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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. Dont take the boot off....you will be extremely sorry.....your boat will fill with water. I am assuming that you are using the Melges part and not some one off custom. Vasaline....or KY.....LOTS of it. We clean with acetone and then lube er up with vaseline and make sure lots in the inside of the seal. Also look at the rigging inside the boat on how its coming in, sometime the pole twists and it will become hard. There should be two lines; an in and an out. No bungee. Also keep in mind as you bear off to flat and DW the kite helps pull the pole out. Frankly we dont have an issue with ours, we carry two boots, one attached to the boat and the other that floats, so when the pole is in we can minimize water intake.
  2. spoke to the dude at aps. i verified that the length was for the purchase system yet is seemed long. he said that was the length. sorry if i am wrong. seemed more like a spinnaker sheet length to me. Purchase System?!?! I have never seen that on a 24; maybe he was talking 32?
  3. Ok. My crew consists of up to five. Including one female. All in late forties, early fifties except one in early thirties. Not entirely consistent. So I can see racing with 3-5 on any given night. I would consider us all In decent shape. They crewed on my J105 before this boat. Some on my J36 before that. We are all pretty novice sailors in my opinion. One has a Boat of his own and is quite active. One never sailed before last year. My biggest knock on my crew is that they don't take initiative. They rely too much on me to tell them what to do. So my biggest goal is to get my crew to the point where I don't have to say much of anything. Just steer. So the more info I can give them the better. The J 70 videos are a pretty good start. I think I'll forward those on. Practice and more time in the boat will help that. But as you come up to the weather mark; say 1/4 left talk wtih them on the plan as you round and talk through who is going to do what. By doing that it helps everyone remember what they are doing and when. Do the same thing on the douse. When we are going to do a gybe set we talk about who is going to be doing what just as a reminder. Same thing if we are doing a late or leward take down; for us basically the high risk moves. The more you all talk about it and do the maneuvers that more second nature they will become. Also keep in mind when its blowing about 12 and you are a step up from base you can almost not trim the main hard enough and we pull a ton of vang on.....just to it hinges.
  4. Email Melges; their site is not always up to date
  5. LOL Zane......driver maybe. Love always!
  6. What are the issues when going up wind; sepcifically. There are many factors other than the keel to making the boat go higher and faster. Pm me and I can try and give you some pointers. Not on here a lot right now with Christmas around the corner
  7. One race today. 10 knots flat out of the north. Two races tomorrow. 14-20 knots forecast. Should be great. With three races left anything can happen still. Follow along on the tracker and event FB page
  8. Guys. Quick update from the action. Been a great two days of sailing in Miami so far. 74 total boats and over the past two days and 6 races we have seen 12-20 with 4-10' seas. Pretty epic stuff. Stu just has a different gear right now, mostly downwind.....so fast....but everyone can still make mistakes; especially with 6 more races and no more drops. The rest of the forecast is very fuzzy, its the short term forecast is changing many times a day leading up. Couple answers to comments. The Melges 24 Worlds FB page has all the most recent info, live and updates. We are doing the best we can there; I have watched some; you all need to remember when they are running between marks they are dealing with a pretty good swell. There were three break downs today, rudder, rig and one more issue which I forget. The class does not have an owner driver rule, just the corinthian rule where all people on the boat need to be CAT 1. On it not being a spectacle, there was a management change back in the summer; for the exact reasons I am not sure, but with Peteys moving on a lot of the marketing dropped. Hitting the 120 or so "registered boats" was always a long shot (there were people registered who didnt even own a boat) but 80 - 100 was doable; but we are 74; which is still the second largest in the US. But what people are overlooking is the 39 total CAT 1 teams....that shows the boat is back at the grass roots level. USA 547, John Brown and Kevin Jewett, hit the rock off Smith & Wolinskis. Again, best info is on the EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE during the day. That is the only thing updated during the day; the results, pics and more info is on the International M24 FB page. Fling questions and I will try to answer when we can. Travis Weisleder Lucky Dog 848
  9. Training this past weekend was good, saw a range of conditions from 5-20 from Friday to today (Monday) NW - ENE. About 8 boat +/- our sailing each day; most all set up their own groups; so no hard to say who was going well or not. People there; Mikey, Monsoon, Lucky Dog, Sling Shot, Decorum, Tim Healy, Dark Energy, Embrar, Argo, 515. Most everyone will be there Friday the 25th; but people will be trickling in this week, mostly the europeans. Weather was, as usual 75-80 and sunny........didnt suck. There will be a thread for the event with links etc.
  10. For those who want to see what it could be like.....this was a practice day taken off the coach boat.
  11. Sign up on the yachtscoring crew board. Also send me a PM we may need a 5th for this weekend training.
  12. Not sure why you are hating, especially if your not an owner or going to be sailing there. I can't comment on the money side with what there is or may be, but there are 80 boats paid and racing; so your math is a little off. Front page of SA has our first marketing piece in a lead up for an event that is still a little less than two weeks away. It will all be getting ramped up soon.
  13. All is fine with the event. Lots of good things going. With a change of leadership in the middle of the summer there was also some change with the yacht clubs etc. Both on and off the water stuff will great. We have a great PRO and team and looking forward to good off the water stuff as well; lest we not forget that we are in Miami which has an awesome night life that is hard to duplicate. Crane time at MYC is for the people, like us, who are coming in tomorrow and need a way to launch our boats. Follow the various FB pages and eventually the TracTrac site for the most up to date info as its easier to update people there vs changes in the web site. Lucky Dog USA 848
  14. Traveler all the way down and we have the block on the vang just below where the male piece goes into the female for the most part and it moves about 1-1.5" depending on the puff. In planning with wind 18+ we are pretty much backstay hard so we dont get inversion; especially if we stuff the bow.
  15. Gotchya, I know I had a larger racing deductible; I looked that up last week it was like $2,500 vs $1,000. We had a claim, not through Gowrie, on one of our Melges 20 rigs, so that could be the reasoning. Its who ever you are comfortable with for sure; I use Gowrie for my powerboat stuff.