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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. Anybody know what this is? $200 in Utah. http://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/44744281
  2. The Laser is a good boat...no doubt about it. We had sixteen on our start line last night and plenty more that are due to show up soon for the weekly racing series. We have one Aero locally. I was asked to help build a fleet a for him so he can race on Tuesday nights with us but I'm too busy with our program to build yet another fleet. I like the Aero but you can't argue the fact that we're running close to 20 boats a week on a weeknight series. Gotta love the Laser and now people in our fleet are getting stoked on the MkII sail and carbon top section. We're growing our Laser fleet again, unused boats are swapping owners and coming back out.
  3. Or drop the sails and bare pole it in. Welcome back, Fugu!
  4. I've got an amazing offer from Straightline Fabrication in Somerset, MA. I sent them the outline of the rudder blade today. http://www.straightlinefabrication.com I'm stoked. I still have to return the Thistle??? bag back and try to get my money back from Kinder. Beyond crappy customer service.
  5. Unbelievably, I sent an email to Kinder, telling them that they shipped me either a Lightning or Thistle rudder cover instead of the 505 HA rudder cover that I ordered and got a confirmation for (and talked to them on the phone about prior to shipping - they called me to confirm that the bag would work for my rudder, which I confirmed), and still nothing. As a small business owner myself, I cringe at the idea of negative feedback but I'm going to have to say that after buying numerous Kinder covers for 505, A-Class...etc. I'm done with these guys and wouldn't recommend that anybody spend their time or money with them. I've heard from some people who saw this thread and said that this exact scenario has happened before where Kinder claims they did no wrong. This bums me out as Phil Kinder once built me an A Class full deck cover from 2,500 miles away. He sent me the template, I marked it up with the differences on my boat, and when the cover showed up, it was flawless. I was floored. I guess things have changed. So I've got a Thistle/Lightning rudder bag for sale. $90 + shipping. Happy to take measurements if anybody is interested to make sure it fits their boat. I just looked at their site and it does look like the picture of the Thistle rudder bag which they sell for $175.
  6. Okay, thanks. Glad to narrow it down to a couple.
  7. That's right...you're headed there right now! We'll finally get our 505 out this coming weekend. Say hi to New England for me. I'm looking forward to sailing the Newport Regatta soon. Thanks again for bringing our mast out there for us! Thanks for the tip on the Lightning...that could make sense.
  8. Bit of a saga. I ordered a 505 High Aspect bag that Kinder had in their Sale section. They sent me the blade bag that you see pictured, next to the blade I had bought the bag for. Even though I sent Kinder this picture, they think I'm trying to pull a fast one on them (order confirmation even says 505 HA blade bag) trying to get a different blade bag for the sale price. I have been trying to explain to them that what they sent me isn't even a 505 blade bag, low or high aspect. Can anybody identify what boat this blade bag might be used for so I can try to get it through to them that they mis-shipped me? I'm so burned out trying to get them to take care of this matter.
  9. now that's a "craigslist" find! I want the F1 front wing...just because.
  10. Actually, they have one of the best guys in the business on the ground at every single F1, Will Buxton. He has great relationships with all of the teams and drivers and great insight too. He also hosts an F1 Extra show on the inside and behind the scenes.
  11. Crash, take a look at my store. The Malaboo are on sale, maybe you like them enough, they're certainly the right price. Buy three pairs for the price of one! https://shoponeway.com/collections/eyewear
  12. There's supposed to be a hull/sail number drilled into the transom area. Take a look for that. If you can find the sail number, you can go to the registry on the International page and see who made the boat and what year.
  13. You should jump on the usa505 page and post a Wanted Ad for a standard centerboard. Maybe mention the make of the boat because trunk widths vary so it would be ideal to find something that is close to what you have in there.
  14. how can you call a former F1 Head mechanic and a former F1 driver as not well versed in F1?
  15. Composite Solutions in Mass. http://www.csi-composites.com