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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. Also in SF and interested.
  2. Sandiline. By far the best. You can't buy them in the us. Try suntouched in the UK.
  3. Any plans to get a boat out to sf?
  4. Dave & Steve, I definitely understand your lack of interest in producing a trailer that seems completely unnecessary and redundant. I don't dispute your assertion that car topping is completely viable and likely the best and least expensive option. However, it seems that there is a strong interest amongst a significant group of purchasers in a trailering option. Just to dispel any uncertainty and associated nervousness in the buyer, could you show how the boat could easily be trailered with one of those widely available models? A few folks are obviously unsure of exactly which trailer might work and how with this boat. We could then know that if we buy that trailer and a few extra fittings it will work well. There would be no extra mucking around and ending up with a trailer that might not work as well for some unknown reason. The most intrepid will likely still roll their own option, but for people less inclined to tinker and just go sailing there will be a clear path. Hoping you guys are starting solid 1 design class here. Thx!
  5. This is going to be a fun one.
  6. My number came up and I'm curious if anybody has received one of these yet?
  7. Perfect. Thx!
  8. It looks like I will be visiting Austin with some frequency over the next year. Any advice on dinghy racing here? I would especially enjoy some laser sailing. Any ideas on how to charter or rent one of those beasts? Thx! Pete
  9. Any tips on how to fit a 2nd boat in a small tool bag? Probably i should get a spare set of spars though.
  10. What are the bits that break most frequently? I'm trying to put together a small repair kit without having two of everything. So far: Fairleads for trav + out haul Gooseneck Vang tang Eye strap 4 boom blocks What else do you recommend?
  11. U R being silly. The majority of the adults I sail dinghies with wear flotation aids. Nobody gets protested and nobody cares about the federal law.
  12. I recently tried a friends "buoyancy aid" for a regatta after years of using USCG life jackets. Mine is in the mail. For the kind of sailing you do the decreased bulk will be nice.
  13. It is not a tension curve from cunno but too much material in the luff problem. My take is that with the heavier fabric it takes more breeze to pull that material out down wind. The issue disappeared as the wind built for me. I still think above is true. Performance is very similar. The trim setting are just somewhat different downwind (and upwind in breeze apparently but I have not run into that yet). Exactly. Dug around a bit and folks on Laser forum are noting same exact thing. Thanks for posting and starting a new thread. Do you think the new sail not sliding up the mast, as suggested, when releasing the Cunningham is the problem? That would make sense. No, I don't think that is not it at all. From my view (and others) if anything the luff of the sail is too short and the only way to get the vertical fold or pocket to go away is to bring the mast tip lower... bend the mast... add vang. I had not used any cunningham all day. Its not a cunningham release problem. More on this on laser forum.
  14. Absolutely. Amen. And fuck off with the trans bashing too.