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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Yep, that's her. Now here in Auckland undergoing a big renovation.
  2. Here's a few more photos of Sweet Okole, including the full version of the cropped night-time shot above, and an interesting article re her construction. A sweet looking boat.
  3. Here's a profile and deck drawing. Sassy_profile_RHYD.tif
  4. And almost made the 1985 US Admiral's Cup team, except the afterguard put her aground on the Dumpling islands in one of the ocean race courses and they ended up fourth. Might write up an article on her, quite a good looking boat, pic attached from the 1985 SORC
  5. The sail number is R-21110, it's Australia's Apollo IV (Alan Bond). Such a great photo that one, and yeah that bow man will having a fun time!
  6. Don't know if this sheds any light re Industries, but a photo from the attached page of Yacht Racing magazine from the 1977 Half Ton Cup shows her with a pretty bizarre cabin arrangement. (the top photo reference to Swuzzlebubble isn't correct, but curious to know what boat it is)
  7. BooBoo - photo of you guys at the start (with Equilibrium)
  8. 45 South II, now also sporting a carbon prod
  9. Here you go - the IOR cert for Smir-Noff-Agen. It's a bit faded but I put the scanner on as hi-res as it would go and its just readable.
  10. The Red Lion is located in Salerno, Italy, and well looked after. But as for poor old Smir-Noff-Agen - she's located in the Gold Coast, Aus, and last heard was looking for someone with the necessary $$$ and skills to undertake a rescue job.
  11. It got real interesting out there real quick, crews had a lot on to get around various headlands before a bit of open sea. Some grainy photos through the murk gives you an idea. And another of the modified Whiting Half Tonner Howzat just before the photo posted above - they managed to hold it together for about 30 more seconds.
  12. Hi MSA, here's some info that might be of use - the advertisement for the cruising version of the Bus, and another page, possibly from the same ad with all the specs etc. And a photo of the interior of the Bus, complete with spinnaker launching chutes, might provide some inspiration for round-the-cans racing!
  13. Here's some pics of Ceil III, as well as her stats amongst the rest of the 74 OTC fleet where she finished fifth (can't seem to load the second page for some reason)
  14. I remember this boat when it was new - quite an interesting concept with the wings but it did seem to have its drawbacks. I think the idea of the 'hook' in the stern was, according to an article/interview with the designer, was that it would push the bow down when reaching/running, which was then designed to have sufficient volume to 'lift' out, thus the boat planing earlier. So the theory goes. Sounds like it helps it motor well at least. Should be a good performer without the wings and a new keel. Here's some shots of her during original construction circa 1984.
  15. The Ton classes were subject to the ORC 'Green Book' of regs, dealt with a lot of non-IOR measurement issues such as headroom as Bob mentions, as well as squab thickness, number of berths, cockpit volume etc. Notably caused some issues for the mighty Pendragon - when she moved up a class from Three-Quarter Ton to One Ton through some extra sail and displacement, they had to find some more headroom (achieved via very thin floorboards I think), and install another berth. Smackwater Jack also had to completely rebuild their initially elegant cabin to comply, via an ungainly box designed to the minimum dimensions, and fill in some of the open cockpit lockers (re volume control). The photos and diagrams of Caligu are fascinating - does anyone know what she actually rated in the end? From an article at the time posted earlier it was thought that she might squeeze into the One Ton limit, but as others pointed out that was probably a bit fanciful. Steering it must have been a bit iffy once trim tabs were penalised and presumably had to be fixed in place.