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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. Well then, let me clue you into one of the immutable rules of the universe: you get the same 24 hours per day as everybody else. How you choose to use those hours is up to you. I wonder how much writing you could have accomplished in the time you spent chasing a failed GFM page and this thread...
  2. You can likely remove it, or at least move the lower end to the base of the mast and stow it out of the way. Lioness is right, sounds like a babystay and you won't miss it in flat water. In a decent seaway the amount of mast pumping without it might be a bit alarming.
  3. Absolutely, it's all wet.
  4. You will likely need to rebed the teak rail that the offending screw is attaching to the boat. Pulling the one screw and adding sealant will most likely fail to stop the leak. Now, if you intend to remove and rebed the rail, that, done correctly, should solve the problem.
  5. Well, this was a fun little read this morning. But here are my problems with the request for assistance: 1. You claim to need $10,000 to get the boat sailing because the project has been left unfinished yet you place a picture of a very complete looking boat on your GFM page. Fuck all if in that very pic it looks like all that needs doing is a shove off the sand and dropping a rudder. So, this leaves me wondering for what the money is truly needed. 2. If you are going to plead some sadsack story involving femmefatales and spies and Russians you need to provide details or it is all just BS. If you want to get paid for your story write a book and sell it to a publisher. (Frankly, given that the two news links you posted tell us you drive [or used to drive] a truck and call yourself "Crazy Russian" I think you may have a story to tell, possibly involving human trafficking for the Russian mob but fuck paying for it sight unseen under the guise of helping you finish an already complete boat.) 3. You claim you are working 70 to 80 hours per week and thus have no time blah, blah blah. Welcome to the fucking club, mate. So, I suggest if you want to go sailing you harden the fuck up and push the apparently damn near totally complete creation in the water and go sailing.
  6. Are you kidding? This is going to be f'ing awesome... longboat_motor_s.jpg Absolutely. Definitely need video of this. Just google "long tail boat" (or maybe it's "longtail boat"). They are common in Thailand and somehow the discussion of a 40hp outboard on a 26 foot sailboat brought them to mind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tail_boat Oh, I know the longtails, I was talking about the impending brief attachment of the 40 horse to the OP's sailboat. I like it!
  7. Are you kidding? This is going to be f'ing awesome... longboat_motor_s.jpg Absolutely. Definitely need video of this. Just google "long tail boat" (or maybe it's "longtail boat"). They are common in Thailand and somehow the discussion of a 40hp outboard on a 26 foot sailboat brought them to mind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-tail_boat
  8. Yes, this is definitely the most impressive thing about the voyage. I just realized that, assuming the average length of words in a single post on this thread to be in the 12 inch range, the length of the words lined up exceeds the distance sailed upwind by his Rimasness by over three miles. Although, I do not know how far upwind sailing was achieved at Samoa, if any, and that would cut into the thread's lead some. But likely not much.
  9. Are you kidding? This is going to be f'ing awesome...
  10. Part of the game, at least at higher levels, is to figure out what can be done that is technically legal that will produce an edge over the competition. mark Donohue's "The Unfair Advantage" is a fun read that speaks to this idea a bit. But a good rules shit-storm is always fun to watch, to...
  11. Not a bad list, Skol, especially the notion of contacting early, as soon as you think it might even conceivably become necessary. But if item a or a2 has resulted in contact with the CG item b is unnecessary. If the CG want you on the phone they'll ask otherwise just follow their com instructions. I do think folks should have a CG contact number in their phones (cell and sat). Also, if I was riding a disabled vessel into a lee shore in difficult conditions I would try to stay with the boat as opposed to deploying the raft. But no options would be looking pretty at that point.
  12. Crash, That's probably been done. But the only carbon in these berths I have personally seen is a replacement of the aluminum tube that makes up the inboard side of the berth. It's an easy replacement and may (or may not) even be class legal. Gilles Combrisson of GC Rigging and Composites made a set of nice carbon framed berths (he may have only made one for the usual upwind side, I can't recall) for the Moore 24 he DH'd in Pac Cup a few years back. He offers them as a product now but I am not sure how "kit" or "custom" they are (http://gcmarine.net/bunks.html).
  13. Do you weigh your shits too? Nope. But everything else that goes on or comes off the boat gets weighed. and what do you weigh? are you totally fit? a have a buddy, he built himself a really nice carbon toilet seat, he bragged about how much weight it saved over the standard seat (and he was right.) problem is he was about 130 over weight. point is, if the boat were to be built today, even as a light boat, there would be a local reinforcement there. Seriously? Okay: I'm 6ft 4 and weigh 185. I can bench 5 reps at 1.2 my body weight. Cycled 92 miles in just over 4.5 hours last weekend. What are your numbers, wanker? But your advice to your friend, if you actually suggested he lose his own excess, was valid. As for your "point" it's meaningless. The thread is about how to effectively repair an O30 pipe berth track. Not how someone might build a boat now. I've actually done this repair on my own boat and one other. Have you? By the way, learn to use capitalization.
  14. Do you weigh your shits too? Nope. But everything else that goes on or comes off the boat gets weighed.
  15. It's not a failure point in these hulls (although I would stay away from the suggestion to offset the rivet locations and drill new holes in the inner skin). The rivets just rot away and let the track loose. Not difficult to fix without additional weight. It's an ultralight and you want to add weight that is not needed?