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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. Does kinda look like the house is on the boat in that pic, eh
  2. Not sure if this is worthy of mockery, but here's a "home-build, self designed" catamaran near me in Ontario. https://toronto.craigslist.ca/yrk/boa/6131842490.html
  3. Are there any Sailors in Owen Sound, Ontario? I've got about 6 months of experience (Solo sailed my Coronado 25 around BC), looking for anything from keelboat rail meat duty to the chance to doublehand on a dinghy. Just want to get back on the water this summer. Shoot me an email at liam@vaeredil.com or text me at (807)-220-3123.
  4. Funny story, went in for an internship to do that a few years back. Apparently you can't just pick all the nice ones to look at. Just like everything in Canada <3 I heard they switched over to candy coal, actually.....
  5. Well, shit's looking up, boys! Got a call back from the Coast Guard this morning, and it looks like I've made it through another round of eliminations. Phone interview later this week, wish me luck!
  6. Steps to being a rich bastard: 1) Get a sex change 2) Find Men's size 13 stripper heels 3) ???????? 4) Profit
  7. This is pretty encouraging, thank you. That also seems like a very good option. I guess the biggest thing I'm wondering now is how to get the education necessary to bill out at $100/hour. Obviously you don't start out that high, but do you buy a few outboards and teach yourself? Is there a Canadian college course for that kind of thing? BCIT has a Marine Mechanical Technician program: http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/4630appr Another place:https://www.tradestrainingbc.ca/Trades/Equipment-Repair/Inboard-Outboard-Mechanic I'm sure Ontario has similar programs if you don't mind spending 5 minutes on Google. i doubt you can teach yourself, except maybe on old 2 strokes in which case you'll likely end up posting on Craigslist @ $20/hr. The guy I used was referred to me and he was a Yamaha specialist. He knew the parts backwards and forwards and how to source new and used parts quickly. And he apprenticed (or at least worked at a Yamaha dealer) for about 10 years. I'm pretty sure that is how he was able to charge $100/hr Don't get me wrong, I think it could be a very good career and you'd have skills that are required just about anywhere there are boats, but it's not as easy or simple as it may seem at first blush. The Marine mechanical technician program I've been having a look at. Apparently I've got to find a place to apprentice at for that, but it could be a great idea.
  8. This seems to be one of the best ideas. Sent off to TC for my CDN and I'm looking into booking my seafarer's medical. Seems like these certs are needed for pretty much every sea-going job, so I don't see any reason not to get them. BC Ferries would be a great job.
  9. See, that sounds right up my alley. Lived out of a small backpack for a couple years and I have basic skills in pretty much everything you mentioned. (Except perhaps not banging the captain's wife...). Could be a fun way to spend a year or ten
  10. That also seems like a very good option. I guess the biggest thing I'm wondering now is how to get the education necessary to bill out at $100/hour. Obviously you don't start out that high, but do you buy a few outboards and teach yourself? Is there a Canadian college course for that kind of thing?
  11. I've actually already started the application process for the coast guard officer training program in Nova Scotia, for the Marine Engineering program. My grades and resume were good enough that I'm into the third round so far, still waiting to see if I make it farther. This post here is part of my attempt to find a back-up plan! Does the NMC certification hold true up in Canada as well? Or is that for US vessels only?
  12. Seems like it's a decent idea, but isn't the training to be a doctor both very time-consuming as well as extremely expensive? I don't say this lightly, but that is the funniest fucking thing I have read in my entire life... It's entirely possible I'm naive and uselessly hopeful... but I was kinda hoping to avoid massive (>$100,000) debt after an education like that. That's why I was looking into something like a sailmaking apprenticeship. Little to no debt hopefully at the end, and enough money that I can live, as well as a skill that will be both useful in my own life as well as marketable damn near anywhere there's a sailboat. work really hard, get married, have kids, get divorced, lose all money, get hit by a bus crossing the street and die never having lived your dreams. lots of avenues to take in this life, not all are inherently wrong. ^ That's the attitude I have. No idea when you're going to die, so I'd rather not spend what time I do behind a desk at a "real job". Canvas work/Diesel mechanic is exactly along the lines of what I was thinking. Apparently you can get a one-year "diesel technology certificate" which doesn't exactly focus on marine diesels, but is a good way to get into the industry. I'm really not sure which (if any) qualifications you'd need to do canvas work. Is experience and a hefty sewing machine enough?
  13. Seems like it's a decent idea, but isn't the training to be a doctor both very time-consuming as well as extremely expensive? PM sent! I'd be very interested in this idea. Looks like about $1500 to get the STCW basic safety, that's not bad at all.
  14. So, I want to eventually do some long-distance sailing, maybe around the world, or possibly just extended cruising, but I'm currently without a career, 21, Canadian, and unsure of the direction I should take. Any suggestions for a universally in-demand job that's related to sailing? I was thinking something like becoming a sailmaker's apprentice, or possibly a diesel mechanic? Any suggestions or information that could help me? When I graduated from high school almost 4 years ago, I had 90+ averages in many of my subjects, so I shouldn't have a problem with entry requirements for any courses or programs I might have to take.
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