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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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Deep Freeze

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"Perhaps Team Frosty was not quite as ready for the Winter Series as they thought."..This week's caption contest is brought to you by CST Composites. Have fun!

 

02/07/07

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Up periscope, aye.

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Team Frosty did every thing they could to winterize their boat. They even filled the boat with water knowing that ice floats.

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OK, I forgot. . .I am supposed to let it soak for how long to make it watertight?

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I don't know about you, but...i'm gettin' a little nippley. And i think we might be taking on some water. 'ear take another hit...

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how long is it for one of these fucking wooden boats to 'take up'?

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Duuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's not an ice boat!!!!

 

At least the beer's still cold.

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No, really! Trust me! This way there won't be any ice damage to the hull! Hold my beer, I'll show you.

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Who the hell are these blowhards, who think that a little booze and dope don't mix well with sailing?

 

Go the Snow Cone!

 

Good one!

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Cryogenic In-Water Storage, said to minimize hull flexing over the winter, is now available at your local marina.

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"Local high school students put sailboat mast on block of ice, plan to sail it to Africa to be used as fresh drinking water."

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When the skipper told me he was putting the campaign on ice I never thought he'd take it this far.

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Winterizing boat check list

 

#27 Put plug somewhere safe where you will remember to place it back in before spring commissioning.

 

CHECK!

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Imagine the shock when the Tillerman family returned to discover DT forgot to add that second hose clamp to the galley drain through hull! At least the heater was not in yet.

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Bob discovered the hard way that it really sucks to be in the experimental group in the new thru-hull silicone double blind test.

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Barring one bad seed, this years crop of Winter Sailboats nearly had a full yeild.....

 

T22

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SF Bay Chronicle - After being advised repeatedly against launching his homemade trimaran, David Vann sits inside his aluminum cabin

in the Napa River.

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Ernesto takes unprecedented steps to hide Alinghi's true design direction for the next, 2019 AC campaign.

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"I finally have worked out how to get rid of the drag"

 

or

 

"I was only trying to defost the fridge with a knife when all of a sudden the knife went through the hull"

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The US Navy going back to their original roots tried to go a little "green" by putting a mast on a submarine.

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note to captain: add antifreeze to water ballast in freezing conditions

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Ice boat racing is apparently harder that I thought

 

This is the proper way to store a Macgregor26

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"trust me, this way we won't have to keep shoveling the snow off the deck"... :blink:

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Ice boat racing is apparently harder that I thought

 

This is the proper way to store a Macgregor26

 

 

very funny........lol!

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I said, we need to put ice in our drinks on the boat, not put the boat in the drink with ICE!

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I said, we need to put ice in our drinks on the boat, not put the boat in the drink with ICE!

"It's a strange metal wand with ice around it. I'm guessing that's significant!"

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"No sea too rough

no muff too tough

we dive at dawn"

 

 

 

 

"chaps, perhaps we can pretend that this is U571 and film a dramatic interpretation of the capture of Hitler's Enigma decoding machine during WWll.

The British and film going public will not notice that Americans are cast as the British that actually captured it, or notice that U571 was not the actual U-boat concerned in the incident. Pip Pip"

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In an effort to minimize surface effects, the budding naval architect may have taken the small water-plane area concept a bit too far…

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"Let me see, how does it go with the seacock. Turn left to open and turn right to close,or was it right to open left to close." ........ Dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never get it right.

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I told you not to take my parking spot.

 

 

This wreck wasn't marked on the charts.

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well you did ask me to "get some water over the deck to rince off the ice". you just didnt say how much.....

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In the interests of saftey, please keep all limbs and appendages within the confines of the submerged, sail powered icebreaker and all times.

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gee, you canadian's sure have a funny way of wet sanding the bottom.

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Baby you've got to believe me! I swear I wasn't planning this when I said I wanted to put the old boat on ice and upgrade to a new FT10!

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Look on the bright side skipper, at least the mast stayed dry!

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Well at least I don't have to shove the snow off the deck any more

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- No yard bills or haul-out expenses!

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- No electricity bill for bubbler system!

 

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(Limited time offer. Not available in warm climates.)

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We all live in a Sailing Submarine, a Sailing Submarine, a Sailing Submarine!!!

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Hey Shife, wake up! BYC just restocked the ice for the Burns-O-Matic 76! Now where did we put the liquor?

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"Nothing to see here...move along.......Nothing to see here...move along everybody......."

 

-M

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So she wants half of everything I got? Tell her she's welcome to it...

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Go Go Gadget Submarine!

 

or

 

Yeah, she she drafts a little more, but I think it'll be worth it.

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Honey, did you close the hatch cover on the boat before we left for the winter?

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Indroducing the all new Red October 25 with it's state of the art low low friction decks (nothing sticking to this baby). Sean Connery available at extra cost.

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