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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. Yeah same here on Schock 35s and NY36s. Not that hard
  2. If youre up for taking the butt end off the mast why not just do end for end gybes? Simpler anyway
  3. Are there squells in the doldrums? I thought that was more of a tradewinds thing
  4. Youre going to pull the vang on hard upwind in breeze to vang sheet-that and the mainsheet bend the mast and flatten the sail. Very little to no backstay upwind. Let the vang off before you try to turn downwind/round the weather mark. If not the main stays too loaded and you cant turn. Also the load on the gooseneck breaks the mast. Put some backstay on downwind in breeze so the kite doesnt invert the mast. Mast go boom
  5. I think we decided that it wasn't on a halyard-just lashed to the mast at the top of the ladder
  6. I like to picture him sitting there staring straight into the sun all day while the sails hand down and the ladder drags in the water on one side up around the shrouds
  7. Ahhh yes. Free Intercourse. The next was an Andrews 42-one of a pair. I did some time on Roller-the other one. Great boats.
  8. Except being roly-poly downwind. What was the Fiver owners name? He was a character.
  9. Well it ain't San Diego PHRF but it still looks like fun
  10. Could have been worse-we came along a few hours later and not only had we lost to you guys by 9 minutes but the photo boat had gone in to refuel. No photo. Oh well. Say hi to Tim. Was a fun one all right. There's a good home movie. Lots of big hair.
  11. Huh? CF37s were an older design and much older style (fat middle/pinched ends) although some did well into the 80s (Bingo). I think Sweet Okole just didn't come down to So Cal to play very much Re BBS, don't recall what she rated but she does Choate 40s time and there were plenty of those showing up BTW all those Hawaii trips up to today were with the same owner and most of the same crew. Dean has been a great caretaker
  12. The old Huckleberry Frog.
  13. Snags for the brain exercise
  14. Hey Counselor I just watched your video- I think 80% of your crew are Mischief alums-you need the Bubble Boy battle flag. Same team this time? Have fun, stay safe, sail fast, and say hi to the boys.
  15. Meh. You aren't cranking on the backstay and flexing the whole hull like an old timey IOR boat-backstay is (should be) off going upwind-the shrouds are pretty loaded up to keep headstay tension but that's where all the structure in the boat is. What happens is that the deck between the mast base and the compression post gets crushed after a while, but that's an easy fix. Old boat is fine-get new sails and rigging, maybe new/stiff mast (and make sure the spreader bar is right so the spreaders aren't too far back-a lot of people miss this). Make sure the keel is in the right place (another easy adjustment) and then go around and around the racetrack until you can do it without flipping or throwing the spinnaker under the boat. That and a front row start are waaaay more important than a new hull that might be 3 seconds faster around the track.