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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. I don't think I have any pictures of the one I raced on but found a similar boat for sale at http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/26105. The boat sails a lot better than its PHRF rating, I think.
  2. I sometimes race on a Morgan 36 with lifting keel. It's a sweet sailing racer-cruiser and a Nelson-Marek design.
  3. What time was this? We were out on the bay later in the afternoon and the weather seemed fine.
  4. Fascinating story! Rimas could easily fit in as one of the Floating Neutrinos but they probably wouldn't have him. I think the first floating neutrino is a wooden Tech Dinghy still at the MIT sailing pavilion.
  5. It's kinda like Royale with Cheese in France.
  6. A bold boat. Verdier is pushing the envelope of offshore speed. Seems to be an intelligently-designed, all-purpose inshore/offshore boat.
  7. Looks great! Verdier is a stud. The boat seems designed for an offshore AC.
  8. There are plenty of Alberg 30s in Annapolis, some with Yanmar diesels, and they have their own start on Wednesday nights. Not sure how livable one really is on a cruise but you can get a decent one for $12K or less. Love the way they look.
  9. Looks like a great little boat for a bargain price. How does it sail?
  10. J-32 is a solid cruiser with decent livability and good performance
  11. Just go full sandbagger. They capsize occasionally.
  12. Weren't there three ports?
  13. Spotted in Newport.
  14. Poetry on the water.
  15. Here's an American powerboat from the 1950's. And it's available for a bargain price. Keep the name. Selling a pristine piece of Adirondack history. This boat is a 17 1/2 foot barrel back mahogany runabout precision built by a Saranac Lake craftsman in the early 1950's (Cleveland Boat Company Plan #89). It sat in dry storage unfinished until 2004 when it was professionally finished and outfitted with a period correct inboard Gray Marine "Fireball" 327 CID V8. Since completion it has been lightly used by an elderly couple and stored in their boathouse in the Adirondacks. It is currently winterized and in very good overall condition. Includes trailer suitable for transportation to its new home. Asking a very fair $15,000. You won't find another like it at this entry level price. Please no low ball offers. https://westernmass.craigslist.org/boa/6156317183.html