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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. Monaco Grand Prix in the AM Followed by LV Trials And then the Indy 500 !!! I've got my DVR working overtime
  2. Either your dagger board or rudder is not absolutely vertical. Either one of them will cause the boat to always want to sail off in the same direction. I ran into that problem with an F18 I had. It always wanted to turn right. We troubleshot it by raising the boards and rudders one at a time. Turned out that one of the daggerboards was canted a couple of degrees. We cut out the top of the case, moved it vertical and glued it back in. Problem solved.
  3. Rig looks really small. Maybe that's what's left of it, after they broke it a couple of years ago.
  4. I think Alonso said they had 24 pit crew in one of the interviews.
  5. I don't know how you add a bigger jib. The Class jib sheets inside the shrouds, and chain plates are almost at the edge of the hull. I bought my first M24 in '93 and have never seen or heard of anything other than a M24 ODR. Enquiring minds want to know...
  6. What's the difference between M24 PHRF and M24 ODR? I've never seen the 2 ratings before
  7. Pm me if you want to join us for Wed night racing on a Melges 24
  8. Got one here in GA.
  9. Mine has a bungy cord in that spot. Maybe I should replace that with a proper line. Although if you didnt use the line I guess why would I bother. Might try to stretch out the rubber boot and see if that helps. Bunji cord is against the class rules Use synthetic SuperLube on the pole. Works really well and lasts forever. I clean the pole in the spring, lube the pole and the gasket. It's good for a full year of racing.
  10. 3M makes a rubber wheel that is designed to remove the vinyl pinstriping graphics without damaging the paint. I've used it on boats to remove graphics, just go easy and don't let it get too hot. I bought mine at NAPA
  11. The batten pads go against the thigh side, and the soft eva pads go on the outside of the stack. We originally thought the hardness of the batten pad would create a wear spot on the hikers and we added the eva pad to avoid a chafe spot. We also included a separate eva pad in the kit in case the original eva pad wore out quickly. What you received is one of our early sets with the extra eva pads. You can wear the eva pads by themselves, but don't try that with the batten pads, it will cause excessive wear on the hikers over time. -Mike
  12. Look inside the pants legs. There pockets to insert them into
  13. The Institute of Texas Cultures is a pretty good museum
  14. Maranta 2275 that I bought on 1976, Klipsch KG4's that I bought in the 80's
  15. There is a bunch of the old style 3/4 hikers on sale at the Zhik clearance sale for 70% off