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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.

jkwinterbottom

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About jkwinterbottom

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    Jupiter, FL
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    Sportboats and offshore supply vessels......and bow girls.
  1. There's 5-6 Aeros in the Palm Beach area?
  2. Hopefully it stays contained down there. The bowgirl wants another little sailor for us and is VERY nervous about getting knocked up with Zika present in Miami (an hour and a half south of us).
  3. I actually play the game when I'm home, but not nearly as hardcore as other people I know. Yeah its fun but I like to do other things too like take out the boat, go fishing, work on the boat, bang my wife.......you know, actual adult shit.
  4. That's the best reason I've heard yet for getting a tattoo. My wife and I, if we had children, were going to get matching tattoos. One small dot for each of us, side by side. Then a small dot for each kiddo in a line, 90º to our line. The role thing would be probably no bigger than a dime. Turns out knocking her up is harder than we thought, so no tattoos. Lots of symbols I have seen for people and their children. Yours is a good one, subtle yet full of meaning for you and your wife. Patience my friend, kids will come for you two someday I'm sure. Old time schooner sailor legend has it that sparrows will always lead you back to land if you see one at sea, so the sailors would tattoo them with their childrens names on them so that they will always guide their father home from the sea.
  5. Holy mother of god.....I thought those were only myths and legends!! First wife, not a sailor. Didn't work out in the end due to other reasons but she didn't quite understand my wanting to be on the water so that added an obstacle. Current wife (#2) is an epically talented bow girl and die hard sailor........and we both couldn't be happier. The wedding was like a post-regatta social event (since 98% of people there were sailors....both families) except with more rum drinks and nicer attire. Moral of the story? Sailors should stick with sailors....it will make life that much easier. Good luck!
  6. Find out if you can get rides to Florida on logistics flights. No real scheduled service so to and from is a charter. Sometimes you can book a seat on a scheduled charter. Or buy a fast powerboat and meet the DEA. There is a ferry that runs from either Ft Lawdy or Miami (can't remember which), and is pretty inexpensive from what I can recall, although not sure exactly what island it runs to. I like it there, and wife and I are considering moving there at some point if our life permits it. She works for Tropical Shipping in management, so could be a post there or in the Caribbean down the road if we're lucky.
  7. You can look into a system to add to the chart table to strap it down when underway. My dads boat we had a plexiglass piece with a groove cut in it to slide over the screen when the laptop is open and it screwed into the chart table. Held the laptop in place no matter the conditions.
  8. Lenovo's are good, however I have heard horror stories about windows 10. Acer makes a good laptop as well. My wife just got a new Dell for work and so far it runs really good. I know windows 7 runs good chart plotting programs like Rosepoint (which I have on my MacBook air), Navionics, and Garmin Blue Charts without any hiccups or problems. Father In Law runs Garmin Blue Charts on his Compaq while sailing his Hunter 460 around the Caribbean and loves it. You really can't go wrong lately with laptops. Anything from Lenovo, Acer, Dell or Compaq will do everything you need, and have the ability to run navigation software later down the road should you decide to do that.
  9. There are thousands of tattoos that sailors have been getting for hundreds of years. Granted, to some they may not hold the same meaning as they did in the early 1900s or the 1800s, but many of us who still cross the seas as a profession believe in their meanings. I have six tattoos, all with meanings and 4 out of the 7 are nautical. Dragon with the international dateline going through it on my left inner forearm representing order of he dragon (crossing the dateline, which I've done 4 times), a current project is a tug in a storm on my left forearm signifying my days on tugs, nautical star on my left bicep representing my wife, and my brotherhood/fraternity on my right wrist for the years at the academy. The other three are the Hawaiian islands on my right inner forearm, a Polynesian tribal warrior sign on my right upper wrist, and my Hawaiian family crest on my right bicep. My future planned nautical ones are a shellback turtle with the longitude of 180º/000º signifying my passage through where the dateline meets the equator (golden shellback), a sparrow for each of my kids and a compass rose between my shoulder blades. I'd put some pics but I'm on the ship which has slow as shit satellite internet. will have to wait till I go home next week. Tattoos are very addicting if you ask me lol.
  10. I sailed an MX Ray in high school, good fun until the mast breaks in 20 knots of breeze on Kaneohe Bay. I'd love to restore a Flying Dutchman....
  11. Get any closer to making a decision yet Nate? Or has BS convinced you to make one yourself behind someones house....
  12. Harken is the top of the line, Nate. I'd say go with that. My father in law put on on his Hunter 46 and he loves it.
  13. I wasn't sure what this thread was about because the abbreviations were in proper english.... Happy birthday bro.
  14. Thats fucking gold right there. Pure. Gold.
  15. You forgot pizza