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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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    racing blo-boats, Lake Mi salmon fishing, craft beer and great food
  1. is there going to be a new Majic this year or is it just gone?
  2. I forgot one. We had friends of a crew member in town from England and we took them out for a Saturday Lake Michigan race. I guess they never thought about Lake Michigan and what it is. Just after we got through he pier heads and took a large wave over the bow the English gentleman who took the largest portion of the wave let out a gasp and looked astonished. When asked what was wrong he replied "you blokes race on drinking water"
  3. We were leaving Chicago Yacht club headed off to race day 1 of a NOOD on a J35, the new guy on the boat as we pass the fountain looks at the owner and asks him seriously - Dude you got the wall ? Other one was in a queens cup on a very little sailed C&C34. Were running at hull speed in a puff the boat starts to round up and the owner / driver Yells out - For the love of god... Sheet out PLEASE.
  4. in the early 90's racing on Lake Michigan on a Shock 35 we popped the kite on a DW run in 35 Knots true wind. We were racing against Perry North so the boat owner decided we must win. When the rubber bands broke and it filled the top of the mast accelerated and the hull buried the bow to try to keep up. We had all 9 guys at the back of the boat trying to get the bow back up. After everything settled down, we were running at 12 to 14 Knots trying to not wipe out. I never will forget the sound the kite made and how loud the skipper got when the bands broke and it filled. The end of the story is we did win that race and the owner got a good job from Perry. I can not imagine how crazy the 21 knots must have been to keep the pointy end facing forward !!!
  5. Why is there a rimfire provision in the bill ? is there a .22 rimfire round used in an AR platform that is as lethal as the .223 centerfire round ? I have a 70's era Marlin .22LR semi-auto with an 18 shot tube magazine that I do not want to loose. I have put thousands of rounds through it over 40 years of owning it and I will never understand how anyone can think that is an assault weapon. For it to fire the complete 18 round mag every time it takes a few second shot of foaming gun cleaner, a shot of compressed air and then some oil between every re-load. I would love to see a Marlin .22LR rapid fire / reload / fire competition - it would re-define rapid fire...
  6. What are the PHRF section breaks for Wednesday nights and weekends for Muskegon racing ? Thanks for the info...
  7. Water temp off Saugatuck last night (3/29) was 36°F about 3 miles off shore and 43°F to 48° along the beach in the river plume. Way warmer than last year so far. Last year we were not able to get off shore until April 11th, this year I have been out 4 times so far, our first trip was on the last day of winter...
  8. Bump from page 2 Any news on the release date for Muskegon Yacht Club 2016 racing schedule ?
  9. is it ok to use someone shot by a gun to advance a political agenda ?
  10. If you like the way auto policies and laws for auto insurance work, then this is how gun insurance modeled after auto should work I have 5 autos, 3 never see the street and therefore do not have any insurance on them. If i do not shoot my guns I do not have to have insurance on them. Right ?
  11. That is both happy and sad for me.
  12. can you give us non-members a hint at what to look forward to seeing new and / or renovated in May when I show up to race ? Also does this makeover include more parking ?
  13. Thread hyjack... A group stating their love and concern of little fish and the birds that ate those fish in Michigan tried to have a lead ban for all types of fishing. It was a PETA driven back door way to stop all fishing in the great lakes. They stated that the little fish were eating the lead sinkers off fishing lines and the Komerants (and other birds) were eating the fish that ate the lead and dying from lead poising. No one offered a study from any reputable source that confirmed it because there was not one to use. Hunting does not have a need for lead like my type of fishing does, so switching to a lead alternative in hunting would be alot easier to adapt to than no lead in fishing - the cost would be minimal in hunting because it only costs more to shoot. There are serious cost increase issues with the no lead for fishing because where most of the lead I use on my Salmon trolling boat is not anything the fish can eat - think downrigger weight as an example, size does matter with water drag, so heavier and smaller is best. This in no way helps any animal or person in the equation. It just makes a splinter group feel good that they helped - and raised alot of cash for themselves. rant / hyjack off
  14. Upgrade / Aftershock3 is done for the year. I am really looking forward to next year already. I really like the 395 and we understand it more with every race. We still have an enormous amount to learn, but the foundation is in place.
  15. I believe Upgrade (Aftershock3) is racing the Musketucky Gov Cup