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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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    Houston, TX
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    sailing, sailing and more sailing. I also like to play ice hockey when not sailing.
  1. Shoot me a email I know a few people that can likely do what you need cheap. Jkondziela@harrisrebar.Com
  2. And I thought my wife had a great memory and could hold a grudge! You sir have beat her and I never thought that possible.
  3. Anyone done any offshore races in an Evelyn? Any suggestions, thoughts, mods would be appreciated. Thinking about doing Houston to Pensacola
  4. Bluto. Got any pics of the open transom ??
  5. So what mods are not allowed? Do not want to unintentionally cross the line when i put her back together. As for stiffening the keel sump will poly work or should i use ve or epoxy?
  6. Thanks Rolf I have looked at your album many times in the last few months, impressive rebuild. This weekend I am going to start tearing apart the keel sump. What were your favorite tools for the surgery, any tips...things yoi learned the hard way? We used kiwi grip on our J24 and it has held up well. Aside from where we drop tge spinnaker pole and winch handles she looks great.
  7. Should i drill a few holes to help it dry ?
  8. Gents, i will have the boat on the hard for the next few months as we make some repairs to the keel, bulkheads, deck.... being a formula boat it has foam core in hull, two questions..does said foam absorb water? And if so what can i do to dry it out? Repair ideas advice appreciated.
  9. Hull #4 formerly Motorboat!! Of New Orleans is now in Houston. She will get a complete facelift in the coming months.
  10. Does anyone have measurements on height of trailer supports vs where keel sets, width from support to support at top and where they are placed. About to weld the shit out of a trailer this weekend. Any info would be appreciated.
  11. Does anyone have pics on how to single point lift this bad boy? Would a j80 trailer work for short trip? Dual axle and adjustable pads.
  12. Besides stiffening the keel, beam of destiny, bulkheads....what are some good upgrades?
  13. Nope. Do you guys think an olson 30 trailer will work? It has three pads per side.
  14. Well I pulled the trigger and bought one. Now i need to get her home. Do you guys know if any of tge more popular boat designs trailer will work? J105, J80, olson 30..... only have to go 400 miles on flat roads.
  15. Yes squal