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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. Thanks guys, but I still can't figure out how to attach a document (if that's possible) but if you google the following, you will be able to download the full pdf: Carter_30_Halftonner_008.pdf It's great as it describes all the original spec which would be handy for a refit.
  2. Just thought I'd update you all. Confirmed she is 30' LOA (the photos do make her look bigger) and after much research I discovered a very interesting document from Carter Offshore Ltd in the UK which I believe describes this boat. I can't attach the pdf here but here's a passage from the document: "Top performance: the new 'Carter 1/2 Ton Race Machine' is based on the hull of the tried and tested Carter 30 which has just started racing in Britain, with a fully fitted out cruising interior, teak cockpit and all the luxuries. She has just cleaned up in Clyde Week with three firsts and two seconds, winning the Half Ton section easily against Scampis, Nicholson 30's, a Northern Comfort and others. The Half Ton Race machine can only do better, with a lighter grp deck, minimal interior and a deck layout designed exclusively for racing efficiency." So I think she must be the 'Carter 1/2 Ton Race Machine' which was built at Northshore Yachts in the UK - great name I suspect there was limited production vs. the original Carter 30. Still very keen to take her on as a worthy project if the numbers add up.
  3. Yes, I think everything seems to be pointing to the 3/4, not half-ton when comparing all the images. In the flesh she appears more like a 30ish sized boat but always hard to gauge. Will try and run a tape down the length next time I'm in the boatyard and maybe take a couple more snaps of the cockpit and other details. Thanks all for taking the time - and if you ever come across a brochure, do think of me
  4. That's great, and really appreciated. Interesting comment on the roof so I dug around again in my old archived photos as I knew I had one or two more of her sitting on the water around 3 years back before being hauled back to land and forgotten about. Hopefully with this better angle you might be able to confirm if it's a C30 or not (Competition 30, correct?). I can't seem to find any images on the net that shows this model to confirm myself, so again any help very welcome! Looking forward to going through your blog too, thanks for the link.
  5. Enjoyed reading through this thread. This half-tonner is said to be a Dick Carter design built 1976 but was hoping someone could verify if it is a Carter? She's in Singapore and neglected now at the back of a boatyard (found this photo that was taken some years ago) and I'm exploring the possibility of bringing her back to life so trying to contact the current owner. Just having a hard time figuring out her pedigree, although I know many or most IOR half-tonners were one-off prototypes. Any ideas? Thanks all..
  6. Any updates and more photos Andraz? Very keen to see how she is shaping up