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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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    Rocky River, Ohio
  1. You would love sailing a Star! There are two Star fleets in the Cleveland area. One is in Rocky River out of CYC and the other is in Lorain out of LSYC. I know it is not a single-hander, but I think you would have a blast and we would help you get going. Send me a PM if interested.
  2. After scanning the Star Class database, it appears that approximately 16 Exact boat were built from 1984/1985 to 1987/1988. As Foxxy noted, they are likely to all be polyester boats which will have lost a significant amount of their stiffness over the past 30 years. If the boat received some care over the years, it would make a great fleet racer if it is at the right price ($500-$1500 depending upon condition and what is included).
  3. How about using a soldering iron to apply heat directly to the screw in an attempt to isolate the heat and prevent damage to the plastic? I've never tried it but it might help out in this particular situation.
  4. Making indirect allegations that Jud Smith sailed an illegally faired boat is completely inconsistent with his character. Its a pussy move to drop that kind of post on a public forum.
  5. I've done something similar by taking the dead-ended line all the way forward to a hole in the forward boom casting at the gooseneck. Tie off with a stopper knot.
  6. Illegal to use on a Star.....have been illegal for a long time.
  7. Was in Cleveland sailing as Flyer with sail number 48004. Prior to being rebuilt as Flyer, was damaged in a hurricane I believe. The rebuild by the Cleveland area owner included all of the mods that it currently sails with: prod, etc.
  8. You must be one of those guys who argues against paying auto insurance because he has never had any accidents/claims....... Come on, just pay the registration fee like the rest of the law abiding citizens.
  9. The '89 Folli should be an epoxy boat. The '85 Lillia definitely is NOT. For that fact alone, I would strongly advise for the Folli.
  10. Star district Championships this past weekend in Newport Beach.......lots of Stars on Balbi trailers moving around that area Sunday evening. However, don't want to discourage people keeping their eyes open to help.
  11. A lot of people still use the under deck system with lines exiting on the front console. As Plumber said, why not try them out before investing the time and money. In the end, if you decide to make the conversion, it is not that hard to do as long as you think things through in light of the loads involved. There's a couple of ways to do it.
  12. From a Star sailor's perspective, Cleveland Race Week One Design was an awesome event, one which the Stars will be sure to attend again next year. Five boats from Lorain, one from Rocky River, one from Detroit, one from Chicago and one from Milwaukee enjoyed a very well run regatta. Thanks to one and all involved in organizing and hosting the event.
  13. Sounds like there is a broken record in here........ ......where is that Needlepoint Anarchy.........I have a few minutes to kill before I have to shovel the driveway and it would be a hell of a lot more interesting than this........
  14. There's just something wrong with someone slinging so much shit when they don't have any skin in the game. Move on.
  15. This Cleveland boy will be heading to Gull Lake for one of the best Star regattas in the mid-West in a little over a week. Can't wait to return to southwest Michigan for great racing and even better times with friends off the water. You wolverines are gracious hosts! See you soon......