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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. moderate air I'm on the trap, a puff comes, along nicropress, fails boat settles, mast starts its downward journey and I'm pulled up and with one giant step I standing in the middle of a 12 foot wide cat scratching my head. no damage, all ended well.
  2. well now they know where the weak part of the steering system is, they can take carbon out elsewhere and make it lighter
  3. screen shot from today's Team NZ video ( with 4 cycle driven hydro and winches.) PS. Doug it looks like the tiP-will_be*Down when the foil is in the down position.
  4. what do you think the rest of the time?
  5. diPPshiTanarChy hope I spreLLed that right.
  6. get out the buffing wheel
  7. Doug don't you think it's time to put down the keyboard and finish your prototype and get some testing miles (yards) on it??
  8. Doug, who are you talking to? You post as if everyone on here is on your block list. Why do you quote him? how would you know what he said if you had him on block? do I need to block you as well?
  9. Nice looking boats and good video. I think I see douG's problem. Those videos where shot in the Southern Hemisphere where the wind clocks in a more advantageous direction
  10. Sorry for bad screen capture. This is the Oracle Corp. HQ.
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  12. around your neck and snug to fit.
  13. I was under the impression Comp One did not sell to retail customers. I think all the local yards buy or have bought from the local branch, but I can't think of any DIYer who has mentioned them. I'd love to be proven wrong. Depending on where the OP is located, Fiberglass Supply in Burlington WA carries almost everything including warp UD S-Glass and carbon. Best E-Glass prices I've seen posted as well. I picked up some foamcore from them last year, with no problems. I think what you need to do is not call them up and start asking a lot of questions. Make it sound like you know what you need and you should be ok. also try http://thayercraft.com/ That's interesting. You were referring to Comp One, right? Did you pick up an odd lot of core or a case? Just curious because they are one of the few sources I've seen for Core Cell in North America. Noahs Marine Supply in Ontario used to have a decent variety at one time, but they seem to have very limited stock now. Sorry for the delay. Yes Comp One ( Millville, NJ ) I tried to order a case of Divinycell PVC foam core but they had 3/4 of a case in stock which was more then enough for the boat I was building. I was able to negotiate a discount because the could not fill my initial request.
  14. I love those guys, they show us it all. The good, the bad, the ug...
  15. I asked this question last week on North American A-Class Catamaran Group. The only reply I got was "excel control 4-5mm" http://www.marlowropes.com/leisure-marine-products-1/dinghy-windsurfing/excel-control.html a better howto then Marlows is at