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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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    Anarchy is not about a lack of rules.

    Its about decreasing the rulers.
  1. 15 years with my sleep number I love it. , Did replace the foam top once easy to do. And did need to buy a new pump after a power surge. Way better than a new mattress every 10 years .
  2. Yes for dehumidifier, Winter racing we found spinnaker put away wet and sails no problem in boat In two days time sails are dry in there bags . Mine drains into sink . No need to empty containers.
  3. I am in the Patio furniture business , Buy reticulated foam more money but wont retain water and mold and mildew resistant under the Sunbrella . We wont sell anything less on our sets .
  4. Why dont we listen to these people ? https://youtu.be/PezlFNTGWv4
  5. WOW , I know that Tanzer had mine out at the same yard for paint ect. You should have seen the keel rust and weeping . Boat was kept on a mooring had not been cleaned in 4 years . They had to shovel the growth off her sides .
  6. A politician dies and ends up standing in front of the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks at him for a second, flicks through his book, and finds his name. “So, you’re a politician…” “Well, yes, is that a problem?” “Oh no, no problem. But we’ve recently adopted a new system for people in your line of work, and unfortunately you will have to spend a day in Hell. After that however, you’re free to choose where you want to spend eternity!” “Wait, I have to spend a day in Hell?!” says the politician. “Those are the rules,” replies St Peter, clicks his fingers, and WOOMPH, the guy dissapears. He awakes, curled up with his hands over his eyes, knowing he’s in Hell. Cautiously, he listens for the screams, sniffs the air for brimstone, and finds… Nothing. Just the smell of, is that fabric softener? And cut grass, this can’t be right? “Open your eyes!” says a voice. “C’mon, wakey wakey, we’ve only got 24 hours!” Nervously, he uncovers his eyes, looks around, and sees he’s in a hotel room. A nice one too. Wait, this is a penthouse suite… And there’s a smiling man in a suit, holding a martini. “Who are you??” The politician asks. “Well, I’m Satan!” says the man, handing him the drink and helping him to his feet. “Welcome to Hell!” “Wait, this is Hell? But… Where’s all the pain and suffering?” he asks. Satan throws him a wink. “Oh, we’ve been a bit misrepresented over the years, it’s a long story. Anyway, this is your room! The minibar is of course free, as is the room service, there’s extra towels next to the hot-tub, and if you need anything, just call reception. But enough of this! It’s a beautiful day, and if you’d care to look outside…” Slightly stunned by the opulent surroundings, the man wanders over to the floor-to-ceiling windows through which the sun is glowing, looks far down, and sees a group of people cheering and waving at him from a golf course. “It’s one of 5 pro-level courses on site, and there’s another 6 just a few minutes drive out past the beach and harbour!” says Satan, answering his unasked question. So they head down in the lift, walk out through the glittering lobby where everyone waves and welcomes the man, as Satan signs autographs and cheerily talks shop with the laughing staff. And as he walks out, he sees the group on the golf course are made up of every one of his old friends, people he’s admired for years but never met or worked with, and people whose work he’s admired but died long before his career started. And out of the middle of this group walks his wife, with a massive smile and the body she had when she was 20, who throws her arms around him and plants a delicate kiss on his cheek. Everyone cheers and applauds, and as they slap him on the back and trade jokes, his worst enemy arrives, as a 2 foot tall goblin-esque caddy. He spends the day in the bright sunshine on the course, having the time of his life laughing at jokes and carrying important discussions, putting the world to rights with his friends while holding his delighted wife next to him as she gazes lovingly at him. Later, they return to the hotel for dinner and have an enormous meal, perfectly cooked. As everyone is falling about laughing and flinging bread sticks at each other, his wife whispers in his ear… And they return to their penthouse suite, and spend the rest of the night making love like they did on their honeymoon. After hours of passion, the man falls deep into the 100% Egyptian cotton pillows, and falls into a deep and happy sleep… and is woken up by St Peter. “So, that was Hell. Wasn’t what you were expecting, I bet?” “No sir!” says the man. “So then,” says St Peter. “You can make your choice. It’s Hell, which you saw, or Heaven, which has choral singing, talking to God, white robes, and so on.” “Well… I know this sounds strange, but on balance, I think I’d prefer Hell,” says the politician. “Not a problem, we totally understand! Enjoy!” says St Peter, and clicks his fingers again. The man wakes up in total darkness, the stench of ammonia filling the air and distant screams the only noise. As he adjusts, he can see the only light is from belches of flame far away, illuminating the ragged remains of people being tortured or burning in a sulphurous ocean. A sudden bolt of lightning reveals Satan next to him, wearing the same suit as before and grinning, holding a soldering iron in one hand and a coil of razor-wire in the other. “What’s this??” He cries. “Where’s the hotel?? Where’s my wife??? Where’s the minibar, the golf-courses, the pool, the restaurant, the free drinks and the sunshine???” “Ah”, says Satan. “You see, yesterday, we were campaigning. But today, you voted.”
  7. You are absolutely bang on , Last race season when ever there was a Melges 24 on the competitors list some one on my crew would groan and ask why are we here. I confess a lot of great sailors racing them on Vancouver island but look at the results someone . Why does a A kite big pole new design super light sport boat rate the same as a 30 year old design like the 0lson 30 ? West Coast Dart might be another contender in NW ratings gift ratings . Maybe the older sport boats should get a 3 second credit for every 10 years, So 30 year old boat gets 9 seconds seems fair . Could the new boat manufacturers be influencing PHRF ? I once complained to a NW handicapper and was told don't worry they race one design . Talk about a sad response .
  8. I would use a large pad eye that you would see on a big trailer able boat . Install on the bow facing forward backing plate in anchor locker . Results clear decktop no chafe on rode from deck sides.
  9. No one stocks on the Internet for you , Do you think your that special ... It is all just in time inventory ... WE HOPE ... Way better to support your local shops . They care . I know the internet Gals say they care but ???
  10. Olson 30 had a good set up . Should be lots on Google.
  11. Try the Chocolate / Mocha Tequilla comes in a purple box from Petrone . Whenever i pass it around the rail everyone loves it . The gals are stunned it is Tequilla and ask for seconds .
  12. I want those guys to build my next mast .
  13. Well Van isle 360 defiantly tested the lighter disp boats this time around. Interim unfortunately lost her rig. We were running a Frac A kite, full main thru Race Passage about 1.45 AM . Boat was on rails for the previous hour and feeling in control . Finally were in the running on this leg having made good advances all day and many passes down the straight. As we entered Race Rocks there was minimal current 1.5 max. The first gust knocked us over we rounded up and we tried to get bow pointed down to no avail. Gust two came in around 38 knts Starboard spreader hit the water we rounded again and tried to get bow pointed down still to no avail. We estimated the third gust at 40 - 44 knts. This time Starboard spreader and masthead hit the water as she was rounding up the lower port spreader let go and the mast slowly toppled over on the Starboard side. These three round ups were a bit concerning as we were now closer to the shore than one should be . We had 7 on board After the first 15 - 30 seconds of shock subsided some crew jumped to damage control Firstly just 3 of us started the process of securing rig and sails to push pit. Now after about 1 minute to 1.30 we finally had two other crew focusing and helping out . I was very surprised how shock can immobilizes us all . Two crew really never snapped out of it till five minutes later. Interim had a stub mast and sail now as it failed just above lowers. We lowered the outboard motor as spin was being pulled in . We thought we had it cleared and started the kicker . Wham you guessed it outboard caught a piece of spin FULL engine stop. That dark red kite is tough to see under water. I hoisted engine and pulled it pack to tilt position with one other crew to clear prop . The rest were securing mast boom ect to boat Some one was looking over us the kite just popped off prop and was not wrapped around it. After using search lite to confirm clear water we started motor again and began the run out of race passage as the wind was sending us to the rocks now in a hurry. Okay time to take a breath . Kerry our Navigator relayed our status to Thursdays Child via hand held . Thanks for the radio help and offer to stop racing and help us if needed. Coast Guard was notified of our situation, but as we we under control mostly we asked that no assistance be made. We kept it tight to shore to minimise wind on boat and our 10 foot of main still in the air. Pedder bay was the next stop we limped in found a empty slip and tied up. After a few nerve refreshments we packed sails dropped remaining rig tied it to the boat . Just then our shore support arrived and five crew went to Victoria. Me and Don stayed over night and motored to R-VIC in the AM. About 1 hour out from Pedder Bay we see this high speed vessel approach. US Customs roars up and has some very deliberate questions of why at 2 AM did we sneak into Pedder bay . After pointing to the carnage on deck we were free to go. Thanks to my crew for all the help and stepping up when needed, And all the support from all 360 competitors and 360 race organisers. Now what kind of rig next time ? Any suggestions ? Thanks John PS Kerry my navigator did bring up one thought . A cordless grinder with zip wheel would have been the tool we should have had on board.
  14. Interim is heading up Thursday, Safety inspection 18.00 hrs
  15. Most rental firms do their own body work collision repair no reporting necessary as no insurance claim .Up here anyways