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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. Lets clarify, Nothing on Black Betty Structural broke on that race or any other race, only one glass stanchion on the port side. Half the crew went down due serve seasick so the boat was nursed home. We were racing a season. The following week, 3 of our competition where unable to compete due to damage sustained. We have never done the return race since, because we don't like it and the owner is unable to sail the return leg due to major Spinal Issues, which is no secret. How many times have you had to retire MSA due to incompetence ??? You should be able to add another retirement to your ever failing reputation in 6 weeks, also I really hope you enjoy your race to Eden on the 26th Dec. Please before you type, think..... I get you're having a whinge because you sail on the boat. But the shipwright that did repairs after the race tells a different story. The Fact is, a GP 42 (without major structural mods, like Dirty Deeds) is an inshore/downwind boat. The same as a TP 52 needs core replacement and extra laminate to be a successful, strong boat upwind when the going gets tough. Its the Nature of the beast. All GP's that race offshore have do it, As have all TP's. Horses for courses. You can argue until you are Black and Blue in the face, but its true. And the Year a Bulkhead fractured while we were leading the race and the Overall Offshore Championship, toughing it out in 40.. Well we backed that one up, by doing the same race 6 months later and Winning.. This is the same Race BB does not enter. I think it is the best race in the series, a true test of Seamanship. I know the owners Spine condition, I have the same Autoimmune disease, It is debilitating and fucking frustrating. I'm just lucky they have injections to slow down the disc damage these days. But nice to know I touched on a Nerve there and you needed to get personal. Stay Classy... I am glad you believe yourself....
  2. Lets clarify, Nothing on Black Betty Structural broke on that race or any other race, only one glass stanchion on the port side. Half the crew went down due serve seasick so the boat was nursed home. We were racing a season. The following week, 3 of our competition where unable to compete due to damage sustained. We have never done the return race since, because we don't like it and the owner is unable to sail the return leg due to major Spinal Issues, which is no secret. How many times have you had to retire MSA due to incompetence ??? You should be able to add another retirement to your ever failing reputation in 6 weeks, also I really hope you enjoy your race to Eden on the 26th Dec. Please before you type, think.....
  3. Easy bud. I'm sure I can arrange for you to come out sailing if you'd like to see for yourself. It's really a lot of fun. Also, I never said 18 in 20, it was prob more like a gust to 22-24 that we were doing 18-19 BSP. The TP 52 I sail on would be hard pressed to do 18 in a gust to 20. Maybe 16 which is about what the HH would be doing too... The new generation of TP's might do it. I'm not a broker. Just enjoying the boat. In regards to the wheels, I agree. Much prefer a tiller unless I'm going off shore for more than a day or two. It's an ergonomics thing though. Not everyone can sit with their head tilted 90 deg for hours on end. Suggesting that a 42 footer can pace a 52 downhill is madness. Especially an IRC compromised 42. Why not admit that your obvious buddies at bluenose are fudging the numbers to sell the boat? And why on earth would someone purchase this white elephant when Spookie is on the market with a huge suit of sails and parts? Maybe go Sail something other than a J24. Geelong Raceweek 2014.. I was on a Cookson 50, there was a TP52, Ker46, RP 51 and one GP42. The GP42 Won overall IRC, their strong point, making up time on the downwinds. Elapsed and corrected time. 2t less weight, much less wetted area and they accelerate much much faster. Average Speed over a long course, the 52 was a fair chunk faster, But in a 20knot W/L, the GP had the legs. TP52 was Full pro team with AC guys running the show, Old Azzura boat. Oh the point of this... Simply Fun, The HH42 was there, pre-bulb diet, and it wasn't too far off the pace of the GP42. It was the Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban, not the TP52. http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2014/fos/rc-1/SGrp1.htm
  4. Just while you are getting others to get their facts right. Should check your own I do believe ICHI BAN was 3rd http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2014/fos/rc-1/SGrp1.htm
  5. Does anyone know if Cougar is for sale? Yes it is. Is there a link or a ad anywhere ??
  6. Does anyone know if Cougar is for sale?