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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. Thank you all. i like the extension ladder idea!
  2. Picking up a new to me Star and I need to bring my spare mast with me as I'm picking it up before a regatta. I need to do about 300 miles with the mast. Using a ford explorer. I'm going to make brackets for the front of the truck but not sure if the tip of the mast is going to fold under all the bumps. Any tips or tricks of how to travel with a 30' noodle without bending it. I did it once with a J24 mast but it's much stiffer. thanks
  3. Tried them, but no luck. Apparently Delta is italian...
  4. I'm buying a Star that has a Delta trailer. To import it to Canada, i need to get the year it was manufactured on letter head... don't ask.. Customs is a bitch. So i'm hoping that Delta is still in business. Any leads would be great. thanks Any lead will help. thanks
  5. Thank you Maxman!!
  6. Hi, new to the Star class. I'm putting the mast together (boat came with two masts and I want to learn on the older mast). It's a spartech mast and I'm not sure about the sequence of shrouds at the spreader tip. Is it from screw to mast: upper, intermediate and the lower section of the upper goes in the fork of the intermediate? Thanks
  7. where are you located?
  8. "there is a respected custom boat builder that started doing repairs and installing wheel steering in tiller boats back in the 70"s.......repairs lead to contacts that will grow with you......good luck to you.......ignore the 'tards like Basketcase that live in a land of hate and anonymity, and could care less if you succeed, because he is a failure working illegally in the USA and taking jobs from proper Americans." Thanks, i forgot how many haters are on this site. Interesting thoughts. thanks
  9. If you are going to answer a question I didn't ask, at least give me a complete answer with reasons why not to do it. Give me three reasons. Because you have no client base and nothing to sell..........if you are serious, start by doing repairs by going to the repair and not making them come to you......a good and well priced repair may get you a new sail down the road......learn to be responsive.....the name lofts here in Canada are not responsive......there is room for a really good repair guy. Now u r talking. I maybe should have been more clear. It is mostly sail repair, canvas work etc. i assumed a sail loft included repairs and such. I totally agree with you on what you are saying. We have over 2500 sailboats + a crazy amount of dinghies + a crazy amount of power boaters in our area with not much in terms of servicing. But if the business needs 5000+ sailboats etc to have a chance to be successful, then the idea is thrown out the door.
  10. If you are going to answer a question I didn't ask, at least give me a complete answer with reasons why not to do it. Give me three reasons.
  11. Just curious to know if there is a certain amount of sailboat "density" or "boats per sq/miles" that a sail loft needs to be somewhat successful. I'd love to hear successful and unsuccessful loft startup stories.
  12. Why did you sell? I was sick for a couple of years. Not physically able to sail well. Better now. Good! You must be in LOC/WLOC? how are the fleets doing? I hear district 12 champs are next year in Hamilton.
  13. Why did you sell?
  14. interesting about the stiffness. This one is at the top end of the price range but has seen a lot of work done to it in the last few years and even has an emmeti mast. I'm also looking at an early 7000 series Lilia, pre epoxy days as well. There are a few Follis in the 7600 range that are interesting but a bit pricy. thoughts?