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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. Aaaand for the win for me. Keep in mind I don't have a lot of know-how on the building side…would it be possible to have something made like this with an overhung stern?
  2. An oversimplified explanation would be this: Do you want to live on you boat full time, spending a good amount of that time on routine maintenance and dealing with fixing breakages? Or do you want to show up to a boat clean and sparkly, provisioned, and already in the area you want to cruise? Many people don't want to spend what time they have on the boat dealing with issues from broken alternator brackets to clogged black water systems. Also, a significant part of my time is spent on the computer coordinating contractors, shipping orders, warranty items, on and on. There is a lot of "behind the scenes" going on. Rob, your crew is awesome! Jammy I believe we saw you in Block this summer? Good luck with the haul out!
  3. IMHO your personal preference will come into play far more than the podium finishes if your main goal is cruising. Every line has interesting features that may appeal to you. I loved the layouts and cruising benefits of the 66's, and the 60's have an interesting use of space and a futuristic look. I haven't had any experience on the 62's, but there are some seriously sexy ones out there killing it on the race course. Make a list of what's really important to you and how you plan on using the boat - family cruising, racing, kids on board, crewed vs. owner-operated, locally based vs. world cruising, etc. This will help you narrow down where you are going. Another thing mentioned above to consider is what kind of refits each of these boats have gone through. They each have their own definite personalities. Soma is extremely knowledgable about all things Gunboat, and there are others here as well with an in-depth knowledge of catamarans available in today's market. One thing I do advise, if you go over 55 (and even at that size) you should seriously consider a professional crew to deal with the down and dirty of running a boat of this size and complexity. Good luck!
  4. "My patronus is a quarter-tonner"
  5. Where's THAT footage?
  6. HH just splashed hull#1 of the new 66 line.
  7. A couple of points… The 66's have interior engine compartments, ours are down the forward companionways to the cabins in their own section; There are no interior led lines; The aft walk throughs on our aft deck have doors that swing shut to close out the worst of a following sea, and some of the others only have one walk through; We are a professional couple running a 66.
  8. As the current captain on Flash (ex Panthera), I can say unequivocally that you are full of shit. The previous owner of Panthera, who worked with Chris, has nothing but good things to say about him. Because you don't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, the word "unequivocally" means with certainty, which is the opposite of bullshit mudslinging, dumbass.
  9. I purchased and installed the baroplug into my NMEA backbone. So far so good.
  10. Barca aged
  11. Thanks that baroplug looks ideal.
  12. Has anyone hooked up a cheaper sensor to a B&G plotter (NMEA backbone)? The B&G sensor is around $700, and I am debating just adding a cheap barometer to my nav station instead.
  13. It's a folding prop, once the shaft is stopped there is no more impetus to rotate. I think I am going to have to frankenstein something up myself.
  14. Brunel is signed up for the ARC. I think they have pay to play guests.