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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. They died a slow but permanent death. Nothing left on the interwebs. I would really like to have the compass function back. They really pissed me off. It is a good piece of kit even so.
  2. Looks good. Keel sump repaired too. Going to pick her up this weekend. Cant wait to get her back.
  3. For those who were wondering. Then Now
  4. Yeah. They're a bigger hazard to navigation than the crab pots. w That is an awesome pic
  5. Oh yeah, and those damned kids in the Optis all over the harbor. Terrible!
  6. I think there is too much OD racing there. Its not healthy. Oh and there are too many nearby regattas to choose from. It gets confusing. Those people eat a lot of those crabs too. That cant be good for you. There aren't enough factories, prisons, oil rigs lining the shore. Mass civilization and industry should be much closer. The sailing season is too long. I would get tired.
  7. 14 winches need servicing. Ack!
  8. It finally dawned on me that it reminds of this.
  9. Anacortes, WA was my first thought. Schools are good, 4 bed house will cost 350K. Cruising is awesome. Severna Park, MD is super. Schools are the best in the nation, but that same house will cost 700K and I am not sure it fits your idea of small/medium town, but you can easily cruise the whole Chesapeake. TX has some great wind, though cruising is not super and neither are the schools. The same house will cost 300k Taxes are steep though.
  10. Let me retract the "strong enough now" statement. The mounted hardware is reinforcing the mast to a certain degree. Pulling it off may leave it weaker than you want. All the more reason to leave it in place. that is my concern - the RR has added some strength - and a lot of weight This is most important. If you vacate the holes and they are each fairly round with no cracks emanating then they are each locally fine. However, the bigger picture of the mast as a total unit is compromised. The mounted hardware provided some strength that prevented the mast from bending. (provided the mast/rivet/hardware joints were snug) When you remove the hardware you lose this rigidity. This allows the mast to flex more. As the mast flexes you encounter fatigue life issues that will weaken the mast metal at stress points. If the metal flexes past its "elastic state" into its "plastic state" then failure becomes even closer in time and is certainly not recoverable. The basics- https://www.nde-ed.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/Materials/Structure/deformation.htm I am sure you know these guys- http://www.sponbergyachtdesign.com/BallWesterlyRig.html I would find a clean mast. Cheers, PATSY
  11. I don't think it actually "works functionally". I mean to say other than it floats, carries stuff and uses wind to power it. I suppose it functions "basically", but I'm not going to sail it or on it. It would drive me crazy. I do admire the junk rig though. If you have a hull that wont go to wind, you might as well have an interesting rig.
  12. There have been 8 USS Hornets since 1775 including this little guy on the left. Quite the company you are keeping. OBTW, I think there will be another in a few years that will look like this little guy on the right.
  13. Schnellbomber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_88 Hi Hound. Hope you had a good season. This is what I was going to use, but I'll never have an 88. Boat or plane. Cheers, PATSY
  14. Our J27 is a great family boat and has good pace in light air, fits the slip bill and has just enough below space for the kids to set up shop, the bartender to work and some overnight camping. It sails along with the J80 comfortably, though the SYM spin is more work. They are relatively inexpensive and fully trailerable.
  15. Its best to see objects AT NIGHT by not staring at them because of cone and rod cell geography.