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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. Getting way to complex for 2015 - get a couple of races on the books, see who shows up and obtain some data. We may have three boats at 6 different races or 10 boats at three races. Right now there are no stats to work with and everything is hypothetical. If we get a great turnout then we can divide by what makes sense. my two cents and from someone who hates meetings
  2. I was going to enter some distance races this year and sail them double handed with or without a division. Don't really care if I am competitive (I think I will be) and if blowing too hard will not go. If you can get some clubs to actually have a start for DH I will try to make those as long as they are not over night races. I hate them. As far as an autopilot - hell no. Cause I don't have one. Spinnaker - hell yes. That is what makes the race fun and challenging. i would even like to see a single handed race this year.
  3. Ajax, I have an air file and hate it. Heavy and not easy to get used to but it does save time. Not fun to use and as a prior post mentioned - it needs alot of air. But without it you will take all winter to complete your bottom. I will sell you mine after this winter when I complete my latest project
  4. Para Belum - I have an old fashioned Dart (a B25 - I can see Jim typing as he reads this comparison!) and I have found you spend more time waiting for the help to arrive and untying all the lines you secured the mast with than actually raising it. the mast is small, light, hinged and goes up easily and quickly. I leave the mast up, boom on and park it at the marina as I am sure almost all do. It takes me about 30 minutes to launch but half of that time is devoted to a cigar and a beer(s). It does take me about 30 minutes to retrieve but I do everything by myself including folding sails, coiling lines, removing the engine (I take it home) picking up all the empties. My crew needs to get home asap and I would rather have a beer and enjoy the sail home and clean it myself rather than do it on the way in. If you were efficient you could do both ends in 15 minutes each with no problem. I leave the keel lift mechanism on land as it has many sharp edges and I do not want anyone cut or my sail ripped. If on board someone could raise the keel while I get the trailer and save even more time. the Dart may have an improved mechanism but I rely on old equipment bottom line - if you have any help at all it is quick and easy. Much easier than wet sanding bottom paint while it is still snowing. I will never go back to a wet slip again.
  5. I will mail some. Back to work
  6. Stop posting and finish the rudders. Spring is almost here
  7. No one suggested the Hotfoot 20. Not many of them around but if you go with the class spinnaker it will fly. Normal PHRF spin is too small for light wind.
  8. I hope the B-25s are still doing well as I just purchased one (Kentucky boat) - I have received many e-mails from everywhere on this boat - all positive and many saying they still wished they owned one. It appears the fleet is hurt by only 50 being made and no active class. No website or organization to speak of. I don't want to steal your thread so in answer to your question on how well built are the B-32s I can only offer perspective from the 25s which seem to be good to very good in construction. I have found little to no gelcoat crazing and no joint problems in the hull. Deck core is balsa and totally dependent on prior owners for leaks and wet core. Even with a lifting keel there do not seem to be problems at any of the joints. As the 25 predates the 32 I would imagine even better construction - unless budget problems plagued the plant at that time. I have heard that almost all have had to template the keel and those that have not need to. QC did not seem to be priority for keels or rudders. Easy enough to fix once it gets warm enough for the epoxy to kick. I would definitely try to obtain the templates from the post that mentions knowing of a set.