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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.

SailBlueH2O

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  1. I fear that sail and it's performance will always be in your head....many more important race day factors than imagined foot round
  2. Wow. That's cool. Loving those spring-loaded thwarts. beat me to it !....
  3. I sailed in the 1970 St. Petersburg ~Isla Race aboard AE with TT~~~
  4. http://baddeck.com/
  5. Bob Derecktor and Wally Frank ~~~1973~~~
  6. My Boat Lively Lady II, prototype Mull 30 1967 build & SORC winner 1969 has a Stainless steel backbone on mahogany strip plank. Holland i believe picked it up with this Mull in 1968 which he included into IMP 8 years later. Wow !...do you actually own Lively Lady II ?....I sailed against her in the 1969 SORC in Class E....she was pulling away from our class close reaching in the Miami~ Nassau Race when our rig went over the side....I was sailing aboard a 30" Lee Creekmore design "Stubby"....
  7. Hope all is well with you Skip ~~~~~
  8. more sharing~~~Father forgive me...dropped out of college March 69...after 2 SORC's on a boat I "helped' build...sanding LOL..Lee Creekmore 30' .to race in the Miami~Montego Bay Race...consequences drafted...year in VN Army medic Airborne too....came back home so much had changed by the the fall of 1972 when I was back on the scene...but I knew this was the dream I wanted to live...and I did~~~
  9. Winner winner ! actually a Cal 40 fair body built with todays materials and techniques ...keel and rudder ,sails and spars.....is a fantasy of mine
  10. You'll be glad to know that Red Jacket is currently kept in virtually mint condition. Changed hands about 10 or so years ago and I checked the interior refit by the new owner. Just a gorgeous boat. Just when did the switch from CCA to IOR occur ?...hard to believe but Loran was not allowed in the SORC late 60's....1968 was my first SORC....glad to hear Red Jacket is in good hands
  11. Tom Wylie designed some sweet boats....
  12. According to Bill Barton original crew member on Imp and author of "The Legend of Imp"...she is in good shape and in excellent hands today....UK I believe....indeed time has not been good I suspect to many IOR one offs
  13. Before "Imp" came Bob Chilton's Kiwi 24...."Business Machine"
  14. https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNLU42qt6h9y2AVNLzNYl94bLR0K28an2m9pFl9 Somehow I could not post these photos other than this link....Jackknifes final resting place. In 2008 Wendy and I were driving from Annapolis to St Michaels on the Eastern shore. Across the 4 lane divided highway I spot something and blurted out, "that Jackknife!...I was certain when I recognized the stem fitting......Sad ending Ron at the helm of Jackknife in the 1977 Nassau Cup....note Imp to weather
  15. Windward Passage...cold molded on the beach in Freeport Bahamas $$$ 250,000 1967-68 ~~~~~I turned 21 transiting the Panama Canal aboard WP in 1969 and sail 8,000 delivery miles March 69 to August 69 with Bob Johnson aboard...Alan Gurney was aboard from Montego Bay~~~Cartagena~~~ Alan& Mark Johnson got off in Panama~~~