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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. They were towing a boat with a ...... Porsche? Most likely a Cayenne SUV. The only SUV that has a larger gas tank than a Grady White runabout. The Grady probably gets better gas mileage too. Hell everytime I see one I want to hit it with a hammer. A Porsche with a front engine is a mistake. A (very successful) Porsche SUV with a front mounted engine is one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. A Porsche SUV is as ridiculous a concept as a Lincoln pickup. You'll probably really hate the Maserati then. Yup. What's next? A Lotus SUV? A Ferrari? How about a Rolls Royce SUV? The people buying those things are merely poseurs paying for the label. They have no idea of what made that label nor would they want it - they want sedans or trucks, not high performance cars. REALY? I have been driving Porsches all my driving life and I'm really OLD. Had 911s since the first year they made them, YOU probably don't know but that was 1965. Just sold my Boxster S and bought a MACAN GTS, which by the way, is soooo much better than the old 911s to drive into my old age with just a touch of dignity. You OK with that? Been there. I'm into my mid-70s. Have had 5 Porsches and 4 Audis since about 1970. Sold my 911 cabriolet a couple of years ago. Been looking at Macans but guess I'm getting too cheap in my old age to drop upwards of $80K on a Macan. Local Porsche dealer has a Macan GTS on the lot for just under $90K. Life is too short to drive boring cars. But I'd like to leave my grandkids a few bucks & do I really need a Macan (or something similar) for the 5,000 miles a year that I drive. Leave your Grandkids the MACAN. Leave them money they might just do something sensible! At this point life is REALLY short!
  2. They were towing a boat with a ...... Porsche? Most likely a Cayenne SUV. The only SUV that has a larger gas tank than a Grady White runabout. The Grady probably gets better gas mileage too.Hell everytime I see one I want to hit it with a hammer. A Porsche with a front engine is a mistake. A (very successful) Porsche SUV with a front mounted engine is one of the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. A Porsche SUV is as ridiculous a concept as a Lincoln pickup. You'll probably really hate the Maserati then. Yup. What's next? A Lotus SUV? A Ferrari? How about a Rolls Royce SUV? The people buying those things are merely poseurs paying for the label. They have no idea of what made that label nor would they want it - they want sedans or trucks, not high performance cars. REALY? I have been driving Porsches all my driving life and I'm really OLD. Had 911s since the first year they made them, YOU probably don't know but that was 1965. Just sold my Boxster S and bought a MACAN GTS, which by the way, is soooo much better than the old 911s to drive into my old age with just a touch of dignity. You OK with that?
  3. RussellYour G32 has better looking EVERYTHING. Impressive rebuild. No Van Isle 360 for me. We'll be seeing you in PT for the start of the R2AK.
  4. Gougeon 32 like this? RusselAny truth to the rumour you're doing it alone? Wayne
  5. Not here they aren't. We have the R2AK, the Van Isle 360, Round Lasqueti, and lots of other fun adventure style races. No siree, racing is not dying around here. Not many pros in the neighbourhood though.
  6. That depends on what you mean by competitive.
  7. Aside from your length choice, you just described the G32. Jan Gougeon did some amazing things with his and you are correct, there was only 14 made. I have too many boats and would consider selling my G32.[/quote Tell me about your G32. I love those boats and have a friend actively looking for one.
  8. Nice going Clve. You liking your new rudders?
  9. I really like that boat and in fact tried to buy it when Pete originally had it for sale. Bad for me he changed his mind and Mail Order Bride was next on my list. No regrets. The the two boats are very similar in performance but for me the F 85 SR is much easier to live with. Really glad to sail with Mama Tried. Epic sailing, likely never to be repeated.
  10. To be fair, we had every advantage. I had built lots of boats before, built it in my place of business ( a large fibreglass plant) and was unencumbered by family. The fact that Janine worked hour for hour alongside in the project made it possible. My goal going in was that giving up even one season sailing was not an option. For those contemplating starting an F9A build let me assure you that Ian MAKES IT EASY. My previous builds had all been basically to my own design involving more " head scratching" than actual building. To build to Ian's plan set was a huge relief and made the project fun.
  11. A lot less than 4 years. Janine and I built Redshift, our F9AR, in ten months flat. I worked my day job and then afternoon shift and weekends on the boat. Met both our weight and launch predictions. Could not do it now! That's why this time I bought Mail Order Bride my F85SR. No regrets. Ian's build system and plans are flawless.
  12. Did you build your rudders Clive or are they recycled from a cat?Wayne
  13. Mail Order Bride is the long cabin version built with bagged s glass and epoxy with the addition of carbon as per plans.
  14. Thought I'd chime in here. I have now been lucky enough to sail all three F85SRs, Mad Hatter, Evil Gnome, and my Mail Order Bride. I can attest the the fact that they are all different and all fantastic boats. Each one optimized for the style of sailing suited to the owners. Mad Hatter and Evil Gnome are optimized for crewed racing in big wind and flat water, Mail Order Bride for single and short handed sailing in more offshore adventure type racing. All work well. I agree with Clive; plan holders, start building! You have in your hands an awesome opportunity!