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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. J-111 Rudder, Hull #4, 2011. Broke hard reaching in breeze. Stump didn't look as messed up as that pic though. J/111 Hull #5, Broke hard running in breeze. Not kidding. J/111 hull #1... Django? Lost at sea after shaft broke Calling hull #2. Hull #2 where are you?
  2. J-111 Rudder, Hull #4, 2011. Broke hard reaching in breeze. Stump didn't look as messed up as that pic though.
  3. Bushido, the white boat. Crusader still for sale I believe.
  4. I second Lioness' suggestion. Have done the GoM Solo Twin a couple times from P-Town to Penobscot Bay. Didn't have to deal with those damn pots with toggles until close to the finish.
  5. Deposit sent. Marbledead home base.
  6. Thanks guys. Yes Airmar came back and told me you can't skip the box. Obviously something different than the ST850 which doesn't need a box. And appreciate the heads-up JACO, will set low expectations. Have a Signet on hand I can install but I'll need to haul the boat and resize the thru-hull to do it. The existing paddlewheels are crap.
  7. Hi Moonduster, Skipping the Airmar box, going right to the H3000. I'll try it without the temp sensors later this week see if I get any readings. Red is in the left most slot. Green in the 3rd slot. Bare wire has been cut short by Airmar, so goes nowhere, but I could redo that one and put it in the 5th slot like the St850 if that makes sense. Thanks
  8. I know a few people here have this setup and I read the other post on it. I just got a CS4500 ultrasonic and am swapping out the Airmar ST850. I ran the first four wires the same way as the ST850 but aren't seeing anything register yet. I have Red and White together, then Black, Green, Brown. Tried the last slot empty and then with the grey wire. On the ST850 the bare wire was in that slot, whereas that one has been nubbed in the CS4500. Any advice greatly appreciated. Possibly there's something else I'm doing wrong. I'll reach out to Airmar and B&G this week if I can't get it working today. Thanks
  9. Pantaenius was a sponsor in 2014 and got us coverage for our first trip. Nice folks, easy to deal with. That being said, they recently decided they don't want to cover pure racers. They much prefer boats with furniture, etc.
  10. I've got #4 now, and looking at pictures I think she's got the cheater stanchions. She's for sale if anyone looking for some extra righting moment. Lots of cool carbon bits too. At ECYS in RI or see the ad in the classifieds here.
  11. Ironic it's hosted by the Storm Trysail Club
  12. include the canal (under power), but give competitors the option of going clockwise or counterclockwise, a la the Three Bridge Fiasco.
  13. I looked around for info after ours broke similarly, but never found anything. Hitchhiker probably correct: tests were done and someone has a good guess, but not in their interest to make it public.
  14. Heard that too, but they just added SuperYachts. Canters still the same. Only allowed in Open Division and have to be faster than 475 GPH. Not allowed in Gibbs, St David's, SuperYacht or DH.
  15. I know some people think they are dogs, but since the class fell apart the Farr 400s are cheap. One on yachtworld for a while now. Depending on venue, the Pogo could be piggish in light air.