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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. Go to hobie cat.com forums and ask there. I used to have a trembling with a H 16 rig and hump the mast up. Uses the little connector with two pins. My Getaway is different setup and uses Maststepper 3. Works well and I usually do it solo. Doug
  2. How about foiling log canoes only bigger and in Newport,RI..Foil or Swim
  3. the first one I got was way too heavy..fortunately found a better one and kept rig and rudder. felt kind of bad loading in new owner's truck took three people..haven't tried motor yet
  4. link to another CM 21 refurb project part 1 of 3 might help you with some ideas
  5. Yes, well, like they said clean it up try to check some of the electrical wiring. But that can be later. Rig inspection and some plan for raising mast might be important for doing it safely. With the addition of pilot house, now you have to raise mast from bow, pointy end. Originally it was done from over the back end. Bottom of mast is put in mast step and pivots up with head stay attached once up, you hold it while someone attaches shrouds, side stays, and back stay. There may be a way of using boom as a gin pole, with guy wires, to help lift it up. But it may be complicated. You don't want to drop it. Do repairs first, then rig.
  6. put a little duct tape on the inside to keep it whatever you use from dripping too much. try and straighten out chain plates if bent outwards. I like life caulk. some of the stuff takes forever to dry. you can smooth it out with a tongue depressor dipped in a little water. good luck..wear surgical gloves, color of your choice...doug
  7. good idea small nuke reactors in the hulls??? how much lead shielding do you need to protect crews potency??? how about VR googles for cyclors and play race videos
  8. Is it a daggerboard or centerboard. If a daggerboard, make a new one That you can shim to be straight in the trunk that is off to on side. That way you may be able to see if it corrects the problem. Not an easy solution either way good luck doug
  9. Our YC has an 11' w/ 15hp 2stroke Yam, 13' 30hp 2 stroke johnson LS..17' Newport with 70hp Yam 2 stroke..I had a 13 with 15hp Mariner, but they kept getting stolen, and were a little small. nice on 11'. 30hp 2 stoke is nice and light. a friend has a 15' with a 40 goes good, had a 60hp OMC 2 cylinder which is a sucky motor. get a 30hp for 13 w/ kids. the 13' I had the previous owners, kids, had a 50 on it short shaft with threaded rod thru transom and inner transom to keep motor from falling off, corners were mush
  10. Can we see a picture of her? So we can pick the best style To compliment her features and brains
  11. I got a Lifeproof case and suction cup mount also life proof for iphone 6 plus..good so far
  12. If you don't want to go through hassle of ER doc how about becoming a head mechanic, always a need for one of those
  13. Just keep yelling mast a beam when you get near another boat, you'll be fine and everyone will know to keep clear
  14. Hi, Dave, looks great. I think I would have a problem on south shore Long Island in bay with eel grass. I wind surf With a weed fin.any solution to this other than relocate? Thanks doug
  15. Tevas are pretty grippy kind of have to wear socks with em for warmth