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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. Too much rum and you along with the epoxy start to catalyze. I go for the beer in hopes to boat gets put back together somewhat correctly. Then switch to rum when it doesn't.
  2. 5200, 4200, it's all the Devil's tooth paste, but at least 4200 doesn't run like a scalded dog like 5200 does. I've put 5200 on a dead flat surface on my deck and had it drip upward and wind up in my hair and on the back of what ever I was wearing. Yeah, good stuff. --Matt
  3. Their website did come back on line a day or 2 ago. It will be interesting to see what North does with them.
  4. ...and more track then the Erie Lackawanna
  5. Why do we keep losing the funny ones? Our prayers go out to his family. And dammit, 57 is way to fucking young to go. Thanks for all the laughs Charlie. http://thegrapevine.theroot.com/comedian-charlie-murphy-dead-at-57-from-leukemia-1794261403 --Matt
  6. I fixed that toe rail problem with roll cage padding. Important to keep your crew and their asses happy. --Matt
  7. Mark, I got a great deal on a Evelyn 26. Ready to race, killer in light air. --Matt
  8. Agreed. I bolted a Ram mount with the X-Grip to my dash just above the head unit. Very nice, very solid. --Matt
  9. I blasted my mast man in the head with a spinnaker pole during a gybe once after I told him not to stand where he was standing during the gybes. He probably wished he had a helmet. He did listen to me after that though. --Matt
  10. Just glass and foam core for right now. When I'm happy with the setup and done with this batch of work it will be taken apart again and powder coated. Chrome would be the shizzle, but then I'd have to plate the pump and motor also. ...and, it would have to be nickel. That's what to cool kids are doing these days. --Matt
  11. So, I wasn't really happy with what out there on the market. I wound up going with an off, off brand. The Suck-O-Matic 76 It would appear that it sucks just a bit. Thanks to those who responded to my original post on this topic: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=174421 What I wound up with: A used Gast MAA-P121-MB diaphram pump. After a rebuild, it pulls 28.5" Hg just like it did from the factory. Frame/tank/manifold is 2.5" .080 wall box tube. An aluminum project box behind the pump holds the IEC 13 outlet from an old computer, timer switch, and capacitor for the pump motor. The pump sits on rubber mounts from McMaster. Various 1/4" NPT fittings and valves from my pile of spare parts from an A/C recharge station and McMaster. Pair of fluid filled stainless vacuum gauges from McMaster. The handle is a stanchion from a Merit 25, just to keep it proper and nautical. --Matt
  12. We tack under a starboard boat, close, but not a lee bow. The breeze is up and our tactician is yelling for everyone to hike. The tactician on the other boat thinks he's being yelled at by our tactician and promptly looses his shit. He just starts yelling "Shut up fat boy" over and over. ---------- After the first time I raced with Butch Ulmer he asks me, "Did you learn any fun, new words?" ---------- While screaming downwind on a 2 tonner at about 14 knots boat speed towing a gigantic stern wake, spinnaker and blooper up. The owner turns and looks over his shoulder. He then calmly says "We better not stop short, we'll all drown"
  13. Have a chat with "musicman" here on the board. --Matt
  14. Bam, I was going to call you about this if I couldn't find an off the shelf version. Can you do a straight 6 hole fairlead? Looks likes yours uses studs instead of through bolts, that would be preferred. --Matt
  15. Yatzee! That might just do the trick. Thanks. --Matt