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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. Maraspel V was a Sarasota boat. Owned by Peter Troucheau, who raced an Ohlson 38 in FORA for many years. They raced a QT Worlds one year...'75? Dabs was at St Pete Sailing Center for many years....never sailed. IDK what happened to it. Gene Hinkel has been doing a tremendous amt of work in support of disabled sailing the past few decades. He was a teenager aboard Joe Byar's Doubloon when it was rolled 360 twice in Gulf Stream when a hurricane caught them during a delivery to Newport . 1963 I think it was.
  2. They were probably watching CPAs, but somehow overlooked ACX...possibly due to the amount of traffic.
  3. Correct. It's operated like an insurance plan. Those paying into SS now fund the payouts to retirees, disabled, etc. Several decades ago, the withholding was increased so the large number of Boomers wouldn't be a burden on the Gen Y when they reached retirement. The government borrowed from this surplus to cover the tax breaks they gave corporations and the wealthy. Currently, the withholdings barely cover payouts, in part due to wages being suppressed. This leads some people to claim falsely that SS is going 'bankrupt'. That is quite impossible, as long as workers/employers are paying in to the system. If the govt refuses to pay back the surplus it borrowed, eventually SS will be paying out 70% of promised amounts...that would suck, but it's not bankrupt. If govt pays back the surplus the boomers paid in, then SS will be able to make all promised payments for the next 30 years, which covers boomer's retirements.
  4. Latvian (or was it Estonian?) parents. He was born or grew up someplace like Sochi I think? Probably learned Russian at an early age, I would have thought he was somewhat proficient.
  5. I doubt the Fitz was conducting flight operations in a TSS zone at night. it is possible they were crossing through the TSS zone, slowed to wait for a gap in traffic, and then accelerated/changed course to dash through a gap in traffic...just like crossing a busy street...and didn't see ACX.
  6. Rhodes 19. Yep, it's probably faster to windward than Brent's boat.
  7. IKR? Brent is too stupid to even realize how stupid he sounds. I'd bet a C&C 27 would beat his twin-keel dumpster to windward.
  8. He didn't pay his dockage bill for over a year? I have to wonder why he wasn't kicked out a lot sooner. I wonder who towed him out the bay.
  9. BPerry is a master of his craft, and thus has earned something Shit Stain will never achieve...respect. That's what motivates SS's jealous insane rantings.... He's just a fraud and a liar.
  10. Still lying. You just can't stop digging yourself deeper. Such a sad pathetic person...I won't even call you a man. You're a Shit Stain.
  11. No provisions or water allowed weighing or measuring. No sails except mainsail on boom. Allowed was 25# tools and spare parts, 50# batteries (or 2% of weight), 6 gal gas, anchor (lbs <LOA), chain <LOA, and cushions. Sheets, blocks, sailing gear , and OB allowed. No bedding, no personal effects. No galley gear except permanently mounted stove. All loose gear and batteries had to be placed at 50% LOA. Portable gas tank at 50%, permanent tank could stay in place.
  12. I was on the boat that beat Ligero by 1 sec in the Hurricane Elena Race. Morgan 24 Makaira, with Jeff Linton driving. Averaged 8 knots up Hillsborough Bay downwind in 40kn with the kite up.
  13. After seeing the 'quality' of Brent's work, I don't think he'd be doing the kid a favor by finishing his boat. It would end up a sloppily painted and indifferently constructed pos perched on a mudflat. Probably not the kids dream, even though it's a common result.
  14. Oh noooo! RIP DP, sailor and artist.