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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. Surely carbon foils don't flex?
  2. I think the Fitz just underwent a major refit recently. Skipper probably wishes he had stuck with the minesweeper he transfered from.
  3. Maybe that wheel is for the new helmsman flying in from Miami tonight.
  4. Brent, Now you are calling me names and calling me out? WTF, I only quoted Miss Piggy, you really want to go toe to toe with her? What a rabid response!
  5. In the immortal words of Miss Piggy
  6. Yes, I've raced a good bit on a F-31C down in the Caribbean and raced against the 28R a couple times in the Miami-Nassau Race. All good boats in the right hands. Look at the results of the R2AK. I really had the hots for the Raider when it first came out and if I didn't have a 28' tri already would consider that Raider in the ad you posted. Great price if the sail inventory looks as good as they claim. Keep us posted.
  7. Dragon looks great! It would sail circles around a F-31. Raider would give the F-31 a good run for the money too. Nice price on the Raider. Bringing it to PNW? It would be a good R2AK ride.
  8. Come on, anyone can see it is a spatula! How did you come by that Japanese Pull Saw and not know what it was? Take care of that, they are beautiful tools. A bit of background
  9. A neat way to get the flange off the prop shaft is to separate the flanges and move the prop flange and shaft aft enough to put a large nut or short piece of pipe in the trans flange that will bear against the end of the prop shaft. Pull the aft flange and shaft fwd until the pipe contacts the end of the shaft and put the flange bolts back in place (get longer bolts if needed) and then tighten them back up in a even pattern. As the flanges come back together the shaft will be driven aft and out of the flange. Of course do all the PB Blaster and heat and repeated light tapping first as mentioned earlier. Marvel Mystery Oil cut with some WD 40 works wonders too much like PBB.
  10. A neat way to get the flange off the prop shaft is to separate the flanges and move the prop flange and shaft aft enough to put a large nut or short piece of pipe in the trans flange that will bear against the end of the prop shaft. Pull the aft flange and shaft fwd until the pipe contacts the end of the shaft and put the flange bolts back in place (get longer bolts if needed) and then tighten them back up in a even pattern. As the flanges come back together the shaft will be driven aft and out of the flange. Of course do all the PB Blaster and heat and repeated light tapping first as mentioned earlier. Marvel Mystery Oil cut with some WD 40 works wonders too much like PBB.
  11. lakepee, You said the name of "He Whose Name Should Never Be Spoken". The Voldemort of the New Orleans Beach Cat (and bigger) scene. Oh well, his name has been spoken, I may as well add tribute. RIP RIP Collin,,, John Collin Clark III of Ponchatoula entered into rest at his home on August 31, 2013 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 60 years old and was the second of six children of Beverly Lafaye Clark and John Collin Clark Jr. He was born on February 2, 1953 in New Orleans where he grew up and formed his many life loves. Collin married his wife Kathy Kirkland in 1999 and lived in Ponchatoula until they moved to Belize in 2000 then back to Ponchatoula in 2005. Collin was a devoted Catholic, husband, brother, uncle, godfather, paw paw, and friend. He will be dearly missed by all. After his Lord Jesus, family and friends he was a lifelong sailor and entrepreneur. Collin’s love for sailing started at the young age of 8 when his Dad bought a 12′ Styrofoam sailboat for him and his siblings to sail on Bayou St. John. That love of the wind and water continued with youth sailing lessons, the family sailboat, Sirius followed by five decades of competitive and leisure sailing from the Chesapeake Bay Stiletto Nationals, the historical Gulfport to Pensacola race, and many more regattas to his leisure trips including one from Pascagoula to Belize. Collin’s entrepreneurial spirit began with selling corn and monkey grass to Bancroft Drive neighbors followed by Clarks Catamarans, the first New Orleans Hobie Cat dealer and the only one in Louisiana. His sailing business expanded to Sailboats South, a sailing business including monohulls, windsurfers, boat rentals, sailing lessons, and much more. His boat businesses transformed into international and domestic residential developments from Ponchatoula to San Pedro, Belize Central America. He is preceded in death by his father John Collin Clark Jr. and mother Beverly Lafaye Clark and his brother Thomas O’Neill Clark. He is survived by his wife Kathy Kirkland Clark, sister Emery Clark (Ralph), brothers Byron Clark (Jennifer), Berkery Clark (Lynn), and Edward Clark (Angela), nieces Emery Whalen, Kingsley Clark, Victoria Clark, and Camille Clark, nephews Rafe Whalen, Byron Clark, Thomas O’Neill Clark II, and John James “Jack” Clark, stepdaughter Margaux Lenior Vourvoulias, son in-law George Vourvoulias III, and grandchildren George and Gwyneth Vourvoulias. Published in The New Orleans Times-Picayune September 4, 2013 He was the original 'Wild and Crazy Guy".
  12. Did Russia respond via Twitter? How would Trump ever hear about it if not?
  13. Will do Fast, thanks.