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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. Maybe add a short tether from the pole to the car so when you unplug it can't get away from you? Also, tape or get some kind of standoff to hold the dick on the car horizontal to make it easier to re-plug? And lube. Lots of lube!!! ;-)
  2. Seems like following the dots on screen would be a whole lot easier to do with facial recognition and following the eyes. Hands free too. Should be just as legal eh?
  3. I brought a Cal 33 back from Quadra with a rented 10 hr Honda long shaft. Installed a simple outboard bracket on the transom. 5 knots in flat water no wind, worked fine. Get a tiller extension at any outdoor store, works fine.
  4. Happy Brothers! Great race.
  5. Freeburd up to 10 knots now as they clear the lee of Annette Is.
  6. Wondering about any provision for rainwater collection: Pretty handy for an extended Alaska cruise, washing down the cockpit, anchor, dink etc. Keep it KISS with a total separate system and a single pump for washdown. Under the aft coulple feet of deck would be a great place for a couple tanks and they could be used for trim when the dink isn't aboard. BTW, what is the trim impact of dink / no dink?
  7. The Stark 100 AH LiFePos are $900 and I'm still getting 200 AH usable capacity from the pair I got last fall. Liveaboard use on a houseboat at anchor running a household style reefer/side by side freezer etc. Charge once or twice a day without real attention to SOC. I've probably hit the low voltage cutout on the internal BMS a dozen times now and don't see any change. They just work. Gonna get a couple more and configure them to be removable for dinghy use occasionally. Seems like you could get 6 of these for 24 v, for $5400. 28 lbs each, they come in a cardboard box and just drop in. 300 AH usable capacity. Why not?
  8. Ablative tips for low speed that get smaller through the day as the wind speed picks up. Or removed with laser beams?
  9. Holy Fuck 10-15 meter (32-49 feet) seas and 50-70 knot (58-81 mph) winds. Nice summer afternoon on the Atlantic
  10. Totally makes sense. Do it regularly on Hunter 54, tender boat, loves the forward COE of the big kite and reduced main.
  11. Stern line setup: One of my pet peeves is when I see large yacht sterns tied to docks with very short lines. Big waves / wakes rock the boat and can cause huge stresses with little stretch in the dock line. But you really want to pull the boat close to the dock for boarding. A great solution is to run your stern line to the opposite side. Or as old Buzzy at our club would do, put a cleat on center line of the stern "a really handy place for a cleat". But with the dinghy hanging over the stern this is difficult. Running a line under the dink to the far side is possible, but a pain, and might chafe on the dink. A good solution might be to put a fairlead at the stern inside corner and a cleat 6 or more feet forward. Provides stretch and you can bow-string it to pull in tight for boarding. Ideally the fairlead would have an integral roller so it moves easily and doesn't squeak / complain all night. Handy for a stern anchor as well.
  12. Feed the monster tarpon at Marathon Key Rent Hobie TI or kayaks at Key Largo
  13. Is it really possible to unplug quick enough in a situation like that? I would think that with both hands on the bar that by the time you know you need to bail, it's too late. One of the forum threads mentions the possibility of developing gear that allows launching without hooking up first. Seems like a safer approach.
  14. Why not point the forward, lifting board out instead of in for righting moment?
  15. Maybe make the radar pole strong enough for a riding/steadying sail or butterfly at anchor?