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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 agree with im on many points, but having all those sailing history and this is his first post makes me wonder. going 90 is absurd, sailing 25 knots is absurd, just way to many crazy embellishments... yes 15 might feel like 25 ... and is pretty cool anything over 20 .... well ...?? thor
  2. little guy needs a lifejacket, sorry
  3. u mean they don't point :-)
  4. great news ..... I am wondering who will try and built something similar based on your success with the 60 and now with the 50 Usually the old wisdom is that a tri is great until 36 feet and than any bigger cat will be better . You obviously are proving this wrong with your 60 thor
  5. I think I saw the Corsair Cruze with the main only sitting out there when the tp 52 came back in on Monday ... The results for the two ! only multis ahave dnc dnc dnf etc etc whats happening ? How did Reese in the feeder race with the cruze ? In the past with his 28R he was a force to be reckon with ... Thor
  6. lol nope Soma I have my trusty and paid for F 33 I was just guessing thor
  7. smaller HH
  8. Harken is not heavier, if it is it is ozs. Torque rope flakes better than most. Harken drum is lighter then most. the Drum on the harken is different then most in that the lower top down swivel is not part of the drum. This mean when you separate the sail from the drum the swivel stays attached to the sail and torque rope. Most of the others you have to disconnect the sail and the torque rope to use the drum on other sails. Don't see the need for the Furling lock just cleat the line. One more thing to break and the KF lock does break easily. Harkens new endless line fairleads and cleats work great Harken waited for all the others to make all the mistakes and learned from them so they could make a top down furler that works to of the box you say the harken works better than all the others.. did you try the colligo ?
  9. Give John Franta from Colligo a call ... his stuff is top notch and he wont sell you something which doesn't work for your needs. thor
  10. for everyone who goes spent the 20 bucks for the Smythe speed clinic .... its well worth it .. get the whole crew signed up thor who wishes he could go , but this awful work thing is in the way
  11. evenb the facebook adds have stopped .....
  12. Sigi has his f 33 ( Hi 5 ) for sale I understand. I think he is asking 180 isch for it. Its a factory hull and the inside was finished in Canada. Great boat as far as I can tell. way back I checked into Geninis and PDQ ... what Wess says ... I found the small 32 pdq was hobbiehorsing like crazy ... Most likely 36 is the shortest I would go with a cat ...
  13. somebody works his butt off for years to introduce a brand ..... finally all that work actually start paying off... Now the Euros see that they start making money and think... oh .. we can have our own personal and do a much better job ( Euros know everything ! all the time , even if they barely can mumble the English language) So importer gets thrown under the bus, a German who always wanted to live in the US takes over, and voila... lands flat on his face after just a couple years , but now its some high brass in the company who all were for the change , hence there is money bleeding all over the place.... been there done that ... thor
  14. the genua is on a roller furling luff wire .... no drifter , code 0, screacher, or spinnaker was ever used