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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. He's been known to "test" his trucks on the streets of the business park where he builds them here in Charlotte, NC. And by testing I mean building jumps and the like...
  2. I'm sure Charleston would shit all over it self to host it. I can't think of a city that thinks any higher and mightier of themselves than CHS.
  3. Did you read his list of "Partners" ? I'd say some good old fashioned bartering with some front page add space and he'll have this boat tricked out in no time at very little to zero cost.
  4. I got off easy. My boats name is Echo so bought a huge 3x5 "E" signal flag right off the shelve.
  5. Having two OD events so close together in both date and distance can only be good for both.
  6. Supposed to be completed in June. Traffic will still suck... World of Coke is cool too as is the CNN tour and Piedmont Park.
  7. The wife and I are thinking about moving our 36.7 from CHS to St. Aug. for a change of pace. We may even keep going South over time. Does anybody have any inside info and/or pros can cons about the area. Racing is not a high concern anymore but it would be nice if there were some. Or better yet, other recommendations for the central Fla coastal area.
  8. I looked there but the main marina is still closed. I'm assuming from hurricane damage. No solid time line for reopening.
  9. Yeah, that is a little too far up the ICW for us. However New Smyrna is an option.
  10. Tangent had a gift PHRF rating so I am sure it's ORC number was similar. Although I hoped for more a accurate rating. Like Clean said I've seen them sail terrible and still win. I know all the ORC boats they beat and most of them are very well sailed most of the time. It's hard to handicap a one one-off type boat.
  11. Hard to get excited about paying almost $500 to race PHRF/pursuit or even ORC/offshore against all the boats we race against on a regular basis. Glad we're out this year.
  12. The morning of a regatta with everybody wearing the same "oh so imposing" black Gill, Musto, HLloyd, Zike, and what ever overpriced brand you choose is no different. What is the same is the conversations at every post race/ride party. Cycling, sailing or what ever floats your boat... blah blah blah I'm so great, i did this, we did that. remember when... Everybody needs a vice and the gear that fits.
  13. I've had more fun doing the deliveries in cruise mode than at most of the races where I was heading. Go a week ahead (get a cheap slip on the mainland) and return her home a week or two later. Maybe even tie in a long weekend of cruising with friends, family and soon to be enemies... That's what I did for CRW before I moved my boat to Charleston permanently.
  14. Oh it's awesome. I've been from Mile 1 at Norfolk to Daytona and all points in between. The bridges and shoals South of Swansboro are the only real hassles, (IMHO) South of Myrtle Beach to Georgetown is the best part.
  15. Beaufort. I wrote and asked the broker for clarification. Spent a lot of time going up and down the ICW from Morehead City/Beaufort to the Neuse River. I would go off shore if I was heading South to avoid the ICW to Wrightsville. Good luck on your search.
  16. Where in NC ? I had 36.7 with a 6' draft and it never held us back. New Bern was my base.
  17. We stayed at his Key Largo "resort" a number of years ago. I towed my Hobie 20 there after a Mid Winters event in Tampa. Nice guy but I didn't see much of him. Mary ran the place. He was legend in the multihull world for sure.
  18. I've got good relationships with a few other cabinet shops around. I've debated about starting a little group that gets together a few times a year to talk shop to discuss things like this. Be VERY careful with that ! Collusion, price setting and risking insider info. Seems petty at your level but...
  19. Looks kinda old school...
  20. Well you are playing the Panthers, everybody's "get right" team for 2016. Should be ugly. We're either on Concussion Protocol or on year IR. Either way, we're done...
  21. The Panthers are in trouble.
  22. I think motor are still all made in France. Think they looking to squeeze more out of their Nth Carolina sailboat factory. South Carolina factory but who's checking ...
  23. There will be a First 35 in Annapolis.
  24. Your cabin sole boards aren't fastened to the grid? Mine are and were from the factory.
  25. I am. I'll be there with my daughter for her Fall Break. We'll be there for Saturday only, quick trip.