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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.

Fah Kiew Tu

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  1. If you're not going to sit around most of the time, a used Open 60 will get you around a lot faster. Might have a problem fitting all the gear you list, though. Especially 9 SCUBA tanks which is frankly ridiculous unless you're running a charter boat. People are offering advice/comments on your wish list based on their personal experience in doing it. How much notice you take is up to you, but complaining when you don't get the advice/support that you want indicates that you really just want people to agree with you. I don't think this is the right forum for that.... 2 of my friends have boats big enough for all the stuff you think you want. Both boats are pretty heavy displacement hulls over 60' LOD and displacing over 40 tonnes. Boats that size come with a lot of handling, maintenance and expense issues. Long distance sailing single-handed would be an interesting experience. Once. FKT
  2. So that wasn't you in the video with Mimi? That's a relief.... FKT
  3. I've got more Jotun 605 epoxy primer on my hull than that. A lot more. Minimum 500 microns measured with an ultrasonic paint thickness gauge. Then there's the top coats. Funny how Brent never seems to mention just how *much* paint you need to put on a steel hull to keep it from rusting.... FKT
  4. There exists an owner with far more money than sense. I can see some slight ripples in my hull. Not surprising when you consider the 3000 x 1800 x 4 plates weren't flat; some had compound curvature from the unrolling, bead blasting etc. I got nearly all of that out but only nearly all. The framing is spot-on. Shrug. It's a steel boat and I'm bone idle. It won't sail any better or last any longer if I spent untold hours fairing it so WGAF...... FKT
  5. This. It's the attitude. His workmanship and maintenance ethic is crap. Most of us have a lot higher standard we want for our own boat, house, whatever. FKT
  6. Tell me about it. We hired the local community hall to lay down the lines for my junk mainsail then cut/laid/marked all the panels for sewing. It didn't do my worn-out knees any good at all.... FKT
  7. Dead right. It's the mindless moral certainty, personal attacks, refusal to learn anything new and lying that kill those achievements back in the day. And, as has been observed, he's a parasite on the body public and proud of it. FKT
  8. You have to give BS *some* credit. He has managed to build one boat over 30' LOD which is more than 99% of the posters here have managed to do, out of any material at all. The design & workmanship might not be much, but he did manage to get it done. FKT
  9. Is that in reference to the BS mental capacity, continence or both? Closer to a seagull, I'd say. Flaps in, squawks a lot, shits over everything and can't be moved on if it's fed. FKT
  10. Reached the Canary Islands last time I checked. Better than a lot of the wannabe's on YouTube anyway. FKT
  11. So on that basis everyone should ignore you & your builds and use Tom Colvin's plans, because over 700 of his GAZELLE design have been built, over 150 Witch hulls, God alone knows how many of his other & less popular designs but at least 5 of the big full junk hulls etc etc. Not to say that other designers haven't done the same, just Tom was a designer *and* builder so you can't throw any sneering remarks about people who draw & can't do. Mind you, that'd be rich coming from you, seeing as you can't draw and on your own video it shows that you can't weld either, but self-reflection has never been your strong suit. Probably more of Bob's boats in steel than you know of but I've never seen one in the water so can't comment. FKT
  12. No problem, if I want to watch them it's probably on xvideos.com FKT
  13. And if you don't enforce your patent against known infringers, it becomes invalid. Recent history has shown just how far the standards have fallen WRT issuing patents for anyone to take them seriously these days. FKT
  14. Lasted 29 seconds before I quit watching. FKT
  15. At age 40 she'll be a 38 triple long sans surgical adjustment.... FKT