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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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    Cape Cod MA
  • Interests
    Trimarans, Windsurfing, SUP.
    The ultimate trifecta.
  1. I run a continuous line on my windward traveler setup. I tried running them out to the amas on my trimaran with shock cord, but is wasn't needed to eliminate a tangle and made the release actually harder. Windward traveler is awesome. One of the best changes I made to the boat.
  2. locking Brummell splice. It takes me about 15minutes/splice.
  3. I hooked one end of the spliced setups to my trailer hitch on a small incline the other end to the trailer with the wheels blocked. Trailblazer in neutral than in light gear stretched out a couple inches in 30 ft. I haven't noted any creep since then. 7mm STS. 24' Corsair.
  4. I like the Samson Control DPX dyneema. Upsize a little. It is strong fuzzy and cheap.
  5. I worked at Hard Sails in Islip back in the 70s before joining Spencer Sails in Huntington. Those t shirts might as well have been uniforms. long f-ing time ago. These days I personally know my Salesman, and recently met the designer of my Norths. That offsets not knowing the Sri lankan that sews them a little. ed
  6. NEMA (New England Multihull) uses TOT as well as Off Soundings.
  7. I have both and trying to use a Quatix on an F18 would be an interesting exercise. It works great but takes a free hand, and is very distracting when using.
  8. I had Dynex Dux for 7 years and made a new set of cap shrouds and forestay for my Tri from New England STS over last winter. I can t detect a difference, and didn't have to retune after stretching them after splicing. When West Marine has a 40% of bulk rope sale, it is very reasonably priced.
  9. I went halfway between and built a mini boom out of an RDM windsurfing mast. On my 24 I went square top and to keep the area the same shortened the boom. Not enough to go boomless as the 24 traveller is pretty far forward. It looks like this rolls great and after up laminating with uni carbon doesn't bend excessively. this photo is before stiffening. After stiffening pretty easy project as projects go.
  10. perfect weather for the GlowBoat team. I sailed double handed with a long time friend, Norm Farr, and we kicked ass in the multihull fleet. I also served a nice Mount Gay and tonic as bartender Friday night, and hope some of you got my extra spiked drinks. Now to fall....... ed
  11. I used mine for headings. It took a while to calibrate it to match my compass, but it was possible. My trimaran is usually going fast enough to get consistent readings.
  12. I have trouble seeing the screen on my iPhone in full sunlight, with sunglasses on, and that has limited the use of iRegatta, even though the features seem cool.
  13. Interesting tour of the boat. I hope they get her back in one piece.
  14. I sup 100s of miles a year, but it is not a good way to get out to the mooring on GlowBoat. I use a walker bay plastic dinghy for that. Maybe an inflatable, but one person at a time doesn't work. From the Osterville 3Bays race in September from the bridge.