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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

Paul at Masthead

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  1. Thanks Rod for posting about the Gib'Sea 362 for me. I have not found much information about the boat yet. Beneteau and Jeanneau also make a configuration like this but their keel or centerboard. the Gib'Sea has a 3/8" line coming up from the deck which leads back to the winch. The Beneteau's use a "gear drive or something like a worm gear to raised and lower the keel by using a winch handle for below deck. Like 110 turns ? We will haul out the boat soon and figure it out then.
  2. I have always considered a RS Venture a modern Flying Scot. I have a Flying Scot #5026 that we are selling. I'm also a RS Dealer in St. Pete Florida. The Flying Scot is a good boat on a budget, but I echo what has been said about sailing boats that aren't self rescuing. The Venture is a Modern design that is comfortable and easy to sail - roller furling jib and the asym spinnaker with the single line spinnaker retrieval system is sooooo nice and easy. you will use the spinnaker every time and it is easy to recover if you flip it If you are budget comes before the boats function then you are stuck sailing something like a Flying Scot. The RS venture is here to stay I would pass on a Nomad
  3. I'm a Dealer in St. Petersburg, FL We have several aeros in stock we have 5-6 area in the palm beach area and two in the Daytona area Check out Sandy Point progressive sports in Miami they have aeros in stock too
  4. Subject: Aero Class at Melbourne Yacht Club Spring Small Boat Regatta 4/16-17 Would you post a notice of an effort to field an Aero class at the Melbourne (Florida) Yacht Club Spring Small Boat Regatta to be held April 16-17. A class is eligible if just 3 boats register and there are already two of us that sail Aeros who plan to race. It would be great to have 8 or 10 Aeros on the line as this would demonstrate that the Aero has arrived in Florida as a class. And, with a substantial small boat contingent present this offers an opportunity to grow the Aero fleet with converts. Further, with a good turnout this could be an impromptu first Aero SE Regional Regatta within a regatta! MYC always hosts excellent events with good racing and a fun shoreside environment. The venue is convenient to sailors from all over Florida and the SE, too. The Notice of Race is posted on the MYC website at melbourneyachtclub.com. Thank you for posting this event opportunity. Sincerely, Greg Popp gregoryapopp@aol.com
  5. https://youtu.be/4H-tm-aoKcI
  6. It started to blow over some once the winds got to a steady 15 knots. We had the rudder down....maybe with the rudder up it would lay into the wind better and not flip...????
  7. can't figure out how to upload the video. I think it is downloading in the wrong format ??
  8. Saturday's demo at Daytona Beach had three RS Aero out on the water. The day started with the wind at 8-10 and as the day went on it reached 10 to 15. Then the end of the day we had some steady 18 -20 with gust over twenty. The Boat was well received. We are looking forward to continuing to build the RS Aero fleet across the Southeast I do have some video, but it will require some editing Sandy Point Progressive sports is our newest RS Dealer on the East Coast of Florida was present as well as Masthead Enterprises
  9. We will have a 9m and 7m Aero rigged up for sailing. And I have a 5m rig too I have a go pro and can take pictures....editing may be over my technical pay grade
  10. The RS Aero is starting to build momentum on the East Coast of Florida. We have scheduled a Demo Day for RS Aero When - March 12th starting at 10:00 Where - Halifax Sailing Association 5 Fremont Court, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 What - The RS Aero Who - Greg Popp contact gregoryapopp@aol.com Greg is organizing the Demo Day, he is the proud new owner of a RS Aero and looking start a fleet in the area. Masthead and Sandy point will be on hand to help promote the Aero We also have a demo day planned for south Florida in the near future Masthead Enterprises is the RS distributor for the Southeast US is proud to announce that Sandy Point progressive sports is our new dealer for the east coast of Florida. They have two locations - Daytona Beach and Miami. For the West Coast of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina will be handled by Masthead enterprises. Paul at Masthead Enterprises
  11. Hey Paul - any chance of an RS Aero regatta in Florida this winter - with some charter boats available? We're working on some details. We should have charter boats available....unless they are all sold come regatta time
  12. Jerryd - We will get you out in an Aero Soon last weekend was phrf racing, this weekend delivering boats to Miami next weekend the Flying Scot wife / Husband regatta
  13. We stitched the to lines together then used a piece of shrink tubing. I felt the pain while rigging a few Aeros this Summer We have several Aeros available in Florida It anyone is interested
  14. We expect our first order of Aeros to reach Florida by the end of February
  15. Nice picture of the aeros We have a load of RS Sailboats due in the end of January and we have a few Aeros that are not sold yet