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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. Hey! Show a little respect. You're talking about "Miss Cindy" there.... Read up: http://turtleislands.net/tmc/
  2. Here's my candidate: Half Portuguese Water Dog, half standard Poodle. Seriola: We are in Italy now (Genova at the moment) and every Italian that sees Scout says two things: "Che Bella!" and "Lagotto?" I
  3. Kim, Which sourdough starter are you going to use on this boat?
  4. It was 80 degrees here today. Sourdough starter crossed my mind. Soup did not.
  5. Let's get this thread back on track. Please. Hobot, how'd the sourdough starter turn out?
  6. What kind of anchor will work best with the sliding doors vs the hockey doors?
  7. What am I? Chopped liver? But I agree, Steve's work is great. His shop is great. Panope is great. Even if I wasn't there....
  8. Dirt floor? Please. "Those pretty wooden boats...." Wooden boats KDH. Pay attention. At least around here, the folks with classic wooden boats really covet the sheds with dirt floors (a sadly disappearing lot) as the boats dry out less.
  9. I don't think Bolger invented the light narrow powerboat. And, I don't think Kim's boat is going to qualify for shanty boat distinction. Um, pretty sure he was referring to Ralph Stanley, not Bolger...
  10. These two (above) look like the Duck Flats version of the Bolger Tennessee: If I'm not mistaken, Duck Flats acknowledged that they started from a Tennessee and "evolved" the plan to this. Bolger never saw any royalties. Could post in the stolen thread I suppose. Oh wait, we were getting this thread back on track. Here's my Tennessee after I raised the house:
  11. One more thing about Sneakeasy. Bolger designed a "box cutwater" keel version for someone that was worried about the original design tripping in a sharp turn at speed. There is a guy in Oklahoma who built the only one I know of in existence to a high level of finish. Apparently, the box cutwater works as intended but I think the guy said he probably wouldn't do it again thinking that the original design was so elegantly simple why bother with the complexity of the cutwater.
  12. I don't have that many photos of my Tennessee in its original form--- after a few years I cut the house off at the sheer line and built a new tall house with lots of windows. It was sort of my version of an English lake boat and I lived aboard full time for several years with a little Dickinson cookstove. The Tennessee is so deceptively simple--- you build it from a single 30"X40" sheet with all the drawings you need. Moon mentioned the issue of trailering.... I ended up buying the largest single axle bunk trailer I could find but it was funny telling the manufacturer (Sea Lion) that I had a 30' boat that weighed only, what?, 1200 lbs. They didn't believe me but they did relent and take out a leaf in the springs at my request. As for the Sneakeasy, I was living in Juneau, Alaska at the time and they have big tides up there and my friend was looking for a solution to having to constantly reposition the boat on the anchor when he went beachcombing. The boat was light enough that he figured he could drive it up on the beach with "beaching wheels" and then pull it up above the tide line. For the aft end, he used conventional flip-down dinghy beaching wheels but for the bow..... He wasn't having much luck when I suggested that he build a floating arrangement that would allow him to just drive the bow onto a wheel/axle assembly. He made "tires" out of pool noodles split and glued onto wooden rims. Worked a treat.
  13. Hope no one minds, but to return to the subject of long and lean powerboats.... Warning: the following truly are flat-bottom skiffs and as such no real relation to what Bob is cooking up with Kim. Still, the long and lean combination fascinates me no matter how simple the bottom shape. For several years, I owned a Bolger Tennessee, itself inspired by Albert Hickman's "Viper" of 1907--18 mph out of a 12 hp engine!. On Viper, see: https://books.google.com/books?id=HSMxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false The Tennessee (30' x 6') was designed to achieve 10 knots from a 10 hp outboard and although I could attain that, it was at WOT and I preferred to run the boat between 6 and 8 knots. Tennessee has rocker aft and isn't really a planing hull. In contrast, a friend of mine built a Bolger Sneakeasy (24'x4') and that hull has a flat run aft and is virtually always on plane. The Sneakeasy would do 20 knots + on 15 hp. And it has draketails! As designed, it did not have a forward cockpit, but my friend wanted a special place for his then young son. The Tennessee is on the left, floating in about 6" of water. A couple shots of the Sneakeasy are to the right..
  14. Aw shoot! I've been searching for some time now....