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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I need to find my gopro round bar attachment and put it on the boom. I've seen Dave put it together in what seems like 15 minutes, but then again he's got plenty of practice rigging it up.
  2. So here's how to rig up foils without tipping the hull over. Works well for main and rudder assemblies. 1. Find yourself a nice foam pad for the foil. 2. Insert the rod and tighten. 3. Insert the strut, paying attention to the position of the retaining clip (see point 5) 4. Lift foil into the strut and support (optional, you can just ram the strut on to the foil and then clip it on once all assembled) 5. Notice the retaining clip on the trailing edge of the strut. 6. Thread the actuating rod into the strut and insert the support rod into the wand holder 7. Tighten the nut, place the pin and wind the bungee around to keep it supported. Makes sense now?
  3. Having foils extend 6 inches underwater doesn't really help you get over waves.
  4. Just a note about rigging the foils and struts. I think that Dave is blessed with having lots of grass so tipping boats isn't an issue for him. For those of us dealing with pavement and parking lots, no need to tip the boat over, just get some foam pads to lay the foils on in position, then tighten the connecting rods to the foils, thread the rod through the strut and push the strut into the rudder head/main pod and tighten the locking nut to finish it off. I can post pictures if needed.
  5. Make that 5 for HPDO. So we get our own start now?
  6. A piece of advise to anyone rigging one. If it's taking too long to rig a part such as the rudder or main foil, take a step back, you're probably doing it the wrong way. Once you figure it out it's super simple.
  7. how tall are SUPs? I thought that they were all inflatable and collapsible.
  8. That was the plan. Until the car's engine stopped working and it's not a quick or cheap fix. Wickford might be iffy at this point as well. Which sucks. You're welcome to come down river to sail her this summer Matt. Here's the perfect example of how easy it's to transport a UFO. Yakima Q-Tower roof rack with 78in round bars with some foam padding. Two ratchet straps attached to the bars 30" apart and a 3:1 pulley system to a bridle to make sure it doesn't fly off. Very stable at US highway speeds. Made the 600km trip up over the border without a hitch until half the engine lost compression 5 minutes from home. If anyone's interested in the import procedure at the border, let me know.
  9. I thought I was #5, but I did trade up for #007 due to the delay the flooding here has had on our season.
  10. Nah, the fish keep it clean for you.
  11. Looks like UFO's are included in the Wickford regatta on June 10-11. Anyone planning on sailing theirs there? http://wickford.mysailspace.com/
  12. nah, a 40kt demolition derby is what gets you the TV contracts. Seems that their target date for the race series is November. Just a couple of months to go.
  13. Put sunscreen in your eyes before sailing so that you're not blinded while racing.
  14. This hat does a solid job: I combine it with a technical hoodie, a buff, and some sunglasses. Don't end up showing much skin then.
  15. More UFOs in the mothership. https://www.facebook.com/fulcrumspeedworks/posts/1849145275334514