respond and amend, but they won't. Level 35 is the only keelboat class in the race that does not have a BYC boat in it. Would that change things? I don't know, I'm done ranting, see you on the island, have fun, go fast, and take chances. Please tell us you're not complaining because you used to race level against a slower boat and now you have to give them some time? Nope we rate ORR mid pack, not concerned about our rating just want to race without one.
  7. So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall. Which is why they say don't assume, it just makes an ass out of u and me. Sorry to sound all lecturey, but that word assume says it all. The Beneteaus and 120's made their desires known to the committee. The 35's assumed. There's your difference. (The C&Cs and Level 126's are PHRF rated and not measurement-rated, otherwise they'd have the same issue.) Lecturey? Please allow me. Every savy business person is aware that there are a multitude of reasons why customers go elsewhere. Statistcaly, the #1 reason is that an employee has shown an attitude of indifferance to the customer. That said, why in a time of diminishing participation is BYC not moving to a customer friendly position? They have had plenty of time to respond and amend, but they won't. Level 35 is the only keelboat class in the race that does not have a BYC boat in it. Would that change things? I don't know, I'm done ranting, see you on the island, have fun, go fast, and take chances.
  8. So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it? I'm pretty sure that if you want to race as a level class, the class needs to apply for/request a level rating. Did anyone in the J/T 35 class apply for or request this? I cannot answer for the class, but would offer that perhaps it was assumed that BYC would treat this new rating system as they did with IRC. The class raced level and our IRC rating was only in play for overall.
  9. So they have now moved the J33 into class E, leaving only J & T 35s in class G. These are the same bosts that have been racing level for over 20 years, now forced to race on handicap. WE DON'T WANT TO! Solution: Rate all boats in class G ,886, the fastest measured boat in the class. Nope won't happen will it?
  10. So why has BYC given level ratings on the shore course to the old Level 126 class and C&C 35s. On the cove island course Ben. 36.7s and J120s also get a level rating for the whole class. Level 35 (J35 & T35), has been racing for 20 years as a level class but now we have to race handicapped. Additionally they've thrown a J33 into the class. I'm calling bullshit, Is Declerque on that J33?
  11. Win the start and extend.
  12. You can fix a Farr 40 ?
  13. Yes I know we will have weather, but whose got the prognosess, predicttion, or the inside schnizzle?
  14. Kudos to Larry and all the members of MYC. Great event, the race commitee, venue, food, you had the whole package!
  15. Larry, 69 days till it happens, only 4 boats in? Nobody from Chicago, Detroit, WTF?