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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.

Devoforedeckus

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    Kalaheo, Kauai
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    505's, 18's, Olson 30's, Offshore racing, Jr programs

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  1. "I'm the owner, I don't grind anything"
  2. We owned Tempest US 13 (RIP). My take was that the bulb hanger was flat (much like a snipe dagger board) and therefore provided little lift. It forced you to foot off to get any kind of action happening. This resulted, because of the large sail area, in needing crews that were at least 6' 6" and over 220lbs. Didn't hurt for the skipper to be large as well. (Go Dennis - Mr. Bronze Medal). We loved that boat but being punk assed teenagers we did not have enough mass to tack in over 25 on SF Bay. It was awesome on "The Creek".
  3. My two cents http://www.obsessiontelescopes.com/ . Get something with a large mirror, you all ways suffer from mirror envy. 10-12 inches minimum and work up from there. If you like staying up all night looking at cool stuff you can sell the old one and trade up. Good optics (eye pieces) can last along time and you can take them from scope to scope. As usual it's all the little bits that cost the most. I've got way more in filters and eye pieces than in the scope. Start with just a few good ones "TeleVue". Go To stuff is expensive and a pain in the ass to set up plus all the time it takes to slew around to the next object and you need big batteries to power it all. Start out with a reflector on a Dobson mount (cheap) with a red dot finder on the scope and spend your cash on the biggest mirror you can afford. Get a cheap tablet and install "SkySafari Plus" to use to find stuff. Take the time to learn how to "Star Hop". Hook up with your local astronomy club. Lots of times you can use binoculars to find things and then use the scope to really check it out. Finally you can always sell it all on https://www.astromart.com/
  4. Steve is as usual right on. Carl and Carol Buchan did very well for many years doing this. She would place her hand on the sheet to feel what Carl was doing and stay in the boat.
  5. I have met and partied with the "Barber Brothers" who wanted a way to pull the jib sheet outboard on their Lightning.
  6. As an agricultural researcher I am all ways bummed when hives get infected and have to be destroyed. The bees are our friends and allies. The rest of your rant is alt Trump worthy. First of all Cargill and Ortho do not sell seeds to the public. Cargill sells grain (there is a difference) and Ortho sells lawn and garden products. Second most GMO crops are hybrids and the seeds produced will not germinate very well. Please google "hybrid vigor". Farmers have been employing hybrids for over 80 years as there is a 30% increase in crop yield. Thirdly if you spent 8-10 years and 160 million dollars getting your crop tested and approved by the USDA would you want some one to steal it? Lastly our research facility is on Kauai which has NO ​colony collapse disorder and three "GMO research facilities" . The bee colonies on Kauai are strong, healthful and there is a thriving market for our Queens. We are allowed to use all permitted fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides at their approved rate. Please spend some time researching "FIFRA" before you spread alt news to the masses. All real farmers know how critical bees are to agriculture and they would never knowingly cause them harm.
  7. I don't want to get ahead of your excellent series of celestial sights, but now is the time to prepare for the Total Solar eclipse happening August 21st, 2017. Already in Oregon and Idaho (and probably many other states) all available hotel rooms have been booked in the cities near the path. Make your plans now! Excellent site: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm
  8. Man this brings back a lot of memories. Back in the mid-late sixties & early seventies, Chris Corlett and I worked for "Invader Marine" in Oakland, CA which sold a ton of these boats. The owner, Captain James Craig was such a cool guy and more than anyone else responsible for the beginning of the Alameda/Oakland Estuary sailing scene. We had so much fun, they would let us take one of the boats out for the Friday nighters or any other time we wanted. There were a lot of SF Bay sailors who started out in Ventures and then moved on to more robust craft, establishing a permanent "East Bay" presence in the racing community. My favorite story was during a Friday nighter our ex-football player jib "trimmer", who never used winch handles, pulled the clew of the 150 thru the jib fairlead. We had to hacksaw the fairlead apart to get it out.
  9. TBone how many boats have you built? Each build allways has it's unique stories. But maybe you wouldn't know that.
  10. Hawkfarm was an IOR half ton. yep, I think you're right. What was Moonshadow, or something like that? Sorry about the late reply, but Tom Wylie's design "Moonshadow" was designed on my kitchen table. It was built to break the 100 hr mark in MORAs SF to San Diego race. Designed to be a maxi MORA boat to no particular rule. Interesting factoid: I blew 0.5 gram of cocaine into the nose area while the boat was being built. Fun times.
  11. As always, thanks again Mark for looking out for us.
  12. Please tell me that you have not reproduced. Do you always encourage one design sailors to mess with other fleets? What a great example you set for others.
  13. There is not a prejudice bone in my body. I'm afraid sir that you are suffering from "Dunning- Kruger effect". My condolences.
  14. Jim Antrim described an ideal PHRF race as one where all the boats wound up tied for fifth.
  15. Weren't they designed to race in a "Midget Ocean" ?