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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.

Haligonian Winterr

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  1. Hinckley Yacht Services, Portsmouth Rhode Island HW
  2. Nope; one of these days I'll do the slog. HW
  3. www.APSltd.com have been my go-to for everything one-design for awhile, and they make excellent OD rigging for other classes. HW
  4. Good people, well prepped boat, have fun!! HW Good to know, thanks I'll be on a Class 40 with Swedish flag, Talanta.
  5. Sea Breeze for breakfast, Flatties for supper, Lime for afters, there are many nice beaches if you can get out of the immediate Falmouth area, and Nelson's is worth a walk around. HW
  6. Clutches are harder on them than jammers, and XXA/B/C are the worst, because they're easier to open under load, shock-loading the cover. I've found that if the bulk is mostly in front of the clutch, with very smooth tapers it is best (think constrictor-style positioning), and rope coatings help alot. HW
  7. Bump. Just did a test bury of 10mm Vectran into 6mm Dyneema, worked fine with some elbow grease. Now the other question, is there any literature on bury lengths for dissimilar diameters? Plan was to go 72x into the 6mm and 144x into the 10mm (for peace of mind). I've heard of full strength being acheived with "genie" splices in same-diameter line but don't know how that would transfer over. HW
  8. Check your local yard, they may give you a few tins for a case of beer. HW
  9. This. You need a sliding interface between the carpet (hull) and slings (waxed paper). We lifted this year with vinyl and the slings dragged it only on the places the wax paper fell out. HW
  10. Yep. ~30k on mine, great when you can shave wood, pry off bunk frames, then scrape stainless fitting with the same knife. Althought the spike is horrid. HW That's the ticket.
  11. Slightly unrelated (okay very unrelated) but has anyone been working on a one-handed soft shackle? Allen? Could be a revolution... HW
  12. His J2 is also fixed, so probably not forestay, although it's all speculation until he gets in... C'mon The Kiwi! HW Bummer. Wonder if that temporary forestay lashing gave way?
  13. They've got a snap-down cover for it, looks sortof like a square-edged Wok.... So no toesies inside the cable lashings HW Yes...I get shivers when I see all those people sailing without shoes. The first thing worn out/getting holes on my shoes and boots are the toe area - it would be blood all over if I didn't wear them! Then again, it's usually too cold anyway, so problem solved.
  14. Never attach load-bearing lazyjacks to the spreader (especially midspan). You can get away with mounting to the root if your setup is light, but for the cost of 2x padeyes into the mast tube you'll have a bomber system. HW If you use dyneema jacks as a replacement for a topping lift, make sure your spreaders and attached blocks can handle the anticipated static and dynamic loads, including MOB hoists using the boom, etc.
  15. Should be on Challenger, with Spartan Ocean Racing HW