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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. how's it feel being the local SJW?
  2. unless you're dragging the bum (upwind), you want the weight at Bmax. Looking at the hull shape, I doubt you're dragging the bum. and as above -- get rid of the weight you can, move the weight you can't (like anchors, chain, etc) to where it does the least damage - in the bilge at the mast step.
  3. Its a race, no? Any artificial 'limit' will be explored to the max. Only at the point of crashing do you know where the limit is. Polars are pretty meaningless in that context (*) (*) - well, except if you know where the real limit is, you can update them!
  4. I've found a pair of Merrell minimalist runners (with vibram soles) pretty good -- like this. Though they absolutely stink after a day in salt water and the laces need restraint (extra knots and tucking under) Got them on sale somewhere or other -- when joggers worked out they didn't like running in them, I guess. As someone mentioned above -- get to know what is a grippy sole (material, pattern)
  5. bit more of an east-coast antipodean flavour.. surprised these haven't come up.
  6. thanks for that. So it was a new owner, too? Not even familiar with the boat, its maintenance history, or its foibles. Warned not to go, broker rings again and suggests they return. Seriously, I'm with Skol and Jack on this one -- you couldn't have planned a disaster more thoroughly.
  7. yes - they're tilted. And if I recall correctly - there was some speculation that this tilt may have contributed to some of the southern ocean wipeouts via a dramatic change in directional stability depending on heel.
  8. awesome stuff..
  9. Is that the 'race lite' rather than 'offshore race' ? I've found the offshore race smock more than capable.
  10. sex for money -- the oldest profession.
  11. I meant the mast - whilst on a trailer. and yes -- intent is to raise your pucker threshold.
  12. climb the rig a couple of times.. it'll raise your threshold
  13. reality.. though monkey-branching from Bell -- scarcity of higher-up branches. All this AVO fluff is runup for the family court. The more drama and doubt that he's not a wife-beater will pay dividends.
  14. good schools, short commute to city, near water. Manly is till nice - great area for what you're looking for, and the prices reflect that -- check out realestate.com.au or domain.com.au for rental and RE prices. If you've got the sort of money for Manly - also check out some of the other suburbs along Parramatta river - Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Lane Cove. Plenty of water for sailing to the South, but the commute probably sucks. Ditto North (Pittwater). You're right about house prices - doubled again in the last 10 years. I hope you have at least $2M to spend, or $1000-1500/wk. Suggest you hold of any ideas of purchasing off for the moment -- seems we've just passed peak stupid and prices will either flatline for a while or maybe tank.
  15. I think you know the answer - you can fall/slip out of a chair; a harness, not so much.