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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Bring those fenders in; you look ridiculous!
  2. Really nice to see the sport reaching out to the FSLBP (Future Sufferers of Lower Back Pain) community.
  3. Get an old school bow light and run the wire through the rub rail insert if the foamed in wires are toast.
  4. Some days it does not pay to say there are too many mirrors in Versailles or too many heads at Easter Island.
  5. Not my boat as I mentioned. The owners are cruising down the Atlantic coast of Florida so unless there are Ninja Seals about, it was not due to theft.
  6. Posting for a friend. The have a cruising cat with SD 20 Saildives. Lost a prop and had a very reputable yard install another one. Now that one has come off. Any ideas as to cause and cure are welcomed.
  7. We attempted to replace some lenses and the surrounding plastic is cooked/brittle. The owner is outfitting the boat on a budget and it will be used as doctor housing for a medical mission in Central America. The bottom job and new engine has put a strain on the program budget so looking for a potential Plan B.
  8. A good friend is replacing 12 cooked plastic portlights on a Morgan OI 41. He has tasked me to look for an option cheaper than the $170+ cost from Pompanette/Bomar. Any wisdom would be appreciated. The opening size in the deck is 4.5" x 14,5"
  9. Another poor Chinese to English translation. Should be "Migraine."
  10. http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1639380
  11. Shake out that reef and hike bitches!
  12. My friend just bought an O'Day 34 and we need to have a bottom job done, The keel is cast iron and I have read a bit on the owners' sites but I'm still lost. The boat is not pulled yet and I don't know what we will find when we do. I have sandblasted a keel on a Beneteau before and it required no fairing. Depending on the condition of this keel, it may require removal of all paint (I hope there is no fairing compound) and prime/paint. If we try to patch over rusty spots I don't know the paint/fairing compound used prior, I could be at risk of patching with a non-compatible material. Any suggestions?
  13. I bailed on a race this weekend in the northern Gulf of Mexico. I never do that but I was on the club's Capri 22 with green crew, 20 knots of wind, a motor that would not start initially and an unknown maintenance history for the recently donated boat. My commands of head up, fall off, pinch and go to the high side were not immediately understood by the new helmsman and his son. We approached the starting area where I noticed that the main was not set up to reef quickly and there was a halyard fouling the roller furling. I took stock and saw that our hand didn't look very strong and turned for home. Sitting by the pool at the club, we heard USCG Mobile's many broadcasts and a boat on our race course putting out a mayday. Another boat on our course had many college student aboard that got to bail like hell as a through hull was overlooked on a recent service. There was a bad mojo in the air Saturday and my crew was awfully glad we headed for home.
  14. BMW

    Oracle just set the record for largest carbon footprint.
  15. We would take the Sun Devil waterskiing. Anchor it in the middle of the lake and drop skiers off to chill and drink beer while someone else skied. We called it "Beer Base Bravo" and eventually tore it in half towing it back home.