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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. Hi all, exiting lurk mode to see what intel I can gather. The wife and I want to go charter something smaller someplace warm in march. We don't need a new 40 footer for 4k a week. We're old boat people and are OK with all that entails. Looking for a something in the 30 foot range and more affordable. We're in NC, so think in terms of our side of the world (Abaco, BVI, etc). Any thoughts?
  2. Disregard - found it. Tiwal boats, didnt remember it being that pricey.
  3. Anybody else see the inflatable "dinghy" at the boat show? Supposedly it planes, and was reasonably priced. Looked like fun, but now I can't remember the name or find the company. Anybody know?
  4. Hmm... My 74 Cal T/2 might be good for something after all... I'd put it up against the SJ. I guess so - the T2 was a 1/2 Tonner, the SJ only a Quarter pounder. You'd owe it anywhere from 21 to 33 sec. per mile. Yeah, maybe. I'm about a 200 and the SJ is 222. But my T/2 was still only $2000, I'm lazy, and his SJ doesn't have a motor, so for our purposes let's call it even.
  5. I like this idea. Make it ANY 20+ YO... no wait, that's only back to 1994 fer gosh sake... make it 30+ YO boat of $X or less; then specify to add X safety gear. Obviously in this category, the SJ-24 is a pretty strong contender. It would actually be cheaper and more fun than a bareboat charter. Plus you could become famous and not necessarily for doing something extra-stupid. FB- Doug Try 40 Y/O OK, so if we make it 40, you're in? FB- Doug Hmm... My 74 Cal T/2 might be good for something after all... I'd put it up against the SJ.
  6. Isn't that A Rafiki? and someone's letting it die a slow death? grrr.... Yes it is. And it's not like it's not salvageable at this point. It's sitting in freshwater (and sank at the slip in freshwater) so should be OK with some TLC. I'd make the owner an offer myself if I had the time to do the work.
  7. It's amazing how nice this boat looks in the pictures. It doesn't look nearly as nice in real life (lesson here is don't buy a boat without looking at it in person). In fact it sank last year, was hauled back up and hasn't left the slip since. It's a real shame because it's a beautiful thing with a sweet canoe stern.
  8. Right now our dingy is a kayak. While it works for our purposes it takes up a lot of deck space and it doesn't carry much (or carry it very well) and it's awkward to get in and out of. However, I ran across a roto-molded Stand Up Paddle board the other day with 350 lbs capacity, places for two big coolers, etc. http://jacksonkayak.com/jk-kayaks/kayak-fishing/superfishal/ It's nice and flat and would fit well on the foredeck. Here's the thing though - I don't know anything about SUP's. So for any of you with knowledge - can I get on the thing without getting in the water first? It looks more stable than our kayak (which I can stand on), but is it?. I wonder how bad the windage would be with my 6'5" self standing on it would be? How slow/fast compared to the kayak. Etc, etc, etc.
  9. Correct! And I just reread my post - it sounds snooty. Sorry about that. but -Damn- that thing is ugly in person. And missing half its standing rigging. I'm surprised the mast is still up. I guess I just don't understand why somebody bought that when there's an almost mint Cherubini Hunter 27 with AC and hot water for sale for $6000 two slips down.
  10. Guess just what showed up at my Marina. Now we're not classy, but there have to be -some- standards... Not really even sure how it made it there, but seeing how he's bow first I'd guess it was a close thing. 12 points if you can identify this beautiful vessel. IMAG0310 by rlibbert, on Flickr
  11. This cracks me up. I still have a T/2. It's a sleeper - I surprise new boats all the time. Of course I'm usually the only one racing.
  12. Really? That Albin would be one of my picks if I was heading across the Atlantic. May not be beautiful in a classic sense, but if you're in the form follows function club, this is a pretty nice boat. http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Albin_Vega
  13. There are still lots of 22s on our prairie resevoir. one guy launched on year with an amazing shiny hull...someone said he had it regelcoated :o . is that even possible? On the other end of the spectrum there's a lady -living- in hers about 20 feet down the dock from my boat. No shore power, no water - etc, etc. Seems happy though....
  14. Hmm... While I'm in no position to disagree with Bob Freakin Perry My boat is IOR specific and while I love her (and spend silly amounts of money with the sole purpose of embarrassing "pretty" boat owners), she's not everyone's cuppa joe.
  15. Hmm... Dangerous territory here, but as an ugly boat owner myself (Cal T/2), maybe I'm safe. So here goes - I understand the functional appeal of center cockpit designs, but still... Tough to make them look "right". Case in point - Morgan Out Island.