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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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    Dinghy racing<br>Keel boat racing<br>Criusing
  1. Did my first Hobart on Balandra in '85 - nice old school. She is still in Tasmania and has been undergoing a major restoration for a few years now. Not sure when she will hit the water again.
  2. Could always try this option if everything electrical goes to crap....
  3. She later became Thumbs Up in Launceston and came to Melbourne renamed Turbo. Turbo then became Turbulence and recently moved to Qld so she is still going strong. She has done a 2 handed Melb - Osaka race along the way. Dunno about that - Thumbs Up was named that from new and there was an Adams one tonner called Newcastle Flyer going around at the same time. I sailed on Thumbs back in the day. Story was the the owner wanted to build a Farr one tonner, but Farr wouldn't let the design be done as a western red cedar cold molded job. Adams/Radford reckoned they could design a 1 tonner that would be just as fast and rate well (owners previous boat was an Adams). History shows it was a pig. Quality of build was excellent (buit by Ian Milner in Launceston), owner was great and really threw a heap of money on gear/sails and new rudder (carbon shaft in '86) and constant re-trims etc, but it just didn't go. He gave up sailing after selling the boat disillusioned with the whole thing which was a sad loss as there was talk of another build.
  4. This link might give you a bit of background on the boat if no else chimes in. http://www.farrdesign.com/145.htm
  5. No experience with this brand, but the vane/anemometer look awfully like my Davis Vantage Pro equipment I have at home. http://shop.davisnet.com.au/davis-weather-stations/replacement-parts-davis-weather-stations-australia.html/6410-anemometer-for-vantage-pro2-and-vantage-pro.html
  6. Only part of the story here - wait to you see the Petuna proposal a bit further north in the bay- smack bang on the transit from the Raoul to the Pot and massive... Huon Aquaculture are also planning an expansion on the east Bruny shore as well. The farms have well and truly fucked the Channel, now they want to do the same in Storm bay + what they have planned at Oakhampton Bay near Triabunna. I think people are saying enough is enough.. They are also doing some testing (data collection - water temps/quality etc) out off Blackman Bay I believe. Maybe this is the answer? http://gcaptain.com/worlds-biggest-salmon-producer-wants-to-farm-fish-inside-a-cargo-ship/ BTW - said Commodore no longer with Muirs, has a role with Tasports now.
  7. Had a couple as a teen in the late 70's - took months to save up the $300 or so from after school work to buy. Lost one overboard and god knows where the other one ended up.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-Memosail-10-Minutes-17-Jewels-Yachting-Chronograph-with-Valjoux-Cal-7737-/300851730664?hash=item460c2918e8:m:mgKnTvLyRR9oQl5GVSOv1kg
  8. Did SB's on the Sunday - we were in a different part of the river and there was a bit on (35-37 according to the Pro).. Lots more than where the small boats were... One thing about the kids is that their parents would be pushing them to get out and the kids don't know any better haha.. Maria should be fun tonight off Tasman - god knows why I'm going. Much more comfortable watching it on the tracker at home!
  9. PM me - may have a lead for you...
  10. Thanks Pirate, but It Happens got in first with his PM.... Must say I feel sort of honoured in some sick sort of way to have a post considered worthy of Do Rags attention. That oxygen thief and his worthless posts are usually good for a laugh, so thanks for sharing the joy! Time to go sailing.. Cheers
  11. Yeah I know - buy an add... I have installed a couple of nice size 1/4 berths on the old tub and now have two surplus alloy pipe cots to give away if any one is interested - they will eventually end up being cut up or thrown on the tip if no one wants them.. No storage and the wife says they gotta go... PM me if interested.
  12. If it is dark metallic gray, it could be "It Happens" that has showed up back in Tas after a few years on the big island. Used to belong to Stephen Boyes... Payne 38 with wings chopped off...
  13. Hey Sparky Spied your boat on the market - what's the go??
  14. Real good timing with the Pipeopener this weekend when a significant number of potential buyers are away - sorry to see them close. Not meaning to kick the boot in when Eddie's down (we had our differences in the end but by and large he was very good to us) but it's ironic that even the liquidator can't take a trick with that business. It will be interesting see what this building will be used for after the auction:- junior sailing clubhouse? Scout Group? Sailmaker? Yeah - I would like to move our offices down there & get out of Sullivans Cove with all the parking soon to get the chop, but our lease does not expire until 2011 and maybe not enough room... Could make for some swanky offices for architects, graphic designers etc in a great location.
  15. Yeah - not good.. Makes you wonder how many marine outlets Hobart can support - its always been two & a bit (with the main ones being PJs/ RR Rex & Son then PJs/Muirs then PJs/Faders then PJs/Bay Chandlery now PJs/Whitworths... (Looks like PJs have got their business model working well for the last 40 years!!) with the smaller ones being Des Clarks Sailing Center, Bills Boat shop (showing my age now!!) and Marineline. CH Smith will be closing next will be next I hear, but they mainly do commercial stuff like JN Taylors did. Whitworths opening recently surely will have/has had some impact. Looking at the amount of stock they have put in makes you wonder how the smaller guys can compete. Internet shopping shopping will increasingly see market share lessen for the locals. It's no wonder though, I purcased a stereo for my boat for $200 less than I could buy in Aust from Defender in the US including freight & the exchange rate - was landed to my desk at work in around 4 working days. I like to buy locally when possible - but to me 200 bucks is 200 bucks.......