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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.

mopehead

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  1. gofundme and similar are perfect for raising money for a specific goal, and this is just such an occasion, and a far worthier one than many fundraisers we see on the web.
  2. Add a third column showing which ones Trump has businesses in. As was pointed out on The Daily Show, the ones with NO are the ones where Trump has businesses... Living outside the USA, I am caught between bouts of hysterical laughter and despair at the antics of Trump. An out of control wrecking ball, you can look on but do nothing. I keep telling myself this is the best day of my future, it is only going to get worse, so party now, there won't be much to celebrate later while all the whisky will be long gone. Our Presidential elections are this year.
  3. "Lily livered liberal!" Love it Really very enjoyable (and educational).
  4. \_!_/
  5. Varnishing lowers my blood pressure. I took a 54 year old mahogany plank from my cockpit well (I replaced the old cockpit), and ripped it in half(arrow). I wanted to test some stains. A few minutes with a heat gun, a few minutes with an RO sander and 80 grit (no finer) - Interlux stain, sealer, just 4 coats of cheap varnish - NO sanding between, just a quick rub with a Scotchbrite pad. The results: 54 year old wood, renewed. I bet that felt good...
  6. Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. It is not uncommon for workboats from England (at least the south coast) and Northern France to have a fairly linear sheerlines. So what might look odd to you looks fairly normal to us. Breton gaff cutter (replica) Looks like they had to deal with steep waves. They were/are very wet boats (so were the Bristol Channel Pilot cutters).
  7. You too Bob! What year is it?
  8. Pile on, big boy. I said "influence", not "owe", and wasn't even referring to KM (who apparently didn't get into aluminum until 1999 when they acquired a yard?). Steve Dashew has no problem acknowledging many who influenced him, including Bill Garden's Oceanus, Bill Lee (before Merlin) and the New Zealand yacht Innismara, a 67-foot cutter designed and built by Bernie Schmidt, that Dashew encountered in 1977. I was suggesting that perhaps Seaworthy Lass was inspired or influenced by the Dashews' experience and choices? That's all. i understand what you are suggesting..., it's just that i am pretty sure it's not the case... KM may have bought the yard in 1977, but the yard was building boats before that.., as were other yards building aluminum boats in that region. the Bestevaer series of yachts (of which i think this is one) are designed by gerard dykstra.., and i think they owe more to traditional work boats and yachts from that region than from anything the dashew's did. so, i don't think they are much influenced or inspired by the dashew boats. but, you could ask him... Bestaever appear to be inspired by a series of both (shared) Dutch designs (too many designers to mention) and French aluminium dériveurs (Garcia, Alubat and so on). No shortage of regional inspiration. Evident visual nods to the Noordkaper series and more traditional pilot boats, perhaps Bedebreke too. What is new is they appear to be marketing Bestaever much more aggressively than previous alu/steel designs, which is no bad thing!
  9. Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. It is not uncommon for workboats from England (at least the south coast) and Northern France to have a fairly linear sheerlines. So what might look odd to you looks fairly normal to us. Breton gaff cutter (replica)
  10. The only bottoms I ever click on are boat bottoms
  11. Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. There is some bronze, if you look really (really) hard enough.
  12. I am listening (well reading) and learning, will look harder! An interesting builder in any case, looking at this website http://www.butlers-wooden-boats.co.uk Very much craft revivalism, even in the interior details, so perhaps some aspects would be due to being constrained by building method?
  13. Not. Unless you define strength in terms only of tensile strength - which is really misleading and precisely what that idiot BS does. I like wooden boats. The Hobart wooden boat festival is on in another 2 weeks; I'll probably be there most of the time hanging out with friends and taking in the scene. Wouldn't own one, though. Great eye candy but I prefer something that can stand up to considerable abuse without any consequences other than damaged paint. FKT Plank on frame new builds, surely quite as a capable of taking a beating, and not too hard on the upkeep, decks, caprails and coachwork unvarnished/ http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/details/648/Ashley-Butler-Mayflower-50-Bermudian-Cutter-2012-/yacht-for-sale/ has a couple listed. I bet it weighs a few though. But as no nonsense a new wood build as you can get. (not enough gilt and fancy for my taste, much too austere!) (edit : Love that 'swing' anchor stowage)
  14. I never cease to be amazed at how resourceful the Vendée Globe sailors are, on top of all their other qualities, think I would give up rather than change a light bulb..
  15. I have been looking for some constructive advice for BS, then I stumbled across this superb notion. My consultancy fees are 175$ per minute wasted, drawings not included.