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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.

Steve Lavigne

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  1. Definitely the Aberdeen Marina Club. I just pulled out some old photos I have of the Jumbo restaurant pier with that big circular sign and another photo with the Aberdeen Marina Club in the background. The boat, Corum II, is "by Beneteau" and won the 1990 Corum China Sea Race.
  2. Aberdeen Marina Club, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Pretty sure I boarded a tour boat at the traditional roofed dock back in 1995.
  3. Skied 9 days in Hokkaido in the last two weeks of January. Fresh powder 8 of 9 days and liftlines and competition for powder was minimal to non existant. Heard something about 50 minute gondola lines at Niseko, but the closest I got to Niseko was the Black Diamond Lodge. I'll probably ski Hokkaido again, but it is unlikely I will ever ski Niseko.
  4. I stayed at the Hilton next to there in August. Saw the crew doing yoga on the foredeck.
  5. Gofree is also the name for the B&G wifi access point / router. This is not needed. All you need is the B&G ethernet cable connected to the Zeus 2 with an rj45 on the other end going directly to a pc, connecting to a network switch / wireless bridge / access point / router, etc. That is how my setup is. Works great with all manner of IOS apps, OpenCPN, etc. Hard to see how using a separate mux would be simpler. You could also run Android emulation software on a pc if you wanted to control or view the Zeus2 using the pc interface.
  6. The GoFree app allows remote viewing and control of the ZEUS2 and its running on an iPad not a PC. IPad is not seeing a data stream of NMEA 0183 sentences or N2K PGN's from ZEUS2 Wrong. Here is the NMEA0183 tcp stream from my Zeus2 to my ipad sitting in my office.
  7. Kim, Speaking of anchors, was that your beautiful wood 50+ foot yacht from Bainbridge that tangled anchors with my uncle's blue steel 85 ft trawler Perseverance? This was fourth of July evening on Elliott Bay in 2003 I think. Steve Edit: If I remember right, I think the trawler was the one dragging anchor.
  8. Looks like the ferry and uncruise were very close to each other at midnight...
  9. Check the time of the track. Looks like normal ops, just outside of the range of the ground based AIS receiver station.