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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. Does anyone remember what the course record is? I think it was set in 2013 by a TP52 at roughly 10hrs? Edit: I just looked it up TP52 Irie - 7hrs 2min and 32 seconds. Thats probably going to stand for a while.
  2. I think he forgot to use sarcasm font. The point is that you're not going to cut it so close that a few feet will matter. Especially if I have something to say about it.
  3. Thanks for all the great replies, I may need to bed some of the backing plates I have installed. :-/
  4. Cool, looks like fun. Can you overlay the speed from that Garmin camera. I always like that because it gives a little more perspective of what is going on.
  5. Congrats. That's a big project
  6. Can someone explain why you would need any adhesive at all? All of these backing plates will be held in by large bolts.
  7. Very cool
  8. Do a good search on the yahoo forum, adequate tow vehicles have been discussed at length. Any winch you get will work with rope, you just have to replace the webbing. This is a requirement because webbing has been known to fail on several f-boats.
  9. Ok, I'll try it!
  10. Found it on Amazon for rent for $4. That was a truly awesome movie. Should be required for any sailor. I do have one question, and I don't mean to be an ass. Was there any grumbling about Sayula's rating?
  11. Noice, kinda wish I had caughed up the cash for those videos.
  12. Funny, somehow it seems like with your plan my boat will end up with its stick in the mud, and you will be laughing away while grilling burgers on the stern pulpit. Do I at least get a burger and beer with this plan?
  13. Given that the boat was overturned at least a half mile away from the Jetty, I think that your assumptions may be premature.
  14. Multihull fleets are building for this year’s 68th running of the Down the Bay (DTB) Race and Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW). Following on 2016’s successful Multihull fleets, several boats are already entered with a few more committed and some on the fence. We’d really like to have a good turnout so if you’re on the fence then please just go for it and register now! Down the Bay is hosted by Hampton Yacht Club and is a 120 mile race from Annapolis to Hampton starting on Friday 26, May with a 1000 warning signal. This is THE premiere distance race on the Bay and puts boat and crew to the test. For additional information on DTB visit the HYC web site or the Race registration site at http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=3037. Southern Bay Race Week (SBRW) is also hosted by Hampton Yacht Club and is a 3 day regatta running June 2-4 with multihull fleets on June 3&4. All races are in the Bay with a daily warning signal at 1000. SBRW is a wonderful venue with great conditions and southern hospitality provided by Hampton Yacht Club. Early bird registration ends April 30! For additional information on SBRW visit the HYC web site or see the race registration site at http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=3016. HYC has has raft up docking for DTB participants during the week before SBRW for free. There is also free on-trailer storage for the month of April. Both of these events have something to offer every Multihull enthusiast regardless of whether you’re a diehard racer or not. So check out the regattas, sign up, and come out to play in what will surely be some exhilarating sailing. Let’s have a good Multihull showing!!
  15. Is this video available for purchase yet?