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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. the nikon version is cool.. 360 view, so you can see what you hit and the expression on your face! Many winter sport athletes use them now.
  2. the bike industry is now using Dyneema with carbon.. more flex, and when it does fail. the results are spectacular.. ( the dyneena hold all the bits together) they are using it on rims and handlebars now ( limited use but it is being used)
  3. placement of the trailer axle also impacts the Sway ( fulcrum) .. way too many varibles ( tow vehicle, road crown, wind etc) but still impactful demo.
  4. duratec may help( use it on everything requiring gel now with great results..( freshwater) ( but expoxy is the best). Blisters are chemical reaction , change the chemistry change the result
  5. I think the class rules will not allow it... please check with your measurer.
  6. so who owns the 43 molds, where are they? or did the chainsaw get them?
  7. we race against a M32 in PHRF.. we are more or less equal upwind ( with the rating diff) once they turn the corner in anything over 6 knots.. they are gone.. 7,000 pounds difference.. they plane, we plow ... we rate 69 they rate 30something// they mostly win by over 2 minutes corrected..the rest of the fleet is compressed with in a 1 minute corrected window.. we just got used to fighting for 2nd place with the rest of the fleet.. still good racing.. is it fair?hmmm
  8. I also noted Christopher Dragon IRC1 going slow.. was rocking and going backwards compared to the fleet sails? rig? Keel?
  9. What ever they did it seems to work.. nice score so far, all bullets. Great looking boat.
  10. continuous loop yup.. the loop works great with bullet blocks on rail, the main trimmer can windward sheet from the low side!
  11. Video shows what looks like Alex to be the first to be airlifted out.. Could be me but ??something looks off .... Maybe other factors were in play...
  12. me thinks you should get a moisture meter. odds are there are more areas of concern,, easiest is to do from up top.. resin waterfalls are not fun..
  13. You are right, same go for tires,, for most folks all season ( no season) tires work. and they are happy 99% of the time,, Timex tells the same time as a Rolex .. People that know, can see and feel the difference. PS most folks that have High end cars cant drive worth shit ,, They look good going slow.
  14. here on the great lakes all models this year were way off.. direction and velocity,, wind was up about 60 feet nothing on the water. just a funky year.. Guys who did not look at the forecast came out ahead on the race course... case of target fixation .. Just sail.. keep your head out of the boat.