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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. I got paid to fly for 25 years. Navy helo and fixed wing, corporate after that. Spend time on the boat now, can afford it. Current joke amoung most of my private pilot friends, they keep their planes so they can go buy a $100+ hamburger for lunch. Last time I crunched the numbers, I can drive from Tidewater, VA to Jacksonville, Fl in 9 hours, 30 gals of gas at ~2.00. Flying an affordable plane would save me maybe an hour, 8 hours at 10gals/hour of ~4.00 avgas just doesn't make financial sense. Plus I don't need an IFR equiped plane to drive on the interstate.
  2. My daughter gets extremely sea sick. Tried all the various remedies, the electronic wrist band is the only thing that works for her. She wears it constantly at a low setting, increasing as the symptoms appear.
  3. Been out of touch for a while. I went to USNA with the same idea. Quickly found out I didn't have the eye to design boats and dropped out of Naval Arch. Ended up with an engineering degree and flying helo's for the navy. Still prefer to mess around with boats. Live your dreams. keep us posted on your progress.
  4. The dodger looks great on paper. But how does it work for Kim? I've been on too many boats where the dodger obstructs the view ahead. The rest of the build is amazing. Beautiful boat. Thanks Bob for sharing Catari, Francis Lee and now KDH's build.
  5. It has probably all ready been addressed, but the area between the coming and the cabin is a dirt magnet. Picture 2 (post 5636) shows a narrow "V" at the coming/deck/cabin jount, will there be a wide fillet in there to make cleaning easier?
  6. I've never painted (other than bottom paint) a hull before. If they are going to spray on the finish wouldn't it be easier to do before they roll it over?
  7. Kim, This is the one I was asking about. Might just be the picture.
  8. Thanks Bob, Then I guess the question should be, why shift from a scarf in the vertical plane to one in the horizontal plane. Probably makes little difference, but as a hack wordworker always looking for clues how to do it better.
  9. In the last picture it looks like they are switching to a scarf joint on the last strip, the other joints that I see are butted. Is it because they are getting close to the turn in the hull or just trying something different?
  10. Click the light bulb comes on. Once it's all together and flipped, most if not all of the white bulkheads come out. I was thinking more along the lines of screwing each strip into a rib so the temp fastners didn't make sense. Relooking at the picture showing the scaft joint, the hull does look very fair.
  11. Why do some of the planks have the extra screws through the small wood blocks? It may just be the different shades of wood, but it appears that the planks are different thickness. Just the photo or will alot of sanding be required?