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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 heard it was a bitch to sand/burnish. But that is only second hand info.
  2. Good points. Agreed. I would have answered yes to both questions. We were way clear if 33242 would have gone straight, we were not even close to each other if they did not turn. We would have kept clear at any point if they were on starboard as long as there was not an immediate course change to not continue with a sharp jibe as they did, not leaving us with time to avoid. My POV is once their boom was on port, we had to avoid them as leeward ROW boat as they put themselves in a position of an immediate foul as we headed down to avoid contact. We were passed for sail trim reasons and a gust from windward / behind. Thanks for the feed back.
  3. thanks for all of the feedback. keep in coming. great to see even with a video there is such a contrast of opinions. The one point I will add from a vantage point perspective is that the camera was far away minimizing any zoomed, impacting the perception of the distance between the boats on starboard and port. As they were approaching each other, there was about 25' - 30' between them prior to starboard tack boats turning down or jibing. also at 4:58, as the driver of 526, I could see that the other boats tiller was complete over, meaning that from my vantage point he was not going straight toward me and as a result, I could judge how I needed to drive to avoid contact, which we did, immediately. Also, to point out, neither boat protested.
  4. Last night in Annapolis the committee decided to set a line that was significantly pin favored with a tight reach to the first mark. This created a scenario where some boats decided to sail on a reach on starboard above the pin (outside of the starting line) and try to find a hole at the pin to gybe onto and start at the favored end of the line on port. We were on port at the pin end sailing toward the first mark with a timed start that was going well. One boat on starboard decided to slam a jibe at the pin going from starboard to port directly in front of us, causing us to take immediate avoiding action. Was this not a complete foul? I can't see any possible way of reading the rules where this was not a foul. But considering the strange start and course set up, would love to hear opinions. I know there are a few around here. Go to 4:39 on the video, there is a perfect view of the entire incident.
  5. http://www.photoboatgallery.net/p448061774/h4d2e7d59#h4d2e7d59 - pic of a #3 that worked well on our 30/30 The #3 on the Santana can be complicated, but I have seen 3 different positions for the track on these boats. I had a RC version where the car was positioned just behind the turnbuckles. I ran the jib sheet between the lowers turnbuckles and the mid/uppers. That worked well but required a very specific clew location as well as a very specific cut to the leech. It took a sail maker three attempts to get it right. First attempt, the foot was 1' too long. They tried to recut the sail and it looked like crap. They replaced the sail and the third try was the charm, delivered 7 months after my first order. ironically the sail maker was also from MD (Evolution). I would never buy another sail from them again, however the #3 they did provide, with even an upgrade in materials for the hassle, was a great sail. . BTW - If you are interested in that used carbon pole I mentioned to you in December, let me know.
  6. Had one for 7 years. No way. Only time we felt like we were on a plane was 2015 BIRW around the island. 30 knots + 6' waves of stern quarter. Hit 15.7 and sustained 13+. It was awesome!
  7. https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5912198480.html This J30 looks decent and has the new cockpit and not too far away
  8. Decided to leave my boat in the water this winter in the Annapolis area. Does anyone have any recommendations on a marine engine compartment heater that plugs into standard AC from the dock?
  9. Trying to ship a 11'5" pole and UPS is quoting me $1k for shipping. Seems insane, and other suggestions for a carrier?
  10. FastBottoms, I get that, however plenty of companies do suggest pigments can be used in their paint, like KiwiGrip as an example. Of course, antifouling paints are much more complicated that a water-based paint. I ask because of Pettit's response that left the window open that "some" pigments would effect their paint negatively. So again, I understand that no one can warranty the product if you add pigments, I am asking if anyone has had the balls to try it and if so, what was the outcome. Thanks.
  11. I was told by a few people that they have added pigment (brining to Home Depot) to white vivid with good results. When I asked Petit, they responded that not all color pigments will work and that I should buy a quart of one of their paint colors to change the color if needed. When I asked what pigments would and wouldn't work, they never responded. Which make me think they just want me to drop another $80 on a quart. Has anyone added pigment to white vivid, and if so, how did it work?
  12. So I have .5 oz spinnaker that I bought in 2011. Mostly white AirX .6 with small amount of light blue. The sail was retired from most racing in 2014 but kept on the boat as a spare. I pulled it out of the basement recently and noticed that the blue AirX material is dramatically stiffer compared to the white. How could that be? Do different colors go soft faster, are different batches treated differently? Did the sail maker use a different material without letting me know - maybe? Not big deal, just curious if anyone else has experienced this?
  13. Tall mast and deep keel sitting on the hard in nj at Morgan marina. Boat was totaled, you could get them cheap I'm sure. One performance issue with the cruising version with large cabin top was they didn't have the second set of inboard Genoa tracks. There wasn't room as a result of the cabin top. Without those, it will not be the upwind weapon it can be.
  14. Thanks all, keep them coming. The friend is well aware this is not a cheap undertaking even if the boat is free. I warned her. I do find it interesting many of you assumed the friends was a man. The friend is actually a very hot 40 divorced 40 yo. Sorry no pics.
  15. I have a friend looking for a hull that can be used in summer months as a floating hotel for weekends in the summer. Criteria: - 27' - 30' loa - 5'8" headroom or more - decent interior - no stripped out racing machines - in the nj area - must be able to be transported by water with inboard or outboard. Do you have a sandy boat that floats but might be scratched up? A boat with a broken rig? Something you are trying to figure out how to get rid of that would work to sleep in on a frew weekends a year? Post what you have or message me.