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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. Vic Edelbrock Jr., 1936-2017
  2. The inventor of the Solo Red Cup had passed. Another victim of the 2016 Grim Reaper. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/inventor-of-the-red-solo-cup-robert-leo-hulseman-dies-at-84-w458251
  3. Mine does 100......... Kilometers per Hour, Downhill, Downwind!
  4. if you want it to sound respectful treat it as "died too soon" problem solved. Thank you. Although, 94 that's a damn full life. Good on ya George. I took Kilroy's family out a few weeks ago for the ashes at sea. They had a full memorial service at LMU the day before, which I did not attend. The family was in very good spirits on the boat. It was mostly a celebration of life when they did the ashes. Yes, at 94, it is a full life! Sail on George, and Jim. May you cross tacks again.
  5. I have cockpit envy!
  6. We gave Jim Kilroy a beautiful send off yesterday. The family had a memorial service at Layola Marymount University on Saturday. We took out a large group of the Kilroy family out on the C/S/K 42 Hiolani II. It was a beautiful day out on Santa Monica Bay. A mutual friend stated that it was too calm to send him off, but the family was very happy with the conditions. John Sangmeister brought OEX and his power cat up for the services. Pyewacket was out with a Bagpiper, a fitting touch. The CYC R/C boat Charles Hathaway was out in support, with several others. Many crew who had sailed with Jim Kilroy throughout the many years were there for the services.
  7. Perfect Timing, Andrews 26 (#1?) is going thru a refit. Currently in a slip at Caralina Anchorage. Lots of good MORC boats wasting away.
  8. You're overthinking the Genoa leads but the boat looks great Why not just a friction ring on the sheet that goes up down, and another that goes in and out to barberhaul? Much less hardware and toe stubbing Already have the trough with the Harken gear Will run a 6:1 under deckwith almost a 2:1 on the floating ring. Will keep the same height as car is moved.
  9. Time to get cutting and grinding on some Stainless Steel for the floating Genoa Leads. Won last night's race with a busted Checkstay. It was on the To-Do list, just didn't get to it in time.
  10. Correction, five clicks on VHF 81A!
  11. You can activate the foghorn by keying your mic on VHF 72 or (78?) five times. The sign is on the north jetty light (green). Not very convienient when you can't see shit. I imagine the people that live on the peninsula complained about the constant noise. As for the flag, it's a long story. A few years ago, when they dredged the channel, the power cable was cut. Then they didn't have power to keep it lit at night. They put a solar panel and battery in, which was supposedly stolen by the anchored out boats. The gal that ran day to day operations Beaches and Harbors passed away a while ago, and we're lucky to get a flag at all!
  12. Vale, Ramon. Another picture for Poncho, but I wasn't able to keep it for you:
  13. Still kicking myself for not buying that boat... Well, the purchase price of the boat was low. But it has taken a fair bit of time, effort, and money to get it back up near where it should be. Took the bottom all the way down and redid the barrier coat, then sprayed on a hard vinyl. Lots of new strings. A few new sails. The deck needs a full paint job in the next couple of years. It's a 30 year old boat, and needs it's attention. It does sail to it's rating quite well, especially when we got the driver to let it rumble. If it only had cupholders... Does have a lot of strings below... Interesting array of strings. Any idea what each controls? Genoa Leads In & Out, Backstay, and Checkstays purchases are under the cockpit floor. Genoa track is in an athwartship trough on deck.
  14. Jeebus H. Chistmascake Mulligan - where did you find that? I hope you are going to frame that! As I said before Watts weren't mainstream sailmakers - meaning: Not the generic big lofts of the day like North, Hood etc. Anyone on the west coast that had any smarts would use Watts for the design and quality of the product; great sails but a little niche for some so a Watts label is a treasure. And I might be wrong but didn't Watts have there own sailcloth at one point? But I believe they morphed into a Sobstad loft in the early '80's. At least Keith had the loft in Seattle in the mid '80's anyway right? I was with Sobstad at that time myself via Toronto (Barrie) loft. Exciting times with Airframe sails. All the kewl kids had them. I run a loft in Marina del Rey, CA. I ran into Keith at Coronado Yacht Club a couple of weeks ago. We talked about the film. He had asked me earlier to keep an eye out for Watt labels. A customer brought in a Watts mainsail from an Ericson 32. It was being repurposed for an unconventional use, so I explained the situation, and he kindly let me remove the label for Keith. Watts' sailcloth has morphed into Texlon.