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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. I guess mine must be an MK1 (2008?). The dang thing is solid. Overbuilt IMHO. Mine had he Calvert load path but they wore out and I am broke so I got mac dacron last year. I'm not a racer anyway - but the new sails have already his 15+ knots and they are not even broken in yet. I'm sure I will be replacing shrouds (again) as well as other stuff, but the boat seems rock solid. Mine is moored in fairly rough water and sailed in extremely rough (RI) waters.
  2. No doubt I am taking a test ride when they get here. I'm thinking of spending a couple months each year in Sarasota and this would be a boat I could easily bring to RI and down to FL and handle all the rigging, trailering, etc. myself.
  3. 45 with trailer.....
  4. Strange - they have "update pics" on their web site or FB about building the molds, etc...except that it seems impossible that the pics they are showing are of this unit! That is, they are BIG.......floats, etc. http://sail.corsairmarine.com/development-update-on-the-pulse-600 vaporware?
  5. Picture of the mold in their factory ain't a computer rendering.....I still think it's the searail mold, though. I agree that under 30K is prob the magic number. It certainly can be built and sold for that, but it's the old chicken and egg thing- they'd have to price it like they were gonna sell 100+ per year. The only other boat in a similar size I know of is the windrider, which is a cool piece of technology but not a big seller - still, it does sell. I rented one a few times and sailed in in big winds and fairly big chop. It works better when you rig it so you can get out on the tramp and control it - the in-the-hull seating is a bitch on my back (I find the same with kayaks - just don't like that position).
  6. It really does look like that searail - it makes sense that they may think it would sell better under the Cosair name. As much as I like my Sprint, I could be tempted because I want to start going to FL for a couple months each winter and this would be easy to trailer down there. Also, I keep my Sprint on a mooring but am always worried about pulling it out if a hurricane approaches....this would make pulling the boat a really easy job! When I really think about my sailing it's all day sailing and it's 70% solo, 20% with 2 of us, and maybe the final 10% or less taking 1 or 2 others for a ride. The other negative is that I'm sure we well get much wetter - but we'll have to dress for the occasion.
  7. Hope Boothy doesn't have an orgasm watching this!
  8. "sin"? Wow.....
  9. If the HJ's of this world were just wrong once, twice or thrice...as Chuck says, that wold be another thing! But some folks have been wrong since they opposed the New Deal and the Square Deal and despite those and all the other progressive actions creating the largest middle class in history, they continue to champion some kind of turn to the hard right. Of course, their inconsistency is appalling - after having been ready to nuke 1/2 the world and actually spending TRILLIONS because of virtually nothing, they now question actions which are 1/10,000 th of the same and actually based on reality. You couldn't make it up! These folks come to conclusions and then make everything fit them.
  10. New Cat Stevens stuff is out. That should keep him busy.
  11. Ever vote for Ted? Actually no.....but he and the senator from WY had equal votes in our Senate. Any questions?
  12. Uh, J, all senators have one vote and therefore vast powers. WY matters. Very much.
  13. Problem with using government and actual statistics is that you then have to discount all the lies and BS stats which have been cooked up over the years and agree on the basics such as having a firearm is statistically MUCH more dangerous than not having one. You'd have to accept their suggestions that doctors can and should question parents about whether they keep guns and let them know the dangers. Picking and choosing one gubment statement is not gonna float.
  14. It's been tried for decades but the likes of you and the NRA fight against them because it would cut down the sales. Maybe your gun would cost $10 more because of the lower volume of production. This would be unacceptable. The resulting decrease in violence in Chicago and the other places these guns end up would also remove a talking point from your friends. Unacceptable.
  15. Well, what do you know? One of thousands of gun dealers selling guns illegally...is the same dudes who sold the Newtown gun! http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/22/owner-of-store-that-sold-newtown-gun-pleads-guilty/2690401/ These are the card carrying NRA supporters....wink wink. I'm sure they are in the database...