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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. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/ybn-mk918-half-link-chain/rp-prod46498
  2. Depending on your set up try a soft shackle or loop one end and a knot the other end. Less damage and lighter. Can be a bit more fiddily but we found them better than the metal options available.
  3. Try nautilus marine
  4. An ingredient to make ultra is no longer available, so if they change that ingredient they have to get the product re certified in Aus and NZ, this costs about aus $30,000.00 per colour. And ultra has lots of colours to chose from I think it's about 12. So $360,000.00 in cerfification alone is a lot of money to bring in a product that has been updated for the rest of the world. I really like ultra and use it on a lot of my customers boats but I understand that it's not worth the money to get it certified when ultra 2 is in the pipeline. But who knows when that will be.
  5. Negative biggest truck that can get in to club is beer truck and that only just makes it down the ramp in to the yard level no way to get a low loader in to the club let alone out with a boat on it
  6. The issues are that there is not enough reach to get from the baths car park to the yard. And you can't get a Crain in to the yard with out lifting it in. As there is no access and most of the aria is not capable of supporting the weight of the Crain let alone a 15 ton boat at 100+ meters of reach. It can be done no one is denying that it's just how much it costs to get 6 boats back in the water. In a yard that's loosing money and runs at a loss to benefit and offer a service to about 60% of the boat owing membership.
  7. Shame you can't get a big enough Crain in to the yard to move the bigger boats let alone getting them out. When I looked at it about 2 months ago it was 2 big Crains 2 days. Half a day to lift a Crain in to the yard then pull rigs out then move boats to lower car park on cradles then other Crain in baths car park to lift boats over the members car park then on to a truck then off to Syc and rigs back in then lift the Crain out. All up its big Coin that my membership/ contractor fees are paying for. 2 riggers 2 days 2 boat builders 2 days 2 100 ton Crains 2 days + drivers and 2 riggers 2 trucks 2 days + escorts Mariner manager + club experts Traffic management Permits to close car parks Travel lift fees Owners Owners reps Some one to move boats back to RBYC That's with out finding any issues in the rigs boats or weather issues! And that's not taking the insurance issues in to account
  8. The Play pen is wide enough that's for sure! Great boat, looking forward to a down wind race to the top of tassie that's for sure!
  9. I Do like the Rum(can) holders in the deck! In fact i think it should be part of the class rules!
  10. Wobble, give us a call, or come and see me next time your working, a mate and i are looking at getting 2 kits router cut and a deal on ply.
  11. Great to see more I550s coming to the bay. I know of about 6 plan sets that are now in melbouren but as to home many end up building who knows. Timber Would it be posible to tell us how many are actually in Melbourne? Im just north of Frankston so if you need any help sing out!
  12. So who's doing what race at the end of the year??
  13. whats with there new proder??
  14. Sorry wasnt very clear wasnt talking about the tp52. Was talking about the new farr 53 thats coming. I take it "Dirty Sanchez" is the gold boat?
  15. this lot will have no problem sorting the new boat out and should be a lot quicker than the gold boat