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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. I have the Point-1 with the 120s and the GNX 21s. It's been a good setup.
  2. As stated above, Allstate will cover you sailboat for racing. It cost me about $250 annually for my Express 27. Broke the rig last summer. They depreciated the cost of the spar, (tube only,) at 1% per year of age. That meant I paid 30% of the spar cost. They covered everything else. Standing rigging, masthead tricolor, damaged running rigging, mast step, labor, etc. All at 100%. I was more than satisfied.
  3. Look outside when its dark.
  4. SHTP started the 2nd. Could make for a very sketchy finish.
  5. Go doublehanded. It solves the watch system and personality conflict issues.
  6. Please! No more itinerant RV's here in Freattle!! And don't sail that thing north unless you have a death wish. That can be a NASTY piece of water on a sound boat. Not to mention a rig that is ready to fall.
  7. I am a mormon. I haven't seen the musical though several of my friends, (mormon and not,) have. I hear from most that it is hilarious. As a rule, most Mormons are fairly "normal" folks. A bit quarky, but nice enough. We do make easy targets though. Unlike many people, I choose not to be offended. Humor is great and we should all be able to laugh at ourselves. As far as what the musical teaches about our beliefs, consider the source. Southpark is anything but reverent. Why would expect anything different? Sit back and enjoy the laughs. If you really want to know what we believe and why, ask a Mormon, or one of those young people with the name tags. If you are in Sao Paulo, look up my son. He'd love to talk sailing with you. (Or church.) He really misses it. He and I are planning to do Pacific Cup in 2018 when he gets home from his mission. See you on the water. I'll be drinking the water like the pilot referenced up-thread. Cheers
  8. I bought the SH HX870. DSC and GPS included. Fairly good price and meets offshore requirements. Pac Cup required GPS this year, so I had to upgrade. Nice HH unit.
  9. Dick Horne flew to Seattle to weigh some of the boats here. It was stripped per the requirements. The load cell had us at 2725. I was very surprised. The boat has had some repairs over the years, so I figured it might be a little heavy, but not that much. We had decided not to deal with the hassle of the certified certificate. But when Dick decided to come north, we opted to go ahead. Appears to be a good thing we did. We are mainly in it for the joy of sailing the Pacific swells, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
  10. If you're lucky, like I was (not), your start will be painfully light and uphill. My light 1 was a weapon for the first few days. Yeah. 2008 was that way. #3 for 45 minutes and #1 for the next 3 days. Although the overall race was fun and fairly quick.
  11. BBS T-shirts with legless frogs on crutches. SC50 bumper boats at the leward mark. Secret Love and the freighter.
  12. think of it as a question of function vs form oyster have long believed that a major problem with the design (function) of traditionally designed cruising boats is that they are like caves down below - very little sunlight, and only tall people can see out of the ports. most women can't see the horizon when looking out the windows of boats like say a hinckley SW 52 very early on oyster decided to fix that problem by incorporating a raised salon floor and installing larger widows - to do that they had to depart substantially from the traditional cruising sailboat aesthetic - which they largely viewed as a victory of form over function the look you see.., is what they have come up with to solve the problem i can assure you that when down below.., you can see what's going on outside - and given that oyster owners spend a lot of time on their boats.., with wives.., children.., friends.., it's an important feature for them. today, a lot of builders do similar things.., but oyster were one of the first aesthetics is obviously a personal thing.., and i accept that you don't like the look.., but at least take my word that it functions pretty well for a cruising sailboat. A wide stripe, such as Hallburg Rassy uses: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQjCSAwHqqzAZEVRDH9GbOAFwbC8v_0DHMIHAZp_QsPnN0ucxRfGw can hide the lights nicely. Its the vertical gashes which are fugly. I kinda like vertical gash.
  13. Almost the same experience as Killapenguin except that after many emails and promises I have yet to see any money back. Never again
  14. Heater Meals. Quick, no cooking, HOT. http://heatermeals.com/
  15. Having been around sailing and racers for 40 years, I understand that rum would be a popular option. However, there are some among us that do not, or dare not drink. Also as a dad whose kids sometimes race the boat, I would hope they wouldn't be given a bottle as a trophy. Well, the bottle would be okay but not so much the contents. I suppose they could share it with the rest of the crowd.