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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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  1. That is when there are panels, but when we do boat wraps they are all one piece.
  2. Wrap film is designed to be removable for up to 3 years after installation.Both 3M and avery recommend you use a professional installer to do the removal as we do it with a high powered industrial steamer. http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/970540O/qa-for-consumers-3m-wrap-film-series-1080-pdf.pdf Lower quality stickers are a totally different kind of material and not designed to be cleanly removed. Calendared material is just designed to stick and hold on tight to a flat surface.
  3. I'll address each question one by one. 1) TFX is not avery. Also without teaching a full lesson in vinyl here I can't go into the hundred of different types of vinyl. Wrap vinyl is very different then pin striping. Which is a calendared vinyl not a cast vinyl. Two very very different things. Removal must be done at the exact correct temp otherwise you will either melt the adhesive or, leave adhesive behind because of not correct temp. 2) As far as buying the rolls from amazon. You can certainly find the rolls of vinyl for cheep but unless you know how to install it properly your not going do have a pleasant experience. The installation is a full day of work between two certified installers. Also there is a separate layer of lamination we apply to the vinyl to protect it more for marine use. Aside from that, we use certain materials to protect the waterline and knifless tape so we are not cutting on the boat it's self. To many things to explain, as I outlined earlier this is NOT a DIY job. You can certainly go buy a can of paint for cheep to. Good luck to all, and please feel free to reach out with inquires but I will not go into detail on how we install the vinyl.
  4. Removal can be done with a heat gun and Citrus fluid for any adhesive that might be left over.
  5. This is essentially the same material that goes on the front of cars (clear bra) to protect it, it's just colored. When you remove the vinyl, it will be like new under it. If it's left on for 10+ years you might see some adhesive residue which can easily be removed with some citrus.
  6. Hey all. I own GT3 Creative in RI. Leroi is correct. We do boat wraps usually form the waterline up. I've done some (m32s) all the way down to the underwater parts. I would not recommend that for a boat that is wet sailed. It's a great alternative to paint, being a fraction of the cost, and a much smaller window of installation time. We can do it in pretty much any color, including metallics or even a full printed piece. I should mention, this is not a DIY project. Vinyl before it's being applied is fragile, and needs to be installed correctly to last. Especially on boats. Our installers are 3M certified so the job that gets done is top top notch. Also you have to keep in mind this is a giant sticker essentially. Yes we can make it look like paint, but it will get scratched if your not carful. We can supply you with extra color to put over it but it's the nature of a wrap and the marine industry. Lifespan: Depending on how it's treated and how much sun it gets. You can expect a solid 5 years. Maybe more. Weight: If anyone is concerned about weight savings it's much lighter then paint. The race car industry has done done of research on this: http://www.espn.com/racing/columns/story?id=2874550&columnist=newton_david&seriesId=2 We are a small family owned business in RI, and can pretty much work with anyone on anything. Give us a shout (email is best form of contact) : cary@gt3creative.com gt3creative.com https://www.facebook.com/gt3creative/ 401.608.2662 Cary cell (i'm usually out installing so this can the best number to reach me directly): 305.951.4611