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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. Someone on SA once mentioned that he had been looking at the Aerodyne 38, and every boat he looked at had hull coring issues. And I know of one Aerodyne 38 that had extensive core work in the hull. There is a website, http://www.aerodyne.fi, but I don't think anything has been added to it in years and I don't know if there have been any built since the early 2000s. I have an Aerodyne 38, know the owners of 3 others and an A43 as well.... none have core issues. When we were shopping I came across 3 that had some core issues. The 47 would be my ideal sail off into the sunset dream boat.... although nightmares are dreams too...
  2. My retirement dream boat....
  3. A friend is looking at an Aerodyne 43, formerly Dulcinea from Texas. I believe it was listed on SA for quite some time and there was some chatter about the boat. There appears to be a significant repair to the structure just forward of the keel/mast frame in the bilge. Does anyone here know the history of this boat and/or know of a grounding that might account for the glass work? Also, I can find history of the boat back to KW race week in 2003. The sail number is RSA 2. Was she originally sailed in RSA before Texas?
  4. Looking for a source for a couple of these stanchions....tapered with welded brace. Boat is an Aerodyne 38.
  5. Battery powered 4.5" grinder with extra disks. Sawsall with carbide blades. Extra batteries. Mast may not snap clean and could break at lower spreaders. Masts are full of halyards, wires and electrical conduit. A carbon mast may have an aluminum sail track and significant extrusion inside. An aluminum furler, furled jib and headstay is a bitch to get through. Big rod cuts in seconds with grinder. Aluminum etc better with Sawsall. Order of cutting depends on how the spinnaker, main, staysail, furled jib are dragging in water and where the mast is bashing a hole in the hull.
  6. I am not a fan of the abandonment with 2 hours of daylight and 6 hours left on the time limit. Several boats were within a mile of the finish and many were sailing in good breeze near Alki. I am trying not to be biased as we were in a good position at the time and I am sensitive to the fact that voulinteer RC does not grow on trees but it seems like a lot of folks put a lot of effort into the day only to have the plug pulled prematurely by the RC. End of rant....
  7. Is that a tanning light under the boom?
  8. Many of the Seattle-area ex-Olson owners are currently in Melges 24s. It's not a fluke. Really?
  9. Was there over the holidays. Saw "Weatherly" and "Ozone" on trailers. Someone was working on Ozone. There used to be an "Ozone" in the Seattle area. Not sure this was the same one. The graphics seemed to be different but then it could just be memory failure. there are two boats named ozone. the HI boat is active and the other one i am not sure. That is the same Ozone that was in Tacoma.
  10. I owned hull #29. Originally Barnestormer, then Thinman, then Ozone and finally renamed Barnstormer. Chuck Queen won Nationals at Whidbey Island in 1999 with her. I then purchased Hoss from Long Island...formerly Garuda. She was originally an inboard boat that had been converted to OB. I named her Ozone. We won Nationals in 1999. She is now at Nawiliwili YC.... I Can't remember the hull number but I believe it was in the 100's
  11. Was rummaging through the liquor cabinet and came across this bottle of beer. A couple of us rabid O30 fans brewed a batch of beer for the 96' nationals...George signed this bottle and a T-shirt. I had a couple of good conversations with George over the years. He was always a bit shy about the"Fame" he/his designs had achieved. Sail on....