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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. Upgrade to titanium
  2. Rusts easily: That one was less than a year old. I don't know what you did with it, but looks like it was left that at the bottom of a wet salty locker? Mine is on my hip and inside wet foulies for multiple regattas. Barely a spec of rust on it. Periodically spray some t9 on it or something else. Still looks like new. Swear by it. Tools need maintenance too.
  3. Rumor has it, the only thing in their cutlery drawer was a bottle opener...carbon fiber non the less.
  4. I'd skip the blocks on the mast and use low friction rigns inside of a dyneema loop cow hitched to a fair lead up the mast.
  5. The boom floats up when the main is up, plenty of clearance to go under, unless you cut it to be a deck sweeper. If your lazy jacks are fixed on the mast, you won't have an issue with the coach roof, if they aren't fixed, remember to take up before dropping the main.
  6. Copy. For some reason Ft Myers came up as Ft**********. Figured it was Lauderdale. Best of luck.
  7. Cracker Boy in Riviera Beach can sort you out. Pics of the girls...for science.
  8. Seen them sailing around for weeks, in good breeze, but haven't caught them up on foils.
  9. Parade of boats on the way to Key West it looks like.
  10. $5.25 mil....honey have you seen my checkbook
  11. Brilliant! Foam wrap it, slide it inside. End caps on both ends. Walk into USPS, slap a sticker on it and a handful of stamps.
  12. There may be a hull on bermuda that could use a set...
  13. Learn something new every day. Didnt know about the egg beaters on those tugs. And since all this FOSS info is being posted, The original tug that got them started, the Wallace Foss, launched in 1897 is moored in Newport. She's been for sale for a couple of years. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1897/Tacoma-Tugboat-Classic-Tug-2737240/Newport/RI/United-States#.V0eqXu69LYV
  14. Watched one of the west marine guys put an eye splice into one in under 15minutes. But he does it every day. We use it for all the halyards on a boat that's run daily for 5 months straight. The cover will stretch and if you have it whipped on the bitter end, it'll bunch up. Best bet, just make a reeving eye. To give you an idea, on a 250' line, I milked off about 2' of cover, probably more to come. For best results, after you get the splice in, secure the eye, grab a piece of 1/4" spectra, tie a prussik behind the spliced end (maybe use a big caribener to pull/guide the prusik along), and work it towards the bitter end. You'll be amazed how much cover comes off.
  15. Davis Deluxe Rigging knife $20-25. Sharpens easy, cuts tech stuff well. Used it everyday for the last 3 months. Price is right too.