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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. This is what I gleaned from a conversation with Rimas: 1) His folks were sent to internal exile from Latvia/Estonia during/before WWII to some god forsaken hell hole in One of the 'stans 2) He was a smart little lad and ended up attending the prestigious Moscow Translators school where he learned to translate Japanese. 3) he told me he did work as a official translator in Soviet Russia
  2. "...I took a video on my ipad abaut main sail problem. When i get port i will posting this video on facebook. Than clear. To undestending shis huge problem ..." can't wait
  3. 'not upwind' lets not get carried away here
  4. It's almost as if our hero is steering a course.
  5. It's far more dangerous for children on the drive to the boat park than sailing. If you think wearing a helmet is required for sailing, then you better darn wear one while inside a car. Leading cause of death & head injury for children is driving
  6. car crashes are the leading cause of head injury for children by a factor of 100. Why aren't you demanding children wear helmets while sitting inside a car ?
  7. mainsail gone likely means 1) tattered to shreds at head from the Rimas hoist method 2) Tattered everywhere from the Rimas 'I do. no work' method 3) dragging in water from the Rimas situational unaware always method
  8. when will He make Kiribati ?? kiribati island June 17, 2017 18:41:30 GMT 2.7641°N, 155.5444°W..."
  9. I spent a hour or so with Rimas in Sausalito 3 ( or 4?) years ago. He is the stereotype of a wandering monk; filthy & always on the make. I bought him lunch while he regaled me with incoherent sea tales. He unfolded tattered newspapers articles on the table to prove his bonefides. He did describe his night ritual of dropping sail and going to sleep but "waking up every 15 minutes and looking outside" He was very dissapointed that I didn't go shopping with him at West. Unemployable is most correct, but he is perfectly sane. His sister is a sailor also. He isn't Russian. He is Lativian or Estonia. He grew up in some god forsaken hell hole where Stalin exiled his parents during WWII.
  10. We finally have some entertainment ! I thought the feature show would never start
  11. gotta agree ( in theory ) with Gouv. The sawzall can be a good friend in this situation.
  12. Call Steve Schock at Schock Boats Newport. He is the PE in the family. He knows the numbers and how older brother, Tom, put those boats together. A practical guy. ( rare for a engineer )
  13. 3 or 4 years ago a buddy of mine and I entered his utterly unprepared daysailor in some CRA race PHRF D class or something. We had plenty of beers while 'racing' , crossed first in our class a horizon ahead of the rest of the class while openly drinking beer. The RC hails us 'What's your PHRF rating ?' Response 'Maybe 172 or 180' RC 'with spin?' Response 'don't know, give us whatever rating you want' ( we've now circled the RC boat a couple of times ) RC ( getting perturbed ) 'did you register for the series ?' Response 'yeah, we sailed in the Valentine's day Regatta' RC (furious) 'there wasn't a Valentine's day regatta' Response 'we can clear this up at the bar' needless to say the stuffed shirts of the RC didn't score us at all. My buddy who had been elated at the sheer joy of racing his boat, felt dejected and had never raced again.
  14. very healthy fleet 250+ boats and only 5 for sale
  15. because there are simply not enough boats for sale in the US ?