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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. +1 for the "RUN!" club. Too many sound Cat 22's in the world to tackle that. Forget the "flip it & get my money back" thing unless you are talking about restoring a salvage that you got for free to usability. In that case, also forget it. BUT, because inexperienced sailors will often associate "known" with "valuable", a nice Cat 22 kept nice is usually easy to sell (relatively speaking) so you shouldn't take a money beating if you don't buy a charity case. Somebody up there mentioned S2 7.9. Absolutely a superior boat to a Cat 22 in just about any way imaginable, but so much bigger that it's not really in the same league at all. Roughly 4,500 lbs vs 2,500. LOTS MORE BOAT. Maybe that's good, but if you trailer much, ramp launch, step rig shorthanded without a hoist, etc., be aware that the 7.9 is a MUCH bigger handful. Bigger rig, bigger sails, bigger tow vehicle, etc. all equal bigger $ to own & maintain. Lots of people do it, but it isn't the same. Now, S2 made a 6.9/6.7 that wasn't as popular as the 7.9, but it'd be more comparable in terms of portability, still with superior quality/performance/etc. S2 should hold value as good as any, better than most. Now, since I do not subscribe to the "common is better than not" school of thought, (I've got an Impulse 26. Awesome little boat. Love it. No market value whatever.) I'd rather have a Santana 21 (swing keel, I think the 22's were all fixed, but could be wrong). Prettier, faster, and should be really cheap if you can find one. Lindenberg 22, Merit 22, etc. are racier and a hell of a lot of fun. Decent one probably a little more $. The various Schock/Santana models built on the 23' daggerboarder might fit the bill. Precision 21 & 23 are tidy looking little craft, but I've never seen them go, so can't confirm if they sail like they look like they should. I think they were both Jim Taylor's, and he seemed competent. Beneteau 235 was an innovative thing that seemed to get around pretty well. Not sure how many swing keels they made. All that said, my brother has a Cat 22 that he drags to the scenic but tiny Cascade lakes in Oregon. He's had it for years, sails all the time with his wife & two wee boys. It's been a great boat for him.
  2. Thanks guys. It's actually far simpler than I had feared & makes sense. If the rest of my week goes that easy, I'm a happy camper.
  3. Sounds great Hroth! I don't get to globetrot as much as many on here, but when I do, I inevitably think "That was great, but I'd really rather just gone back to the BVI with my family". Really is hard to beat. Good thing you missed JVD & (I assume) Anegada. That makes your mission incomplete. You must return.
  4. Yes, but this behavior is also common on level road. I drive I-5 a lot (usually with the cruise control set at the speed limit +5 mph) and it is *so* common for someone to pass me on the left, then pull in front of me and slow down. Or, they pass me on the left and then stay in the left lane, pacing me. Or, I pass someone and they speed up as I am passing. Or they let me pass them, then they immediately pass me (and slow down once they are again in front). All this time I am driving a steady 75mph on cruise control. And it's not just me, I see other cars do this to trucks as well. It doesn't matter what type of vehicle I am driving, either. Pickup, SUV, sedan, compact, rental -- no difference. Only in rare cases do I think this is deliberate behavior. Instead, it appears to be some sort of subconscious thing. Same thing in flyover country. Like you, I believe it's subconscious. Something akin to the instincts coursing through my Corgi to keep the herd together.
  5. Hi guys, Long time, no see. I used to be here all the time, but being in a no-sail location has sort of whacked my enthusiasm. Anyway, I've got a question that I figured would give me an excuse to check back in. I'm helping a friend do a boat search. He wants a 40ish cat for the typical float up & down the ICW mission. The question here isn't about the boats, that's easy. Where I'm clueless is all the business about registries, taxes, buying boats abroad, etc. Facts that might be pertinent in this case: The guy is a US/Canadian dual citizen. Not just on paper, he really is. He owns homes of roughly equal value in both countries and is active in communities on both sides of the border. Up to now, has usually spent his summers in PEI (Canada) and winters in Cincinnati (USA). (Yes, I know, anybody that can afford it shouldn't spend winters, or arguably any other time, in Cincinnati. That's a different thread.) The boat will, as mentioned, migrate mostly up & down the East Coast, vaguely between PEI and however far south he feels motivated to take it. He won't be on it full time, will be on it for a while, then find a place to park it for a while, then back to it as opportunity presents. Always in a marina, he and his lovely wife are not going to spend a ton of time on the hook, I'd guess. If I had to pick a location where it would spend the most time, I'd say Florida. So obviously, the question is whether some of the boats advertised at attractive prices across the Caribbean, but marked 'Not for sale to Americans...' would be available in some kind of advantageous terms to somebody in his situation. I'm really just trying to figure out whether to scratch these boats of his list or not. Anybody got a link to wherever the line starts for learning what you need to know about this sort of thing? How about a helpful broker type?
  6. He roade a raille oute of towne withe alle ussualle supecttes carring tourches and pichforkes. SA loste a vallabelle assette that day. Cant say that's surprising, but I bet that was something to see. Thanks Sol. The football gods felt sorry for us after seeing the mauling we took at Auburn. It's really quite a league, isn't it?
  7. Hi guys, long time no see. Watching the game today sorta made me wonder if BG was still around. If so, you're welcome! WooPigSooie!
  8. Haven't checked in here for years and find myself right back on board with VALIS, as usual. "Shackleton" (or "South" or "Endurance") is always good. Great story, impossible to do it wrong. "One Summer in America: 1927" "In a Sunburned Country" "A Short History of Almost Everything" from Bill Bryson. The whole "Annals of a Former World" set if you're feeling ambitiously geologic, or "The Founding Fish" or "Uncommon Carriers" from John McPhee. "American Prometheus" about Robert Oppenheimer's life is good too. Now that I think about it, "Uncommon Carriers" is great! I haven't read that in a long time, I think I'll drag it out & hit it again.
  9. Sorry Sol, we got our share of creative strike zones too. USC gets walk-in winning run on a ball that hit the magic box and 2 of next 6 Hogs called out on balls that missed it by a LOT. Announcers gush over Gamecock resiliency. Methinks they just didn't have an alternative script.
  10. It just hit me that I'm coming to visit right in the middle of the big one! You pull my Hogs through our side & I'll do what I can for your guys on the other side, then we'll fish on Monday & watch Game 2 of the finals! My Riverbats might have to coach themselves on Tuesday. Edit: I prefer this FSU baseball video:
  11. 5 teams left & either Cinderella or the champ goes home tonight. It sort of adds a twist that neither of the 2-0 is a top seed. Assuming USC eliminates KS, both semis would feature the favorite having to beat the underdog twice.
  12. Look the hell out, the Hogs are smelling something...
  13. Gators can catch a ride to the airport with Stony Brook if they hurry. Kent State 5 UF 4. That #1 ranking was cute. Hogs & USC in the big boy game In 20 minutes. WPS!
  14. OK, Hogs put Kent State to bed without a struggle. Gamecocks & Gators up next. I don't care who wins, as long as they burn up a bunch of arms doing it.
  15. As I type, it's Arizona up 4-3 in the 12th on FSU. UCLA is loving this one. here's hoping USC & Gators have a similarly exhausting battle tomorrow. The #1 most important thing about the CWS is how many pitchers your next opponent has exhausted. 14 in 18U is a HUGE jump up! Tip of the cap to the Chinalass for attempting that one & good luck to her & her teammates. It's actually been our toughest season ever, but little RB kept it rolling today. 3-4 including the walk-off RBI single. We had some personnel changes that were tough in the short term, but it looks like we're turning the corner. 3 big wins this week. Add to that the Reds beating the Mets. The force is strong with us right now. GO HOGS! Thanks for noticing, Sol. Update: Arizona wins in 12. Great game, but road to the final just got lumpy for FSU.