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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. AFAIK you can't retract the board Have a look at the multiple pictures and footage, they all retract towards the hull. They just don't go up through the deck as an extraction point. On HB the foils do go up trough the deck. But like you said, not as an extraction point Why would they design the foils in the way if they can't be extracted like that? Seems like a good way of getting yourself some extra windage . Geometry
  2. This is the correct answer. More information here: http://www.allatsea.net/grenada-friends-experts-build-new-caribbean-33/
  3. Maitre Coq's foil has been repaired (currently in the final post cure) and will be delivered to North Cove in a few hours from Bristol, RI. -Britt Carbon Ocean Yachts A late finish judging by the bottle of beer. For sure...
  4. Maitre Coq's foil has been repaired (currently in the final post cure) and will be delivered to North Cove in a few hours from Bristol, RI. -Britt Carbon Ocean Yachts
  5. NIce, You going to visit Belfast on the cruise? If so drinks and dinner on me.
  6. would love it, my brothah from anothah mothah Ohhhh Daddy is excited....... Kitty, I would be up for a guest appearance this season on BDP if it works for you and can work out schedule wise. I am practicing and racing in the Med on the new Aegir all of June, the first 1/2 of July and first 1/2 September but will be in New England otherwise. I know, tough schedule huh... Cheers, Bobo
  7. I trimmed main on her for the 08 season. Fun boat to sail, for sure, but definitely struggles under IRC. I would suggest a survey. I do not know what has transpired since that season but she was in pretty rough shape last I saw her (sitting in the water over the winter in Stamford).
  8. Kitty, are you doing Marblehead-Halifax this year? I am scheduled to be racing on a boat called Falcon, out of Stamford, CT for M-H but I would love to give that bar crawl of ours another shot in halifax.... -bobo
  9. How true. Looking forward to getting back up there for some sailing and partying this summer. See you all soon.
  10. If it replaces Yarmouth I would want to race that with you bastards on Bandito. I, like you, love a good distance race. If we could make Yarmouth as fun as it was I am sure we can with somewhere new - the BDP folks can help out in the fun department as well....perhaps another bar crawl like in Halifax...boy, that hurt...
  11. Damn it! What a fun race, I had a blast last year. The sail there was great, the party on the dock rocked, the margarita's on beausoliel kicked ass, the town is as whacky as Canadians can be--such a good time. This just sucks. edit: The delivery home for me was not so great.
  12. 50 beers in 50 bars, aye. The last bar I remember was number 16, it looked like a swanky library and I had a Grey Goose on the rocks and argued it should count as two.
  13. You will be celebrating when we get to Halifax
  14. Quite the contrary, dragons are fast. For an example please note Mari-Cha IV.
  15. St. Jean, that sounds like ed is going to be looking for a new boat ("Ed is now taking offers")--if so, may I be so bold as to suggest this: Revo III? From what I have heard she is in great shape and that would make for some pretty cool match racing, no? Although, I suspect that rating will drop 6 pts were she to move to maine. Also, congrats on your season, and finally, go smack Nate (in your design office) in the back of the head for me. He'll know why. Cheers.