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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. Call Cay Electronics. They're in Newport. If Rufus doesn't have one he'll know where to get it. https://www.cayelectronics.com/
  2. Just forwarded this to my buddy. I think he's there racing and brought his dive stuff to do some cleaning in the mornings. Ryan Novak at Windward Yacht Services. Windwardyachtservices at G Mail dot com.
  3. J80's are the biggest OD fleet, and I think the most active racers. There is some PHRF racing as well. I think most if not all of it is run out of Winnipesaukee YC ( I've only raced up there once for the JBT Regatta, it's run by my buddy as a charity race for his son and "The Cure Starts Now" foundation. WYC is awesome. Super laid back and seems like an awesome family club. The lake seems to enjoy daily sea breeze in the summer where afternoon winds are in the teens. Really awesome place. PM me if you want more details about WYC and I can put you in touch with Jesse.
  4. The there was some minor damage sustained to the D2 connection. It's been repaired though. You sure you're not mixing up the rig damage with White Rhino? Theirs did NOT look fine...
  5. Early summer of 16 I think? I wasn't on the boat for Greenport.
  6. I did the '15 TransAt on it. Awesome boat. The boat has seen a bunch of different configurations, none of which have been hack jobs. The mast is fine and the boat build and hardware quality are excellent. This boat thrives in breeze. It really comes alive in 25+ and is ridiculously stable and so much fun to drive. Pretty good all around performer with the right crew.
  7. I have Crosshavens and they're awesome. I got them as a *(Warranty) replacement for the Fastnet which fell apart and started to leak towards the end of the TransAt. If you're doing serious ocean racing, there's no substitute for a boot with a gaitor. One of my buddies has the Zhik boots and I was very jealous after taking the dozenth wave up my leg and down my boots doing bow work. So far the Crosshavens have been bulletproof though and Dubarry standby their product no questions asked.
  8. How bout some Christmas tits?
  9. Cary, at what point does it become damaging or impossible to remove due to UV degradation? Is there some point in time where it makes the most sense to remove it even though it still looks fine? Thanks, Murphness
  10. "No biggie, these new Square top mains are designed to twist off in a puff"
  11. There's a several page thread on here with the same title and loads of info. See if it comes up in a search. If not, search on Goog. Edit: I did it for you. Not quite the several pages I'd thought though... http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=116494
  12. Doug stopped by on Friday actually. That may just be a possibility come spring!
  13. Can you bring to Boston for a weekend? If there's beer at Savin Hill, I'm sure we can There's endless Budweiser at SHYC! I'll supply you with a couple growlers from Dorchester Brewing company too...
  14. Can you bring to Boston for a weekend? Gladly! We've actually had the boat up at the MIT Sailing pavillion already this fall. Likely doing another demo day or two over one of the coming weekends. And hey, here's more footage, including tacks, a downspeed gybe, upwind flight, an example of low ride height beginner mode and some old skool 1987 hip-hop DRC Can't wait to try it!
  15. Can you bring to Boston for a weekend?