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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. A Rolling Hitch works well in that situation too.
  2. I've been away from this board for quite a while and just started lurking again this week. What a shock to read of Jon's passing! I had the pleasure of meeting him in Lunenburg NS. once and still keep a picture he took of our boat as a screen saver. He was a great sailor and had a wealth of entertaining stories. What a loss.
  3. It seems to me that the boat is on the right coast for getting a replacement. Oregon pine is what they used on Bluenose2 and would probably do the trick. While a lathe is neat, a lot of big masts have been made witha skilled guy witha broad axe and adze. I hope that the boat gets put back together. The main is the photos appears to have a couple stays to the foremast but as BV points out there is nothing once the foremast goes and the weight of the broken fore would be tranferred to the top of the main. That might have helped bring down the main.
  4. HB, I don't know how scraping will work for you. On my CL35 the many layers of paint almost shattered off the bottom when I put the scraper to it. Of course, just like the last bolt of that won't come out, you should plan on areas that adhere tenaciously. I fully agree with the need for a mask and respirator. You may discover things aren't too bad with the bottom once the paint is off. If not, the money you saved scraping might come in handy... Don't get me wrong, scraping the bottom is a miserable job, just not as bad as sanding it off. Most boat jobs get decided on the basis of what is in greater supply: time or money. Best of luck, Shoal
  5. I never really got sanding the bottom paint off. It is extremely slow and messy. I used a scraper the last time I did my boat. It is still work but I did the bottom in a weekend. If it's that hard to get off- leave it on! A sander can do the final smooth before adding stuff back on. I'm told that a blade from a Stanley plane is even better for removing old paint but I've never tried it. Soda blasting isn't available here but I'd rather spend my $$$ other things. My list is long... Best of luck. David
  6. Congrats on the new ride. I've been fixin' up my CL35 for a few years now as time and $$$ allow. I've tried to concentrate on the structural/seaworthy projects as a first priority. Keep the water out and the mast up and things are easier! I also try to do a few small cosmetic projects as well since it pays to keep the Admiral positive and you'll feel better too. No matter what, I put the boat in and sail during the summer when the kids are out of school (otherwise you own a money sucking lawn ornament-not a boat). There are many ways to do a job and you don't always need perfection. The difference between pretty damn good and perfect is usually a LOT more money and/or effort. Consider the return on effort and investment when deciding on your level of "perfect". Read Good OLd Boat magazine. It has lot's of ideas and more importantly -success stories of other suckers ,er, boatowners like you. One thing about breathing life back into an old boat- you will soon get to know it. Have fun! Shoalcove