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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 a other memorable ride. I might still have some bruises from that one. And I'm still taking owner lessons.
  2. We did the race that year on the Hendo. It wasn't survival conditions, but it wasn't a fun ride at all.
  3. 10-4
  4. If your a registered skipper you can see all the other boats certificates. Sign in and go to update your info and there is a link to view certificates.
  5. Speaking of Hendo rig modifications, this is year three of having symetrical spinns on my boat. We gained 9sec/nm in phrf. Burned three seconds of it in a longer pole. In hindsite we should have burned all nine seconds in the pole. We carry a jibtop, 1.5oz frac and .6 masthead. We are heading back to the sprit next year.
  6. I agree with what both you guys are saying. I'm not sure how they were getting headstay tension in the pictures I posted for all the reasons you said.
  7. Her's a couple of pics of a runnerless Hendo.
  8. For those that like distance racing, the Trans Erie race is making a comeback this year.The race will be August 25th and will run from Grosse Ile to Cleveland (course to be determined). Hope to see some of you there.
  9. I've not seen that but have seen penalties for alternative tack points do you mean "measures as" or "flown as" because if you are feely wacky, bored or wanted to experiment you could certainly fly a jib off a pole generally the definition includes that a headsail can't be loose luffed Here is my local phrf rule: From ORR which I race:
  10. Regarding the rules, from what I've seen most handicapping groups have some sort of verbiage that says a sail that measures as a jib must be tacked in the fore triangle.
  11. Transerie race has been on the shelf for the last five years. Tentative plans to run a race on the twentieth anniversary of the first race next year
  12. Thanks for the tips. My problem is that even after initializing, the server and GND10 both want the ID 10. Had to give up on it for now to sail. Back at it later.
  13. Thanks for the tips. My problem is that even after initializing, the server and GND10 both want the ID 10. Had to give up on it for now to sail. Back at it later.
  14. Looking for a little help on the GND 10 to save me some time. Just bought a new Garmin GPS that has sailing functions and graphing. Also bought the GND 10 to interface with my Nexus server. Also XM weather. To hook the GND 10 to the Nexus, I cut the nexus cable supplied and hooked to the nexus buss. The nexus cable when cut had the normal nexus color coding yellow, white, green and shield. When I powered it all up I am getting Nexus data displayed on the chartplotter but the nexus displays want to re initiate and once initiated give a "error 02" code for nexus system missing. Just did this a few minutes ago and am starting the figuring out process. THANKS
  15. Good info! THANKS