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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. Screwpile!!!! SO much fun. Which U20 do you have?
  2. A wx drop on a hard reach is going to really piss off your crew. Many of the times we've attempted the windward asym douse, the clew gets hung up on the forestay and chaos ensues. Sort of like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhBzWxPGFhY&feature=youtu.be and fast forward to 8:16 for (a wildly embarrassing) example. But I don't know that guy driving that pretty boat... An additional and related question is: If you don't get the 'chute down by the leeward mark, do you round up and start going upwind while you continue to get the chute down, or do you keep sailing downwind to help get the 'chute down??... thoughts?
  3. +1!!!!!
  4. Picture of the Belle partially rigged for the road. And trailer brakes are surge brakes. Thanks for all the replies!
  5. Ugh... That picture alone makes me want to have it shipped...
  6. Correct on the dish soap. Slather on all over exterior. Let dry. When you get to Anacortes, pull into a DIY car wash and use the pressure sprayer to easily wash the grime off. That's a great idea! (the dish soap, not the trimmer!) Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like it is a sound option. Now only to decide if it is worth the money to tug it out there myself or have it shipped...
  7. Boat plus trailer is about 3700 lbs... Not sure on the tongue weight... Xterra is rated to tow 5000. It should be ok but watch the temptation to load more weight into either the boat or SUV. A few things here and there can add up to a lot of weight quickly. And I second the suggestion to find the flattest reasonably route. What part of the other side of the country are you going? I would pay a bunch not to tow a boat across the northern part of the country in Feb. Going from Annapolis, MD to Anacortes, WA...
  8. Boat plus trailer is about 3700 lbs... Not sure on the tongue weight...
  9. Well, it's about that time to move across the country again. This time in February. Fun. I have been researching some options on having it shipped, but was hoping to get some thoughts on trailering my 2700lb Elliott 770 behind my 2013 Nissan Xterra in the event that the shipping becomes too cost prohibitive. Anyone out there have any similar moves with the mighty (Se)Xterra?? Thx!
  10. There are a few threads about books to read while underway, etc, but nothing about audiobooks about sailing. Anyone out there have any sailing audiobook favorites? Fiction, non-fiction, erotic, tutorials, whatever... What say you all??
  11. I've done this race before and it's awesome!!! My strongest possible recommendation for anyone in the area!!!
  12. This is incredible!!!!! Nice work Rob, now get some sleep!!
  13. Wow. That's a long way in a laser... Best of luck to you Rob!
  14. Where did the boat end up going? OBTW my Elliott rates 108 on the Chesapeake bay...
  15. I dig this idea and would be totally stoked to see DH races on the schedule next season!!