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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. i think it is the race lite - it's more coastal than offshore - although i have worn it offshore i don't think the real offshore gear has the stretchy panels - but it is MPX... they may have changed the line up - i don't see my jacket anymore.., i got it last year..
  2. a distinction without a difference...
  3. As i mentioned somewhere.., i'm not that happy with my Musto MPX Race Jacket. it's goretex with a few stretchy panels, and i think either the panels leak, or the seams between the stretch panels and the regular goretex panels leak. A friend was very happy with the new Mustang offshore gear after a very wet and windy fall delivery to Bermuda. it's heavier duty than the MPX Race Jacket, so not directly comparable, but it's what I think I will get for my next real offshore gear. The mustang is _very_ expensive - priced about the same as, or more than, the Musto HPX i think. I have the older MPX salopettes, from a few years ago. they are heavier duty than the new ones (at least the ones i have seen) and i've been pretty happy with them.., but they are kind of heavy for inshore sailing. The 50kts stuff looks nice, but i've never actually seen the offshore stuff in person. It's also very expensive. i've seen the AC sailors wearing the light stuff
  4. I didn't see this posted anywhere on SA... http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170518/boat-sinks-in-race-drama Farr 56 cruising boat sank on the way to Bermuda - all crew rescued by another boat in the race
  5. those anti-twist devices on blocks aren't meant to withstand any kind of "working" torsional loading... they are pretty light duty
  6. you can launch unhooked with current gear - but i think most would say it's not generally a good idea.., as you give up too much control over the kite. could new gear be developed for which that isn't the case? maybe.., but i think most would say it's not a good solution for one thing.., the supposed advantage to launching unhooked is that you can quickly get rid of the kite, if something is wrong. but that loose kite then becomes a problem for anyone downwind - people have been killed by loose kites. say you are a kiter downwind of someone that lets their kite go - the bar on the loose kite can get tangled in your lines.., and now you have two kites attached to you.., only one of which do you have any control over. the best solution is to not rig too big.., and to launch in a way that keeps the kite in control
  7. people haven't been riding horses for 5000 years on any trails in the USA... Horses were brought here by europeans - they are not native to the new world
  8. seems like a combination of factors.. 1) lack of skill/experience - did he ever have a full course of lessons from a certified instructor? possibly not... 2) unstable, gusty conditions 3) sketchy launch 4) too big a kite
  9. i haven't used the websocket with H5 yet... can i have more than one bi-directional websocket connection to the H5 (from different devices) going at the same time?
  10. you _can_ do H Link over wifi - what I was saying was that when most people put their instrument data over wifi.., they do a NMEA to wifi, not an H Link to wifi.
  11. while an H Link connection can be established over wifi.., most wifi connections that one sees are nmea over wifi. if you do not use an H Link connection, you loose all the advantages of H Link one of the biggest losses is that without H Link, you can not configure external channels with things like time to mark, time on P or S to be sent to your displays from expedition.
  12. in spite of the big improvements in gear and instruction over the years, fatal kiting accidents are still happening with some regularity. i think that if you consider the huge number of people participating now, the frequency is probably down compared with years ago. still, it's pretty unsettling...
  13. That happened to my GF, now wife, a few months after she bought the car - used. the insurance company basically gave her what she paid for it. if every panel is dented, as was the case with her car - at least 100 dents i would guess.., the car is pretty much totaled, from an insurance point of view. she drove the car for years - basically a free car!
  14. you should check to see that what you plan to do is legal... it varies by state.., but i think in some states, "raffles" have to have a predetermined prize. and.., as far as your offer to "split the funds" goes.., that sounds more like a lottery, or some kind of gambling. I think that some states explicitly prohibit awarding cash prizes in a raffle
  15. Aero's are starting to get some traction in the area - CPYC has a few, and I think they will get more. I'm pretty sure other area clubs will soon have enough to race, if they don't already. I haven't sailed one yet, but they look more comfortable than the Laser