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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 have been using the West product for 3 or 4 years. I see no difference between it and VC as far as application, performance, etc. We take care of the bottom of the boat (J/30) and clean multiple times during the season. I have every intention of doing it again this season.
  2. 50 years ago, I was a kid growing up in So Cal and I clearly remember the fires in the foothills near our home. A sight and a smell that you will never forget. The folks who run into that to save people and homes are a special breed. Like Lightinn said - MUCH RESPECT!!
  3. A true loss. Golf and sailing may not mix well but what an icon. We are all a little less complete tonight. Rest in peace Mr. Palmer.
  4. Been on the gel for about 2 1/2 years. No side effects / reactions at all. Clearly has made a positive difference in how I feel (for a mid 60's guy). All cardio vascular signs are as before I started the gel.
  5. I have sailed Michigan for nearly 20 years. Queens, Macs, even a couple of Hooks as well as many hundreds of club events as well as just out sailing. Some of the most wonderful waters to sail on but can also be some of the craziest water in the world. Love it and can't wait for spring to get here.
  6. In the case of Relentless, the proof is in the outcome. Boat has been set up this way for three seasons and, as I said, has flaged mutiple times in the 1 and 2 person Macs.
  7. Couple of friends of mine did this type of mod to a 29. Added ballast in bilge and a bulb to bottom of keel. Boat has done very well in both the double and single handed Mac since then. Watched some of this work being done. It is not a small undertaking by any means. Name of boat is Relentless TFWB.
  8. Nice!
  9. Boatpix
  10. An excellent day to sit by the fire with a comforting beverage watching videos of others out in the weather.
  11. Reminds me of Moonrise - Hernadez, NM but not quite as striking. Regardless, quite a landscape to live in. Harsh yet stunning.
  12. Dude this had me laughing out loud. Every bit is correct. :P/> Our bowman is a minister (seriously). This is on its way to him in 30 seconds!!
  13. Drove it in August. It's at the extreme north end of Door County at Death's Door. While the telephoto lens does compress the view, it really is very much like this. When we went up there, a group of Mazda Miata sports cars were running back and forth on this stretch over and over. Hope they didn't have too many adult beverages the night before.