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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. Libra isn't owned by gregory, he borrowed it form Przemyslaw who raced it in the transpac the previous edition. both great guys!
  2. I have used this stuff from NORVA for several years now - it is great! Best deal out there.
  3. Align mast to be centered above keel while it is out of the water...knowing this is true center ensure the chainplates are symmetrical. If not, fix those so the pull on the mast is symmetric. I did this on my boat after talking to about 4 smart yard workers and 2 awesome riggers. took me over a year to get my mast after I ordered it.
  4. I loved listening to her on SSB talk about how to pick the best eggs (thickest shells) for passages. And she knew everything about every bird!
  5. I spliced the WR2, 8 ends took me on average 28 minutes a piece. I did 4 at home, which took 20 minutes each and 4 on the boat once I ran it through the life lines, each one took a bit longer than 35 minutes. I never spliced any double braided line before doing those - it was tight, but i found the more i used my rubber mallet, the faster it went. I really really liked them, put about 3k miles on them and they looked still looked good.
  6. I love the Olson 30...I have had two and sailed one to Hawaii in the SHTP. Headsail changes were the most stressful part of the whole deal AND the sole cause for my 'near death experiences'. I have nightmares about it - having to change down to a #3 in 20+knots, flowing seas and in the pitch dark, my headlamp gets ripped off my head by a wave and I see it swirling into the depths of the dark scary water. It was a symbolism - I would have the same fate as my headlamp if I didn't get the f off the bow. That said, you could just put a #3 on a roller and hoist a furrled #1 when needed. This would help a lot - but its not 'sexy'
  7. I did the SHTP on an Olson 30 with a Raymarine E7D (touchscreen and turn dial and buttons) mounted right next to the main hatch...it was very wet. the touch screen is awesome, but when it was all wet it didnt work and I used the turn dial and button, this was plenty fine. I would never get just a touchscreen only option on a wet boat.
  8. I had the same issue. I used a hammer and a six pack of beer. Seriously.
  9. Great duck dodge boat! I will fly up and crew any time Congrats.
  10. I bought Enigma back in the late 80's from Alameda, it was dark blue and called Chinese Hedge, so not originally from Seattle (sail no is/was 8344). Owned by a contractor in the area. JM A bit late here. You are right - Enigma was dark blue! - I changed the name to Kato. Kato is on a mooring ball in Hanalei Bay - first boat to finish the 2016 transpac.
  11. That tropical low does not look like fun to me.. Can't wait to see what it brings. I am sure I will try to come up with some sophisticated routing strategy to handle it that will all fall apart once I am out there
  12. I keep looking for a trailer - no luck yet! I spend an hour everyday looking for one.
  13. Will be doing the singlehanded transpac in July, I expect to get to Kauai July 16th-ish. The boat has been completely rebuilt in the past year and will be well prepared for the trip. Willing to pay all out of pocket expenses and some perdiem. Please contact me at bizirka(at)gmaildotcom. Many thanks for viewing.
  14. When i got the fireflys on my boat I sold all other charging apparatus and went all solar with programed genasun mppt controllers. Never have an issue topping the battery off. I think the problem is diminished if you are using a form of charging that is quicker. But for the long 'trickle' type charges you need to regulate it.