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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. If it's not already illegal in MD I agree with making bowriding illegal. Idiots that run over their own kids when they hit a wake is a real thing. ...maybe just adding the word "power driven vessel" to the rule would clarify things a LOT?
  2. I'm gonna chime in a little unpopularly here, Betas do have a good track record, but if I was repowering, the global parts availability and mechanic knowledge of yanmars, as well as their proven effect on resale value would still put me in their camp. but fuck yanmar saildrives. oh, and their starters are undersized and suck. oh, and the older yanmars that had the impeller facing the starter motor and required a bit of skin sacrifice to change an impeller.
  3. I and most of my crew swear by Lifeproof cases. My phone is going on 4 years old, and still is brand new inside the case. Once the case gets worn, Lifeproof replaces it free under warranty, with a very easy online form, don't even need to send in the old phone. My primary nav system is 2 ipads in Lifeproof cases as well.
  4. But then they miss the charter yacht show and don't get any bookings! I get this pressure for irresponsible deliveries every year. Same deal for boats making the trip S from New England. VICL charter show is 11/4, and they have to have the boat all buffed and shiny by then.
  5. I would think the load to be concerned about is on the pawls, not the bearings. But, I think the chafe from the jammer would happen more quickly than any wear on the winch. Are there any leads between the jammer and the winch? As they could cause chafe if the winch is loaded. If the winch is straight in line from the jammer I would leave the load on the winch. The only time I've ever done real winch damage was from flogging spin sheets breaking pawls from the hard load/unload. or idiots releasing loaded wraps upwards.
  6. why not sail it? You're talking less than 48 hours from anywhere in NJ to Annap. What kind of boat? PM me for a delivery quote?
  7. Just to clarify, we of course did a head count, but guilty "gentleman" was on do not disturb orders having returned to the vessel at 3am for our 6:30 departure. He was sighted in a pile of blankets through the foredeck hatch as being on board.
  8. Thunked aboard. I may have confiscated her wedges at that point.
  9. Shadow: not a real blonde, that's my actual bow chick, who is unfortunately 6 months pregnant and didn't stick around the island after the race for obvious reasons.
  10. I'm not sure if "stowaway" applies to a young lady, who's been drinking since the open mimosa bar at 10am, lured aboard with the promise of a Figawi hat and a roll in the sheets on top of some soggy kites.
  11. On a hypothetical vessel returning from Figawi today, let's say there was, unbeknownst to the skipper, a young lady sleeping in the v berth with his bowman. When she awakes 50 miles from Nantucket, halfway to Boston, and realizes her possessions are still on the island and she is looking at an epic walk of shame. Say she wanted off the boat NOW, but a detour to somewhere on Buzzards bay would miss us the tide at the canal. I felt a drop off at the bus station in the cape cod canal with bus and ferry fare, along with breakfast and coffee were appropriate. There was other talk if our actions would constitute kidnapping or false imprisonment. Thoughts?
  12. All of the new Salonas we are selling have a Stainless grid. So far they seem incredibly stiff and seem to have held up even under charter service in Croatia.
  13. There's a really loud cigarette boat that regularly blasts through our races in Boston Harbor named "Cry In Silence"
  14. Here is the stolen boat report: was reported stolen 1 YEAR ago, 4/15: http://www.stolenboats.info/eng/stolen_vessel/21578/ Also, everyone barking about the one on YachtWorld that is the "Same boat": the one on YW has in-mast furling, the one on the missing boat report is a conventional main, so I'm thinking that is probably not the same boat. this whole story seems pretty interesting. anyone have any real info?
  15. I bet these two australians would sail it there* as long as you provide enough beer and meat pies for the trip. *"Delivery" would probably end in rescue in the Bay of Biscay if not earlier, but you could take your insurance money and buy your next boat in AUS?