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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. AFAIK, Andy Green lives in the Houston/Galveston area. Met him 2 years ago. He purchased one of his old boats back (Shazam, I think) and is day sailing it.
  2. VC Performance Epoxy is just that....epoxy. And thus, not really UV stable over the long term. It will last if maintained, but eventually fail as you describe. Very similar characteristics to a flat roof....only 2 kinds of flat roofs....those that leak and those that are gonna leak. BTW: I stripped all the VC off, primed with VE primer and re-gelcoated.
  3. Someone posted about this subject on the J22.com forum site. Don't remember what was said. I would think the boat would do nicely on random leg courses (not W/L). If you have trouble getting a good foredeck, it might help as well. J/22 is a PHRF killer if sailed to it's full potential. Best of luck.
  4. If you are looking for great one-design racing on Galveston Bay...the J/22 Fleet is your best option. Fleet 6 is strong and experiencing great growth at the current time. At least 4 great local sailors have moved into the Fleet this year. Tons of fun on the Wed night races and there are plenty of major Regattas on the Bay. The SW District has Circuit Races around Tx, Ok, & La. The top of the fleet helps coach new skippers and crew. Everyone shares knowledge and more than willing to share a beer. They have a website: www.j22fleet6texas.com I realize that the J/22 is not a genuine sport boat and does not have a sprit; but you can have a great time racing them. In my book, having a great time is more important than if I'm sailing 5.9 knots or 6.5 knots.
  5. All the J22s I've seen are grounded this way. No plate, no bare spot on keel. BTW, the keel is not really "sealed"; kinda....but not really. Not sure if it is correct or not, but that is the way they are built.
  6. Just my opinion......the new rubrails look great and I like the low/no maintenance; however, if you have an older boat, the teak is significantly stiffer than the new plastic stuff. I replaced my worn out teak cockpit combings with teak. Don't know about you, but I want all the stiffness I can get in my old boat (yep I own an older boat). The Metal handrails are a good stiffener over the old wood ones. So if Gov wants me to install his cockpit combing stuff, I'd need to know that is at least as stiff as new teak (don't forget that the teak is bent in a gradual curve and not straight that adds stiffness). Other than that, I like Gov's idea and appreciate his efforts, but also understand the "issues" with getting something like this passed as a class rule.
  7. I'm kinda partial to the step down ladder!
  8. 3m has videos on Youtube
  9. I think it is a good tool for helping the back of the pack crowd. Lots of complaints about the decline of sailing, so reach down toward the bottom of the results, show them some RaceQs and lend a helping hand. A good teaching tool really, even if the student is you. I doubt RQs is going to enlighten the top 10% of any good fleet.
  10. Read dem class rules Jboats has been constraining the class rules over the years trying to achieve, run what you bought. What you get is what you get.. Not bashing, they are just trying to make campaigning costs in check, if possible