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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. Same response as the one I posted for the similar question on other threads: Buy what everyone else races and wins with. Simple. Happy Sailing!
  2. Major Tom, Thanks for the guidance.
  3. Just ordered a Sea Sure 42 mm bolt rope feeder. Question: what is the mounting position on the mast relative to the cut-out to insert the bolt rope into the mast slot? Right below the top of the cut out? Down an inch or so. Simple question but I don't want to drill too many holes - I'd like to get it right the first time. Thanks. Happy Sailing!
  4. Capsize ?
  5. Pretty and pretty pricey. Not water-borne yet? Let's see the first flight.
  6. Don't be so cheap! Don't use this site to schlep your boat. Spend a few bucks and use the S/A site for boat classifieds. I hope you cannot sell it!
  7. Buy/Race what everyone else races or you will sail alone.
  8. I had one. It was # 188 but Melges has a strange numbering system that doesn't necessarily start with 1. It really was a " super scow ". Well designed and exciting to sail. " Wicked " fast off the wind. Never caught on in the Southeast. Still raced today in scow-land. I enjoyed the boat.
  9. Forget what would be " worse for your car ". Think about what would be worse for your back. Double stack.
  10. Unusually fine lines!
  11. Tri_X_Troll, Very good questions. I owned two MC Scows and raced all over the east coast for 10 years ( even won a race or two ) To your questions - the MC is very easy to rig and de-rig so traveling to races is easy. The boat at 420 lbs trails easily. It does NOT sail like a beach cat. As mentioned, it points very well - much better than a beach cat. The MC has a very blunt flat bow that does not like waves very much. Better on a lake or fairly smooth water. It sails upwind heeled at about 20 degrees so that the leeward board is vertical and then goes thru the waves better. I sailed at about 170 lbs and found the boat easy to control up to about 10-12 knots then above that I was working harder ( hiking ). It planes for me above 12 knots, sailing off the wind. The MC can be righted easily IF you do it quickly. They will float on their side for a while but water will splash in over the side deck and eventually it will swamp. A righting line is essential. The boat is OK for two but has a low boom that your wife will have to duck. The MC is beachable because the boards retract but most boats do not have a flip-up rudder blade. Used boats ( Melges or older Johnson ) are plentiful and not expensive. Try sailing one and then you will know one way or the other. Happy Sailing!
  12. A young woman could have a RACK. Birds have WINGS. George Clooney has FLAIR. Boats have appendages ( above and below the water ) All are cool!