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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. I would like to learn more about the Henderson SR Max 21 but cannot find any resources on the interweb. Any one have a link to some good info?
  2. I've lately takin a liking to the 21' SR Max and don't see a whole lot of discussion here for the boat. Is it a viable, competitive sport boat? I created a Facebook group for the boat @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRMax21 What are the best sailing conditions for the boat? What is the recommended crew size and weight? Can it be sailed decently by 3 or 4 old fat guys? (haha) TNK JOhn ><>
  3. New Facebook user group for SR Max 21 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRMax21
  4. I see an SR Max for sale in our area. He races in the spinnaker fleet against several S2 7.9 a J95 and various other boats. Seems like even though PHRF is similar the SR seems MUCH slower than the rest of the fleet. Is it a light or heavy air boat or just poorly sailed?
  5. Not sure Viper 640 qualifies as a family daysailor. Most pictures I see nobody is IN the boat. All traped out.
  6. Looking for a trailerable 20 - 23 foot boat, 8.5' beam and 5' or less draft. The important part for SW Florida is the draft. Swing or lifting keel. Not looking for a NEW J boat or C&C, late model or vintage sailboat that can also serve as a family daysailer as well as sailed competitively in Charlotte Harbor, FL.
  7. That's what i was afraid of on this design. I experienced the same thing on the Linde as soon as the boat heeled over the chine became the keel and it just stayed there. Think I will stick with round chine boats and Tri's
  8. I have done a different boat without a jig or a misshaped jig and the boat goes around in circles all by itself. I think a female (hardback) jig and then a male rack for when you flip the boat right side up.
  9. This might sound like a stupid question, but if the boat will use sails and rig from a Melges 20 except the fact that they're so expensive, why not sail a Melges 20, they seem like cool boats?
  10. OK, enough of my hijacking this thread, I really appreciate your input. Ever since my former best friend left for the Keys I've had no one to banter with. back to the previous conversation....
  11. Thanks txdinghysailor thanks for the lesson. That's what I was thinking, the mini 6.5 has a wide behind and is incredibly stable and fast, would I be right in guessing that if the rig on the Hunter would handle the same size sails as an i550 that it would/could be faster? I am not knocking the i550, just trying to get my head wrapped around the concepts. And YES I understand the "Family Friendliness" factor of the Hunter, we are Hunter Trailerable dealers and that's the way I sell them. the Hunter does NOT have a weighted keel, you can hike out on the rail, (not too uncomfortable) but the beam is a foot narrower. Pro's that the Hunter only costs $9,490 + freight + prep & accessories, Con's replace the rig and sails???
  12. For the production boats, weight about 100-200 more, definitely lacking in sail area, shape of the boats??? My experience with the Hunter 18, is a broad flat bottom with rounded chines. More wetted surface, but I thought that the bottom shape would help it surf better??? No? Is the difference because the bottom of the i550 is so narrow, compared? The boat in the picture is the Hunter 18 Length Overall 18'4" 5.59 m Waterline Length 16'6" 5.03 m Beam 7'2" 2.18 m Draft – Board Up 6" 0.15 m Draft – Board Down 52" 1.32 m Mast Height 24'6" 7.47 m Sail Area – Jib/Main 170 sq ft 15.79 sq m Sail Area – Gennaker 211 sq ft 19.60 sq m Basic Weight 836 lb 379 kg Towing Weight 1,143 lb 518 kg Maximum Capacity 712 lb 299 kg CE Classification D
  13. For the production boats, weight about 100-200 more, definitely lacking in sail area, shape of the boats??? My experience with the Hunter 18, is a broad flat bottom with rounded chines. More wetted surface, but I thought that the bottom shape would help it surf better??? No? Is the difference because the bottom of the i550 is so narrow, compared?
  14. As loong as everyone is asking about speed and this boat vs that boat, I know they are not the same style, or class, but 18' boats being 18' boats, how will the i550 compare to mass produced boats like precision 18, hunter 18, catalina 18 JOhn ><>