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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. 714 Koh Samia 2009 S-2win Schickler-Tagliapetra Santiago Reyero, San Diego, CA 714, 2WIN650 is in Summerland, CA. Gary Paudler is the owner and was going to fix her up after Santiago lost the keel off the coast of Marina Del Rey in March 2011. At the time, I was building the Pogo 2s. Talking to the 2WIN650 architect, we figured out a way to replace the lost keel with a Pogo 2 keel. When closing Open Sailing (and therefore stopping the production of the Pogo 2 in the USA), I supplied Gary with a spare bulb and a cast iron foil, including the molds to complete the repair of the boat. ‚ÄčI haven't talked to him in a while...I will email him and see if has done any progress or if the boat is simply abandoned.
  2. Does anyone know if 72 is still on her trailer at the Berkeley Marina? I believe 72 is still there...at least, she was last year.
  3. Hi, Glad to see NAMT will be back to life! My Mini is for sale but not for $120K (which is the replacement value established after the survey in April 2016). The boat is listed at $94,750. Open to negotiation if new owner buys directly from me and not through the broker (yachtworld). In the meantime, I love the boat. First solo race this year was a warm-up (50nm) where I finished 2nd, 3 min corrected behind an Open 50 :-)
  4. nice! sounds like you can now afford a 12 pack of beers aboard (I read that the average 12 pack of beer weighs 18-21 pounds)!
  5. For my boat, see 3rd post on the first page of this topic. For production versions, we're examining several options including aluminum to get a base boat at a reduced price. Still waiting to see if the aluminum option is enough cost savings to warrant the extra weight aloft. You should consider a non tapered aluminum section (F18 style). This is what we have on the 5.70. the rotating mast works great. the rig is light and very simple to set. Spin halyards is run externally which is not a big deal. Main halyard is a 2:1 purchase and ran into the groove of the mast. We have adjustable spreaders on the section of course and the shrouds are set really back from the mast for better support. The non tapered section makes the mast strong, even if you go with mast head kite, no backstay... that's my 2 cents. js
  6. Janer, A white Open 5.70 was out last wednesday, but with the wind dying, we only went out to the red buoy and back. Nik and his green boat arrived yesterday morning and we had a fun day sailing and taking out sailors during the afternoon. We will be there today again (Sunday). We launch from the public launch ramp, near the SB Sailing Center. Since we could be on the water if you stop by, feel free to call us to "schedule" a demo ride at 310-500-6216. Cheers, Jerome
  7. Hello Santa Barbara Sailors, Two Open 5.70 (www.open570usa.com) will be there this weekend (18th-19th of August) available for demo rides. One boat is already by the launch ramp. The other one will be in SB around 10am tomorrow (Saturday). We already have 6 boats in Los Angeles and hope some SB sailors will also be interested to join our new one design fleet! Don't hesitate to stop by! You can also call Jerome at 310-500-6216 for more information. Cheers! Jerome Open 5.70 - USA 214