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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. You might try THIN-OPTICS. They make glasses that are unbreakable.
  2. The members of the Association need to have a SERIOUS TALK with the Officers.
  3. I think this is an excellent choice of boats and an even better reason. There are a lot of readers out there trying to decide what to buy and why buy it. Perhaps your project will give them some insight into their decision making. Good luck with your project.
  4. I like the Hobie 33 method, with one alteration. 1. Use the Spin Pole as the Gin Pole. Attach the spin pole to the base of the mast on a spin pole ring. 2. Use a mast slide and attach the main sheet to the top of the slide. Put the mast slide into the mast. Attach two lines to the bottom of the mast slide. Each line goes to a stanchion base about middle of the boat and in line with the mast. I use simple snap shackles on the two lines. There is not a lot of load on this device, so you don't need to go crazy. 3. Run a line from a winch to a bow lead and to the spin pole. Attach a halyard (spin or genoa) to the spin pole and secure the halyard so that it can't run loose. Raise the spin pole to where it is vertical and about 90 degrees to the mast. 4. Start winching the mast up. As the mast raises, pull on the main sheet to raise mast slide, which will engage the two lines that are run to the stanchions. This will keep the mast in-line and prevent swinging right/left and out of column. 5. I am assuming that the outers/inners are already set and shouldn't need any adjustment. I raise the mast about 2 feet and check everything to make sure there are no snags, which are impossible to prevent. Mast will be locked into place while you do this, so don't fret. I keep doing this until the mast is up about 3/4 of the way. At that point the outers/inners should start to engage the mast. 6. I am 75 years old and I can raise the mast on my Hobie 33 by myself with this set up. You owe me a beer.
  5. I am an East Coast sailor and I don't think it wise for East Coaster's to tell West Coaster's how to run their events, or what events to have. They know their Ocean and a hell of a lot better that we know their Ocean, and vice versa. As for boats, I have a Hobie 33 and think that the West Coaster's leading the charge for planing sailboats is a result of them KNOWING THEIR OCEAN. And sailing is better off for their contributions.
  6. I am very concerned over the following: 1. Allowing the dumping of wasted into streams, etc. by mining and other industries. I am concerning about the well being of two waterways. The Chesepeke Bay and the St. Johns River in Florida. It has taken over 30 years of effort to get the Bay back to some sort of sanity and allowing dumping to continue (especially in Pennsylvania) could again put the Bay in jeopardy. As for the St. Johns River. There has been efforts over the past 10 to 15 years to reduce pollution into the River. The effects have been modest, at best, but at least improvements have been gained. Now industries like GP (owned by the Koch Brothers) in Palatka, will again start dumping pollutants into the River. Clean up efforts to these two great waterways are in jeopardy due to Trumps actions. 2. Health Care in the U.S.. The bill proposed by the GOP (which failed) was a disaster. I think the Democrats should have voted for the bill just to let the GOP own the disaster. Now, the GOP will go for the kill concerning the ACA. They'll make changes that don't require Congressional approvals, i.e. defunding specific programs, etc. and further erode the ACA. And when they kill the ACA we'll end up with the same disaster that was just killed for no support.
  7. We have several rather large bases in Germany, i.e. Ramstein. Germany does not collect any RENT for the land upon which these bases are constructed. In fact, Germany pays for some of the costs to maintain these bases. I don't know how we could ever replace the strategic importance of the bases in Germany. Therefore, Trump needs to be careful here. Germany could pass legislation requiring the U.S. to pay a rent. We payed rent to the Phillipines (hope I spelled this correctly) and they jacked up the rent. We left due to that increase. Now we have an Asian country ready to cozy up to China and China is very willing to fill that vacuum. Yeah, Germany was defeated in WWII and the U.S. constructed most of the bases in that country just after WWII. So there was no resistance to those bases. That was a long time ago and the world has changed dramatically. So Trump going around handing out BILLS isn't such a good idea. I think most world leaders are coming to the conclusion that Trump is a blow-hard and his demands will be put in the trash can with most of his ideas. Michael Moore predicted that Trump would win the election. Everyone thought he was crazy, but he was right. Michael Moore also predicted that those that voted for Trump would feel good about it. Everyone thought he was crazy, but he was right. Michael Moore predicted that those who voted for Trump would come to regret that vote within 6 months of him taking office. Everyone thought he was crazy. Well, we are under four months to go on that prediction. I for one am betting on him being right again.
  8. Wiki needs to be charged with espionage against the United States. They are nothing more than thieves. The Clown Show Goes On.
  9. 1. Buy car ramps. 2. Back trailer onto ramps. 3. Support back of boat with stout saw horses, or a like construction. 4. Lift front of boat with a motor lift. 5. Support front of boat with stout saw horses, or a like construction. 6. Make sure the saw horses are outside the trailer tires. 7. Remove trailer. 8. Reverse sequence to put boat back on trailer. I have also bought 4 fence posts, and set them in the ground outside the trailer tires. Then support the boat with boards like 2" x 6". You can then add braces to the boards for side to side support.
  10. Race in the Mug Race, which starts in Palatka, Florida and ends in Jacksonville, Florida. Every year was a pissing contest regarding out-of-town boats. A couple of years back they went to a system where all boats use the Portsmouth Rating as the base and convert to PHRF. First couple of years everyone pissed and moaned (who didn't know that was going to happen), but the last couple of years people have come to accept this as the rating system for this particular race. Things have calmed down and this method seems to be working okay. They will adjust a rating, however, for mods to the boat, all which are subjective, but that too seems to be working.
  11. Have to say it, but ditch the wife.
  12. The reason we pay the SS to guard him because he is a former POTUS and there are crazies in the world. This is definitely a question that shouldn't have been posed.
  13. The MT mentioned above: Cheap Date MiniTon.jpg Pic of a photo so the quality is not good. It has a deck-stepped mast that must be 27', overhangs the bow and stern by 3-4'. Tall rig for a little 20' boat. edit: anybody interested in the old beater shoot me a pm, central FL location. Give me a call to discuss what you have. I have a Kiwi Mini-Tonner that we keep at my sons house in Palatka. I would like a similar boat for myself to keep in Palm Beach Gardens. Condition somewhat not important. Broken beyond repair is a killer. Missing parts okay. Thanks, Jim Keeley 561-625-4691 (Home)
  14. They're just trying to defect. Picked a nice place to try it too.
  15. 1. The ACA is modeled after the Health Care System introduced in Massachusetts by Romney. Therefore, the ACA is really a Republican Plan. So if the Republicans want to REPLACE the ACA, then they will need to start all over. They have been trying to come up with something for over 6 years and they don't have anything to offer, other than lip service. 2. An example of what is happening is a friend of mine and his wife. I don't think they have ever had Health Insurance, ever. They are both in their mid 50's. They now have Health Insurance under the ACA. I advised them to go through major physical exams and find out if they have any problems that need fixed. He had a spot on his lung that required surgery to fix. She had a problem with her right ankle/heel that required surgery to fix. Both had blood pressure problems and other assorted problems, all of which have now been corrected and are being medicated on a daily basis. 3. So, upfront, these two have expended a lot of money to correct a lifetime of not having any access to reasonable medical care. I see that as a situation that may explain reasons for the rise in costs. People who had problems are getting them addressed and the problems are usually multiple. I don't know the answer to the Health Care problem, but I do know that it is very expensive in the U.S.. An X-Ray has a cost associated with it, and I don't care what System is put in place, that X-Ray will still cost the same. I like the concept of a single payer System. I like the way the VA is set up. What I don't like is a bunch of people espousing that they have all the answers and they don't know doodley squat.