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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. One thing is certain... San Francisco was wise to not ante up the money to host a second time. Let Auckland taxpayers subsidize the global billionaires next time.
  2. To answer the question "why no postponement cards?" it's a made-for-TV rule. Ironic considering there is no decent TV coverage anyhow
  3. In other news, researchers at a major university have found that people who boast about being pool shitters never get invited to pool parties.
  4. There's a Garrison Keillor monologue about an incident like this on Lake Woebegon: Pastor Ingqvist is out on his pontoon boat with a group of people from his parish, somebody used way too much lighter fluid on the charcoal grill so everybody retreated to the other side of the boat, etc.
  5. Seriously? Let me guess, you just got your third PADI patch and now you're a grizzled vet? Ice diving is a hard overhead environment. Cave diving is a hard overhead environment. Penetrating 100 feet into a shipwreck is a hard overhead environment. Ducking underneath a sailboat is an open water dive.
  6. The back end reminds me of the Britton Chance 12 meter Mariner. As Ted Turner said, "Jesus, Britt... even turds are tapered".
  7. Yes, I'd say James know from an early age how to go to sea in style
  8. As built, any yacht from the great yards like Herreshoff or Nevins or Lawley or Fife would have any visible screws clocked and that's how it's done today at Feadship or Abeking & Rasmussen. Anyhow you'd never leave a screw too loose and tightening the quarter or half turn that it would take to get it perfect isn't going to cause a problem with crushed wood fibers. Worst case, once in a great while you might need to back a screw out and start it over so it lines up in a different position. It's a standard of work, like mirroring the grain patterns in opposing planks or matching the color and grain alignment of the bung to the plank. It has little impact on the final utility of the product but if you don't do it, it's just really visibly not a top level job.
  9. Two different people's work here... the person who installed the dark colored center trim took the time to align the slots in the screws all in the same direction. Nice attention to detail.
  10. Bull rails are fine, once you learn to tie a proper knot. As far as the trip hazard, in the words of Arthur Ransome "If not duffers won't drown, if duffers better drowned",
  11. relative wave height descriptions... 15 foot Lake Erie = 10 feet on the east coast = 6 feet on the west coast = 3 feet Hawaiian.
  12. http://www.formerbases.com/cal_no_treasureisland_history.htm Developers asking for public money/subsidy to develop a private marina for mega-yachts on public property... what's in it for the taxpayers?
  13. Dagger board boats are fine for lakes and sheltered waters, sure... but the English Channel or the North Sea? No thanks, not on my dime.
  14. An orbital sander left visible marks in gelcoat? I doubt it. Sounds more like they used an 8" disc sander. Great tool for removing lots of material fast but noobs/the unskilled can do a lot of damage.
  15. Why was that and why can't they get members now? Genuine question to yourself and other locals. Good question. Others may chime in - please do. IMHO the GGYC always had a bit of a problem trying to differentiate their offering from the raft of other Clubs on the Bay. Corinthian YC in Tiburon, Encinal YC and Oakland YC, Richmond YC, Sausalito YC and even South Beach YC, which got a new lease of life when the ballpark was built. Others too. I'm excluding the two "senior" Clubs, San Francisco YC and St. Francis YC, as there was more differentiation there! I'd agree. Depending on what kind of boating you're in to, Corinthian of Richmond or Encinal all have their distinct niches. I've never really understood what the unique value proposition of the GG club was.