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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. Is there the ability to rent a mooring for an extended period (6-12 months) and not sell a child for? Through a yacht club, council or private?
  2. These are the current National guidelines. Enforcement is a different discussion. DAFF antifoulant in water hull clean code.pdf
  3. There will be half a dozen first 40's in this years Hobart. What other brand has done that
  4. ​Gusts to 52 knots this morning at Outer Harbor at 0630. Whole State had no power for many hours last night. Fortunately we live near the power station so we got it back on after 4-5 hours.
  5. We have set a date 2021. We have a boat, not ideal but I was told by a man smarter than me and with more worn out boat shoes, that you should go with the boat you have, not the boat that you want.
  6. It was a pretty windy day, Thomo looked back at me after peeking Into the companionway hatch and the look on his face scared the crap out of me. All he said was, there is only West End Draught left. Worst day sailing ever
  7. search function
  8. Google Jeanneau owners forum pro boards Very helpful Bunch. I have a Jeanneau SF37 and love its layout. Yes I would love something fast, roomy, built for the southern ocean, sweet back spreaders, reasonable price with a good layout, but bigger too. I don't think they exist for the common man. I know what I have got and I know it's limitations with my family on board. Great boats as long as you know what they are. Early to mid 2000's have better interiors from what I have seen compared to newer laminated furniture
  9. I have the RPi 3 hooked into my nmea data through wifi using a brookhouse multiplexor. I run OpenCPN on it as well as data logging. Currently it displays on the boat TV, but this turns into a fight with the kids when I want to check the nav and they are watching spongebob. I am about to reroute the input to RS232 so I can use the wifi for a VNC to display the output to an Ipad at the helm. Also about to add a temp/pressure sensor to get live baro pressure. The resources you need are all documented at openplotter You could quite easily configure this for racing
  10. These things have been out for a couple of years now and apart from being pretty ugly, what are peoples thoughts on their durability? I have looked pretty closely at a brand new pair but not one that has done a few hard seasons. being able to buy 2 pairs from the price of Dubarrys or HPX seems pretty enticing (tried hard not to use the work attractive there) Please refrain from telling me how much better the Dubarrys are. I know
  11. Can confirm Rambler R88 is on the hard in Adelaide (at least as of a week ago) waiting to be shipped. Apparently 100k cheaper to ship it out of Rads than East Coast
  12. Wow that boat crash test is great. I now have a shopping list...
  13. Have been running through scenarios for my cruising yacht running through what I would do if this fails, that fails etc. One issue that I am not sure how to cover is if something is holed or rudder post area fails below the waterline. The boat is fibreglass. Apart from a bilge pump/s running flat out, what are the potential solutions for fixing underwater hull breaches? Obviously trying to get the holed area out of the water using weight distribution but are there wet area epoxies that can be applied if the area is not dry? Not interested in it "should have been built this way"... just looking for how to fix
  14. Did you actually just compare a ocean tri to a hobie cat?