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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. Well he's still on the Uber board.
  2. Well that does right and truly suck.
  3. According to Pure-Gas https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html Western Tire & Auto 1406 Main St, Stevensville, MD sells ethanol free.
  4. Lunch at the No Name Pub on Big Pine. Bring a dollar.
  5. Another George Corry story: The following is from Fessenden S. Blanchard’s 1963 book “The Sailboat Classes of North America”. The late Commodore George W. Elder, in his delightfully written Forty Years among the Stars, gives an example of the irregularity of these regulations. The story was told by George “Pop” Corry, an almost legendary character in the early days of the Star class. The event occurred before 1907, when the Bug one-design class, predecessor of the Stars, made its appearance. A race was arranged for Swampscott dories and other small centerboard boats; they were to sail from Cow Bay (now called Manhasset Bay) to Hempstead Harbor, the next bay to the east. "This was a free for all," as George Elder describes it, based on Pop Corry's story. "No rules, other than right-of-way, were to apply”. That meant that you didn't have to round any given buoys but cut corners as pleased. The first in was to be the winner. Since there were no powerboats, the question of a tow was not considered. Immediately after crossing the start­ing line, one of the entries sailed back to the club and beached the boat. The crew went overboard and carried the boat to a farm wagon, which was waiting. Passing through the village of Port Washington, they picked up a little German band that was playing in front of a saloon. It was only a short distance overland to Hempstead Harbor. When they reached there they launched the boat, stepped the mast, and as there was no crew limit, crowded the four-piece German band aboard. It almost sank the boat, but the weather was light and they only had a short distance to go. With the band playing “There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”, they crossed the finish line. Having complied with all the conditions of the race, the triumphal pro­cession started home with the cup before the first sail was sighted in the mouth of Hempstead Harbor. Modern rule-beaters might study this episode with profit. George Elder ends his yarn by saying that George Corry was always known to be a pious, temperate, and truthful yachtsman.
  6. Once worked with a weather forecaster named Fred Guesser.
  7. A little dealer holdback info from Edmunds. https://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/dealer-holdback/
  8. The owner is an acquaintance of mine. My neighbors have worked for him for almost 20 years. He's into "original." He bought the local Mega Lo Mart when they built a new store and turned it into a museum where you can go see his collection. More recently, he bought a supermarket to get some more space. Whatever the automotive version of Polynavicular Morbus is, he has it bad. Great way to spend a rainy afternoon in Punta Gorda. The rows of corvettes are amazing.
  9. Sol, please stop posting the worthless piece of internet flesh. She is every where and worn out. There are too many virgins out there if you know what I mean. Sol - At least one of us doesn't feel that way.
  10. Skaneateles Mail Boat
  11. https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1979-MG-MGB-Mk_IV
  12. If it works for your area the deep draft will point quite a lot better than the shoal draft.We had a shoal draft and we didn't often out point another boat. If you'll be wanting a bimini getting one that will provide much shade will be hard to do. The boom comes almost all the way back to the wheel pedestal and was about nose level with the sail, up I'm 6' 3". I do know a guy that did get a full sized one on his 310 so it can be done. Nice boat though, we had our about 10 years and enjoyed it.
  13. Nut Bra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdDfQrPi5Q
  14. Hmmm. I have been using gas with ethanol for ten years, and had zero problems. What problems was ethanol causing you? For me it is simply a matter of convenience - I can buy the gas at my local gas station while I'm filling up my car. I would absolutely switch to "ethanol free" if that solved a problem, but running gas with ethanol has not caused any issues so far. The biggest problem I have seen is phase separation, which results in an alcohol/water gel-like mix at the bottom of the tank and fuel that is no longer high enough octane floating above the toxic soup. Start the engine and the soup is in your carb, which will need a rebuild soon. It happens to boats that sit for a month of more without being used, so you wouldn't know anything about it. Ethanol seems to attract water. We had lots of problems with water in the pontoon boat gas. Two rebuild kits in to two years. Now we use marine fuel treatment, suppose to help keep out the water, and store the tanks in the boat house when not in use.
  15. That is just wrong everywhere. Plus whoever bought it wasn't smart enough to tie both ends to the dock. It does have a nice shiny anchor.