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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. Didi 29 Retro http://www.dixdesign.com/29Retrodidi.htm
  2. Yeah... I was wondering about that too...
  3. I came across this picture on FB and it seemed like it may be appropriate for this thread...
  4. Just saw this floating around on FB... I'm not sure quite what to think... The boat seems OK, but that rudder!
  5. Hull looks like a Puddle Duck... http://www.pdracer.com/
  6. From Facebook, he graduated high school in '82, so 50ish?
  7. What a machine.Has anyone here met Roger? He must be quite the guy. Glad to see he's moving again. I've met Roger a few times during various Everglades Challenges. The first time I met him he was in a crazy plywood catamaran of his own design with biplane Sunfish rigs. I thought he was nuts. But he kept coming back with interesting boats he built and then started to go fast. He apparently doesn't need much sleep either. I've never seen anyone push himself so far beyond the limits of exhaustion as he does. I think he's signed up for the WaterTribe Ultimate Florida next year, the 1,100 mile circumnavigation of FL including a 110 mile paddle up river and a 40 mile portage. He's my pick to win it, and maybe even beat the 19 day 6 hour record. It takes a certain kind of crazy... I liked this creation of his best. 2012 EC. He broke something or something went wrong, don't recall, but IIRC he didn't get all that far. Still a cool boat. That's a Hobie Tandem Island mast forward and a V1 Adventure Island mast aft. It also had a Mirage Drive well. The back fell off... no, really... Skip to 20sec for a good shot of the damage.
  8. What a machine.Has anyone here met Roger? He must be quite the guy. Yeah, I've met him at various ECs as well. For as much of a machine he is out there, he is a super nice, quiet, humble guy. Here is another glimpse into his many talents... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfSaJbxdU9Y
  9. Webcam is a still shot, but updates on 2 minute intervals... I'm hitting refresh obsessively... http://webcamketchikan.com/alaska-sized-view-cam-6/
  10. Some great aerial photos of R2AK competitors in Johnstone Straits: http://www.annwelch.com/r2ak/MissionAirWing.html
  11. The boat makes me wet but it has not gotten wet. Maybe you could wait until it actually get on the water and goes sailing before making such claims? I don't know about 30kts, but it has gotten wet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-oBqn725I Oh goodness me. Not the proa. The G4. I'm not a hippie. Ah, got it... I misinterpreted your post From what I'm used to sailing, Madness is a huge step up and looks luxurious
  12. The boat makes me wet but it has not gotten wet. Maybe you could wait until it actually get on the water and goes sailing before making such claims? I don't know about 30kts, but it has gotten wet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-oBqn725I
  13. I couple pics of the i550s in the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge this year: Hot Canary: the other one... (built by Jeff Dalsin)
  14. I hate to distract from this exciting discussion, but another i550 showed up on the 2014 WaterTribe EC roster: ErnestHemingway (aka James Nichols) and EverydaySailor (aka Chris Jordan) EC2014, Class 4, Double Male i550 #129 built by Jeffrey Dalsin So two i550s will be on the beach... Anybody know who these guys are and how this boat has been modified to manage the beach launch?
  15. Hot Canary has lifelines if you look carefully at the pictures I posted above. Pretty sure that is the only i550 I have seen with then though...