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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 had been up all night baling alfalfa hay in Eastern Washington just north of the Oregon border just east of where the Columbia river turns to the north. Tons and tons of hay bales laying in the field, I just had to pick them up and stack them using our only bale wagon. Mid-morning I looked west and saw (as far as I knew) the ugliest, darkest, tallest, nastiest looking rain cloud coming our way. I was dismayed, as I thought the rain would ruin our hay.. When I got the word on MSH, I was very relieved and overjoyed that our hay was not going to be rained on.. I didn't even think about the fact that 57 people had perished.. What a dick. The ash cloud mostly missed our farm, and the price of hay skyrocketed.. We made good money that summer. MFBR
  2. "Politics"... "Poli" meaning many, "tics" meaning blood sucking insects. All of them. Dems and Repubs alike. MFBR
  3. I would have taken my shittiest jib and streamed it off the bow with a long piece of nylon braid. Fuck that rolling around beam-to...
  4. Why wouldn't you deploy a drogue off the bow, and ease the motion until the sea state settles down? I was surprised not to hear this mentioned in this thread..
  5. in the attached doc file... How ya doin' in 2017, Mark? Cloud formation.doc
  6. Hi Bro, long time.. This was on Strategem, hull # 74, sail # 97974. I still own and race her. We raced against you (and your sister, I believe) on Super Gnat in San Diego, I think 1999 - 2001 or so... No shit, this really happened.... Only reason we did not wipe out (and quite possibly lose the rig, sink and all die) was that we had already stripped the kite when I saw the ugliness coming, and were all squared away before the incident...
  7. Knotmeter stores the average max. Photo taken at the dock before we powered down the instruments.
  8. Sorry that you are not impressed. This is a displacement hull. If you would have been onboard I believe you would sing a different tune. We have witnesses on other boats that saw it happen... MFBR
  9. Just off Anaheim Bay Harbor entrance. (Long Beach, CA area). We got trapped on a double overhead almost breaking wall wave and went for a sustained ride. We caught that wave and surfed it on our 10,000 pound long board.. Whew..
  10. There is a walmart just your side of CSL.
  11. It has been a few years, but I rented a Hobie 16 off of the beach at Ka'anapalii. Had to pass a check-sail before he let us go, and we were told to stay within sight. Breezy!!.. MFBR
  12. I know that it is prudent to carry a spare and very stupid of me not to check. I thought I had one onboard. Wrong.. I got caught out on a race delivery without one and had a clogged primary filter. Engine ran only at 1000 RPM off and on...mostly off.. Got saved by a fellow deliverer who had a spare element, but then I got to wondering... Would the Racor body still admit fuel to the system properly (but unfiltered) if I had removed the element (being careful not to mess up the O-rings in the process)? Anybody have experience with this?.. I know that doing this will hazard the secondary filter, but I just needed another 3 hours of motoring to get in to port. Would that have worked? Thanks, MFBR
  13. All of these could be correct, but I would put my money on the prop flop, because O.P said "coming into the slip". prop is in gear and turning at low RPM, then neutral is selected. A bit of time (30 seconds) passes, then the noise starts when centrifugal force cannot resist gravity.. Prop flop for sure. Banging around at the dock on startup could be the mounts, or just a resonant frequency thing. MFBR
  14. Press 1. Press Enter. Press 1. Press +. Result = 2. Every time.