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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 would stick with Quantum or North. Tuning information, assistance at regattas and eliminating variables are just too valuable. If the sticker shock is too great, getting a Quantum or North that is a couple of regattas old is what I did and what I would recommend.
  2. I love that M&M's in Oriental made the list. Great low key sailors bar.
  3. Ditto. I spend a lot of time in the car listening to podcasts, it is cool to have a sailing one.
  4. That is a Balbi trailer. Italian built. They are pretty much the standard trailers for J boats in Europe. I would think of them as the Triad of Europe. They are lighter weight than the American trailers due to Europe's smaller roads and smaller tow vehicles. If it is in good shape, it should not be a concern. http://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/balbi-rimorchi/product-22938-55709.html#product-item_55705
  5. I'll take that bet. You already did, remember? FB- Doug Never been beaten by a Santana 23....that I can remember.
  6. I'll take that bet.
  7. No minimum weight anymore. You can go as light as you dare.....
  8. I totally agree with this. Kid should be in an Opti or a Laser or crewing. Things are appreciated much more when earned. My first race boat was a POS that I worked on myself in the off season, scraping together cash for used sails, racing with friends and taking a beating. It has become a bit of a fad to take a high priced program and put a kid on the helm and then pat yourself on the back like you donated to charity or something.
  9. +1 I wish we could have an intelligent discussion about this. I have seen more and more paid pros on small boats every year. At the same time, participation is dwindling. There is a connection. Once upon a time, guys were paid to sail on boats that could only be afforded by millionaires, Farr 40's, TP52, Maxis, ect. Small keelboats remained the realm of amateurs or a place for pros to sharpen their skills, but not for a check. But, as those grand prix classes died, these dudes still wanted to get paid. I started to notice it when I asked good sailors to sail with me on a J24 from time to time and I started getting quoted "day rates." I was thinking, what? you want me to pay you to sail on a J24, that is crazy. Like it or not, it is becoming part of the cost to compete and that is a terrible thing. Boats like the Melges 20 and the J70 are supposed to be the kind of boats the average sailor can afford. But, when you tack onto that thousands of dollars in "day rates" the actual cost to campaign is out of the reach of many of the sailors for which the boat was originally targeted. IMO, that is why the numbers plummet. KWRW is great proof of this. Look at the J70 class 47 boats, only 13 were all amateur. That reason right there is why I did not buy one. For some reason, I have never really had a problem sailing against a pro driver who is skippering his own boat. But, when a guy who is really no better than average spends a bunch of cash to get pros on this boat and then goes and gets the trophy, that is different and just turns people off. I have a lot of friends who are pro sailors, but the permeation of paid pros into small boats is going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
  10. http://www.alexthomsonracing.com/hugo-boss-tied-safely-to-the-dock/ Looks like they got her safely to the dock.
  11. Two reasons: 1) it adds another item to the tuning matrix of the boat. 2) it adds another way to cheat. (imagine how many people at smaller events will just losen their forestay beyond max for smaller class events, PHRF ect.
  12. I know you said, "dinghy" but have you considered a multihull? If you are just looking to go sailing and not concerned about class racing, there are tons of cheap catamarans out there that would be a lot of fun to blast around on. A guy your size could easily singlehand a Hobie 18, Nacra 5.2, 5.5, 5.7 and many other cats. Just a thought.
  13. That is impractical when you consider they have had many different builders on different continents. The idea of stock boats being "even" is hard enough with classes with only one builder. You have to give boats a chance to make themselves even with the ones that were built to the faster end of the tolerance. When you look at all the variables, the J24 class has done a remarkable job of giving fair racing at a low entry fee.
  14. yer the illiterate choad... he doesn't own a boat yet... or at least he didn't at the time of his OP. I think there have been some rather considerate posts trying to talk him out of wasting a ton of money on what? a 30 year old 4ktsb painbox.... read the fucking original post There, fixed it. Still a bunch of choads not answering the question or lending any help. This was not a "moving to Europe, what boat should I buy?" thread. Thistle's suggestion is the way to go, it he can find such a boat.
  15. Dude comes on the "J Boat" forum asking how much to ship his J24 to Europe. He likes the boat, and wants to keep the boat. All he gets is a bunch of clowns telling him to buy a different boat. Really helpful. What a bunch of choads.