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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. www.vesselfinder.com is another AIS based tracker. It has a free app
  2. 1 boat entered then withdrew from the long course, going around San Clemente Is. Short course starts in SD around 4pm today. Standard course is Newport to Ensenada,
  3. I would speak with the OA, sometimes they just fill out the SI's and never look over the actual gear requirements. Especially since these tend to change every year. Can you install a puck style transducer that only requires mounting inside of the boat. No need to drill a thru hull this way. An antenna and wire will cost you $200 and is of great piece of mind if something should happen, not just loosing a rig. And while you are up the rig just add a tricolor and be done with low lights. Easier to see from a distance and requires 1 bulb vs 3, less power draw. No need to fill in the lights in the hull, just have a separate switch and leave them as back up. Not seeing more than $500 worth of gear here, plus its an upgrade to the boat for future races.
  4. This looks like a steal of a deal on a B. Perry design http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986/Solway-62-Robert-Perry-3077666/Portsmouth/RI/United-States#.WPknXdIrKMo
  5. Have you considered other boats, say Olson 30? With a PHRF rating of 96-99 and a 30' length it falls right in with your requirements.
  6. 20k for a bottom job! What are they painting with gold leaf? A good race bottom would maybe run 10k for a 35 footer, and that is fully decked out smooth as a baby's ass job. Seriously, 20k WTF.
  7. As a participant in this years nationals all I can say is congratulations to Grey Goose on their win. Not since 2007 has another boat besides Blue Star won the Nationals. Yes there were only 6 competitors, but we had a blast. With breeze, very atypical of Dana Point, we completed 7 races in two days. Big shout out to Hoot and Blue Star for traveling down to our little neck of the woods. I think Hoot brought some of SF with them, breeze and waves. Also a shout out to the Newport Sea Base for sending one of their Olsons and a team down to race. A full write up will be up later this week, once everyone has had time to heal.
  8. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1993/J-Boats-J130-2953698/Santa-Barbara/CA/United-States#.V1JYgJBHaK0
  9. Bummer Tom, what happened? Not more electrical issues I hope.
  10. Its that time of year again, Memorial Day Weekend and that means plenty of racing on the west coast. This year is especially busy with Coastal Cup and Cal Offshore Race Week. But as always the Around Catalina Island Race is continuing on for its 36th year. Again we have two race courses, Out and around the island or straight down the coast. Its a great way to get out, enjoy some challenging conditions and have a great time, while still enjoying the extended weekend. So sign up today! www.aroundcatalina.dpyc.org
  11. The Olson still requires 5-6 crew to run even in the lightest of breeze. 7-8 in anything 15 and above. Sailing it with 2-4 is possible, but not as efficient.
  12. I believe a Henderson 30 has done it, but wasn't sure if a Melges 32 had done it. I know a Henderson has done the Cabo race.
  13. Very surprised to see a Melges 32 entered. That is either brilliant or insane... Wish them the best
  14. According to PHRF SoCal he's 27/12/6 http://www.phrfsocal.org/web-lookup-2/
  15. Thanks Mark, plan to head over early Saturday. Hopefully everyone is stuck at home, I like when the town is quiet.