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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. No rules on foiling. As long as you can do it with the class legal appendages. Good luck.
  2. Also wouldn't want to be dragged along the side of the boat 25 knots.
  3. I guess the new C&C 30 looks just like the old ones?
  4. Or you could get a new laser for just a bit less.
  5. Maybe Gunboats didn't pay for it.
  6. Hands down... the best tour of anything in Paris is the tour of the sewers. Amazing. It ends with a video. Maybe not so surprisingly, some of the guys in the movie were the same guys that led the tour. I wonder if this is the new movie?
  7. Fly the code off the pole, and just because you have big kites doesn't mean you have to fly them. Pick the sail that fits the condition. It won't be like flying off a sprit or prod, but will improve your performance over the X-35 without one.
  8. Why not just get bigger kites and code 0's?
  9. We used a Yanmar in Longbow in the USA. Decision was made after needing to repair the lombardini in Class 40 #37. It took two weeks to overnight $350 worth of parts from Italy. The box was less than 5 pounds and cost more to two week overnight than the parts cost. So for about $700 we received $350 worth of stuff overnighted in about two weeks. I can walk into west marine and purchase those same parts for a Yanmar.
  10. 2nd Cracker Boy. 15 minutes from the airport. More experience with sailboats than any yard in the south east Florida.
  11. The "Girls" are "boys" this leg.
  12. Dude. Read the thread. I've been keeping tabs on the thread for years. Every second post is saying its a dog and to chop it up, or giving pricing examples of how much money it will cost to get it going again. You guys don't get it, no race boat makes any sense financially, they are all a folly of the heart, so this guy loves this boat. Good on him. I think it's you that doesn't get it. There are tons of race boats in excellent condition with excellent inventories for sale for less than they have in this thing, and it still needs sails. A new TP 52 does not cost $20 million. Maybe 10 times as much is more realistic than 100 times. Or buy a few year old TP 52 with 72 sails, an extra rig, and four containers full of parts for about the same money they will dump into this beast getting her to the start line. I love bringing back old boats, especially if they have a place in the sports history. This boat has no place in history other than the time it spent as man made reef. Or maybe the time it was chained to a big concrete block was more impactful on our sport. She looks like she received a nice paint job and some mods to the stern deck. Bow prod is a bit short for 2016. I hope the paint isn't what's holding her together. The next owner of this boat will be the one that reaps the benefits when it is sold for $47,900 and an oil change in two years time. That is what old IMS boats are worth, if worth anything at all. Thats 1/2 the cost of the deck, topside, and bottom paint that went onto this thing. Hope it is worth it.
  13. That one looks to me like a fish habitat waiting to happen That barge looks pretty Sea Going ............. But that Tug looks made for a pool I like Free-board, I like a Bow that that will ride up a wave/swell and not pearl at the base before repeating if it gets Snotty I would rather be in my YACHT at least it's made of things that float That Tug should be in the Why is that thing still floating thread !!! C-mon Woody. Your boat is a claymation car.
  14. The rig in Carbon will be close to double that, and a mainsail alone will cost you half, or a little more of your 50k sail budget.