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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. Pretty sure it was at SCM earlier this month, when I collected our boat from there on the 12th it was no longer there.
  2. Look for us in Pittwater next week. Tomorrow AM we're leaving here, and likely headed to PW within the week. Will do.
  3. Bugger, did not want to upset the serenity. I'm heading up to Gods country next week (Pittwater and Broken Bay) for the RSYS cruise but when I'm back in Sydney I'll try and swing past.
  4. BJ, Motored past your boat this afternoon after I picked mine up from SCM after its annul haul out. Was going to say good day but your washboards were in. Nice looking boat you have & hope your enjoying Sydney (mind you the current weather is not so nice). Cheers, Stu
  5. Email Barry at Harbour Dive Services, does great work and charges fairly. office@harbourdiveservices.com.au We have been using him for years.
  6. Thanks for the input. In this instance my score has been improved by the errors, I'll speak to the RC this morning and see what they feel might be a fair outcome.
  7. Write to the race committee and the organising authority responsible for your series describing the problem identifying the arithmetical processes you think are incorrect and request that the race committee correct the scores in accordance with rule 90.3( c ). At the same time submit a request for redress stating the same grounds. Be polite. Do this quickly: time for your request for redress is running. Brass, We have another race on the weekend, under the TCF system. Should I protest before or after the race? Cheers, S
  8. Seeking some advise. We are sailing in a 10 race series with 1 drop. 5 Races are run by our club on a pursuit start, so boat 1 will start at say 5mins after the signal, boat 2 at say 10mins and boat 3 at 12mins etc etc, first across the line wins. 5 Races are run by another club on TCF where all boats start at the same time, results are calculated post race by our clubs RC and published 4 or 5 days later. Handicaps for the next race are adjusted based on the result and the next race may be a pursuit start or TCF start depending on the date of the race. I noticed what I think is a basic error in working out the results in all the TCF races, an example from the last race; Boat A had an Elapsed time of 1:37:38 with a TCF of 1.0274 Boat B had an Elapsed time of 1:36:53 with a TCF of 1.0086 The clubs RC scored the corrected times as; Boat A 1:01:06 Boat B 1:01:24 Now I don't see how a TCF of greater than 1.0 can result in a shorter corrected time? I think the error is that the RC is deducting the pursuit start times and not realising that the elapsed times from the other club are based on all boats starting at the same time. Boat A had a pursuit start time of 38mins Boat B had a pursuit start time of 36mins Now I'm an honest sailer and wish to protest the RC and request redress, the errors occurred in races 3,4, 8 and 9 so there has been some compounded errors as a result in the handicaps for the whole series. How do I frame my protest form? NOTE I am Boat A so substantially advantaged by the error, I don't think it would be fair for me not to outline the RC's error, even if it costs me some silverware on the mantlepiece.
  9. Have had a couple of crew come down with the flu. Need ideallily someone to work the mast and another mid bow. Sailing in the PHS Div 1 Spinaker division in a well maintained 38 footer. If your interested and available send me a PM
  10. Have had a couple of crew come down with the flu. Need ideallily someone to work the mast and another mid bow. Sailing in the PHS Div 1 Spinaker division in a well maintained 38 footer. If your interested and available send me a PM
  11. We took delivery of a new 3Di Raw light medium jib this year. Its a wonderful sail, boat flys with it! Only issue I have is firstly the batten system is not really club racer friendly as the battens get tightened with a screwdriver. Something about the crew bouncing around on the foredeck with a screwdriver near an expensive sail concerns me:) Also with the dark colour of the sail it makes seeing the leeward telltales very difficult. I would certainly buy another one when needed, but I'll pay more attention to the batten system being offered before finalising the order.
  12. I would avoid the triducer based on my own experience. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=166318&hl=raymarine#entry4990883
  13. We use the 2 part Semco teak cleaner once a year.
  14. Not sure on the cleaner as we get the detailer to do that annually when we haul out. We just do the maintenance coats during the year, picture below is ours after 2 coats in August this year.
  15. We use a product called Semco. It does need to be reapplied regularly (rubs on with a rag) but as its water based it just washes out from the teak over time so never builds up like varnish type products.