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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. The USCG is aware of this outfit and has asked anyone who was taken advantage of to file a complaint with the FTC. www.ftc.gov
  2. Good product. Find a dealer other than Sound Marine Diesel, Joe Demers, had a less than ideal transaction with him.
  3. I am sure many people here knew Bob. He passed away on Monday morning. He was a great guy, awesome sailor and a lot of fun to be around. Sailed on Congere quite a bit back in the day. I tried pasting the obituary in, but cant for some reason. If you google Robert A Gulomb you will find it. Wake tomorrow 4-8 in Fairfield, CT. RIP Bob.
  4. Talk about beating a dead horse? So the bulkhead ties the chainplates together?, so what?, so does the carbon compression tube between the chainplates. Could probably cut the top of the bulkheads out and still have the same strength, but less weight. Two separate rating committees are fully aware of the modifications made to both boats and neither one has seen fit to adjust the rating. I raced against XLR8 in years past, when they were a Carerra 280. The boat was always well prepared, had new sails, a good bottom and good crew. They were almost always the first boat out to the race course and practiced even when there was no racing. They have won their class 4 times at Block Island Race Week, in 3 different boats. In their latest win at AYC they won because of crew work. They were the only boat to fly a chute on the first downwind leg on Sunday. Unfortunately for Whirlwind they had an override at one of the windward marks and opened the door for XLR8 to take the lead. XLR8's second Evelyn 32 is currently for sale. The one in second photo, its an open invitation for anyone to inspect it, or better yet, buy it and go out kick their ass.
  5. Thanks BSP that was exactly my point
  6. LOL, thanks for the advice.
  7. Really, how was the Carerra modified? Why has nothing been done about it if "some out of ECSA are aware"?
  8. Deviation finished 6th out of 11 in 2013, 6th out of 9 in 2011, 5th out of 9 in 2009 and 4/10 in 2007. Not stellar results. Based on that I think it is reasonable to conclude that Deviation has some issues beating boats other than the E32, and quite possibly is not sailing to her potential. Could be lack of new sails, poor crew work, tactics, whatever. It is also interesting to note that in 2007 and 2011 the XLR8 crew sailed a Carrera 280 named XLR8 and won their class both of the those years, it was the same class as Deviation.
  9. The E32-2's are already in HP
  10. Oh, and here is the extra secret picture of the under body...
  11. Or maybe this is it?
  12. Maybe this is it?
  13. I used Kiwigrip on my boat and this is the third season. It does tend to take on a dirty appearance easliy. I recently tried cleaning it with a pretty strong degreaser and it worked really well. The stuff is very easy to use, no mixing, easy cleanup.
  14. John Kerry is on cruise ship relaxing and trying put his election defeat behind him when disaster strikes. A ferocious storm hits and the cruise ship goes down. John wakes up dazed on the beach of a desert island along with a pig and a dog. A few weeks go by and John has managed to build himself a shelter and is quite comfortable. He begins to get horny and decides that the pig is starting to look pretty good. He drops his pants grabs the pig from behid when all a sudden the dog goes crazy and starts barking snarling and biting. Startled, John drops the pig and it runs away. This happens several times over the next few days. A while later another storm hits the island and a beautiful women washes up on the beach. She is in bad shape, but John nurses her back to health. One day she tells him how she feels so grateful to him for saving her life, and that she will do anything to thank him. John thinks for a minute and asks do you really mean ANYTHING? She says Yes I mean anything. Ok, well can you please take the dog for a walk?