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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. That is awesome... Thanks for sharing.
  2. Yes, but there is a different RC crew every Weds. And I'm looking for fewer devices bouncing around, not more... Thanks, CJV
  3. Thanks all. The idea is to have a bulkhead-mounted air hose, flip a switch and let the screaming pump do its thing below decks. Similarly for deflation. All the portable pumps we have are noisy and in the end wind up getting nasty, rusty and "losty"... so I'm looking to solve that problem, as well as accelerate inflation. This puppy does a great job, so I thought I would just fasten it to a bracket, but then I went shopping for proper blower motors and the options widened beyond my attention or budget. Thanks again,
  4. Looking to permanently mount a high-CFM blower & hose to rapidly inflate & deflate marks. Has anyone done such a project?
  5. So we have been using the LHYC club cannon quite a bit, first to salute Jeff on Friday night, and then to finish the winners of this weekend's divisions. So on the heels of this event, I'm going to name the cannon The LHYC Hammer and give it a number. 23733. Peace out, Jeff...
  6. Sweet evening with cannon salute, reggae jazz, cigars, libation, and eight bells from a ship's bell trophy never actually rung as such. Happy to pass it along to Jeff's successor in campaigning the Mighty Dread. And really great to see her on the water today at the LHYC Race for the Case. Day two is tomorrow!
  7. So I bought this donated T10 from SUNY Maritime at Fort Schulyer in 2004. It had a compromised hull so I got it for a low price, but my insurer (ahem) said that because of the delam'd hull they would not cover it. So I put it on my back yard and began ripping out the hull core without a real plan to actually race it. I was racing on OPBs at the time and I really didn't need to rush that project. Besides, all that fiberglass in my skin sucked. So one Spring I was out in Huntington Harbor and paddled over to see this guy in a T10 puttering about. We talked a bit and then he asked for a hand installing his vang. So I hopped aboard, we talked, and then he asked if I was around the following Saturday and wanted to race. I said "sure!" since I'd never actually crewed on a T10. On race day a bunch of guys are on the dock, the most wildly differing appearances. One guy was in flannel pajama pants. As the new guy I kept my mouth shut, did my job on foredeck and kept telling myself not to fuck it up. There wasn't much talk and the driver did these amazing starts with hardly any effort, and expressionless but for this little smile on his face. Well the boat did really well and we proceeded to the post-race party at the club. The pre-party was on the boat, with cold Heineys and great sandwiches and reggae and the flag of Grenada flying high. So I got asked back. And the next time out I didn't not fuck up. But the guys on that boat were really cool. Even if I had slipped completely off the damn foredeck. And then, over the coming weeks the skipper started pushing me-- finish your boat, buy some sails, come out and race... So I did, splashing a couple of years later, and getting my ass totally whipped each time out. But what a great time it was racing against, partying with, sabering bottles of bubby, and simply being around the great Jeff Hammer. Always a smile and an encouraging word, ever a prince of this sport. Will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to the Hammers.
  8. That's funny, Snags!
  9. Was gonna buy a new backpack to test a new angle on the whole "nobody makes a decent sailing backpack" theory. but that'll wait 'til Spring (in the NorthEast US). Then I was gonna get a Samsung flat screen to use as a PC monitor, but Costco is carrying a larger Visio for about the same bucks. Pretty much a dud Cyber day.
  10. Dude.. had no idea Amazon was in this kind of distribution...
  11. Snag's onto something.... http://www.explorersweb.com/oceans/news.php?url=pythom-interview-with-robyn-wolff_1447938062
  12. Welcome to the Hotel Snaggy-fornia!
  13. I live in the US and when describing to my friends in Spain the weeknight racing scene in various parts of the US, they tell me there's no such thing in Spain. I checked the web and seems that the big clubs in Barcelona and Valencia only have big events, but no "around the cans" or W/L weekly events. I searched Crew Anarchy and did not find any hits, other than cruising posts. Any regatistas EspaƱoles/EspaƱolas out there that can clarify?
  14. Any photos yet... Was House Salad on the water.. and better yet, was anyone shooting from the Signal boat? Great finish in Class 1, race #3 yesterday...