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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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    St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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    Sailing in general, scuba diving, long distance sailboat racing, drag racing (also a lifelong gear head but prefer internal combustion stay on land)
  1. Triple Jack is 47 feet, Kelsall design Great boat and great group of people to sail with.
  2. That was certainly a discussion we were having on Lucky this year. Still, great race. I would hardly call it uninspiring. The conditions were all over the place. Everything from 30+ squalls to calms where you could light a candle on deck. I kept on telling the rest of the crew (all from Michigan and very experienced, I was the token Caribbean crew member) this is not typical Caribbean weather. Great challenge, and with the conditions being atypical it meant even those of us who live here had to rethink our assumptions of where to go, what will the conditions be in a few hours etc. Lucky Strike can certainly ghost along in the light stuff. Yes, shame about Morticia. Spoke with them briefly a couple of days before the start and they were in the thick of working on the boat. Seemed to be a very nice group of people, and quite an honour that they would come halfway around the world to sail in the race. Saw them sailing the Friday before the start and they were cooking. Must say, the crew on the HH 66 were very friendly and excited about the boat.
  3. It certainly was at times. At around 0200 on Thursday I stood on the starboard ama of Lucky Strike and just rotated 360 degrees seeing if I could feel anything different from any direction using feel of wind on cheeks in ears whatever. Could have lit a candle on deck and the flame would have gone straight up. Fortunately that boat will ghost in light stuff.
  4. Hey Rich, If the shaft is scored might see if there is a Speedi-Sleeve that can be fitted. No idea on part number, have to mic the undamaged part of the shaft to get the diameter. Email me if you want some help there. Otherwise change oil and flush as you are planning. Might also consider dumping some Simple Green in and some water believe it or not. Do not run it like that of course but it does an amazing job cleaning gunky old stuff, used it to clean internal engine parts on our Series 2A Land Rover diesel when overhauling it. Of course you need to be able to shake it around etc. which is a bit hard when still bolted into the boat but if it is teardown time Simple Green does a good job and is pretty benign to you although rumours are that it is a bit harsh on the aluminium so a good rinsing of the case is in order. No idea if this will work but maybe dumping in some isopropyl alcohol with the oil might help, thinking that is what you put in the petrol tank to remove water? Any of these ideas you do not want to do with the saildrive under load. That is a pretty nasty pic. See you at STIR and BVISR.
  5. how are those messages getting to us? the boat is clearly on its side. Harrowing! No kidding, pretty much what I was thinking. I suppose he is going to want his shore team to know what he is up against, which looks daunting to say the least. Long 10 hours for him.
  6. Wondered the same, if so congratulations. We will be at BVISR on Piglet, shame TJ will not be over for St Croix Regatta but understand. Looking forward to Round Tortola on TJ the days before BVISR if room available.
  7. Honking on St. Croix right now. Glad we built the house out of Greenheart and entirely off grid. Very sad about the deaths in Dominica.