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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. Bad Kitty has withdrawn
  2. Golden Oldies heading to Customs
  3. Kim, You deserve great thanks for your volunteer board work with the School; not everyone has the patience and vision to take on that kind of responsibility.
  4. KIm, She is really looking great! Thanks for all the work you do with the School, and for this Forum. On the Nautilus, I made a removable custom block that attached to the seat for the tillerpilot and raised and offset the pin point to the correct location. Also put the instruments on a hinged panel that swung out into the companionway opening (4" wide with stacked readouts) for sailing and swung back for storage and reading down below. Kind of fussy, but it kept them more or less hidden until needed, and could be used for navigation and monitoring guest helmspersons from the cabin. I'd probably go wireless if I were doing it today.
  5. +2 Miss the discussions
  6. I think the main winch will look much better placed up against to this smaller radius. A nice formal platform for the most important winch of them all. Will it work better being a little closer to the sheet handler? Maybe it helps with the underdeck main winch support as well.
  7. Yes, Nor'easter V is on Flathead lake with Questa. Woodenboat magazine had an article about the boats a few years ago. I believe these are the only two Q boats LFH designed. When I first saw Nor'easter she was in Poulsbo and named 'Angel Wings'. The owner claimed she was a Herreshoff design and I said 'right'. Boy was I mistaken. In the process of researching her I contacted the owner of Questa in Flathead lake. (He told me a great story about the Chicago owner that came west for a hunting trip and during a long turn at the bar told the present owner he would give him the boat. The present owner thought it was fiction and forgot about it until he got a phone call some days hence announcing that the boat was in transit and where did he want it delivered!). I let Questa's owner know when I decided not to purse Nor'easter and figured that was that. About a year later I heard from him that he was buying her. That owner also had a bunch of six meter boats for awhile IIRC, but I haven't heard anything about them for many years.
  8. Now that you reminded me, I do remember that sail and it certainly was when I became taken with the Yankee One-Design. Maybe some of the SA folks in SF know about her. CWB donated her to the Stone yard, and then the Stone yard closed. Kim, sorry for the thread drift.........
  9. Yes, that's a Q class boat. Cotton Blossom, Dennis Connors' boat, is also a Q boat.
  10. See you there! It will be fun to see how many of us Syndicate members show up; there's a few I haven't seen for awhile.
  11. Kim, I think she's somewhere on Bainbridge, hauled out, according to Scott R. of Pirate fame. Are you going to the Pirate event in June at SYC?
  12. Yes, the Yankee that was 'rebuilt' at the School was Venture and one of two that I brought up to Seattle from SF. The other, Yankee Doodle, is now on the Chesapeake I believe. I've thought about tracking her down once I sell the Nautilus. Yankee Clipper, that went from SF to Seattle to SF is now the most original of the SF Yankees if it's still anything like it was when it left here. Wonder where it is now? Of course Twinkle would be the ultimate 30 footer for me. It would be fun to go see the two Q's on Flathead Lake. The construction of Nor'easter was similar to Live Yankee. Big wide ring frames and longitudinal stringers. It was so narrow and long that the forepeak berth had a forepeak berth! I couldn't tell from the photos; is the deck/cabin assembly on Sliver being built right side up, or upside down? I'd assumed upside down. Thanks for the invite; I'll PM you soon.
  13. Hi Kim Frank S. told me about your project today and sent me here. WOW! First class top to bottom. It reminds me a little of Nor'easter, the Q boat that Stu McDougal surveyed for me many years ago. Thank goodness I listened to him and moved on. And great work with the NW School. It sounds like you are there on Mondays; maybe I can stop by and take a peek. Bill Van Vlack