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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. Ding Ding! We have a winner.... I own and operate a private trust company. There isn't a chance in hell anyone who is a qualified custodian under the IRS would permit this to happen. The minute we learn that you have spent a single night on that boat, let alone enjoy a drink on her deck, we'd have to flag it and the entire IRA would be a goner. That's why owning a charter boat is a distant, distant 'maybe' since you, at least, have some distance between you and your asset and it will be chartered by other people, and not enjoyed by you. You have a to have a qualified custodian hold the assets and provide annual reports to the IRS. That said, there isn't a custodian on the planet that will hold this for you. Don't even think about doing this. DG
  2. Winner.... predicted all the way back from 2014.
  3. Race was conducted on a normal Wednesday night. Two boats were suspected to be over early - at best they were on the line, or slightly over at the time the gun went off. RC boat failed to fly the X-flag, let alone hail any competitor for purposes of a recall. Both boats started within feet of the RC boat and could have been hailed quite easily. Boat A returned to re-start, boat B did not. Both boats sailed the course. All boats were finished by the RC and scored. No redress was granted to boat A. Additionally, there was no protest flag, and no written protest against the RC filed by boat A. 4 weeks later, the RC throws out the race without any hearing. Any comments?
  4. 121. Nice.
  5. Thanks! We've been largely the same crew for the past 6 years. When you can grip and rip for hours on end, it's a good time no matter where you are in the lineup, I say. Interesting conditions across the board. NJ with an A5 for four hours at 18+ was ripping. Huge fun and glad they did some waterproofing for the TransPac, it came in handy. Wicked fun. Well done to you and the NJ crew. That's some fast racing.
  6. Thanks! We've been largely the same crew for the past 6 years. When you can grip and rip for hours on end, it's a good time no matter where you are in the lineup, I say. Interesting conditions across the board.
  7. I only heard the one that mattered, evidently. Collisions suck. Fun race, Grinder.... fun race. DG
  8. The guy said the name of the boat, the nature of the emergency and that they were prepping to abandon ship to their raft. Not terribly bad. His location sucked ass... 'we are between the Manitous and Glen Lake...' When prompting for an exact location, we got nothing.
  9. Sailed my 36.7 against a 110 for a few years. 36.7 was clearly a better performer. 36.7 is a good all around boat. Race, cruise, entertain. All good. DG
  10. What are the prices of both? beneteau 298k j/122e 406k Concerning the 122... Half mil all dressed up is more like it.
  11. The reveal.
  12. Actually, the 112 will be in Newport for test sails, etc. for two or three weeks at the end of October and early November. Not sure if my wife and I will be able to make it, but sad to hear that the 112 won't be in Annapolis. Another time, I suppose. DG
  13. Don't do it. Yeah.. they are fun boats, but not as a daysailer where you just want to 'go sailing' and certainly not without 4 people. Agree with another that with 2, you'll not be relaxing too much... Move on…. it's really a 4 person boat in most conditions, especially if you want to sail it based on its designed purpose. DG
  14. I say it every year….. "Looks like it's the right decision to stay ________ (insert direction here), but the winner will do the opposite…" Another Mac in the books. DG
  15. I wonder what the new boat will do to the aftermarket for the J111. So far, it doesn't look like there are many US J111's for sale that are used boats. Wonder how many 111 owners will jump into the 112 opening up a nice aftermarket for J111 fans like me who want a racier platform. Hrothgar Dunno…. but there are a few 111's floating around. It's a killer boat Hroth… not sure if you've sailed on one, but super fun I'd say. If I only get 80% of that type of performance from the 112, I'll be a happy kid. Maybe you and your wife need a 36.7 for the 2016 sailing season? You know you want it…. DG Ha...not gonna happen Dickie. Though we now have a new 36.7 at the club we could match race with... Hoping Dave will take on the new 112e as his next boat so I can buy his boat... Hroth As Dave will openly say… 'the boat IS for sale…' So there you have it. Hop on it. The 112 won't be happening for Dave.