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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. Replace the missing core, the wet core too. you can do it from inside. It will be messy My choice for the core would be Baltek PC/X or similar
  2. Anything to make it a bit quieter inside? Carbon boats have seemed louder inside to me Looks like the goal is some comfort..
  3. Gouvernail is correct. I like his to-do list I should leave it on the wall of my shop If you choose to go with paint It will take a lot of time. Use a good paint. Adding 2-3 coats of Clear over it leaves a bit to remove/protect, polish etc.
  4. Sika 52? with their cleaner/primer works and looks good. $$$.
  5. Shoulda made you laugh; that was the world's fastest kiteboarder out there if I am not mistaken? That video was shot in the Alameda Lagoon, home to both Artemis and LR. I think that kiteboardboarder has a free Rolex from last year. oops didnt see the vid had his name watched Saturdays racing from hilltop by hostel in ft.mason.it was ok...not awesome Sunday spent on a large sailboat known locally as BigBlue, I couldn't have been with a nicer group of peeps. good company, good food, cookies, pretty good sightlines, near leward gates and finish. Had an awesome time.
  6. Is there no lead under the red boat. Kind of a surprising picture seeing crew standing on the hull. Cool looking boat. What kind is she? The boat is a Phuket Sports 8 one design (from Thailand) named Vino. The boat presumably still has it's lead bulb attached, but it's at the bottom of a 2.45 meter keel, so the boat just isn't heeled over far enough to see it! The bad news? They got the boat under control after the excitement shown in this photo, but a little later in the race the mast came down. Hope all is well down there, looks awesome. your crew did a great job for Ugotta so far! Have a good vacation. Cheers; Jon
  7. I would think the same. However the tactical dude that was on the 20 with us said blow the halyard, I did. (he has won a few big events) The boat came up quickly followed by horking the spin right back up, before it totally shrimps. I think it was quicker than jumping on the keel. The boat didnt seem to have any desire to come up otherwise.
  8. That's funny Jim. I was just watching the same video before checking on how your build is coming....I do have to compliment the guy who jumped on the keel, must be a dinghy sailor...but I sail in SF and like your thoughts on having a bit of lead down there.... The smaller sporty keel boats paired with dinghy sailors you tend to get a dinghy sailor or two who by instinct head for the keel when its blowing hard and you park it on the side. I've had to yank a few dinghy crew back in the cockpit on the U20 over the years and explain what a keel is for. LOL I was discussing this with my friends who sail Melges 24s here in Hawaii. All of these guys have sailed high powered dingies - one of them has an Olympic silver medal. We've all taken M 24's out in way too much wind and really "scary" conditions where wipe-outs are a certainty. I asked them if they've ever even considered jumping out on the fin on their 24's - they said "never have, no need too". In that video the M 20 looked fairly well pinned down and staying on it's side. That changed when the guy got out on the fin. I've sailed some keel boats that have a similar low limit of positive stability, and the long recovery period from a wipe-out will take you out of the race. The quick wipe out move on the M20 (dependant on why you tipped it over) is to blow the halyard (it comes up quick) then pull the halyard quickly.
  9. Rum

    Mount Gay Appleton Zyaha Havana Club Anejo favorite by far. with coke or 7 or soda or tonic or just ice and a couple limes.