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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. Removing (trying) the old name and hailing port on my new boat. Heat gun and plastic putty knife works very slowly and leaves behind stubborn glue. Is there a better way? The glue may turn out to be a bigger problem. Will mineral spirits, acetone or ? deal with the glue easily?
  2. Do the electronic bilge pump sensors draw any current when no water is sensed? How much? I am wondering specifically about the Whale SS1212. Their description: "automatic bilge pumps sense bilge water level and switch on and off automatically" Calling US distributor was frustrating and ultimately useless. Any other comments about this type of pump are welcome.
  3. Inspired by the OP, I will be sending a copy of the traitorous rant to all SA advertisers and inform them supporters of SA will not be seeing any of my $. I urge you to do the same if you find such an attack upon our elected leader offensive.
  4. "The administrator Trump just nominated is a proponent of vouchers which redirects public funding from education for all to education for some." You are exactly wrong!
  5. Planning on installing an automatic bilge pump of 1,000gph-1,500gph rated capacity. From the pump to the transom thru-hull I need: 1) 1 1/4 NPT right angle hose adapter to barb , 2) hose, 3) anti-siphon valve, 4) thru-hull with barb on interior end. The catalogs show many different sizes, but not all in 1 1/4" inch or a reasonable close size. Prefer item 1) as a single piece, but could assemble it from compatible parts. Recommendations as to proper hose size also welcome.
  6. As opposed to Mrs. Clinton?
  7. With all that mast windage so near the bow, is it feasible to keep a Nonsuch on a mooring? Will being on board at the mooring in say 20 knots (or more) be uncomfortable? DDW Thanks for the jibe description.
  8. Would you kindly explain the technique.
  9. Time to move up to a more sedate (senior citizen friendly) vessel. Use would be primarily day sailing, often without crew and an occasional overnight. The boat would live on a mooring. Is the unstayed mast a bug or a feature. 26' is more than big enough, but the Nonsuch 22's are rare.
  10. Whatever happened to the Dutchman system. Had it on 2 boats, it worked well.
  11. Canal Bottom wrote: "The moment Courageous heading in the direction of unsafe water hailed or signaled a need for Sea Room." This can be interpreted as putting the burden on Extreme2 to determine if the water is unsafe or not for Courageous.
  12. "She would be wrong hailing for room to tack. See RRS 20.1 as she was sailing below close hauled and RRS 20.2 does NOT apply." Wrong for hailing, but the hailed boat must still respond. The legality of the hail is a question for the protest room.
  13. "When another boat hails you for water you must act to give them all the room they ask for or need Tack not Jibe.without any delay." Rule 20.2 © states... Or by immediately replying "You tack" Requiring the hailing boat to Tack, not Jibe
  14. Back in the day, a salesman at a boat show tried to justify price increases by saying that oil prices, and a result resin prices, had risen substantially. Took me years to realize that the cost of the actual polyester in a boat is a small fraction of the total cost. I bring this up because I am wondering what percentage of the cost of a sail is represented by the cloth itself.
  15. Be prudent. It is easier than you think to twist off the bolt head.