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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. What you want to know is how long it will take to get to the spot where you're going to set up for your start. It helps to know how fast you are getting up and down the line to know how long it will take to get to a spot but the actual time end to end is not what you probably need. For example, you may want to approach on port but start nearer to the boat end. What you probably want to know is how long it will take you to get to the hole that you want in the fleet that is approaching on starboard.
  2. Maybe, I get the mistake in missing your exit but the notion that you're passing under the Whitestone bridge and don't know you're in NYC? This was not something that the skipper didn't know that he was doing. Also, do you really think that a guy carrying a handgun, a rifle, and 2 shotguns doesn't have a pretty sophisticated idea about guns and the fact that some places aren't all that permissive. I'm sure the NRA gets money from him every year by telling him how they waterboard you if you own a gun in New York.
  3. I'd prefer to see the Espo-Snaggletooth right off!
  4. The thread is in response to a feature on the front page of the same title. There was a previous thread in this forum about the same set of features on the front page. I get your sentiment if it was a random political opinion but not quite so sure why the anger in this case
  5. This kind of conflation of religion, politics, and ethnic identity is one of the reasons that Israel has so many problems with so many people. It suggests that the actions of the state of Israel are the overt manifestations of the will of God, right? The original front page piece suggested that Jews were being discriminated against when the ban was on Israeli sailors or displaying the flag of the state of Israel. It did not document any ban on Jewish sailors from other countries competing in the event. This kind of sanctioning of the athletes of a country may not be wise or fair but politics is not new to the Olympics. More importantly, conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism suggests that the motivation of the criticism is not grounded in complaints about the actions of a state and it prevents people from looking at the wisdom. lawfulness, and fairness of the policies of Israel. Most of us recognize that this conflation of religion and politics is creating a great deal of misery in the Middle-East, let's not forget that it is equally insidious in the non-Muslim world
  6. I've certainly gone up to the spreaders with a keelboat on a trailer. I wouldn't haul myself out to the spreaders, do it on a windy day, etc. Why not block the keel with wedges to keep it from shifting sideways and strap the boat down.
  7. Another thing that can be helpful is to attach a ratchet block to your masthead halyard and run the "long line" through it with one end tied to the bosun's chair and the other back to a winch. The ratchet makes it possible for the person in the chair to control their descent because it doesn't take much pressure on the tail end of the line to keep the line from running through the block on the way down. Even on the way up if the person in the chair is helping to hoist, the ratchet makes the operation at the winch work pretty well because you don't need a ton of pressure on the line to stay put.
  8. i am curious about the claim that the first layers should be mat for better bonding. Is there an explanation or mechanism behind this claim? not trying to say anyone is wrong- just trying to understand things
  9. i saw an impluse 21 for $1k on nyc craigslist