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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. Nic Douglas, AKA SailorGirl, as usual knows what's up. V
  2. Well, I guess there's a second option ;-) Make your own! Your hull looks in much better shape than mine. I have some work to do in the days before weather improves enough to sail Especially around the dagger board slot. She probably has a few more seasons in her yet.
  3. Ugh, the only real way to get a proper mast-head anything is buying up someone's old mast. And there are two versions: fairlead versus sheave box. I have the sheave box version. First found a sheave box replacement (Just google HA9 Sheave box, can't post links to commercial sites right? ) that could go in, but I'd loose a couple inches of haul on the main halyard, and since my main sail was (at the time) not much better than an old bedsheet, I didn't want to do that. So, I found a guy getting rid of his L2 in parts, so I bought his old mast for $125, and a non class legal main from Intensity. I don't know where you'd find one in Texas, other than asking at your club, or seaching ebay or craigslist. Cannot wait to get going in the Spring. Good luck man!
  4. Didn't bother replacing the sheave. Found a new mast that was in less awful shape than mine. Has all the fittings, nothing bent (slot at the bottom of the mast where the halyard comes out is mangled. Just need to get a new tiller and extension and do a little sanding and filling on the rudder and daggerboard. And, I need to pull out and fix up the autobailer. Seems to stick. Guessing the rubber bands have dried up and busted long long ago. Winter projects! Then fingers crossed she'll last me a few more seasons before the cockpit falls out (it's a little springy). Not bad for less about a grand for: Hull, 2 masts, foils, trailer, dolly, new running rigging, two spinnakers, a jib, a main, and a new main from Intensity. Can't wait for May 2016. woot.
  5. In case anyone is still interested, the sheave box can be replaced by this: an HA9 sheavebox that i can get at Fogh Marine in Toronto. Will buy and advise on the replacement process.
  6. Regarding work on the boat, from what I understand it's mostly housekeeping so far. Checking to see what shape everything is in. Nothing major so far.
  7. I am currently writing up my cover letter and brushing up my CV for this. Twitter is useful for something at last. It's exciting to see this happening. Doubt I'll get on the list, but not going to let that stop me. I'll take a post sweeping the floor just to be involved.
  8. Mmm. That isn't a bad suggestion, but I look to Gazprom's sponsorship of sailing and how well received that was... Image is one thing... integrity is another entirely. Sailors also have an image to maintain.
  9. @blunted Thanks for the advice. However, I am scratching my head trying to figure out which of the names you are from above. But anyhow... I appreciate you taking the time to respond and add in some proper experience. Some replies have been out and out just negative, but you've brought some insight. So, thank you. Now, I need to fundraise to buy a Figaro II... Look for the Campaign.
  10. As long as it's not through Percé. Yah, that's a preeeeeety tiny gap. I started this thread talking about the concept of a Canadian Offshore program for training and racing. It's been profitable. I've discovered a bunch of information on the topic. Just think it's timely to give a shout out to Eric Holden on Henri Lloyd, Canadian Sailor of the Month two months in a row, is currently leading the Clipper Round the World Race. How awesome is that for the Vancouver boy? Also, as someone pointed out, there is Sandy Macpherson, getting out there and giving it his all on his borrow mini #583, Yellowfin. Strong contingent of talent and experience if you add in Diane Reid, Derek Hatfield, and everyone else who has been mentioned here.
  11. Fantastic stuff. Yeah, ice and cold... it's what makes us hardier than the rest! But depending ont he time of year, July for instance, sees temperatures in the 20s. (C not F). But it certainly does look "bergy" as the Enviroment Canada forecast pages calls it. As for Turks and Caicos... the gov't has said no every time that this little tropical paradise has asked. And it goes waaaaay back, since 1917 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_proposed_provinces_and_territories_of_Canada That would be nice. Oh man would it be nice.
  12. Yeah, a circuit is what I was thinking as well. But it'd be nice if other people might put in their two bits as well.