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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. we dry sail the race boat and it sits in a parking lot for days, but the crew waits till its in the pond to service or fix anything. Under the launch crane somewhere are an angle grinder, several pair of shades, few wrenches, a tension gauge and I'm pretty sure a speedpuck went down there because They all shrugged when I pointed at the empty holder.
  2. Be very careful with the "camp store" variety butane canister stove, the brand sold as "World famous" put me in the hospital with serious burns and the repair to the boat was about 20K. The fault was mine, the countertop was not level and the pot may have been large so the flames built up heat and the canister released and the flames ignited like a mini flame thrower. 40yr old varnish takes off with a vengeance. I'm not a fan of butane stoves on a boat.
  3. Everybody around here is buying Heisman sanders, being veneer capable is the biggest factor. With hardwood ply veneer cut at 1/40th its a delicate job, I think they are running a tad over $180k , but there are also enough bankruptcy auctions you can get a low hr unit for much under MSRP.
  4. how do you get a jacket off over handcuffs, well unless your Houdini
  5. I just flew home from Northern Alberta last night, spent a week in Lac La Biche, -41c when I started the car , and it started..... with the wind chill there today they say you have 10 mins before frostbite. And some locals are walking around in hoodies and runners. They look cold. Which part of the province are u in goatroper? Red Deer area... this morning its sunny, clear, no wind -35C -- when there's no wind, its actually not bad out... even when it's this cold, the sun can do a surprisingly good job of warming things if the wind isn't immediately removing that heat... Hah... first vehicle I had that had EFI was an 87 Ford pickup -- that thing would start second crank no matter how cold - wouldn't sound very healthy at first, though. Never did plug that thing in, but I probably should have. What the heck are you doing in LLB? must be work as I can't think of any other reason to go there this time of year... My son is the new staff reporter for the LLB post newspaper (first real job out of college) and if you want to be a journalist you start at the north west and work your way back to civilization, I went to help him relocate. Daughter is in Ft Mac so I'm getting familiar with the terrain. This -35c shit was hard to get used to for an Ontario guy. Come summer LLB looks the ticket for some good small boat sailing, its a huge piece of water.
  6. Rum

    I was surprised when we did cruise of carribean islands that every island has one or two local products that aren't made in volume enough to export. $2-4 bucks a bottle and drinkable. On many islands gasoline and rum are the same price per liter and taste strangely similar. when its going into the blender any white rum gets it done, better than ambers or dark for fruit juice blends. But my preferred drink is cola and dark rum with a squeeze of lime.
  7. Too many options for racing this weekend, C&C owners in T.O OTMH fundraiser regatta, Bronte Rocks the Hammer, in the bay RHYC 30 degrees and sunny forecast so far......
  8. we have a pit ban here in Ontario, dont know how "enforced" it is but he breed will dwindle as it become just less easy to find pups. golden retrievers bite more people in Ontario than pit bulls but the pit bull attack is usually more severe. and its a math thing, we have more labs and retrievers. A sad reality is there are a lot of pitbull fans that are the tattooed, face pierceing , fringe lifestyle folks that think its cool to have a potentially mean dog and promote the aggressive traits. and before somebody starts, stereotypes are based on realities folks Good luck in your fight against the ban.
  9. As an owner, who was once crew, who has a daughter and beer and a 40 yr old wife, who may just give the best BJ's I'M WATCHING ALL OF YOU!