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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. Ran when parked.
  2. Many sports that are fun in person suck on tv. I race bikes, and on the rare occasion that I watch it, I fast forward to the good parts. Sailing is even worse to watch. Even the AC was kind of boring, and I knew what was happening. Ultimate (Frisbee) would make a great tv product, and is really fun to play too. I love watching soccer though. My wife doesn't get it.
  3. Looks like the front fell off. So is that fair game or does it belong to someone still? Not that it's worth anything.
  4. I took a Laser out on what looked like a nice Winter day with a fresh breeze once (maybe 15 knots, and sunny). Forecast called for some light snow, nothing else. What I ended up with was very different, and I wouldn't recommend it. I could see the darkness, with the super defined wind line and the almost zero visibility coming down the lake, and I headed for land as fast as I could. I didn't make it to the cove in time. I don't know what the wind speed ended up at, but I couldn't tell the difference between the water being blown off the tops of the whitecaps and the snow blowing sideways. I could only see about 2 feet past the bow, except in lulls when I could see about 10 feet. Luckily I had put the compass on, so I knew which direction the land should be. I'd estimate it was 25 gusting to 40. The boat was unsailable in the gusts, and barely sailable in the lulls. I had to go upwind to get to land. Tacking was basically impossible with capsizing. The board was so far up to keep from capsizing that I went sideways as much as forward. The wind was so loud that despite blowing my whistle, nobody on shore ever heard it (I almost couldn't heard it msyelf). After what seemed like hours (it was actually about 30 minutes) I made it the quarter mile or so back to the cove, where I was in the lee of the trees and it was only blowing 15 again, with visibility mostly back. I was very lucky to be wearing a good drysuit. I wouldn't recommend doing it on purpose.
  5. Fatal Storm was good, but Proving Ground is excellent. Just happened to re-read Proving Ground a couple weeks ago. It had probably been 10 years since I read it. There are some new afterwords and stuff in the latest version that are interesting (and in one case, very, very sad).
  6. Everything I originally thought of has been said. Any boats that sank in famous races, so all the 98 Hobart boats listed already, plus any of the big ones from that race. I think we've all just read those names too many times to take one. Secret men's business is a freaking awesome name, which makes it more a shame we can't use it. Teignmouth Electron was my second thought after smb. Moth is another. All just too famous. Any old AC boats like mentioned too, Shamrock, America, Defender, Thistle, etc.
  7. So you read it sometime after this thread was started then?
  8. That's the thing, it wasn't going to right, and they knew that. They ended up getting a tug to pull it over I think. I don't remember, I google translated the page yesterday, don't feel like doing it again.
  9. God that boat is ugly. Maybe it was Poseidon doing us all a favor.
  10. Well, that's certainly better than a 28. Probably overpowered, but at least it's center console.
  11. Wait, the lake police there drive a Donzi 28? Seriously? That doesn't look like the best boat for police work. Asset forfeiture, cops get a new toy to go blast around the lake in. According to the internet they'll do about 80 or so. I hate those guys blasting around my busy lake at 80 mph in their fast boats, but at least they aren't the cops.
  12. I doubt the sun will ever shine on the bottom of those hulls again. Some of it sees sun whenever it grounds (which is often), but not the bottoms. It wouldn't even survive capsizing, it would just fall apart in the air. If they try to pull it out I suspect it will collapse. It's much better in the water than out.
  13. Clearly. If your boat flips over, doesn't that kind of mean that you didn't have adequate stability at the time? It's not like it got hit by a freighter or something, the boat just flat fell over. Maybe that's normal for power boats, I don't have a ton of experience.
  14. Well, technically, he probably can't attach anything big enough to hold the FH, to the FH, so it is kind of the boat. Anything big enough probably just rips the front of the boat off.
  15. Considering he posted at 3 PM today, I'm guessing the FH probably survived.