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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. That's not all she does...
  2. Agreed. And I'm only being bitchy because I want to see that thing fly.
  3. Things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. Lots more to consider and the "cheap" stuff is significantly better. Things you need to worry about today include how many HDMI ports, what version of HDMI, upscaling for lower quality video sources, the quality of the DSPs, what devices will be providing the content, how much, if any, of the receiver's features will you really use, what does the app look like, is it on android/iphone/.., will you send digital content direct to the receiver or through an HTPC or xxx, etc. It's a pain to navigate and some choices nullify the benefits of other choice and the you'll feel foolish for spending money on features you won't use instead of on a higher quality amp or speakers. When frustrated with all that, buy something and it will likely be fine. As mentioned above, the "cheap" stuff is very good now. The Yamaha Aventage series have performed well and are 4-ohm stable. The 4-ohm part is important if you want to try speakers like these: http://www.magneplanar.com/
  4. Apologies if this is one of the videos you've looked at, but it may be worth your time to reach out to this guy. He may be able design and build something similar for you.
  5. I've always been partial to these. https://www.drunkard.com/gear/product-category/flags/ With the one below currently instilling fear in the competition, disapproval from some, and (likely fake) respect from others. https://www.drunkard.com/gear/product/lomb-flag/
  6. For those that enjoy some good insight delivered in an immature and foul manner, check out: http://www.millbankusa.com/filthycritic/ This week's review isn't one of his best, but it will give you an idea of what to expect. One of the better ones from the past was this: http://www.bigempire.com/filthy/25thhour.html
  7. I've taken people who never sailed before and flew the asym in planning conditions 15+ knots. Very easy boat to learn and maintain. The boat is light so chop greater than 3' can start to become a nuisance. It's also overpowered at 15 knots so you'll want meat on the rail and to reef the main until you're more comfortable. Wonderful boat for your needs. Good luck.
  8. Excellent stuff. Thank you.
  9. Any more detail on "The EVO is adding a lifting bulb keel this summer, so hiking should not be as much of an issue." ?
  10. I sailed on one in the late 70's. It was unremarkable in that it did most things "fine", but nothing great. More or less what you see is what you're getting. Not quick, but sailed ok. It doesn't point all that well. The swing keel worked as well as most from the era. It was sturdy and seemingly well built. I can't find the picture, but it took 2 families (4 adults, 7 kids) 3+ miles across the great south bay to fire island and back through the bay chop without anyone complaining or any issues. The jib loads wee low enough that kids could haul it in with the winches and cleat it. I don't recall a spinnaker being available. The boat was fine as a family cruiser. Towing it with a V8 station wagon from that era wasn't an issue. As others have suggested, you may be able to do better for that amount of money, but this looks well maintained. The Kells 23 I saw in 1999 wasn't well maintained, but the hull was solid. The relative lack of information available and fact that you've received more responses debating nomenclature than about the boat should give you some idea of what you'll find in terms of support, spare parts, guides, etc. I'd like to offer a strong opinion about something on the boat, but it was just a good basic boat. There was nothing surprising about what it did or how it did it.
  11. Somewhat disappointed. There have been no stories of hitting mothers/sisters/daughters/owner's daughters/midgets/triplets/aliens.
  12. Don't forget the wildly racist Little Rascals "Kid/Wild Man from Borneo" in 1933 https://youtu.be/kjUTmvepdWQ?t=283
  13. He's dead to me! Ummm. How many other corpses do you stalk, berate, mock, etc.?
  14. If Woody had gone straight the police, this would never have happened. Yabba Dabba Doo!
  15. Is pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant-twerp, scumbag, fuck-face, dickhead asshole ok? https://youtu.be/v8TKFt3p6Dg?t=14