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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. About a decade ago, Saturn, Melges 32 did the BYC Mac. It wasn't the Cove Island course, so not as far upwind, but I remember that they all had survival suits on them and had their orange storm jib up as it was blowing over 30 on the nose as we went by them. Survival situation and looked miserable. Peerless on a moderate beat in the CYC Mac had 18 inches of water down below, as the pole bladder was leaking. (Make sure your is not) Melges 32 great off the wind and light air, but watch the weather/wind forecast, make a safe decision. Melges 32 unsafe for offshore, SA/D 45
  2. God Bless Presdient Trump. If we are lucky, the next terrorist attack will hit Scot the Editor and his empathetic ilk on PA. Disrespectful Liberal assholes.
  3. Typical Pussy Lib responses. What is the first thing Barry Obama constructed around his DC home?
  4. Hilarious watching all of you Pussy Libs circle-jerk all day against President Trump. Your ilk was voted out of power because it is weak. Out of 160 nations, we are the only one that does not tariff imports. Try selling a product in Mexico or Canada and see how it works out for you. 300 billion/year comes from Mexico to USA. 70% of Canada's GDP comes from sales to USA. Time to even the playing field, not give away our country and jobs.
  5. To all of you Pussy Liberals here on PA, Trump won! Yes, all three branches, it will be a long 8 years for you. Might want to consider moving north to Canada or over to Europe..the Loons are more like you there.
  6. Put down Trump every chance you get while he makes America great again,
  7. This isn't Political Anarchy, it's the Liberal crying room. What a bunch of pussies.
  8. Wahhh You liberal fucking crybabies! The 45th President, Donald J. Trump, 2016-2024.
  9. I love visiting PA to read the whining helplessness of you Lefty Libs. Lube up boys, the first 100 days will only pinch at first, then you may enjoy it. President Trump 2016-2024
  10. Fast, beautiful boat that will win some line honors but never win on handicap under any system.
  11. Elections have consequences.....and we won. Do you feel helpless yet? Burn Lefties!
  12. Elections have consequences.....and we won. Do you feel helpless yet? Burn Lefties!
  13. <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsailmak007%2Fvideos%2F10157351419160724%2F&show_text=0&width=560"width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> Congrats to Equation
  14. From what I understood, you mix in 1 part of clear into the gray or white durapox base to protect from UV and give a nice sheen. Not a separate clear coat. Total mix should be 3 or 4 parts color, 1 part clear, 1 part hardener, 1 part reducer. Flashes in 15 minutes at 70 F. I usually rolled it on using 800 rollers, it was easier but more sanding of orange peel. I recommend more than two coats if you spray or roll to guarantee that you don't burn through when you sand to a high shine. More coats needed if you spray. Call Resene/Durapox technical to clarify before starting. It is easy to paint and easily repairable if needed.