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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. 1GM10 should push modern 28-30' sailboats at that displacement to 6.4-7 knots. I had a 28' 3000 kg sailboat with 1GM10+SD+14x8 Volvo Penta/Radice (the older one with non-curved blades) folding propeller and got 6.4 knots. X-302 reaches (3800 kg) 6.7 knots with 13x9 Gori 2 blade folding. Flexofold and Gori are a bit better than Radice, which is much cheaper. Radice costs about 700 €. Ryley & Joakim....Thanks for the feedback / advice. I think the sail drives are more efficient & faster than inboards coupled to shaft such as mine. Checked out a Gori two blade racing prop this weekend which was around $900.
  2. Ryley, just out of curiosity I was wondering what the displacement is of your Columbia? I have a 1gm in with about a 6800 to 7000 displacement, 30' sailboat and I'm also getting about 5.8 mph (flat water) with a martek which needs rebuilding. I was going to be check into the flexfold and some of the other gear driven props this winter before deciding which way to go. Thanks
  3. First Light, open 40...in the classifieds
  4. Blowtorch..cutout a hole near the top and fill
  5. Shaving cream
  6. Boat speed and cash flow....a racers two best friends
  7. I have a 2007 - 2008 Celebrating 40 years....you can have.
  8. Heard it smells like old socks burning.
  9. Sliced mine off with a knife no problem. Just had to make some cuts the length of it. Once opened the rest peeled back and off. Looks better than the dirty white life line.
  10. What recommendations are there for a painted surface hulls (I believe it's awl grip) to look there best? . I have used the awl care wax cleaner & and the name brand one step wax cleaners with the same results over the years. I have always just done it by hand once a year in spring but have wondered if I invested in a wax /buffer machine if it would turn out better and last longer.
  11. Fuckhead! ......Ha! 21 to 26 years old IQ / emotional development. How old are you guys?
  12. Posted Yesterday, 01:29 PM Brad, If the boat does not sell, and you don't have a 29 for us to trounce you in, why don't we swap boats and see what the results are, if you think your crew is so great? xlr8111, on 24 Nov 2013 - 12:15, said: How old are you guys?
  13. Anyone know what ever became of Razzle Dazzle? Always admired the lines of this Irwin design.