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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. A full day.
  2. Where's little Darshon?
  3. No. Sail against the best.
  4. So you're looking for a Moore 30? They were banned. Somewhere there's a picture floating around with the crew sitting on the belly-up boat in San Francisco Bay, awaiting rescue. It existed in a time before digital photography and the few (only?) remaining print(s) are owned by a person who doesn't "get" scanners.
  5. It's the time-proven formula for winning in PHRF: Get a boat that they made enough of with a rating cast in stone so no one has a leg to stand on if they decide to bitch about your rating. Make sure to address any structural issues. Give it a fair and clean bottom. Outfit it with fresh sails. Sail it better'n the average wanker. ... WIN!!!
  6. Better than "in the islands" -- on Hilo!! But HotRod has given up his seafaring dreams, I'm fairly certain. He got smacked-down pretty hard and pretty much learned his lesson.
  7. Thanks for the details, Steve!
  8. A problem I noted in the '70s was the structural soundness in the ODays. That bulb racked the hell out of the whole structure. All of the Tempests I saw were softer than a 20-year-old Laser. The later European builds solved most of those "disposable" characteristics, near as I can tell.
  9. Leave HotRod out of this! He has become quite sane since he's been in Hawaii. He's pretty much finished up his deuce coupe and it looks great. The island lifestyle suits him. HotRod got in too deep on an ill-conceived fantasy with basically no way out. At the time of launch he still believed he could make a go of it. By the time he headed out to Monterey he had had multiple system failures and he pretty much knew he was screwed. It just took that big catastrophic step for him to be able to walk away from the mess that was Flyin' Hawaiian and move on to the next phase of his life. I think he's paid his dues and can be left alone now.
  10. Wait a minute while I break out my microscope...
  11. Oh Jesus! Read your first paragraph, then read your second. The answer is: "Not that much! Back it off!" <*SPROINNNNNG!!!*>
  12. One of the troubles with the Tempest is that you could rig them how you wanted. Some people did a much better job of it than others. So unless you know the provenance of your boat you are basically doing forensic work, often chasing down a bad idea. Think of the 2nd owner trying to reproduce the logic of the first owner, then the 3rd owner trying to reproduce the mashed-up logic of the first two, and so on.
  13. Too bad you can't wait a little longer. I could transform that sailboatdata graphic into something like I did for the New York 36 or Schock 40 on that site. My deliverables are in the resolution of your choice, appropriate for the technique and medium of reproduction. But I am 1,500 miles away from my main computer at the moment and will be back at the helm after May 16.
  14. Freight Train?
  15. And that could be the problem: the furling line tugged so hard the clew disappeared inside the mast. This makes a practically irreparable mess of the main and if he needed it to keep out of harms way, he'd be shit out of luck. In-mast furling is one of the most horrid conveniences to be foisted on the non-sailing sailor; save 2 minutes at the start and finish of each sail in exchange for greatly reduced sail area and the imbalance that imparts on the yacht, horrible sail shape, accelerated wear on the seams of the sail, and maybe worst of all, the more you need to reef, the harder it becomes to do so.