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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. Quick parking question for the locals. Does the DuSable Harbor lot allow overnight parking? Would hate to wake up the morning of NOOD and find my car full of gear MIA.
  2. Article from Detroit Free Press writer who attended the show: http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/05/18/chris-cornell-final-performance-detroit-soundgarden/330051001/
  3. Designed with the replacement parts market in mind!
  4. Diver will be here this morning, but the harbor bottom is about 2 feet of silt and mud, so there isn't much hope we'll locate it.
  5. I posted this in Gear Anarchy, but I'm hoping more people will see it over here. I need to locate the 2 piece feeder that bolts to foil on a Harken MK I furing unit. Was in the process of removing and dropped half into the harbor. If there is anyone in the greater tampa bay area with one I will meet you tomorrow to get it. Otherwise, I'm willing to pay any air freight charges to get it here asap.
  6. I need to locate the 2 piece feeder that bolts to foil on a Harken MK I furing unit. Was in the process of removing and dropped half into the harbor. If there is anyone in the greater tampa bay area with one I will meet you tomorrow to get it. Otherwise, I'm willing to pay any air freight charges to get it here asap.
  7. Thanks for the responses. The piston does fully retract into the housing when the trip line is pulled, there is just nothing pushing the trigger sear up to engage the piston. If I invert the pole so the jaw faces down, the trigger sear will "fall" into place and hold the piston back as it should. I will push to have my friend disassemble, but he is concerned about damaging things in the process and a new carbon (or aluminum) pole isn't in the budget at the moment. The lifelines are also on the list for replacement, just have not decided if he's going with un-coated stainless or hi-tech fiber.
  8. A friend of mine has recently purchased a 70's lead mine that he is working on with the intention of racing semi-competitively. He is having an issue with the jaw on his spinnaker pole not staying open after being tripped. I suspect that there is a broken spring somewhere internally that needs to be replaced, however due to the 40+ years of oxidation on the fasteners, he isn't able to remove the pole end. He seems to be convinced that by inserting a spring in the hole on the underside of the jaw and following it with a roll pin it should fix the problem by putting pressure on the back side of the trigger. Is this a viable fix, or should we bite the bullet and drill out the old fasteners? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Hey guys, I've been interested in doing to tri-state race for a few years now and I was wondering if there are any boats out there looking for crew? I have experience doing bow (dip pole gybes), mast and headsail trim but I am willing to do whatever is asked of me. Shoot me a PM if anyone has an open spot. Thanks, D
  10. If we are adding boats from the Great Lakes you have to include Equation and Dolphin. Easily two of the longest running programs on the lakes.