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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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    Toronto, ON
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    Sailing, obv. And bouldering.
  1. Time. Surprised no one has said it yet. I've done some racing on OPBs. Loved it. But when my career finally positioned me to afford a 5KSB of my own, that same career was consuming a lot more time. It's too difficult to commit to the regularity racing requires. So I sail when I can and hope that racing is still around when I retire in 30 years... Edit: bugger beat me to it.
  2. OP, re the Capri 22 -- there is also a wing keel option and shoal draft (hard to find). Would make trailering a bit easier. The older Capri 22's are also in your price range.
  3. Congrats, keep the updates coming!!
  4. Bristol-Cruiser: Sounds awesome. Please post updates down the road. I am on Lake Ontario, too. I am sure there would be a lot of folks also interested.
  5. Nice one. Duty will be the LAST thing on your mind once that boat splashes! Hope you post updates.
  6. Yeah, I think after this latest snowfall we are finally in the clear. Here's hoping, anyhow.
  7. Re duty on boats imported into Canada. Might want to hold your horses on any orders: we might have a free trade deal in effect as of 2017. Whatever one's political leanings, this could be good news for CDN sailors - provided yachts are not exempt!
  8. At least per Velocitek's literature (see e.g. manual), the Speedpuck updates speed and heading twice per second.
  9. Ditto re CalamityJack's comments. I use my Speedpuck for the same purpose and find it extremely helpful, and very low maintenance. Just have to charge the batteries. My only complaint is that it is not backlit. Now that would be handy once the sun sets.
  10. Really enjoyed your post, Josh. We are about the same age and in the same profession. While you may dream of sailing the VOR, I dream of sailing like you. Between work and family obligations, I struggle just to day sail my beloved 4-knt shitbox regularly. Keep up the great posts, it's inspiring. Cheers, Charlie
  11. IMHO, Jesus Renedo does very good work. http://jrenedo.photoshelter.com His photos show up on the front page from time to time.
  12. I agree with Gatekeeper. The piece as soul and the message resonates with me. I am relatively young by sailing's terms (i.e. in my 30s). It's a shame there aren't more young people enjoying this pastime. While sailing will never be as cheap as buying a six-pack and sitting on a stoop, there are a lot of ways to get out on the water, almost whatever the budget, with some effort and determination. This vid speaks to that. Nice.