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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. Same thing
  2. I have never heard of a weld on a mild steel , amateur built boat , ever breaking, EVER! I can believe it is rare, doesn't change the fact that mild steel is easy to work with and a poor finish is definitively a sign of laziness.
  3. This method, as described, of cranking the sheets in welding the seam and releasing the comealong leaves the material and joint under strain at all times.
  4. Fun fact, things should have excellent fitment and be thoroughly cleaned before you weld them. Or you know whatever fuck it... Cruising 11 months out of the year on is no excuse for poor finish to begin with. Porosity, penetration and uneven heat are the biggest challenges to home builders and can create significant weakness and be prone to corrosion. Mild steel is a forgiving medium and easy to work with. So if it doesn't look good it's not. There is no excuse for it, other than laziness and/or ignorance.
  5. You definitely have more flexibility with your time line if you plan to go to the Pacific. From Trinidad to Panama and the San Blas Islands you are well below the hurricane belt. Even staying in the windward through hurricane season is fine if you pay attention and are ready to move south in a hurry. Once you have the boat and have set off you suddenly have unlimited options. I definitely understand the escapism of planning (it's the only way I get through the working months) but what you plan today probably won't be what you end up doing. The best part of long term cruising, to me anyway, is getting out of our conditioned mindset to schedule every day of our lives. Once you can't even remember what month you are in life is pretty good. I like boats in the 40ft range for single handing, they have enough weight to handle their wind and everything feels more deliberate. Things seems so much more urgent on smaller boats.
  6. Big fan of Gundens foul weather gear. I always found yacht foulies to delicate and too expensive.
  7. Trinidad for a sweaty summer full of sanding and sawdust.
  8. It's just people exchanging dollars for entertainment. No one is being tricked or coerced and no one is requiring you to pay. In fact the content is provided for free. Not really worth a thread....
  9. Best to sell everything and start fresh or you will waste a lot of space with things you don't use. That's the approach we took anyway. If you must ship, there are a several companies that ship between FL and St Thomas/St Croix for a fair price. Also flat rate usps boxes to USVI ship at the same rate as they do in the states.
  10. Anyone know why it was seized? http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/?sl=41QSCI16031001
  11. Size matters, anyone who tells you different is just trying to make you feel better.
  12. Thanks OOS I appreciate the kind words. Somehow I missed this but I've been on the move. I put together another short because I wanted to work on color correction and try to take a more stylish aproach
  13. You came to sailing anarchy for sympathy?
  14. When everything is slack on the windward side the only thing in middle of the deck is sheets, For the shot I pulled up the rings with the sheets so it was easier to see. I'll take one of everything slack, the control lines are routed along the toe rail and cabin top so they are not in the way. It's at the limit for me though, that is why I left the staysail tracks, the spaghettification would be too much with more control lines.