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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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    The American SW Desert (from Bellingham, WA)
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  1. On FB Shannon says the problem with the mainsail is the halyard. Shannon didn't expect it to last a week, and told rima's so, but it went more than double that.
  2. We use sikaflex when remodel swimming pools. Drill a hole 6" deep, fill with Sika, knock in a piece of rebar. Then we cover it with Shotcrete and plaster before we fill the pool with thousands gallons (read many tons). The plaster will never crack (the steel will never move) If you look at the strength of shotcrete steel, , and Sika, you will find the Sika is stronger than concrete. So if you hooked a backhoe to the steel and yanked it out of the concrete you would wind up with a chunk of concrete on the end of the rebar. Moral of the story: never use Sika on anything that MAY ever have to come apart again. Very few uses on the boat. Same for 5200 I believe Edit - sorry not sikaflex we use sikadur 32. Same company, but this is is a waterproof structural epoxy. Different than sikaflex.
  3. Hey Kailana, It was good to meet you and look at your Haida back in September. Wondering how you are getting along with her?
  4. The missus and I have many times. Even during swiftsure.
  5. Took the weekend off to go camping. Kind of cleared my head. But still seriously considering this plan. The Columbia looks good. Oooops, needs an engine. But could come with a valued liveaboard slip to get ready from.
  6. She's beautiful.
  7. Aaaaand that stands out for what reason?
  8. I think that would be a strong prospect. Atomic 4 from 1971 ... add cost for new engine. OK, the Ericson 35 is a nice boat. But old. Some things need to be refreshed - budget bye bye. The Cal 34 looked like more boat for the money, could of course be somewhat lively SH. //J And there's the problem with a 10k budget and a sail-away blue water dream...If it were me I'd offer 9 for the Ericson, repower and have it owing me 15 and allow 5k for incidentals... but I've got 20k. Maybe OP doesn't I think that several boats been put here that would be great. Again I'm willing to assume more risk than most of you are I think. So I'm not going to be all into instruments and refurbs going to be morning to rigging and whole and basic sound Again major requirements are to have a head stand up at the galley and a step up from camping to the interior
  9. Great suggestions on the boats. I love the Tahiti ketch. I think the mainenance would kill me though.
  10. Yep. Been married twice before. Never had this effect on me.
  11. Indeed, I think the problem we're having is that they can both be either a noun or an adjective (hahah) Anywho, headroom is 5'10"-ish. I'm 6'0" and with the companionway open I can stand up in the the galley (protected by the dodger) Well, however you say if in English. It is the opposite in Spanish. I like to say I. 5'11'' but I bet I could stand up in this boat.
  12. Never would have thought to start off there. But who cares? Sweet little boat. Can I stand up in the galley? Otherwise the only negative is the gas engine.
  13. Wouldn't work for me. I get special attention at the border. Why the fuck would I try to take a 1/4 oz with me to Whistler? The cbsa guy has even asked me, "dude, why u taking sand to the beach?"
  14. Thanks a lot for the detailed info. Yeah, I called a upholstery/furniture cleaning company today, and they referred me to a restoration company, which told me they do ozone treatment for, say, smoke-smell damaged furniture/cushions. They said a "project manager" will phone me back to discuss pricing. As soon as I heard "project manager", i thought to myself: it's going to be expensive! Fortunately, the smell isn't crazy bad (my wife actually doesn't mind it; me, the rough and tough guy, I don't like it!). So. I think I may try hand washing one with Folex to see (a) how well it deals with the smell; and ( how much work it is. Just need some consistently warm sunny days for drying. As it is the cushions are already old, over 20 years old, so may well not be worth the expense of ozone/professional treatment. Re: ozone - yes, it can be very damaging to some materials. Ozone is sometimes created around high voltage wire terminations --via corona discharge (that blue/purple arcing that's sometimes visible-- and it can really damage insulation. Just rent an ozone machine. Don't do it on the boat. The o3 will also corrode electronics. It may take so much ozone that it Rex the foam, makes it brittle and disintegrates the foam. Fabric softener is a surfactant. It lowers the surface tension of water. So that it can penetrate deeper into the material.
  15. That's a solid little boat too. I Like your handle. Was planning on naming her Gitano Gringo Good one (would the proper form be 'Gringo Gitano'?) At any rate sorry to hear your relationship isn't working out. Personally, my favorite part of a relationship tends to be the breakup. Nothing like the sweet taste of freedom to cleanse a palate of monogamy. If you decide you're interested in the Vega, I'll give you the "Existential Crisis Special". Regardless, hope things turn up for you. I never thought of it in that respect but monogamy is not an issue for the first time in my life. Can I stand up in the galley? In Spanish the adgetive comes after the noun.