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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. Can someone please post the length of the America's Cup standard course for Bermuda? Thank you.
  2. YUP. We can do that. Give me a call or an email today and we'll get you hooked up.
  3. The luff tape is pretty reasonable but yes, it is a little less expensive with grommets.
  4. Yes, these are double sided flags with a blackout panel between them. Looks great from either side.
  5. Okay folks it is time. We are going to make eight more battle flags as BETA flags so if you need to show your colors and want to save a boatload of money for providing some simple feedback. NOW** is the time. The first couple of sets of flags made their owners super happy but we want to be certain we have this right. Email me if you want to be one of those eight remaining folks that give us feedback in exchange for a really inexpensive flag. email mark@dryshirt.com if you are interested. If we have already done shirts or other gear for you this will be super easy for you (and us). #6 luff tape professionally sewn by one of the best sail lofts in the world comes standard. 71-74 degree luff angle seems to be the norm.
  6. Right now 10-20 form the west.
  7. This just in from the National Weather Service Los Angeles. This covers the INNER WATERS from just below Oxnard to Dana Point including MDR, King Harbor and Long Beach: Wednesday NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 6 to 8 ft. Call your friends...
  8. TWO LEGGED-We are dye sub printing on a tight substrate so the art needs to be super clean if you want it to look crisp and professional. This is not like screen printing where the ink takes care of minor imperfections. Somebody Else's artwork above is the standard we expect to deliver each and every time. JPEG art less than 700kb is usually too pixelated to use. We have to convert everything the EPS vector art anyway except for extremely high res jpegs. We do the art for free for our customers but have A+ expectations of the output.
  9. The longer range weather forecast indicates a pretty peppy trough to come through SO CAL waters next Wednesday night. You might want to start recruiting some extra rail meat for the race now before they all get snapped up. You're welcome.
  10. That is really nice work. Well done. We did find a usable Cat 38 drawing and had to touch it up a bit but it came out pretty well.
  11. Jerry Douglas doesn't get in until 9. Was hoping for one sooner than that (It is 8:10 here on the left coast)
  12. I did see that one on sailboat data but need one without the interior cutout in the sailplan for the interior if possible. Thank you for the reply though!
  13. We have a customer with a Catalina 38 that would like a line drawing as a part of his artwork for his team shirts. I have Googled the $hit out of it and am coming up empty. Anyone have that you could send along to mark@dryshirt.com ? Thank you in advance for those that can help.
  14. and then there is this bulletin... Based on 1800 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 2215 UTC. ...Special feature... The eastern Pacific monsoon trough has developed across the area E of 110w during the past several days, with a few weak low pressure centers developing along the trough in recent days. Active convection surrounding a low center near 07.5n89.5w has begun to exhibit curving bands with embedded clusters of scattered to numerous thunderstorms this afternoon. Global models continue to indicate that upper level conditions will remain very favorable for active convection across this area through the remainder of the week, and this low center may gradually become better organized. We are quickly approaching the beginning of the northeast Pacific hurricane season, and this feature is being monitored for tropical cyclone development. Global models suggest that this low has a medium change of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves very slowly WNW to NW.