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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. Absolutely right!
  2. Yup, thanks. It looks like rev 1 is a semi ring bulkhead that replaces the plywood hemi-bulkheads that the chainplates tied into but the new one also connects both sides of the boat together - right? Also includes mast step and it looks like a new floor that connects all the stringers together unlike the old wood cabin sole that is lightly screwed into the stringers (very lightly in my boat)? Rev. 2 - looks like a "beam of destiny" for an O-30 - does that fit in that 4" space between the side windows? Gees - it looks like pirates attacked your boat.
  3. Exactly right. It costs to fix up old boats and you get little of it back when you sell. You have to love the boat and enjoy the process. If you're going to count the dollars and fret about it you shouldn't do it.
  4. Thanks, Ventilo. I'll set it up and give it a try. I suspect I know what will happen - it has always felt pretty wiggly in wind. I know Muffin had a CF ring frame that I think went in about where the current chainplate bulkheads are. I also think the standard cabin sole was replaced with some rigid material that tied the stringers together and stiffened the boat. Mach 5 had some pics somewhere. Anyone know what recommended rig tension for the shrouds is?
  5. Sure would be interested in suggestions and details for stiffening the hull. Mine is stock as far as I know. I also have the 11' boom and original rudder and the paint looks like 1978. It's great shorthanded in light air but needs lots of meat on the rail when it is blowing. Ventilo, what is the Line test between the Chainplates and the mast down below?
  6. Spin PHRF is 111 in Lake Michigan and the keel never catches any kelp there. Muffin's new paint looks great! Any more pics?
  7. Alex, how do you have the radar reflector attached?
  8. I thought the Evelyn32-2s had 5' 4" of headroom (or less) but you and Alex would know better than me. Was Zing! modified?
  9. SC 33s are even better with Ballard Sails!
  10. I did the same thing two days ago. How did you cancel the PayPal payment? I logged in to my PayPal account, and went to my account summary page. The uncompleted transfer was there, along with a button to cancel it. The refund goes into your paypal account as a credit. Mine showed the transfer as completed but the record lists the virgin.net address. I hope Dylan got the $ as I have no way of tracking it.
  11. I did the same thing two days ago. How did you cancel the PayPal payment?
  12. New #1,#3 jibs, main and A3 spin from Ballard Sails just before that race. They cost more than I paid for the boat and trailer but all that is covered in other threads on how expensive old cheap boats can really be especially when you want to race them. Crew is all from Seattle too (well, just for that race). The first sail Ballard made was for a Santa Cruz 33 - Muffin.
  13. CS30? Nope. Santa Cruz 33 That's a very rare boat and it looks like you keep in very nice condition. Well done! Thanks. Its an ongoing project. She's been in Lake Michigan pretty much her entire life - formerly City Limits. Here's another shot at the other end of the Mac race after going under the bridge.
  14. CS30? Nope. Santa Cruz 33