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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. See https://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/maryland/mddce/1:2016cv03363/366249/19 It was a product liability case that the plaintiff attempted to bring under Admiralty law. The boat was seized to guarantee payment should the plaintiff won, as the manufacturer (boat builder) is in France. The case was dismissed and the boat released because product liability cases are not subject to Admiralty law. Jim
  2. Here's one thread that seems to maybe be your problem -- https://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=29187&hilit=hull+crack This is a picture of a cut-up Hobie 16. Notice the seam is up the very top of the sides and the deck is flat. Your crack seems to be a bit below the actual seam. It might be fixable by cleaning it out and applying a glue. I'd really go back to the Hobie forum and contact Matt Miller and/or Matt Bounds. What those two don't know about the Hobie 16 is not known by anyone. The Hobie 16 is a rugged boat, but we push them to the limit. There's video on the web of them in 60 mph winds. I know of one crew with 500 pounds trying to keep the thing down. If something isn't breaking on a Hobie 16, you're not using it right. I'm sure either Matt has seen your problem and know the fix, if there is one. Best of luck, Jim Clark-Dawe
  3. Hobie maintains its own forum at https://www.hobiecat.com/forums/ Lots of very knowledgeable people who know the Hobie 16 inside and out. I can't decide looking at the picture how much the mast supports are being compromised. The mast is supported at three points. The two side points rely on a piece of metal that's below the lip and is connected through a bolt (anchor bar to anchor pin). The anchor bar spreads the load out over a few inches and can be seen in your second picture. First concern would be whether the anchor bar is trying to pull through the hull. It's held in place by the thickness of the lip and sometimes you can get a crack from that pressure. This wouldn't cause a hull failure usually, but can cause a mast collapse if the shroud goes. This situation should not cause any leakage in the hull. Second concern would be the deck separating from the hull. That would have the potential for water going into the hull. This could be caused by a soft spot due to delamination. Does the hull sound solid when you tap it in the area? I can't see your pictures well enough to be sure where the crack is. I'd strongly suggest going on the Hobie forum for the 16s. Best of luck, Jim Clark-Dawe
  4. Spend the money on an attorney that specializes in tax law. There may be several ways to get at this, including as a home office State tax law might also need to be considered here. Best of luck, Jim Clark-Dawe
  5. This starts out under Rules 10 and 19, then when green hails "Room to tack," Rule 20 applies. Here's Rule 20.2(a): "After a boat hails, she shall give the hailed boat time to respond." Blue cannot tack until she can do so without breaking a rule. This is part of the "time to respond" portion of Rule 20.2(a). You might also want to look at Case 113, which gives hints that Blue can't be forced to tack if she's going to collide with another boat. I'm assuming a valid hail under Rule 20. However, even if the hail is invalid, Blue must comply with Rule 20.2. Best of luck, Jim Clark-Dawe
  6. If your boat hangs more than four feet from the end of your trailer, you are oversized and depending upon a couple of things, have to have a red flag and/or red light at the end of your boat, and in some states, you will need a permit. I can't get your picture to load so I don't know exactly what's going on. But the four foot measurement is based upon the portion of your trailer containing your rear lights and license plate. So one solution is to modify your trailer by adding a new rear member, containing the lights and license plate, that is less than four feet from the end. Here's California's regulation: 24604. Whenever the load upon any vehicle extends, or whenever anyintegral part of any vehicle projects, to the rear four feet or morebeyond the rear of the vehicle, as measured from the taillamps, thereshall be displayed at the extreme end of the load or projecting partof the vehicle during darkness, in addition to the requiredtaillamp, two red lights with a bulb rated not in excess of sixcandlepower plainly visible from a distance of at least 500 feet tothe sides and rear. At any other time there shall be displayed at theextreme end of the load or projecting part of the vehicle a solidred or fluorescent orange flag or cloth not less than 12 inchessquare. I'd ask the person who says you need a permit to show you the law and the state involved. Best of luck, Jim Clark-Dawe