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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. In some weird turn of events she was told that she would be the winner. The interesting thing is that a great deal of the correspondence concerning this contest has been collected and preserved. I looked at the file. I read letters from the committee members. One letter says something like, "We can't let this get out" meaning her guarantee as the winner. Sounds like present day, doesn't it Longy
  2. If you're still in the hunt position you might check out the Peterson designed Deerfoot advertised in the So Cal Log. <john.fradkin@gmail.com> Has good gear and great condition and could be ready to go without much work. Don't be put off by the length, likely no harder to sail doublehanded than a 45' - 50' catamarangue.
  3. Hope this isn't a modern day Donald Crowhurst,,,,
  4. There's a wonderful wooden boat festival in Hobart first week of February 2017 followed by an organized cruise around the island if you're so inclined. Southern Tasmanian weather is usually wonderful February through early May, though you can often have a hiccup with a cold spell. Port Davey on the south west coast is fabulous, but it can be a bit of a challenge getting past SW Cape.
  5. sorry, I didn't get it at first
  6. Bob Perry "I know for a fact, that this will be more fun for me than a week cruising on that nice boat. I'd just sit there thinking , "Fuck! When can I get back to designing." Did that come out right?
  7. My money's on Algore, he's gonna fix it
  8. The Kardashian sisters?
  9. About 8 yards of concrete in the bilge would fix it
  10. Do you think Lance will come clean if he gets flicked?
  11. Bob, Rowena was Barry Stephen's yacht and before that she belonged to Dennis Reigler whom you knew at Sparcraft.
  12. K1Wi's have Kauri, Tasmanians have Huon
  13. Ol Fart, she's called KITE. Built by Hugh in a sandstone building down the street from the Empire Hotel. Hugh used to have his shop there. He often has coffee at Jackman and McRoss on Hampden Road with Lee Stevens, so one of the waitresses might know his whereabouts. Also a member of the RYCT so could be traced at the front desk. Rob
  14. Going to sea in any conditions inside the living room (as in GB 55) seems like a recipe for disaster. How can a deck watch possibly be expected to have any feel for the real wind and sea condition from inside the enclosure, likely on autopilot with sheets cleated or in self tailers? The Nantucket rescue is attracting much deserved criticism, and it seems to me these "experienced" sailors took the same risks, albeit, in what is claimed to be an unsinkable catamaran that may well have sunk. And we now have criticism discouraged.
  15. AFAIK there are three of those 41' BK ketches. All are cold-molded. The first was Bruce's boat Unicorn launched in 1976, built by Gil Iwamoto and finished out by Driscoll. The second is called Mentor, launched in 1981 and built by Jim McClelland in Kenora, Ontario. She's been trucked out to BC and back to Kenora a couple of times. The third one was launched in 1991, originally called Daybreak, re-named Warm Rain II by the Mate's in 2000. Her hull was built in California and then trucked north for completion by Jim McClelland after he moved shop to Duncan. Thanks Tad, a fifth one was built in Hobart by Andrew Wardrop, not sure where she is now. The pictured ketch is Unicorn, currently named Maggie Wadsley (or similar) but current owner indicated a rename back to Unicorn was pending. She's looking pretty good, some cosmetics need attention but overall in fine condition. The 46' done for Hugh Wardrop certainly draws inspiration from Unicorn, but is a completely separate and all new design. I made all the drawings for her in 1988. Wardrop46.jpg Nice work Tad