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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.

Dex Sawash

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  1. Same upwind SA and same weight as a Snipe. Going to be sticky under 15 kts?
  2. Those chairs look very comfortable. Many struggle to stay awake.
  3. Bit whimsical having the R2D2 reliefs around the great hall there.
  4. Bolger Box from uglyboat admiration society thread in cruising anarchy, too big but adds a multi-tasker angle. https://www.boatdesign.net/attachments/bolger-tarago-medium-jpg.37704/[/img]
  5. Going to need some recommendations on clear antifouling paint.
  6. Talking "what boat" is great fun and near and dear to a lot of us. I suspect most pros could give two fucks about bigging up boats on the internet. The most predictable thing about an SA "what boat" thread is that it will get resurrected by a WETA sailor after thread is several weeks dead to recommend the WETA BTW- OP you should have a look at the WETA despite it not meeting most of your requirements.
  7. At least we were able to hijack the anti-camping trailer thread to talk about camping trailers.
  8. I was thinking there would be some non-mattress area. My imaginary unit is a little bigger than those with a few feet of floor space and 2 single berths. Camping in and of itself isn't the goal, want as little fucking about as possible. That tent vestibule is a nice solution but too fiddly for me. This is a regatta sleeper. Already have to deal with boat, need to streamline the hell out of the camping part. Everywhere I go has showers, food etc. I need to look at a bunch of Phil Bolger boats for ideas. He was good at box utilization.
  9. Ive got a solid chubasco hull in North Carolina, needs a mast. Was going to strip it and cut it up. If you are nearby the hull is free. Checked with nearby fleets, no takers, just have to get my boat saw running. Itchy times soon.
  10. Venture is the same company as Macgregor. They changed names in 70s I think.
  11. A 2' square trap door in the floor with a canvas drop-down bag to keep out the mud and bugs and snakes might do just fine for standing room.
  12. Is just leaving the mast centered not an option? At least until if/when he is comfortable with the dance steps and ready to add tweaks?
  13. Did they disallow saying "Orange"
  14. Been years since I was on one but recall the lack of yachty pretence was sort of a Mac asset in my book. What I want in the boat for your situation is a mattress in a dry area. I am not going to cook, wash dishes or have a leisurely shit aboard. Hotdogs on a stern rail grill taste pretty damned good.
  15. You'll definitely want to consider getting some sails too if you want to be competitive. hat, coat, <leaves>