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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. I bought one at WM. Used it once for a long, dirty scrub, but I am unlikely to go back. Absolutely zero leakage even with a beard. I found the central snorkel let me breathe while looking under the boat when I didn't think I would be able to. Safety is an issue, but not a problem once I learned to control my breathing. And better than getting a mouthful of saltwater.
  2. I did a similar move last year. No working motor, and 9-14 through hulls of unknown quality. Not only was there a problem with a travel lift not having a wheel, the trailer brake line got squashed when adjusting the length of the trailer. If that had been worse, would you want to be towing that boat with no trailer brakes and traffic lights every mile? Luckily mine had a happy ending.
  3. I sense all sorts of bullshit around this rule. Spinnaker boats, and ratings, are not intended to compete with non-spinnaker boats. Even if they were, 10% is nowhere near an equitable ratio. Spin to nonspin adjustments are usually in the 15-25 sec/mi. But based on areas, not base rating. Ratings are based on all-round conditions, not pick and choose depending on what you want to sail. For a given series, you are not competing against the same boat for the series. That being said, I would love it. We have lots of nights where it would be much easier not to race spin. But we do what we have signed up to do, and just take our hits for not flying the spinnaker if we can't.
  4. Sorry. Posted incorrectly before finishing the thought, and couldn't edit.
  5. Now that I said that, I think I slightly hazily recall one year we did not go around the island. Maybe 1BI and back due to thunderstorm??
  6. Not the first time we realized that insisted on all the way around. There used to be one more over a rock on the east side. Edit: Ryley said it.
  7. Old thread, but found it while searching. Do I paint over this? Or does it need a slight buffing first?
  8. After impaling another boat early season last year, I was still finding pieces of the other boat in October... The rest of the ring is probably still in place. Roller reefing boom?
  9. My Soverel 27 only has a 5HP Tohatsu, if you really want to go bigger, maybe use an 8HP. No need for more. Small enough that I keep it in the cabin when we're racing and not at the boat.
  10. My Soverel 27 also took a 6 sec hit for the outboard. But I am in the camp that says not all outboard retrofits are better. I love having only one hole in the hull for my speed sensor, but in anything over 12-15kn chop it misses that weight down low. I have an excellent open transom, and it is very easy to remove the outboard, the original 88 Tohatsu 5hp long shaft. The first year I did aerate the prop a few times, but I have not in the last 2 years except once when someone else was driving in 4ft steep chop to take the main down.
  11. Love the Ronstan handles. We've been using them for 2-3 years now, and love them. Just bought another yesterday. Not only are they self-loading, but the release is right near the center of gravity for when you pick them up. My old one is just as good as new, too. The other old one is taking a long salty bath.
  12. Looked great out there. That was a fun day. I keep pointing out your boat to my wife as a potential upgrade, but she wants more freeboard to try and stay dry.
  13. That rule was written a long time ago to allow the TacTic Micro to be used. No wind instruments required.
  14. ‚ÄčThat's why I was interested in the 30 as well. I understand the Soverel bug, but the 27 has the best deck layout. I meant to post this old pic with my wife (she was doing bow in the first post):
  15. What's your goal? For double-handed, light-air, and racing, you can't go wrong with the 27. Though I have taken a couple looks at ads for the 30 as a bigger cruising boat. My wife and I love it for sailing together, and weekend cruising a few times a year.