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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.

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  1. thanks all for the recs.
  2. I am taking my one and four year old boys cruising from greenport to nantucket at the beginning of august. I grew up freshwater fly-fishing and spin-casting but don't really know the first thing about saltwater fishing. I already bought an inexpensive conventional rod/reel combo from west marine. now I need to add line, lures, etc. I don't really care what kind of fish we catch, preferably something easy to get off the hook :-). Can someone point me to the proper type of lures to make [the fishing part of the trip at least] a successful endeavor? I am thinking we'll drop a line on the slow sailing days, and maybe occasionally jig or something in the harbor, if that's a thing. Links to amazon/west marine /wherever else are much appreciated, as is any other advice. Regards.
  3. the cetol on the '88 teak in this picture has not been touched for two seasons. color works for me.
  4. I would say that's +2 for the c&c then. going upwind: definitely no need to backwind the main or fight the helm. boat is very balanced and drives with the wheel center-line and two fingers on the wheel. if you find one that's not balanced, the rake is probably off. the auto-pilot also appreciates the balance and hardly works at all which gives me freedom to make cocktails or enjoy the view from the bow for awhile. for your second question, no it does what you tell it to. If you want to drive straight, it goes straight. if you want to come up 5 degrees, she'll do so immediately. it's actually a very fun boat to sail as the response and performance are both great.
  5. i might as well chime in. i have a 110. I don't race it. I do like it and so does the wife and four year old. there are a lot of diff configurations for this boat (four or five different keels, two different hull materials, three traveler locations, two different mast materials, double vs. triple spreader, sprit vs. pole). so "one-design" is not really a thing. she's quick for a cruiser, but i've never tried to sail to a rating, 81 seems aggressive. if you have specific questions let me know and I'll try and answer them.
  6. also the epic firewater wipeout around the whirl
  7. manhasset and JBR
  8. manhasset
  9. Hammer - I hope they have meat sandwiches and bottled beer on the other side. Thanks for letting me drive sometimes. We'll miss you tremendously. And already do. Gabe
  10. practical, but i've become quite partial to it. '88 outrage with all the teak done just so and the classic "desert sand" color. i don't think i'll ever sell it.
  11. thanks - what would you consider a "proper fendering system" for an 18' bw? link? I tried googling but didn't find really anything that fit the bill.
  12. Thanks - this is pretty much the current method. Trying to see if anyone has found a "better way". the problem is that a whaler makes a much bigger dent than a RIB if you don't get the fender placement just right, so I end up with a wall of fenders which is annoying. still, it works. I do like shaggy's idea of the big pole in the rod holder with a line on the end. it saves having to deal with fenders, but you add complexity as you have to move and re-tie both boats once you're ready to switch. maybe fenders is faster. all of this is really about saving time anyway.
  13. yeah that's the solution i use when i get an empty mooring and launch driver involved. but it's slow. winner i think. now to purchase one of those big bamboo rods. . .
  14. not bad, except i can't just leave a line trailing off the stern of the whaler. so i would have to nudge the bow of the big boat close enough to the whaler's outboard to grab a line with a boat hook, which for various reasons I can see going pear-shaped quickly. still, probably better than my broad-side with fenders approach. i like my first world problems. . .
  15. question - i have an '18 whaler and a 36' c&c. I keep the whaler in a slip and the c&c on a mooring. what is the best strategy for swapping the boats on the mooring? tying up the whaler and leaving with the c&c is not too bad, but the reverse is a bit harder (tying the c&c up to a mooring that the whaler is already on). any one do this often and come up with a strategy other than use lots of fenders and go slow? typically I'm alone (or with a four year old). thanks