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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. Jibe the chute first. stay pretty DDW. When the chute loads up on the new jibe, the main will unload a bit and you can just flop it over to the new jibe with out too much of a crash. Then drive goes to the new jibe heading while main sail trimmer follows. The timing and the drivers ability to hold the boat close to DDW until the main jibes are very important.
  2. Also, they offer a exchange program. I had some issues last year and the tech and service people were great.
  3. Don't fly anything that has a picture of a rabbit and a turtle on the throttle.
  4. Arizona Birthday Regatta (Leukemia Cup) - Yes, Arizona. www.arizonayachtclub.org
  5. So a quick update for those who were interested.... I contacted Raymarine (FLIR) and they were fantastic and very helpful. Big shout out to Linda in customer service and Lee Tang the service technician. Lee advised that I was at the upper range of the wireless range based on the age of my unit and he suggested sending the unit to exchange for a NEW unit. The cost of this was about 1/3 the cost of a new one. Apparently, that have improved the transmitting capability of these in the last few years. I explained that I was in a hurry and Lee made it happen. They received the unit on Monday and by Wednesday I had the new one in my hand; AND they picked up the overnight return freight! Throughout the process, Lee was in contact with me by phone and email so I always felt like I was on the top of the list for service. The new unit was installed last night and it works perfectly. I just wanted to make sure that Raymarine gets credit for making this happen. I will always remember this and will be sure to give them my future business even if they are a bit more then the competition.
  6. Locking for some trouble shooting assistance before I send in my Tacktick T120 Wind transmitter. Unit is installed on a 2012 J111 which is new to us. At the dock, the unit works with a signal strength of 05-06. It works when motoring out of the harbor. Once under sail, the wind speed "freezes" on the gauge and all the wind direction and angle information is incorrect. On occasion, the wind data will just drop out. I have checked the signal strength while under sail with the "frozen" wind information and there is no wireless connection to the instrument. Note that the first bit of trouble shooting I did was to replace the battery in the T120, and that did not help the problem. I am ready to send the unit into Raymarine, but I am concerned that the problem might be something else. Any idea why it works at the dock, but not while under sail? All other parts of the Tacktic seam to be operating properly. Anybody have any other trouble shooting advise before I send the T120 in for service?
  7. Do you think there will be a seat in the grand stand for every VIP grandstand ticket? I doubt it...... but I also paid the extortion price for the ticket for the same reason as you did......
  8. If one buys the VIP tickets, is the only advantage access to the grand stand and sailors lounge? Do the regular tickets have good views from the pier?
  9. I once owned a Catalina and wanted to put flames on it....... but in reverse... Back to front. I thought it might give me a edge on the start.
  10. Bacon Bacon aroma set to end Bacon Bacon will be closing Friday following a dispute with neighbors. The eatery’s food truck is also shut down. Few food items have enjoyed a more surprising recent resurgence than the savory strips of pig fat known as bacon. It is being wrapped around entrees, used to swizzle cocktails, and even serves as a flavor of ice cream. But now a popular pork-focused restaurant in the Upper Haight must close its doors Friday following months of failed negotiations with neighbors over neighborhood concerns about porcine aroma and grease disposal. Department of Public Health officials say the owners of Bacon Bacon, located at 205A Frederick Street, have had months since opening the space to address these and other concerns. But following their failure to do so, the restaurant must shut its doors. “We allow businesses to operate for awhile under change of ownership,” said Richard Lee, director of environmental health regulatory programs, Department of Public Health. “But they didn’t meet the deadline.” The announcement has created a swell of online support for the cafe, including an online petition on the Bacon Bacon website with more than 1,600 signatures from Bay Area residents who support the operation. Owner Jim Angelus said he’s overwhelmed by the support. In August, the restaurant was given a notice that it lacked the proper health permits, according to the letter from The City’s health department instructing it to cease operations. That letter gave the restaurant 75 days to resolve the issue. A public hearing must be held before Bacon Bacon can continue operating, but one may not be scheduled until July, Planning Department officials said. Angelus said that he has tried to meet with neighbors to resolve their concerns since last year, but the parties have failed to agree. “It’s frustrating,” Angelus said. “Two weeks ago, the health department showed up saying we had no permits. So we had a hearing and one person showed up saying they were opposed. They told us we had long enough to resolve these issues — and as a result, we have to cease operations May 17.” Residents were able to express their concerns following the location’s change in ownership. Neighbors took the occasion to raise concerns with the lack of a filtration system to alleviate the aroma of bacon, illegal parking of a related food truck on a residential street and claims that bacon grease was dumped directly into the sewer system, according to their attorney Ryan Patterson. The neighbors — whom Patterson declined to name — have been willing to work with the new business owner, but they’ve not seen the same response, he said. “My client offered to pay the restaurant owner money to install an air filter,” Patterson said. “To date, the owner has not accepted that offer.” Ted Loewenberg, president of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association, said his association does not oppose the small business, but that it needs to play by the rules. “It makes the people who go through the process — as painful as it is — look like chumps,” Loewenburg said. “The purpose of this regulation is that the government is there to provide a basic level of safety.” But the trouble for Bacon Bacon doesn’t stop there. Angelus was able to replace the store’s food truck recently, but he can’t operate that either unless he secures an approved kitchen location where he can prepare meals. Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/05/bacon-bacon-aroma-set-end#ixzz2TZszvpvO
  11. Nice looking boat. I'll take one. And when I say "take" I mean "steal" as there would be no other way for me to get one. I'm not an engineer or designer, and I am sure there are plenty of people who THINK that they are and will say something about my post..... but to me, the main looks kinda small for the size of the boat. Maybe it is just a optical illusion or something as I have not seen the design specs and compared it to other similar sized boats or other past J-boat designs.