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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. Absolutely! All these years, BJ has been a living example of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand. A wise, benevolent but firm influence; unseen and unfelt by the vast majority. Thank you. Fair winds and following seas, my friend.
  2. Frack. ;^)' Shoulda seen that one coming...
  3. The J website says the 22 is Baltek cored. Is that a later change? I'm a big fan of drysailing, launching from dry, mast up storage via a crane. Dry sailed a Hobie 33 like that. Doesn't have the panty-dropping panache of in the water mooring, but it makes things so much easier. Everything dissolves in salt water. I don't know the history of the boat, but I've seen photos of it stored in the water and dry. I'd call the seller for the skinny, but I'm afraid I'd end up throwing my wallet at him. And the new house here in Floriduh is killing me by a death of $1000 cuts.
  4. Mostly afraid of the cored decks. I know J-22s are not balsa cored - but still.....
  5. Yup, and Harken ratcheting turning blocks. That should tame the non-overlapping jib. The boat I've got my eye on is about $7k, but it's a VERY early boat, from the first year of production. <shudder>
  6. I know, huh?
  7. LOL. With you, it had to be either tits or beer, and hey, I guessed wrong. Thanks d'ranger. I've read the J-22 forum about self furling jibs, slab reefing, etc, for single handing, but they didn't mention your cogent points about the winches and cleats. However, it does seem like the solutions can be found using the time tested methods of excessive money and time.
  8. Now, was she a good sailor, or did she have an extraordinary beer cooler? NTTAWWT . Kept in the water or dry sailed with mast up?
  9. Since I'm down here in Floriduh, just a Meth-head toss from the Indian River/ Intercoastal Waterway, I'm feeling the need to cough up my anchor. Out on the Left Coast, the small, respectable keel boat daysailer is the Santana 20, or gawd forbid, the Cal 20. Out here on the Atlantic, I'm told it's the J-22. If you guys could moor your zero-turn mowers for a sec, what does the hive-mindless think about the J-22? It'd be a single-hander, a daysailer, meebye a sometime PHRF racer. I couldn't race it in class as my fattass is a godly portion of the allowed 605 pounds of crew.
  10. Thanks Aus. Hadn't thought about servicing the thing. Just a dumb-ass city boy. For whatever reason, there's a huge ass John Deere Zero-Turn in the property's garage. I tried to get the owners to throw in the mower as part of the purchase, but no deal. Hydros? Automatic transmission? Hydraulic PTO?
  11. Just bought a house with 2.6 acres of ex cow pasture. 1.5 of it is fenced for the Sheps. The droogs will loose their fuzzy minds. In desperate need of a riding mower. The property is infested with palm trees, so I'll likely need a zero turn mower. And a towing hitch for dragging a lawn sweeper or a small trailer. And it'll need a gimbaled drink holder. Need to stay hydrated. What yah guys got? John Deere?
  12. Shi'ite, dooooood, where's the damn story on how you broke your ass?
  13. Or a weather reporter standing out in a hurricane is cut in half by a sheet of tin roofing. What dumbasses.
  14. During a hanger-flying session, heard that crop-dusting was the most lethal occupation; with the wires (under the damn high tension lines!) and the trees. True?