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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. Had a pow-wow with the Admiral, in the salon this afternoon. Our decision has boiled down to a choice between the Smartkat 4.20m Edition, or the Minicat 420. btw Raz'r,,, I too love the PT-11, but no room at the Inn. (onboard) If we spent more time dirt-dwelling in Vancouver, I'd probably go for a Weta. So,, does anyone have experience or an informed opinion about either of the SmartKat or MiniCat,,, I'm listening! Cheers.
  2. That's it !! I think that's exactly what we are looking for. : ) So, our choice is between the Minicat 420, the Smatkat, or the Tiwal 3.2 Should be interesting to see which way the Admiral wants to go,,, I'll let you know.
  3. Thanks for all the info guys. The boats' main purpose is fun,,, to scoot around the anchorages, getting my sailing mojo back once we have completed a long passage. I have looked at all the suggestions you guys have made. These are very much appreciated, cheers However,,, new info. It appears that we don't have the deck real estate I thought we might have had. Stdb side has a 60HP Nouvurania 410, and port side has two 50cc Yamaha scooters, no shit. I was thinking we might trade the scooter real estate for the new sailing dinghy,,, Err 'no' says the Admiral. So, I have been looking into a foldable/buildable/stowable solution, and have come up with the Smartkat and the Minicat 420. Also looked at the Ducky, but this one seems too heavy, and too expedition purposed for our needs. That leads us to just two options I'm aware of. The Smartkat and the Minicat 420. My priorities are build quality, ease of assembly, and will it do what it says on the tin? They are priced similar, so that is awash. Which one would you choose?
  4. Thanks for your prompt reply Dex. The boat needs to be able to carry two people. The RS Aero seems perfect in every respect, apart from this one. The RS seems single-hander only. (Although it will be single handed most of the time ) Staying dry, not so important. Fast is always good!!
  5. Hello SA. I'm a sailor at heart, and have owned a few sailboats in our time. However, my wife & I are currently transiting God's blue earth, in a powerboat. Fact is; I miss sailing much of the time. I have space for a small sailboat on deck (up to say, 4.6 m long, x 2m wide). I'm asking for recommendations for sailboats that I could secure on deck, & assemble once at anchorage. Mono or cat, what ever the best package is.
  6. Jack, Great posts - thanks. Please keep'em coming.
  7. Yeah, got all that, Cody The dog-basic interior is exactly what I'm after dude. Thanks.
  8. The BCC is a similar LWL to the C275, but the displacement of the BCC is twice that of the FC22. I have no doubt I could single-hand the BCC, but I do not want 'that much boat' next time 'round. If it's the FC22, I'll get into Transpac voyaging/racing right away. If it's the C275, I'll move into coastal trips / Wed. night racing, that sort of thing. I can't lose either way. (BTW, I have owned a Catalina 36 for 5 years before, and loved it. I have secretly been searching for a Catalina that I could come back to,,, I think I may have found it ). Thank you again for your help. You got those interior shots coming right?
  9. Codybear, Many thanks for the info Dude, very much appreciated. I'm happy to say that the intell you provided made my decision that much firmer. I'm a few years away yet - I'm currently circumnavigating in a Trawler but you can't keep the sails away from a sailor! My other choice of sailboat (which you enquired about) is a Falmouth Cutter 22. Yes, yes, I know, 2 completely different boats. The irony has not escaped me either,, but this is coming from a guy who's on SA who owns a Trawler, so there you go. Either way, I have a fantastic saling program carved out in my mind, for which ever boat I end of purchasing. Thanks for your input. Waiting to see some photos of the interior now. Cheers.
  10. So Codybear, How are we getting on with our Catalina 275? Anecdotes / performance reviews / photos / vids >> post what you got Dude! I've nailed my next sailboat down to one-of-two boats, and you Sir, are playing a significant role in this decision right now : ) / no pressure.
  11. Zeyang, I just invested 13 hours over two days reading every post and viewing every single photo in your thread. Absolutely Fantastic work! I'm simply overwhelmed & in awe. Really looking to see more work accomplished on the boat. The farm stuff not so much Keep it going Dude! I guess the deck will be installed soon? Looking forward to see the engine install too. Oh I have so many questions,,,,,how did you afford the farm, farmhouse, acerage, & no income for the last 18 months? Please ignore if too personal, just curious. Well I'll let you get on with some more of the important stuff! Cho.