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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've been a few times for business conventions. The veranda at Yellowtail is a good spot to see the Bellagio Fountain show and they have good food too.
  2. He was a true contemporary of Townes Van Zandt and a giant among songwriters. I saw him many times and wish I could have seen him a few more.
  3. Pretty cool acoustic set from a few years back. RIP https://www.facebook.com/gino.vannelli.94/videos/860538120626650/ Sorry if you don't have FB, I don't have another link for this.
  4. Andraz mentioned you all were trying to get a few fully crewed SSC27's in the Chi-Mac for this years race (2-4 boats). You guys should do really well with the right conditions. Would love to see this boat take off in the Great Lakes.
  5. Congrats on your SSC27 - would love to get out and sail with you this year! I spoke with Andraz & Tit at length in Dusseldorf and this boat certainly ticks off almost all of the boxes on my list. However it will still be a bit before I can pull the trigger. Have a Great Season!!
  6. I don't travel abroad a great deal, but when I do I usually end up watching Netflix for an episode or two. Last year Spain, Belgium, Finland. Just got back from Germany and haven't had any troubles watching yet. Pandora = problems Of course you can just wait until they finish broadcasting Euro Handball and the Sport2 Channels go to all Porn.
  7. Both boats looked very nice! (actually all 3) But, the 24 is certainly a whole different focus than the 27. Andraz & Tit took a great deal of time to discuss the work they have done on each boat for their intended purpose. I am hopeful many more are sold into the US market. They are well thought out and from what I saw the build quality is very good with nice finishes all around.
  8. I'm not a boat salesman, nor do I play one on TV. But, I'll hopefully be stopping by the show on Saturday and will try to get some pics of all of the Seascape line and get them posted when I get a chance. I personally have no interest in the other boat that keeps stepping on this thread and any interest I may have had has descreased by all of the boorish posts.
  9. As usual my answer doesn't reach the witty quotient required of this sort of thread, but we started using the vinegar/salt/dish soap mixture many years ago. It takes a bit longer but will do the trick. We are always trying to be as green as we can practically be & this is a good way to maintain that effort. I'm away from home now & don't have access to the actual recipe we use, but think the cut & paste below is pretty much inline with what we practice. Some of the advice above also has actual merit. Vinegar has proven itself an effective weed killer. Like most commercial herbicides, it’s nonselective, not caring whether it kills weeds or your petunias. Unlike commercial weed killers, vinegar is eco-friendly and won’t harm people, pets or the environment. Vinegar’s only real drawback in certain cases is that it has no residual action, so new weeds soon arrive. Permanent removal is occasionally desirable for stubborn weeds in gravel drives and paths as well as cracks and crevices in walkways and sidewalks. Add common table salt to vinegar to destroy weeds for good in these trouble spots. Just make sure to never pour the salt mixture on soil, as the solution will make sure that nothing grows in that spot again. 1Pour 1 gallon of white vinegar into a bucket. Everyday 5-percent household white vinegar is fine for this weed killer. You won’t need higher, more expensive concentrations such as 10 or 20 percent. It may take two or three days longer to kill the weeds with the lower concentration, but they will die. 2Add 1 cup of table salt. Stir the solution with a long-handled spoon until all the salt dissolves completely. 3Stir in 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap. This will act as a surfactant and make the vinegar and salt solution adhere to the weeds more efficiently. Blend thoroughly. 4Funnel the weed killer into a plastic spray bottle. 5Drench the weeds with the solution on a dry, sunny day. Coat all surfaces well with the spray. Any plants soaked with this solution will die within several days. They won’t be back and nothing else will ever grow there. 6Funnel any leftover weed killer into an empty plastic container. Cap it tightly. Label it clearly and store in a cool, dark spot indefinitely.
  10. If pay was exactly the same for all jobs, which job would you prefer? Driving that forklift, or teaching the 8th-graders? Why isn't driving the forklift over the 8th graders one of the options? I know many 8th grade teachers that would be tempted to chose that one. Or get the 8th graders to drive the forklifts and replace all the high-priced help. Child labor and 70 hr work weeks were where we were before unions. Send your kids into the workforce, mine had the opportunity to get an education 1st.
  11. I'm on my 2nd TDI Wagon. The 1st was an '03 that I put 260k on and now have a '10 that has been great so far. Both with just normal maintenance. The 03 easily returned over 50 mpg running 75-80+. The newer one I'm lucky to get low 40's running there. I'm still waiting for a small awd diesel that doesn't cost more than my first couple of houses. Once you get used to the torque it gets harder to put up with gassers. They are fun to launch and can drive great but my commute would burn a lot of dinosaurs without any advantage on the highway. I'd still love to see the Subaru diesel here but that ain't likely to happen. Maybe the Volvo XC 60 plug-in Hybrid Diesel will get here someday.
  12. A friend I sail with recently bought the Grand Cherokee w/diesel, but got the tow pkg equipped 2wd version, highly discounted from an older fellow who decided he needed 4wd in Wisconsin. He used it this season and pulled a ~5000 lb boat and commented it didn't even feel like it was back there, and still got high teens for mpg's, 20's around town and high 20's on the highway without trailer. Might be worth looking for the 2wd version.
  13. You've just described the Seascape 27. I don't know what your budget is, but that boat would fit your description precisely. http://www.thinkseascape.com/en/seascape-27/ Not really a used market yet but there are a couple in the US. And, it won the double handed category for the Chicago to Mackinac Race this year. NFI - just think it is a pretty cool boat.
  14. By that time you'll probably be building Andrews 28's too. You've certainly taken on some cool projects. It's great fun following your processes.
  15. We fill it in "one pee at a time".