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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. WM FW-21 now on sale. $10- off regular price.
  2. Blond and brunette walking past a flower shop when the brunette notices her boyfriend inside buying flowers. "Shit" says the brunette, "now I'm going to have to spend the weekend with my legs up in the air." "Why?" asks the blond...."don't you have a vase?"
  3. A Hanse 370 or 400 (2006 or later) would be perfect. A cruiser with a good turn of speed. My 2006 370's PHRF is 126 (JAM) and 114 (Spin Distance). The 400 is below 100, I believe. Designed with a self tacking jib and a large full batten main. Add a code zero and an asymmetric downwind spinnaker and you're off to the races. Great storage aboard and fast sailing. Limited availability in US. Some in CA. Lots in Europe.
  4. Thanks for all your comments and suggestions. Right now my thought is that I will install lazy jacks (that I can retract when I race) with a standard sail cover with cut outs for the lazy jacks (so I don't need to always retract the lazy jacks). One of the marine hardware companies makes a "clip" that slides in the groove on the underside of the boom to run the lazy jack lines. Anyone know which manufacturer and which part?
  5. WHITE LAKE CANVAS 231.893.4093 Fabulous work. Fair pricing.
  6. I will have a new racing main in the spring for my Hanse 370 which I will use for both cruising and racing (weekly buoys and distance). In the past I have had a stack pack type mainsail handling system. I need to decide what type of main sail handling system I'll use for this new main. Either (1) a stack pack type system that I can roll up against the boom when racing with integral lazy jacks or (2) lazy jacks that I can take forward to the mast while racing or leave up while cruising with a standard sail cover with cut-outs for the lazy jacks. Your thoughts?
  7. Check the classifieds at www.cruisersforum.com
  8. WARNING: Yanmar now warns against draining the saildrive while in the water. Call Mack Borings to discuss before draining.
  9. Sorry I missed it.
  10. +1
  11. My guess is that the radar post was a post production installation and not something that Hanse should be blamed for.
  12. In most (and I think, all) PHRF regions there is absolutely potential credits for loading the boat with optional equipment thus compensating for the loss of performance Kinardly is right. Christian is wrong.
  13. If you focus on the 'too many races' column instead of the 'too few races' column (your initial methodology), you get a completely different "answer." That suggests more people think are too many OT & unconventional races than LD and P-P. Makes your method arbitrary, and misleading - and brings your assertions re: CASRA in question. Merry Christmas everyone. One thought is that there may also be a desire for different types of races. I know there may be a shit-storm but how about bringing back triangles or even Olympic type races where there is some speed on reaches and different types of boat handling challenges? How about a mix of short and longer races? One day with 1-2 longer races and some days with 3-4 races? I think people what the variety of different challenges. There will be lots of people saying I am full of it but these are just my thoughts. +1
  14. Ventuckian is spot on. How many YCs begin the season with an invitation to potential racers, classes on starts, basic rules seminars, partnering experienced racers with newbies... and on and on. Instead, experienced racers want to remain exclusive and in doing so, they will continue to deplete their ranks. Essentially, they lock the doors and then wonder why no one is coming in.
  15. Most "name brand" sailmakers now offer cleaning services. If you have one of their sails you are certainly better off going to that sailmaker. Hopefully they will stand behind their own process. Many have told me of the destruction of many, many sails by Sail Care. However, Sail Care, itself just doesn't give a shit. It's time that their poor treatment of sails and sailors stopped.