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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. The Nordic racing sailors have an unbelievable amount of sail control devices: twings, twangs, you name it. Who knows?
  2. Not the backstay. We have the OEM drum in the lazarette.
  3. The weather has improved. We got coat #3 of primer on yesterday, #4 this morning, and coats #1 and #2 of AF this afternoon. We will launch Monday afternoon! Yippee!
  4. Graves Constellation Refit TotalBoat (Jamestown Distributors) has just started a series on the refit/rebuild of a 29' Graves Constellation. It's a very pretty hull, and I think it will be interesting. Below is a link to episode 1. I think you can subscribe so as to get email notifications of new episodes. http://www.totalboat.com/2017/05/26/video-restoring-vela-episode-1/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TBS052617
  5. Whimsy, it looks like you're doing a pretty big re-fit. This crowd is always interested. I love tillers.
  6. I promised myself not to post on this topic.... OK, I broke my promise. Who was the guy who was such an insufferable ass a few years back? I think his nom de plume was something like Armadillo? Anyone recall? He kind of disappeared.
  7. Guy, do you think we get a few Cruising Anarchists to go in it? I'm sure Steamer needs another boat. BTW, I see you are an admirer of RLS; have you read The adventures of John Carson in several quarters of the world : a novel of Robert Louis Stevenson by Brian Doyle? I just read it an enjoyed it very much.
  8. Here is "Old Baldy" the Bald Head Island light, 110 feet, built in 1817, deactivated in 1935, the oldest light house still standing in North Carolina. Bald Head Island forms Cape Fear.
  9. That looks like a fun boat at very good price. Very tempting.
  10. Feckin' weather has been awful. Two coats of epoxy primer applied. Two more, plus AF to go.
  11. Does Rimas have a new ride? While not a SJ 24, it's smelly looking.
  12. One of them was raced by a fellow who must have have skin cancer concerns. He wore white long trousers, a long sleeved white shirt, white gloves, a white face mask, sunglasses, and broad-brimmed hat. Sailboat data says there were 26 built and: "A unique feature was a stowable tender that was integrated into the design of the cockpit. It has been reported that a large percentage of the original boats were destroyed during a Florida Hurricane of the 1980's."
  13. Can you have a sailmaker look at it?
  14. Both Harken and Schaefer Snap-furl are very good in my experience. If you go with the Schaefer Snap-furl, consider having a professional rigger install the foil.
  15. I worked on my boat for about six months while it was on the hard - similar situation, but on jack stands - and I also felt uncomfortable at first, especially on the ladder and outside of the cockpit. I was in my mid-60s at the time, and NOT a fan of heights. I got used to it, and you will too. Take your time moving around the boat and you should be fine. Are you using a step ladder or a straight ladder? If a straight ladder, tie it off to a stanchion, cleat, or something.