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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. That might explain the discrepancies between the drawings and "as built" measurements for many details of my boat. I try to do a little primitive CAD based on the scanned drawing and things just don't quite match up!
  2. Case in point: that photo and that drawing are not the same boat. It can get confusing...
  3. The E34 seems to be desirable for those who want the aft cabin, but there seem to be comparatively more E35's available. At least around my area. 32-34 feet also puts you in a higher strata for dock fees and availability, ground tackle, deck hardware, etc. - everything will cost more, compared to 30-feet and below. I got an E29 for my first "big" boat, and for a few months, single-handing, it was almost too big. That's because it wasn't set up for single-handing. (For example you couldn't even reach the mainsheet from the helm.) Now, it seems very comfortable for one person. And BTW, the E29 may lack a separate aft cabin, but it does have a relatively luxurious double quarter berth. Makes the cabin seem open and bigger than you'd think. Re: Handholds, I can tell you that there is a lot of variation among Ericsons, even of the same model. Mine has lots. The long top-side handrails are through-bolted to an identical set on the inside, plus there are extras around the companionway and head. Others seem to have none on the inside. It may have been a factory option. It's something you can alter to your taste. Everyone agrees that getting the old ones off is a Job From Hell. Speaking of variation, many Ericsons seem to have at least two cabin layouts, different cockpit layouts, tiller or wheel steering, etc. People may prefer one or the other as a matter of taste, but for single or short-handed sailing, they can make a big difference. Based on my experience, I'd stand at the helm and "air sail" the boat for a few minutes. Can I reach enough controls from here to sail? What will have to be changed? Yeah, I don't mind looking stupid. See: active Ericson owners group at ericsonyachts.org
  4. It's been around the thread a couple of times before.
  5. Yep. With another ten feet of boat, he could maybe get away with that.
  6. I still think my best angle would be to set up an account where, for enough money, I'll put more clothes on. For even more money, I'll stop filming. As long as the money keeps coming in...
  7. As the others suggested, I blocked up the trailer when my boat was "on the hard." Not that moving 200 lbs around on deck would probably cause much tipping movement, but also to level it and take load off the springs. Sure was handy having the boat 30 feet from the shop, instead of 90 miles.
  8. Speaking of blasts from the past... I was browsing in Powell's yesterday (worlds largest used book store) and noticed that in Chapter 1 of Beth Leonard's Voyager's Handbook there is a big sidebar about the family that circumnavigated Delos before Brian and crew. Interesting how these boats have more than one story.
  9. Every time I see one of their videos I think, "maybe I should rebuild my hatch like that?"
  10. Does the dumpster float? Will its' sails hold together for a few more months?
  11. Someone who lives on the beach near me has a boat that looks almost exactly like that, but a bit larger. It is slowly disappearing into the blackberry vines at the back of his pasture. I remember we had a short conversation about it when we were sailing Hobie 16's, but can't remember the content.
  12. Back in 2000, I got the two border collie puppies and a flame-tip siamese kitten at the same time. They all just thought that the cat was another puppy. Everyone wrestled on the rug together. Everyone would automatically load up into the 4Runner for trips to town. Sometimes the cat would even participate in herding (smaller) livestock. Unfortunately, I was boatless at the time, so nobody got acclimated to the water. Not a hiding-behind-things sort of cat. More of a leading-the-charge kind of guy. That's probably also why he didn't last as long as the dogs did. I think the only problem with a cat like that would be keeping it from roaming away at the dock. Well, that and the fact that my boat is far too small for a litter box.
  13. IIRC, there was a tiny little cockpit at the stern, with rod-holders, but no room for seating. Couple of old batteries and a few inches of water. It was moored next to me for a year. Never saw anybody on it, or any sign of activity. BTW: This pic is almost a twofer. That big steel "schooner" in the upper left pops up on CL every few years, changes hands, and enjoys a brief flurry of improvements. AFAIK, it has never been completed, or ever had a rig.
  14. Well, if you're bored enough some winter (cough cough) to go back to the beginning of Delos, Brian started out with a different wife and a cat. They just quietly disappeared from the story without airing any personal drama.
  15. The next county over has a new law prohibiting commercial bottling of water. (Wing-nut activists were passionate about blocking a bottling plant. People went along with them.) Hmm... shouldn't that also apply to beer, wine, juice, and all the other products make in that county that are mostly water? Years ago, I dove on a rock near Deception Pass that had an abandoned fishing net wrapped around it. Full of dead fish and trapping more all the time. It seemed pretty dangerous to approach it and try to do anything about it. Nobody's responsibility, apparently.