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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. Vaseline works too
  2. I've got a 25 year old Ray Type 1 drive on a 25,000 pound Hylas. I added new Ray electronics but upgraded so they can handle a Type 2 drive when this one fails. I've done a 900 mile delivery using the AP the whole way, and it was awesome! If you want it to fully integrate with your plotter, you need to stay with the same brand.
  3. I recently asked John Krestchmer about his sails. He gets 20,000 miles out of a set of Doyle offshore dacron sails. For him, that's two years worth of sailing! I agree that radial cut sails are the sweet spot in terms of value/longevity, but I'm drawn to the bright shiny objects of high-tech sails nonetheless.
  4. Great thread guys (no pun intended) Evans, Read said the sails would be priced like their dacron. Time will tell.
  5. There's alway HydraNet for a white Dyneema sewn sail. Loved my last one, but sold the boat. I want the best sail for the $$, not worried about a blue logo. I'll get quotes for the North and dyneema sails.
  6. She did the Annapolis Bermuda race in 2014. The crew offered us omelets the morning after the start as we passed them. They kicked butt offshore. The boat was used by one of the Maritime Academeys before being bought and then donated.
  7. 45 years experience on everything from Sunfish, 420, Snipes, college dinghys to Hylas 44. I've skippered two Annapolis Bermuda races and an Annapolis Newport race on my C&C 35/3 and Hylas 44. Doubled as navigator to Bermuda in 2016. Can do almost anything (except climb the rig). Crew on J30s, Bene 40.7 etc. Familiar with Expedition and OpenCPN as well as Ray gear. SaS and CPR. Boat I was supposed to be on has withdrawn due to rudder issues. 59 y/o non-smoker.
  8. 1. clean the bottom 2. adjust the prop 3 service injectors
  9. Citristrip adhesive remover and baby powder. Let the solvent sit for a few minutes, add baby powder and rub with paper towels.
  10. You need to try on PFDs to see which is comfortable. Make sure the harness is built in. You can get a cheap uncomfortable West or revere or a comfortable CrewSaver or Spinlock (or others)
  11. "I can manually send a message to saildocs with my login via a formatted message using my email program and get a reply with an attachment I can save to the selected folder, then import via the plugin." That's how I've used the GRIB downloader. Not a big deal until you are heeled over 20 degrees and bouncing off waves while trying to use a mouse!
  12. The OpenCPN developers are on cruisersforum.com. Have you registered your email with saildocs? Do you have internet access when you are sending the request?
  13. Start of Annapolis Bermuda race.
  14. Patent application for a Shimano winch
  15. Thought Hunter was made in Asia now. Pacific Seacraft will build to order. Mostly does rehabs.