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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.

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  1. Great find HILLY!
  2. Chatham on Union is worth a stop. As I recall there was one small beach bar that did serve some food. Very off the beaten path. Difficult to recall because the run drinks had 151 in them and knocked you on your ass pretty quick!
  3. Good grief Charlie Brown! You read through 53 posts and came up with this!? You sir are either an idiot or just looking for some attention to start an argument...
  4. "First lesson in sailing is to always inspect your equipment before hitting the water, let's start with your wet suit zipper."
  5. +1 Thank You Ajax well said!
  6. Our club's Summer sailing camps did not use to require helmets but now we do. The change was made not because somebody got hurt or we as a club thinks it's good for the safety of the kids. The change was made as a CYA to reduce our liability to a lawsuit. Can a kid still have a head injury and we get sued even if we did nothing wrong as a club running a camp? Sure but requiring helmets is one less thing the lawyers can ding you on.
  7. Ajax, I suspect that the reason there are 3 different sizes in one kit versus 3 different kits all with the same size in each kit is most people would have no idea what size they need. I know I would not. Do you think taking that measurement would prove challenging? If so then Raymarine might have been getting a lot of returns with "these do not fit my wheel" let's try another size. So Raymarine did the "easy" thing and "just send them all 3 sizes". Agree it's frustrating having 6 perfectly good fittings that you probably will have no use for but I think that is the reasoning behind it. Good luck Saturday!
  8. No but good point! And crack the beer prior to getting caulk on your hands so you don't have to burn a second set of gloves mid project. Of course this is dependent on the length of said project.
  9. Dick Head! Obviously TQA has the experience here and sure if you can afford it one way heading South is the way to go. But you are going to have to pay more for the charter and whenever we looked into it the airfare was A LOT more so we always returned to our departure point. If memory serves me correctly, I have done 3 charters out of the Windward Islands; St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada and yep at some point we ended up going up hill. The most memorable/worst was the passage from St. Vincent back up to St. Lucia. Yea 30-35 on the nose with big waves but as long as you sail it with a double reef and diesel it's not too bad. BVI's are nice don't get me wrong but I much prefer the Windward Islands. Have fun!
  10. Sav, If applied correctly 5200 by itself can make a very strong bond even without mechanical fittings. I use if for stuff like putting on a centerboard gasket that has no other means of keeping it attached to the boat. Since your chain-plates appear to sound to the hull you don't need a bond just a seal to keep the water out. I would consider a product that is UV resistant like 3M 4000 UV, there are similar products from other manufactures as well. As has been said ALL of these products can be messy. Wear disposable rubber gloves of your choice, tape off the area carefully and take your time. I like to remove the tape as soon as I am sure the caulk will not run. Time depends on what I am using, where it is located, temp, humidity so it is not an exact science. This step can be just as messy if not more than the application. You don't want to let it go to full cure otherwise you will never get it all off. Oh not sure if this has been said but you are going to want to tape inside the boat as well to "plug the hole" and create a base for the caulk to sit on. Otherwise it is going to run down into your boat and really make a mess. This tape you can be left on until it is mostly cured. Fun with boats! Good luck!
  11. At first I only saw 2 puppies but with a bit more study I see two more of the K-9 variety! Nice Pic! Would not be a bad place to be at all!
  12. Haha this might get interesting! Yea take Bob's advice, probably better off over on Cruising Anarchy. Well maybe...
  13. DTA, Pretty cool just don't sick your mast in the sand in that surf I would say!
  14. Yes join the Yahoo Buccaneer group. Would be the best spot to try to find a used sail. I sold a suite of used sails last year by listing them there. For new check with Hunter at Schurr Sails, just got a suite of racing sails. Have only used them one regatta so far but they are really sweet sails. We are really fast with them! Only complaint so far is they were OCS one race. I need to talk with Hunter about that. They have a cheaper day sailing main that would fit your needs. Used will probably be cheaper if you can find one. But then again it's a used sail versus new. All what you want and budget. Good luck!
  15. Hey I never said it was any good just free. I cost me about 20 seconds. Saw the beginning, nothing exciting, skipped to the middle, nothing really going on, skipped to the end, boat docked... In fact reading and responding to this thread is wasting more time! LOL OK back to work so I can finish up and go racing tonight.