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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 was looking at the beat up hatch boards on my boat the other day and wondering why I haven't heard of anyone trying Starboard. Too flexible? Maybe G-10?
  2. AS I recall, that rough log that the QMOW is keeping would record every course and speed change. Seems that would be more than enough info to reconstruct what was or wasn't going on on the destroyer's bridge.
  3. Lack of experience, which is only cured at great cost and time.
  4. If those bastards down in Engineering wouldn't blow tubes just as I reached the ramp I wouldn't have needed so much sleep to stay sharp.
  5. Trailer tires: + $100.
  6. Lotta you guys have way more experience with Surface Navy operations than I but, for the benefit of the others, here's a clue: Everybody on that ship is sleep deprived. Assume as much when you meet one. One day out of port and every sailor on that bridge has half his mind on his job and the other half thinking how nice it would be to curl up on the steel deck and spend just fifteen checking eyelids for light leaks.
  7. Nope, that's called the "at sea cabin" and the old man rarely leaves the bridge during any exercise or passage in tight quarters, shoal waters or other obstacles to free navigation.
  8. + 1. And your pole size in that photo looks to be normal. Pit and mast crew need to practice a little is all. One thing to stress to the bow when the pole has to drop almost to deck level is don't get caught with your face over the pole end when you yell "made". A good friend lost a couple of teeth that way.
  9. This is why most Navy ship's captains rarely sleep in their cabins at sea. Maybe out in the open ocean they'll steal a few hours but whenever they are in constricted waters or in the vicinity of other vessels they mostly nap in their chair on the bridge. It's an awesome responsibility with drastic consequences if you slip up. Not for the faint hearted (or narcoleptic).
  10. Fastyacht, if she were really worried about someone objectifying her bosom she wouldn't be stuffed into that bikini top with her wetsuit unzipped.
  11. Have you tried STs as primaries for headsail trim? I ask 'cuz I freakin' hate them. I have 46STs for primaries and ST44s for mainsheet and halyards. They are fine for those latter two purposes but I'd really rather not have to deal with them for headsails. I sure as hell wouldn't tap my upgrade budget for them if I had perfectly good non-ST primaries.
  12. Big deal, synchronized segueing!
  13. No, just casually drop your keys with the counterfeit Lamborghini logo.
  14. I've only been on one Catana and it was docked so I don't know if they're the same but they were made by Henri Wauquiez. I looked at a few Wauquiez monohulls last year and was very impressed with their construction. I know someone here had a problem with a keel stub but the ones I saw were old and neglected yet none of them leaked, I can tell you that. If you like to sail and are going to be doing it in conditions less than fresh breeze you'll probably enjoy the mono better. If I were planning mostly downwind passages in the Trades I think I'd pick the Catana.
  15. What's it rate?