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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. ^ This. While I'm not condoning/suggesting racers get to impede other traffic (and I have a big issue with using channel navigational bouys as marks) I also don't quite understand this "commercial traffic gets total control" that some seem to suggest. There are rules/regulations (Col-regs) specifically for this purpose. For example, in our particular area (Vancouver harbour) quite a few of the tugs like to leave the shipping lanes and cut through the anchorages to save a bit of time - and some (by no means all) definitely have the attitude of "I'm working you're not, get out of my way" and bully their way through. To use another analogy - a bit like saying semi trucks get to ignore the other rules of the road (yield signs, 4 ways etc) just because they are "working" and you are not.
  2. Mizzmo - under the heading of "stuff I'm too lazy to do myself" - any chance you could post (or PM) the details of how to dig out the non-SAE data? I've got a Yota myself and wouldn't mind access some of that info.
  3. Regarding the "first guy alone in a popular spot" - I equate it to what I call the Urinal Game - you know in a sports arena (or the like) they have the big wall of urinals - first guy gets there early and gets the "good" spot next to the sinks - next guy comes in and heads to the farthest one away, next guy in splits the difference between the two - and so, and so on, until finally it's shoulder to shoulder people - mildly uncomfortable, but it is what it is. HOWEVER, if the second guy comes in and immediately goes beside the first - now you are just some creepy guy staring at my junk!. And that's the way I look at it - we might eventually have wall to wall boats - but until that time, if you anchor close to me, you are the creep to close to my junk.
  4. One thing I'm slightly curious about, that the pictures don't seem to show - how is the ankle/pant arrangement - i.e to keep water from filling your boots, you need the lower pant leg to go overtop the boot - yet if the ankle seal is attached to the lower leg part , that would seem to stop it and need to be tucked inside - what am I missing?
  5. BTW, once I did replace it, I took the old one apart for kicks/giggles and found it to be quite straight forward and fairly simple. I wouldn't hesitate to try repairing yourself.
  6. Uhm, slight thread drift, but taking it to Roton may not be an option - I had a really old D2 that finally gave up the ghost, so I was shopping around for a replacement - since I had a functional system, I just needed a new unit, not all the bits/pieces - found Highway to be alot cheaper - when I dropped by Roton to get a quote, and queried why their quote was so much more than "other places" was greeted with an angry rant about how "other places are not warrantied for marine applications (never mind it's the same exact unit), how other places aren't qualified to install them", but to top it off, was left with a warning that "if they found out a unit was about from any of these "non-marine" stores, not only would they not do any warranty work, they would not sell any parts". Left a bad taste and I have refused to go back. Drift off.
  7. not to derail this thread too much, but ill second that opinion of kits - I just went through a very frustrating experience of a warranty "repair" on a very expensive (to me at least) AB rib that left me wanting to scream, and/or burn the place down - but ill leave the details for another thread if requested.
  8. That boat has been sitting at the Comox gov't wharf since I was about 8 for sure, and probably a lot longer (I'm now in my 30s). Looks like it has been punted outside the breakwater finally. Unfortunately that bay is so shallow that once it drags it will become permanent, but not permanently underwater... A little longer than that - showed up ~1982 IIRC, usual story - owner had grand plans to build his dream boat, work/life/reality got in the way.