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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. That Tiller hullshpape is forbidden as far as I know the old rules. the fleet photo gives me the chills again, damn the mini racing is the most vibrant offshore class.
  2. For that era though, now the normal offshore racing boat is way different in construction etc. then the boats of that era. But there must be production boats exciting enough and strong enough to do a VOR, Can you call them ?
  3. The lead of Lipinski was unbelievable. Was years ago I did see such a lead in a short race.
  4. Thanks, will be my weekend guilty pleasure. I recall a 60 getting very close to the leader.
  5. Pressure washing to get glycol out... just go sailing with all the spots open, automatic washing I would just open blisters, wash, fair, gelcoat again. See further next year. Would even go so far not to use an enclosing fairing compound. If something wants to get out, let it go out.
  6. 1993 maxi and vor 60 racing. was very interesting to watch. No handicap any more. bad: the Heineken sponsor deal and following lawsuits.
  7. There are many idiot skippers, Monday one died over here, being in a place you should never be. Even locals are very carefully there. How he ended up there, no ones know. reminder, Dutch rescue service is voluntary work, paid for by the public, no state involvement. https://www.knrm.nl/nieuws/knrm-reddingstation-texel-de-cocksdorp/omgeslagen-zeiljacht-in-de-eierlandsche-gronden-nabij-vliehors area eierlandsche gronden; https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#boating@11&key=qfvcIg%7Bo%5C
  8. http://fjordtravel.no/tour-cruise-norway/arctic-cruise-package-oslo-kirkenes-bergen/
  9. That is not how Pogo2 bulbs in Europe were done IIRC. Much less skin. So find the US builder for info. Groupe Finot would not know shit about it, other then their original drawing. use the intact side to get some cardboard cut outs with the profile. Hammer all of, and see what you have got.
  10. Thanks Estar, food for thought, I used 2 mm and around 10 windings, as the rigger told me too. Dyneema is so strong, a filament winding would do. Never knew about dyneema fishingline....
  11. Estar, you have damn thick fishing wire or my fishing experience play tricks with me, as I never used very thick fishing wire.. do you tested 2mm dia ? Or even less ?
  12. Mr Bob, that Dynamic 4000 is a new one to me, damn, nice boat. Got more information about that one ?
  13. moody, this dutch site has all of the series from my and jack's link, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCouMbIrRSC1zqMVLf_QojbA/search?query=flyer
  14. Good the season starts again with the big race; http://soloconcarneau.blogspot.nl/ tracker http://yb.tl/solo2017