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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 am coming to the end (hopefully) of a similar project on my Etincelle 60. Mechanicals and structure were ok, new electrics, sails, standing rigging, instruments, complete rewire, remodel the salon, new heads, decks painted and some glass and composite work. It is being done in the Caribbean and I have flown in and out to project manage it. I have individual trades working on it rather than a single contractor running the project. It has taken twice as long as planned but overall happy with the outcome and the price. I got lucky with the team I got working on the boat - honest and competent, if not the quickest or best organised. Very happy with going down this path as I love the design and the structure/hulls are sound. I have spent about 65% of purchase price on the refit, still well under half, probably under a third, of what it would cost to build it new today. Its a boat, of course it doesn't make financial sense - no matter how you do it. I get back to the Caribbean this week after a 3 months away for family and work - 5 weeks of shakedown then hopefully ready to cross the pacific (but nothing else has gone to schedule so I expect that we will be going to plan . Best of luck with your plans, what are you buying ?
  2. Pics or GTFO She drew the line at posting her tits. Her arse is just fine...thank you (and her)
  3. Advertised on Facebook now. 3 in the lineup.
  4. Coville's tri is on the market, asking 5mill. Doesn't get much faster than that.
  5. Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us. Cruising around the inland sea and Okinawa for a while at least. I live in northern Japan and looking forward to discover what it has to offer for cruisers - a lot I expect. Got to get the boat here first :-) Fascinating. Is there much in the way of cruising guides, facilities for yotts and so on? Haven't found a cruising guide - the rest is what I am going to find out :-)
  6. Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us. Cruising around the inland sea and Okinawa for a while at least. I live in northern Japan and looking forward to discover what it has to offer for cruisers - a lot I expect. Got to get the boat here first :-)
  7. Ambitious! We pored over Cornell looking for ways to get to Japan that made sense from where we were. From NZ at the time it seemed like a lot of ducking, dodging and spinning to get through various areas prevailing winds and storm seasons that you had to time just so. It seems if you do get there, there's not a long season before weather risk sets in...and most of the trips out are unpleasant. At least that was our take based on the common cruising routes. Tough to say without actually going there, but it doesn't seem like a place a lot of cruisers frequent. What are your plans once there? I'd love to go sometime, but it's not likely for us.
  8. The refit should be done next month, then 2 months of shakedown around St Martin, then all going well off to Panama then Japan by July.
  9. Looked better on the hard
  10. I only ever talk out my arse
  11. These are houseboats with rigs, their performance is measured in amenity and price. They will move through the water like a bathtub with a paddle (probably a very small paddle), and presumably only downwind under sail.
  12. Is it irrelevant because: A) it is a multihull more than a 'real' sailor can afford, or C) not performance oriented enough
  13. You must be from the wooden boat forum. No, I was a firefighter for 40yrs. who give a fuck you idiot
  14. What's unpopular about that?