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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. I was surprised to see this when I was looking at Bristol 35.5s but it seemed they all had it.
  2. Thanks gang. I'm yanking it, it offers no advantage. If I ever go to single line reefing I'll put it back. sshow, just cleaning the mess.
  3. I must be missing something. Both the outhaul and the reef lines are set up like this. Inside the boom is a block with two sheaves. A line starts at the forward end of the boom with a stopper knot, it then leads aft inside the boom, goes around one of the sheaves and returns forward to exit the bottom of the boom. It then leads back to a winch. Another line starts at the aft end of the boom with a stopper knot, it then leads forward and rounds the other sheave on that block the returns aft to exit the top of the boom to go up to the reef point. I have to assume someone thought this provides power advantage but as I figure it, whatever you gain on one half, you give up on the other half. What am I missing? The pic shows my setup except I don't have single line reefing to the tack, is that what all this is for?
  4. I was onboard today! I realized I forgot to empty the bilge at the end of the season and it's been above freezing for a day so...
  5. https://sims.myphotos.cc/~waveflyerphoto/2010/msmaine10/content/msmaine10_182_large.html The 30
  6. So far it sounds like the Wichard stuff is the best option for DIY but I'm probably best to have it done professionally. On the other hand, it's really easy to take it off so I can give the Wichard a try. Does anyone look at that pic and say it's doomed and MUST be replaced?
  7. I bet someone here knows the answer to this one. The pictures tell most of the story. I used some Y10 gel to try to clean the stain earlier this summer but it didn't stay clean long. Now I have the chainplate off and am wondering what to do next. Should I clean it and see what it looks like under the stain or will any potential problems be too small to see with the naked eye? Should I just replace it since it's out? Can I just clean it up and do a better job of gooping it on the reinstall?
  8. Trailer park trash goes sailing. What a fucking nightmare she is. Pity her children have to be part of her attention whoreing. I think that her idiot husband reached out to the SA community first regarding her drinkin problem..but she got wind of that so she gave herself an uppercut and called the cops...nice tits though below that fucked up brain. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=177076&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1 I did not get the impression the Sailing Miss Lone Star folks had been married 16 years like that thread starts out with. Shocking!!! Who could have possibly seen this coming??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8auGCtrb2DI
  9. Trailer park trash goes sailing. What a fucking nightmare she is. Pity her children have to be part of her attention whoreing. I think that her idiot husband reached out to the SA community first regarding her drinkin problem..but she got wind of that so she gave herself an uppercut and called the cops...nice tits though below that fucked up brain. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=177076&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1 I did not get the impression the Sailing Miss Lone Star folks had been married 16 years like that thread starts out with. Yea, I don't see anything to indicate this is the same couple.
  10. Wait. Which series? Yeah. Which series? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL0da5_I-Vc&list=PLpreol34efaI0yRHo1yFJ3s-AixQ3N3t5&index=51
  11. FUCK no I didn't watch that much! I just saw one that said it was in Maine so I checked it out and hit the jackpot. They left the dock, well got towed off the dock cause they didn't dare back up. forgot the dog on shore, had to figure out how to put the sailboat in forward, anchored and proceeded to ground out and go high and dry, flood the boat, soak the electronics, eat raw oysters that were actually mussels, hmmm, what did I forget. yea, that was a good one.
  12. OMG, I just watched episode 51 leaving from Maine in a sailboat. Doomed. That's all I have to say. Doomed.
  13. If you had bought them ahead of time there would be no discussion. You won! Take the hardware!
  14. Wheel or tiller? Cabintop or cockpit traveler? General Rating range/target performance?
  15. I can't stand on a soapbox and scream 'Composter!" but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't consider it. PM me if you want. Mine's been in a couple weeks so I'm no expert but a few people I consider extremely persnickety sing the praises.