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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. Agreed, but prop guard or not, the FIRST thing one should do regardless of how fast they're going/direction, whatever, is to kill the motor if someone falls over/they are approaching someone in the water. Sadly, I think poor training on the instructors part is to blame here. Will be interesting (not in a good way) to see what happens in court...
  2. Worst nightmare.... prayers and thought to the family
  3. Checking in here with my 1981 Kalik 40 Red Dog. Boat gets a lot of compliments, and she did great in the delivery down from CT to Miami. If anyone has any info about this, please comment! I've got the original blue prints for the boat as well..
  4. Have a few thousand miles on my Zhik's with gaitor so far this year... Love them. They fit me very well, (wide feet) grip amazingly and even after several days of wearing them non stop they were still comfortable. I love the gaitors and personally will not buy a boot without them again. I used to e-tape my sallopettes to the tops of my boots... Not anymore!!
  5. Definitely not the hoist at Cryc or any other club But seriously, just lift the whole thing up like normal. They're mostly 2.5 ton hoists which are more than enough for the star+trailer. Pm sent ease!! Thank you
  6. ^^^^ that's the Rick I'm talking about. Real rig. He's a star sailor. He's gone cross country with it multiple times. Star in tow and star on top. The scary part part is lifting the whole boat/trailer rig ontop of the truck!
  7. SFB, that's another thought that crossed my mind. They do it all the time in Europe with VSR's on top of stars. The trailer only has surge brakes. Didn't think about renting one big trailer, liking that idea... would keep west and tear off as well. Going to look into it.
  8. Rick's set up ^^^
  9. I've found myself in a bit of a dilemma, as I'm sailing star NA's and sandpiper nationals this year. Problem is they're both up in mass in September, and I'm in Miami. My question is this. The hitch is occupied with the star, which leaves the roof if I don't want to make two trips (I don't) The sandpiper is around 1100 lbs which means a hoist would be needed which is fine... recommended max roof weight is something like 200 lbs "rolls eyes" Would 4 cross bars and strapping it upside down 420 style be sufficient? Or do you think I should go the way of the Finn sailors and build a cradle for the boat... I know Rick who puts an entire trailer set up on his roof, but he has substantial bracing done to support this vehicle in question is a 96 suburban 2500 6.5
  10. 3rd for trinka. USA built as well!!
  11. I'm making the trip from miami to CT at the end of may with my truck if you need transport for above.
  12. "penalty turns and why you shouldn't bother"
  13. Whoever you use, make sure they are SAMS/NAMS accredited... most insurance companies won't accept a survey by a non-accredited surveyor. HH gave you the nams Here's the SAMS http://www.marinesurvey.org/
  14. This means that you are sailing against a bunch of hacks. Let me guess, local phrf fleet ? There is no way that you sail/ perform better being rushed and having no information/ observation about the wind, current, line or boat speed. Sailing is a thinking game. Physicality becomes important in dinghies in big breeze but the reason fit sailors do well in the breeze is that they can handle the physical aspect and still think and make good decisions. There is nothing wrong with sailing in your local hack fleet and having fun and drinking your pre race beers or smoking your doobies but don't let those mind altering drugs make you think you are sailing better...you are not. you are just sailing better than the other clowns. I'm talking about international races actually, ocr level. Don't get me wrong, even if I'm late I'll still watch the breeze, sail on each tack, gybe, run the line etc etc. I guess I worded my original statement wrong. Maybe a better example would be if we get the AP and sit around for hours and then race, or there's a long sail back to the start from the finish and then you're sitting around waiting for other fleets to go off. I've had too much time to think. If I get to the start with just enough time to do all the normal pre race stuff I'm good, when I have idle time to kill/think not so much. Looking for ways of coping with this. PRB has definitely helped whether I'm driving or crewing in the past. Good responses, keep em coming.
  15. I've found that when I just barely make the gun or I'm late to the boat park and barely make it out, I tend to perform much better.... So this means that when I don't think about it and just do it naturally I do better. Anyone else have similar tendencies? How have you dealt with them?