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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Bueller?
  2. I lost her Thursday (4 days). We switched to IV fluid therapy, which helped get her smiling for a couple days, but the antibiotics either didn't take or the kidneys were too far gone. She crashed over night Wednesday, evacuating all manner of fluids. She was blind by morning and started throwing clots throughout her body (periodically losing limb use). The vet helped us say goodbye that afternoon. As others said, she hid the fact that she was sick until she couldn't walk. By then it was too late. I had no idea Lyme could go unnoticed and then suddenly, be fatal. I've learned most dogs can manage the infection, but at least some percentage can't. If I knew then what I know now, I probably could have detected her illness a bit sooner, but even then it's vicious and possibly irreversible. It's haunting how she looked perked up, played fetch and was seemingly on the mend not even 24hrs before the end. She was on tick/flea meds but evidently that's not enough to keep those bastards from infecting. Horrible week. Simply horrible.
  3. My 6yr dog went from hero to zero over the course of a couple days, and was taken to the ER Vet Saturday night when she could hardly stand up. Blood tested positive for Lyme antibodies and kidney insult. Sub-q fluids, amoxicillin, protein inhibitor, and pain meds. Been a bit more than 24hrs. Mobility is back some, but not sure where to go from here. All my research shows it's pretty grim. I don't want to go through extensive treatment for something that can't be fixed. Reasonable hope? Let it run it's course? Euthanize sooner than later? Crappy weekend.
  4. The SeaTow boat seen in the video is operated by a good friend of mine. He's an ex-commercial pilot too, so the whole ordeal was pretty upsetting. Damn shame what the crane did.
  5. Thought it had been posted in the past, but I'll just leave this here... http://www.reddit.com/r/bikinibridge
  6. Likewise I am happy to try and give my impressions and answer what I can, perhaps another thread is in order (to preserve Dennis's project discussion). Alternatively you can PM/email me.
  7. What's Up Doc isn't particularly high strung. I have quite a bit of time on her, both with Keith on board, and substantial time with the present owner aboard. The first dismasting was before the carbon wing was put on; Keith can elaborate on that situation. Her rig failures of the past few years have undoubtably been due to operator error. I was supposed to be onboard for the delivery that dropped the rig, but had a dissagreement with the owner about a number of issues (mostly personal) and stayed ashore, marking my last time sailing with him. A couple days later I got word she lost her rig and was being rescued by a trawler. A rig tune went unchecked causing her to lose the leeward shroud under sail; the inexperienced crew allowed her to come to wind...and... She has had a lot of money poured into her over the past 10yrs. The repairs after the second dismasting were done at Walter Greene's yard. As with many boats she's being listed for pennies on the dollar. If I thought I could afford her or had a pratical use, I wouldn't hesitate to buy her.
  8. They say the two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day you buy the boat and the day you sell the boat. I guess he's just likes to have "best" days.
  9. I do believe XIII is a Aerodyne 38, per CYC Regatta scratch sheet.
  10. Are we sure it's not a daughter? Quotes leading me to this: "By the way i am very proud of my father and my brother" "Of course you dont want the daughter of the man you insulted to take offence what now that he half way there you had a chance in heart." No that it matters, of course.
  11. I think the weight is the determining factor when sizing motors. The Gunboat 60 weighs in at 40,000lbs if I'm reading the website spec right. That's about 850lbs/hp. HR's turbo FH only weighs 12,000lbs to 15,000lbs in "race mode" and has 18hp (2 x 9hp). So that's 830lbs/hp. FH is going to motor faster than a Gunboat 60. Of course, with no daggerboards and a steering system that couldn't turn a bathtub, it's anyone's guess where the motors will take it. I think the website is off. The brochure pdf says 27k light or 33k loaded. Seems more likely and in line with what I recall reading in previous reviews. 40k is just way too much given all that CF. HR just needs 2 more outboards. Quads = awesome.
  12. Since Kitty is going cruising... I need a ride for the summer. If anyone knows of something, give me a shout.
  13. Thoughts on the revised GMORA schedule? Specifically Monhegan... Anyone start boat prep yet? New players in the fleet? Kitty - saw you have a project going, what's the scoop?
  14. AM or PM? Really makes a difference on that one.
  15. I can't commute to the area for a Tuesday, but, um... your Caps Lock button is stuck, Sir Stern.