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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. Thanks Proa, I copied this.
  2. I remember Jack swimming an anchor out for a boat that had gone up on the breakwater in Santa Cruz. He seemed to be revered by the other grown-ups around me. He lived a long time, so he must have had some stuff figured out.
  3. Wow, that's some real sailing by real sailors! I skimmed the videos for now, but will watch them when I have more time. That boat is a gem. It's beautiful, it's fast, and it has some amazing history.
  4. This thread makes me feel ill. It's not the stupid things that Brent says, it's the high-school style bullying done by grown people, some of whom I have respect for. This is not about Origami boatbuilding, it's about some kind of sick pleasure gained by shaming someone else. I'm disappointed that it has gone this far.
  5. Give what a rest, Varan? Norse has kept all of us up to date on the R2AK in a very thorough fashion for a very long time. Maybe you should contribute something useful and informative.
  6. This could be hostile territory CrazyR. Don't take it personally.
  7. Why not tow the dinghy that suits you? Cruising in BC you see all kinds of things that wouldn't pass inspection on the forums. If it doesn't work out, get a decent hard dinghy that rows well. That's my two cents.
  8. Hi Rasputin, Are you going to start a thread about this? I'd like to know what has been published. I did hear Terry Merrigan's story, but not from him. My father told me the story, which makes me doubt some of the details. Is it true that his Newick tri was flying like a kite on the anchor line, upside down with the mast acting like a tail before it cartwheeled across the bay? Maybe not, but the bloody hands scratching on the hatch could be fact. It sounds like your experiences were slightly different, but still produced some lasting effects. The Caribbean kind of spit me out before Hugo, which may have been a blessing but I'll never know what 200 knots of wind feels like What are you doing now? I know that you are doing some CAD work, but that's all I know. I'm getting ready for attempting the R2AK on my G-32. The race is coming right up and I haven't sailed the boat since last fall. It has a new rig now, but have been waiting on the sails for a long time. There has been plenty to do though. The electrical system and the pedal drive system are happening now. Pelagic autopilots as sponsored me with an autopilot and it just arrived. Looks really cool. Sort of aeronautical, industrial looking. Nothing like a Raymarine pilot. If you compile some Hugo stories (including your own), please let me know. By the way, I had lunch with Norman Cross in a tittie bar. Okay, I was only 10 or 11 and I was with my parents, but I remember Norman and I remember the titties.
  9. Holy shit! I want to know more about this experience. It's pretty obvious that you were aboard. I went through two 100 knot hurricanes in St Croix and that was terrifying even though I was in a very protected spot, but Hugo was a whole different animal. Any long term emotional scars, nightmares, or flashbacks? Elaborate!
  10. I crossed a few bars as a kid and have some pretty wild memories of them. I saw the Wide Bay Bar mentioned on this thread. That one is my foremost wild bar-crossing memory. There were oranges in the head and my brain was as scrambled up as the rest of the boat..
  11. What kind of boat are you bringing Stephen? Looks big! Norse, I just figured out that you are team Squamish and have the Young design. That boat looks a bit like the Pied Piper, one of my favorite boats. I look forward to meeting you and seeing your boat.
  12. You are quite wrong LMI, but I don't really need another battle and I don't think that you will believe anything I say anyway. It's fine if you don't like proas.
  13. Wow, I don't think I fit your generalization about proa enthusiasts, but I would agree that there's a lot more talk than action. Not with me, though. That it's a dumb boat is up for debate (oh goody, more debate), but you don't seem to get that a proa can offer pretty stellar sailing qualities. My old boat almost never got passed by anyone and has beaten boats that should be much faster. I could give a long list of examples, but I'm not going to. What I'm trying to say is that proas are not rare because they are dumb, more because it is not a well developed concept.
  14. I apologize for my outburst this morning. I go through phases where mister Denny really gets under my skin and I'm not proud of it. This quote from rob put me off: "P&W is just another nail in the wait to lee, stayed mast, podded proacoffin. Next instalment will be Ryan coming to grief in Jzerro. Or, worse, succeeding so everybody thinks they can sail them offshore....." -Rob Denny Ryan Finn has owned Jzerro for a very short time and he has some plans for the boat that it was never intended for, but what he has done with the boat is remarkable: Ryan has made the boat significantly faster than it was (it was damn fast before) and driven it harder and faster than any proa has ever gone, most likely. He sailed solo from California to New Orleans without knowing the boat and sailed the second part of the trip at speeds that deserve some real resect. Ryan is not confrontational and has not been so on the forum, but his input about proas has not been welcomed by Rob Denny. Everyone else that's interested in proas may like to hear more from Ryan, but that's not going to happen because it's not worth the battle. Is Rob Denny so sure that he's got "the answer" that he's willing to beat everyone else over the head with his logic? Silly question I guess,. My work with proas (a good part of my life) has been picked apart by this guy year after year and I'm sick of it! He should show us he's better, not just tell us that we are stupid, or else just chill and let the discussion go where it will and stop dissing everyone who doesn't think he's God. I'm ranting again and I'm sorry....
  15. For me too!