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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. Believe it or not it the way we are taught as refrigeration mechanics on how to empty flammable gases from refrigeration systems. These are obviously smaller commercial and domestic systems but we attach a bunsen burner style burner and light the gas coming out. When the flame stops it is ready to work on such as using a oxy acetylene torch to remove pipe work to remove compressors.
  2. Anyone got a link to a betting agency who will take a bet on the race, I live in Australia and cannot fine a single betting house with odds.
  3. Shit luck? When the other Mercedes engines are coming home and his are the ones that pop I would say that maybe they need to look a little further than the engine for the fault! They may want to see if the connection between the steering wheel and the driver seat is faulty. +1 on this observation
  4. A fellow I worked with several years ago use to every year live and fish with the locals in Arnhem land every year for about 3 months. He told me the old school way of dealing with the crocs was they would catch it then bash the crap out of it. This would some how chase the croc away. This was how the kept them away from the watering holes. It could have been a load of shit but he seemed genuine.
  5. Steve Clark I absolutely applaud you. That was just brilliant, Thanks for the laugh. Well done on the design, I hope it goes gang busters.
  6. No shit about these F@#kers! They are a direct descendant of the raptor, have a claw that can literally disembowel you. They are located in a small pocket around Cairns, they are also found in the PNG rainforest. Pretty as hell to look art though.
  7. We had a entire day at our sailing club- https://www.facebook.com/TownsvilleSailing/?fref=ts Even a pirate ship ride!
  8. Drop Bears, don't forget the drop bears.
  9. I sail one of these with a friend of mine her in Aus Dave, I steer for him mainly and found the boat had a truck load of weather helm. I am a mono sailor at heart so a steep learning curve has been had over the last couple of years. We found pulling traveller up and easing a bit of main for a lot of twist removed nearly all of the weather helm. We have sailed it in everything from 0-30knots and the boat is a blast. As long as you have a competent person on the kite down wind drive it as hard as you like, a small ease of the kite generally gets you out of any trouble. I set and forget the main down wind and just run off the kite. I have found the boat generally tops out at 16-17 knots boat speed in any breeze but I have had these speed in as little at 10-15knots wind speed at the right angle. I have never reefed the main either. Probably should have on one or two occasions but was all to hard by the time we needed to. Just sailed gently to get home. The boat is a blast, you are going to have a great time I have no doubt. I would love to get the boat on a flat lake as the sea state here were I sail i feel sometimes limits what the boat can do. Just recently we had to drop the kite in 20-25 knots of wind because we just kept on running into the back of the swells and dumping kite, it was a waste of time having it up. Frustrating!!
  10. 2 years after re-launch hows is it all going?
  11. I used these over 20 years ago on lightweight sharpies (20', 3 man dinghy, one trapeze)for rig/lower and forstay tension, they where nothing but a pain in the arse. eventually got rid of them and used a cascade system. Do not waste your time.
  12. 2hr 32min and 25sec by a 16 year old on a foiling kite, he beat his 18 year old brother by 2 sec! They did this a couple of days before the record above was set. So for a short brief moment the record was held. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sailing/2016/06/30/team-bridge-smash-two-world-records-racing-around-the-isle-of-wi/
  13. There is a lot of good advice in the above, some we do some is very good food for thought. Thank-you for a well rounded reply to my post. My wife and I are both well and truly strapped in for the ride ahead. It has been interesting so far to say the least.
  14. Funny to read some of the comments above, I can relate to most of it. The guiding to the "right crowd" is the hardest. I want my daughter to make good decisions, but she also needs to fall down to learn as well. The problem is not letting her fall to far. She is a good girl and we do have a strong bond, she sails and enjoys it, she has even asked me to force her to go when she is being unreasonable before the event. She is a absolute delight after she goes sailing and she does not sail with me but with a group of adults on a local yacht. She also sails on a 125 dingy once a month or so so she gets to go out on trapeze every now and then. The next 3-6 years cannot come and go fast enough, but there is only one way to get to the end and that is one day at a time. My son is 13 and it is a different set of issues but much easier to deal with. Social media is the modern devil. The improvement in both my kids attitudes when the social media is turned off is hard to believe. I know they also need it every now and then but we are now down to no social media at all during school week, all homework and assignments to be done out on the kitchen table. They have the social only on week-ends for limited amount of times if they have both behaved themselves during the week. Maybe overkill to some but it is amazing the different kids mine are when they have to communicate by using words not a key board. We even make them call their friends during the week on the telephone! How old fashioned is that! Keep the comments coming its been a interesting read.
  15. How bad is this really going to be? Keep the totally perverted stuff to yourselves. Just not interested.