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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. Good for the economy :-)
  2. New rule changes for J/22's will allow loose footed mains and full top batten jibs. What impact will this be? Big advantages for either?
  3. I talked with Mike Marshall last year at the J22 Midwinters about rig setup. He spent about 30 minutes on our boat looking, measuring, and discussing how to set up these boats. Production boats are not all alike as everyone knows and as such, adjustments have to be made to accommodate these differences in keel location, mast location, and crew. His point about lee helm in 5-6 knots of breeze is just an indicator for correct forestay length to establish rig/blade balance. As breeze builds so does weather helm. I am no expert in the J22 but I will tell you I learned more about rig tune in 30 minutes with Mike than in all my previous studies. I will tell you this also, as a newbie in the J/22 class I have been impressed with these class experts that are willing to spend time on the boat getting us out of the back. Over the last 3 years we have had Mike, Allan Terhune, Terry Flynn, Galen Freeman, Benz Faget and others take time from their days at regattas to help and answer questions to improve our skillset. There are not many sports in the world where a total amateur can compete in the same events with national/world champions and get help and attention from these top people. BTW, none of these guys ever promoted their own sails unless I asked them to give feedback on why North, Quantum, etc. were better than others. Just my 2 cents..........
  4. I did get a reply from Chris Howell and Jeff Johnstone. As long as they are dimensionally correct, we can replace with a material such as starboard and still be within the rules. That said, I am still not pulling the trigger on removing and replacing just yet. This boat will be at FWB unless disaster strikes. For all you out there that have not sailed Choctowhatchee Bay from FWB you should make the trip. Great sailing club and super sailing conditions! DD
  5. I have talked to a couple of class measurers and they did not have objections to making replacement coamings from a material such as starboard, but the boat would have to be reweighed. Having said that, without an official statement from the class, I fear I would have a non-compliant boat, so will probably put this project on the back burner. I just want to get rid of the maintenance issues and give the boat that late model "clean" look. Oh well................... DD
  6. Measure the pumps on Yanmars. Should not be that difficult to adapt if the inlet/outlet are not too different than Volvo. Yanmar parts are easy to get also. I have had two boat with 2003's and never had issues with them, but never did like them that much partly due to service/pricing from Volvo. Good luck to you. DD
  7. Who has installed the new plastic toe rails on a J/22? I know the teak ones are a pain to get off, but how do the new ones fasten? How do you seal them? Any recommendations from anyone experienced? Thanks DD
  8. Contact: Stephen Worsfold (218) 349-6020. He has a kit to replace the inside frame and hinges. I replaced J/37c lenses with his products and no more leaks. I am not affiliated with him in any fashion other than as a customer. DD
  9. I need some chrome bronze Barient winch help also. Can you PM me some contact info? Thanks DD
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