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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. Does anyone in the USA still sail Fisher Cats? Is there a fleet? Our local community sailing center is receiving a mint condition Fisher Cat by Howard Boats as a donation. Think She's a 2010. She doesn't fit into our programming and the owner is really hoping his donation can be monetized towards our other campaigns - and we'd love to see this beautiful boat get back out in the world. That being said, we're in scow and J boat country and I have no idea if, and where, these boats are still making the rounds. We don't have much like this around. Yes, planning on buying a SA ad among other things, but where would one list a boat like this? Are their pockets or fleets that may have a connection? Any help appreciated, and again, it's for the kids folks!
  2. +1 I love the waist lock SEA, but short leg. Love the back support. Plus, I never liked how the neoprene feels behind the knee on the 3/4. Airprene short layers well too, so no need for warm/cold pairs. Just throw on a 1/2mm neoprene or some zhik layer under.
  3. I got two RC Lasers on a whim. They've become my lunch break or post work chill when sailing doesn't make sense (too little time, partially frozen lake, etc.). I leave them rigged in the closet at work and walk right out. We've done a bit of match racing but would love to try fleet racing but can't imagine the confusion.
  4. If they aren't able to drive, I'd be more worried about becoming a grandfather. Nothing keeping them from drinking in your house while you're around. Kids are stupid. Doesn't mean they need to do it with your blessing. Just your forgiveness.
  5. Under that logic, so will the zippers. What then? But seriously, I trust the glue more than another temporary system.
  6. Couple of different active ingredients - long story short, some have known side effects, some don't. Supposedly N-butyl cyanoacrylate is the safe one. The medical stuff is $200 a tube, or $10 for the same stuff in pet formula known as Vetbond. Common in the climbing world.
  7. That was my answer! So I guess this.
  8. We all get used to trying to hang gear unfolded, in the air, but the seals are oxidizing. Roll up your gear with the seals inside or store em in a sealed bin once dry. All the OS repair guides mention it but never seen it on the Gill/Musto care instructions.
  9. We have a ton of flat taylor made and polyform buoys, the classic dingy marks, that seem to be missing the interior valve flap that allows inflation and keeps air in until the screw in cap is replaced. What is causing these to break / any possibility of refilling without? Seems to me I can't get the screw in before it deflates, at least without the valve flap.
  10. Get something wide (80-85cm), big enough to uphaul (140-150L). Any bigger and you'll be over it in a week. Smaller and you'll not get there at all. Don't get something older than 5 years. Houston/Galveston should have something used within range?
  11. Digging Gimlet media right now: Reply all (fun one about the internet & people, not just stories) Crimetown (Think Boardwalk Empire, but for real and about providence RI)
  12. Salus isn't USCG so Cali is a no go? New Gill is USCG, but seems the hot item for our kids is the Astral YTV. I'd recommend. NRS vapor is my go to and runs only like $65. Tall in the torso though.
  13. Don't need to Home Despot, there are Ethanol free stations for collector cars, small engines, etc. http://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html Unless you're in the city/long island. What the heck do you people put in your boats? OUCH.
  14. Just curious, has anyone done the alternative and used one of the Lehr propane units? Few torqueedo units at our club but can't make the full round trip to the course without the big battery. Propane seems easier from what I've read? Throw an extra coleman tank in or bring the grill tank for a dead cruise.
  15. White caps, at six knots? I want to sail where you do. That looks terrific.