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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. You may rethink that statement as the laws around insurance are vastly different around the globe. Scandi countries (as one example) certainly have very different laws about who/what insurers can reject to insure (and also how big premiums they can charge for "less than prime" customers).
  2. Back when I had my Viper 640 I even had my 75 year old mom out sailing on it - obviously taking it a bit easy. You would be surprised how civilized you can sail it if you don't push it. I also sometimes singlehanded it (with a trap installed) - some really fun kite runs in up to 15knots of breeze which was about my limit for singlehanding it with a kite. Gybes were a bit busy - gybing 3 sails and getting from trap to trap.
  3. Yeah but the cost of getting the boat measured for the "real" ORC cert can be costly. It is just like IRC in terms of cost - IRC has endorsed and un-endorsed certificates. endorsed requires a certified measurer where un-endorsed is self measured
  4. I have to say that the choice of using the bookstore app (IOS) makes the usage extremely clumsy and hard to use. HUGE step back from the last version that actually pretty well. PDF's just don't work on phones! Hope you get the rights pissing mach squared out
  5. Viper 640 or VX One both competitive easy to rig and launch Viper a little bigger - VX easier (updated layout and setup) and just as fast
  6. We have actually never caught any halyards or sheets in the biners. They are turned so the small radius bend is forward and the wiregate opening is towards the back on Stb (we always hoist/douse to port as we have a launcher and string drop the kites)
  7. On the Viper 830 (with a textile forestay) we use these in the small size - not rated for climbing but plenty strong - and 3 bucks a piece. They hold up for about a season or two before corrosion takes it toll (and the jib is toast anyway). Very fast to clip and unclip. We used to use softshackles but these are easier to use and slide better for hoisting and lowering the jib - especially when you are in a bit of a seaway on a skinny bow with little freeboard
  8. The situation here was Not helped by 2 boats with experienced crews in familiar waters RUNNING INTO HUGE MOFO ROCKS so logic says "More Rule's and Regulations Must be Needed" This is the land of Attorneys Tighten Up Everything so No one gets Sued Every boat Not there is Not a Risk Lucky people are allowed to Surf anymore If you had any clue what you are talking about you would know that the USS safety reqs cooked up be left coast sailors are actually a lot less stringent than the ORC ones. Maybe stopping commenting about something which you have clearly absolutely no fucking idea about would be a good way to go instead of just flapping your gums in the breeze just because you want to see your non-informed post on the interweb
  9. .... currently using.....? In the world of DL.. you've got to understand the perspective here. Im sure FireArrow would beat Maserati in a scale race... Go the freakin Dung Lord Flaming Assfart
  10. fixed it for you the a was silent..............
  11. Now you may not know this but the USS safety reqs were actually brought to life by a west coast contingent. The resulting reqs are pretty worthless and I am sorry that some peeps on the left coast thought they could do a much better job than ORC in creating safety reqs - and IMHO failed miserably But at least do not try blaming the east coast for this
  12. I sent them a spreadsheet with M24, V640 and VX One across the country. This shows that the M24 on average is rated 10.8 s/m faster than the VX and the V640 is on average rated 3.2 s/m faster than the VX Only used ratings from areas that have both VX One and either M24 and/or V640 rated to only get relative rating differences not absolute numbers
  13. Tempest in a teapot