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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 started with the Milwaukee M28 which was pretty sad as the speed control was NOT up to the current the battery could put out Vs the current Dewalt 60 VOLT which has and electronic clutch and shuts down instantly on overload
  2. It it really depends on the area and how the trail is made as we have many poorly done hiking only trails that allow intense erosion as they become small rivers with every rain We also have well conceived biking areas done under DEC approval that don't do any damage as there properly planed Somehow in this crowded area we are able to have hiking biking and horseback in a pretty peaceful way as the DEC is pretty level headed about there mission to preserve the land while allowing it to be used
  3. Its not going to leak of ever come lose in several lifetimes as the original crappy ones lasted 40 years
  4. I am enjoying the food in Sabadell and taking a tour of Barcelona Monday before I start inspection of the new machine I bought for my job its a tough life but somebody has to do it Two people 17 euros life is good here
  5. Well As a traveling technician repair person starting in 1975 who has traveled a good bit I have ALWAYS GOTTEN SHIT when entering Canada through a French province despite having there fucking silly letter of introduction and all the other nonsense Despite having all the papers and a return flight rarely more than 48 hours later it's always a how do I know your not going to steal a French persons work for two days and more often then not I have been required to leave my tools at the Airport and claim them when leaving This never fucking happens when going into and English speaking province and in fact it was much easer to enter Israel tools and all
  6. Sunray is easy on the eye and goes nicely
  7. I have some modern like the cross bike because it was cheaper to buy then build but still prefere my self built and painted classic rides The art of the fillet just called me to diy 20 year old 18 spoke front wheel what's really changed other than and obsession with carbon
  8. How many times are you going to find an excuse to post the same lousy photo. Everybody gets it, you like hiking. Hooray for you. I give you a few lousy bicycle building photos to change things up
  9. Got feet don't need all that complex stuff
  10. Seafever a 8000 + pound Cal 29 was broken down on a mooring under the Throgs Neck Bridge and had to be moved to Glen Cove to be placed on a trailer to be be moved for restoration 4HP with a high thrust prop moved it no problem at 4.5 knots with the big issue being keeping the motor from submergeing go over some of the tug boat wakes Had I been more sure of how well 4 HP at the prop would have moved the boat we would have gone all the way to Huntington The same thing is true 6 years later with the now restored A4 the flex-o-fold prop blows away the original Sailor 2 blade and has reverse power like a tug boat were with the fixed prop reverse was almost non-existentant
  11. In the 80s when I got the first J24 which was bought as Good day sailor I got talked into and active fleet in Greenport and as we lived out east I joined Orient Yacht Club and had a really good time as there was a strong junior program with a great bunch kids and it was easy to race for very littel money and I had very littel at that time 2016 we have a nice Cal 29 and everything is a PITA as I need at least a million dollar umbrella policy to leave the dock so for the last 10 years I just crew for somebody who is willing to jump through all the hoops and spend the money to keep a boat competitive 60 years old and slow I put the most effort into trail running events because it's fun and simple like the the J24 was in the 80s
  12. I was going to get a carplay radio in my 2010 truck BUT cant see much advantage over my 6S plus on a mount that leaves the car with me for safe keeping We also have and equinox with navigation and the phone also plays nice with it through Bluetooth and you can use either for navigation
  13. The shape is as old as time and quite certain the ability to loft it not so much
  14. Check out this article from USA TODAY: Asheville author looks to preserve Appalachia's 'Victuals' http://usat.ly/2c5INA2 Thank You Tom Mays
  15. Well I had the misfortune of living in Johnson City Tn for 3rd 4th and 5th grade during are Souths whites only period which stated to end in 4th grade but in general it was pretty ugly The religious thing was a trip as it was pretty much a Westboro Baptist type of BOOK BURNING town and Jewish and Catholics were not really welcome even in public school The dry county thing was a real trip AS THE TROUPERS use to setup road blocks to search every car coming home from shopping in the wet county down the road