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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. found this version as well.. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4049/4315046921_d4cc2b681c_o.jpg
  2. That's almost frame worthy
  3. bummer... https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bod/6125720987.html i think i've seen this one here before https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/boa/6127038530.html
  4. Wife's 2008 Saturn vie hybrid. Got knocked ina hail storm. 8k in damages. Had to ship three hoods until one came that wasn't damaged in transit. They wanted to to cut the roof off and replace but I insisted on paintless dent removal with. O difference in cost.. You'd never know that it looked like it was parked at golf driving range when the guy was done.... ended up getting a new roof on the house, new siding and new gutters on that storm, Usaa hated us that year....
  5. pretty sure every state has requirment for a person to be licensed to "spray for pay" i work for a university and only spray on their property, but D.C. Still requires the license. If I were to even buy otc chems and apply, I'd still need the lic. . Some states have a lawnman type clause, that would allow the homeowner to buy the chems and have the lawn guy apply and not need the license but this is rare. as a homeowner I can buy all the chems I want otc and nuke the earth until it glows, and no license needed....
  6. Glad that Carbon dink is in Seattle. In so cal or fla you'd be able to cook your thighs on the thwart the summer time...
  7. Daddle. All otc pesticides are not created equal. When you are purchasing pesticides, look at the active ingredients.... you can get otc glyphosate in varying concentrations... but commercial grade glyphosate is normally in the 40% range. Which when applied at two ounces per gallon will kill most stuff. Labeled rate up to 4 ounces will even begin to hurt heavy ivys so when shopping at home crackpot or slowes. Look for 41% glyphosate as an active ingredient. Also when spraying. Add some dish soap to the mix. This help break down the waxy surfaces of the weeds..so the chemicals stay in contact with the leaf and not roll off... also so do not mix fast burn herbicides like 24d or dicamba with glyphosate. The 24d will burn the leaf before the glyphosate has a chance to kill the plant. if you want a natural herbicide. It's called scythe. Uses fatty acids. 170 bucks for 2.5 gallons. Made by dow hort degree, certified pest guy in two states plus D.C.
  8. if you need a ride to udvar let me know, I can break away from work.... but you can take metro silver line to weihle and then take fairfax connector bus to udvar hazy https://airandspace.si.edu/newsroom/press-releases/metro-silver-line-and-fairfax-connector-service-will-link-national-air-and
  9. round up works....2 ounces per gallon will kill just about any weed. 1/2ounce per gallon and you can use it over th top of some more durable ground covers like ivy and liriope to keep the weeds at bay. donot spry when windy, do not spray near roses and azaleas, they are extremely susceptible to the chemical drift Do not spray it on your desirable turf...scorched earth... never done the fire routine, but easy enough. Id rather just pull the weed than schlep around a pot of boiling water.... Is glyphosate bad for the enviro? probably. but to some extent everything is bad for the environment in the proper quantities.
  10. Definitely do the Udvar Hazy out in dulles. from a gear head point of view, you will not be disappointed. Arlington is very sobering and if you can time it with changing of guards at the tomb of unknown soldiers, again worth it. If you are in the Georgetown area, the college campus is beautiful this time of year lots of nice restaurant old town alexandria Mount vernon is also a worthy trip. live in VA work in DC
  11. Looks like it worked
  12. For those interested. The Maryland model yacht club will have a demo booth in ego alley at the Annapolis spring boat show this weekend. Fwiw I'll be there with my Carbon rg65 for at least part of day....
  13. I'd sooner rent a John boat with a motor and tow.. I think One of three things will happen. You'll drop the motor onto the sail boat and damage it, or drop the engine overboard while trying to rig it, Or your jury rig will fail at the worst possible moment and you'll have to drop the hook and then call for help.... Take lots of pics and post back..
  14. . Just trying to get some ass