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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. I had an idea of slicing a section in half lengthwise, dam the ends and suspending it underneath the eaves of the roof under the gutters, like a "trough" and using it as a planter for some sort of viney hanging plants.
  2. So assuming he does in fact leaves/gets booted from hawaii Odds are he will drift to AM Samoa again? so he can pick up his govt checks?
  3. That bimini canvas looks almost new, a donation or do you think he actually *cleaned* it?
  4. There is some serious hardware there. Wonder how cheap the boat was?
  5. Is that an old style captain's jacket he's wearing ? 1000 days at sea should have earned him more gold braid than that. IIRC from the original thread, it was asserted that the uniform was "rented" for that event.
  6. most people have a time in their lives when they are invincible, accidents happen to others. For most that's the teenage years, but some are slow maturing like the ones in this thread you are referring to. I was there and prided myself on having very short pegs cause they were worn down from sharp turns. We would race down curvy roads often at 100+ stopping at each bar for fuel then off again. None of use were ever killed and only a couple of accidents and no tickets. They didn't use choppers back then and the cop cars had no chance in h of catching us. I quit at 22 when my thermos flew off at 90 and i went back and retrieved it. Was one of those stanley stainless steel jobs and it still worked but was a bit lop sided. I kept it around and each time i looked at it I would think what would i look like if i had taken the fall instead of the thermos. I grew up a lot instantly, that thermos saved my life. So, you were never a lunatic like the rest of us?Here is my take on it. I used to ride streetbikes a lot, but I doubt I will again. I see way too many cars swerving around the road with people texting. This goes back to what I have said a few times about the R2AK, EC, and any of the other threads concerning dangerous sailing "expeditions". While I understand that the offload dirt biking I do is dangerous, as is the mountain biking I do, and the skiing, sailing, skydiving, flying, diving, etc. the common denominator is me. I am willing to accept the risks, and most of them can be mitigated by ensuring my skills are up to the task. That is NOT the case for street bikes. It makes no difference if you are the worlds best rider, a little old lady on her Sunday drive to church can still mow you down. I'm a passionate supporter of people who decide to push their limits and set off on solo missions, and that would include Rimas, if he would simply step up and learn some skills. I think most here agree, we are not expecting him to miraculously become some solo sailing god, ready to do the Vendee. We do however expect that he should at least be able to sail closer to the wind than 90*. Been street riding for twenty years. I ride less for these very reasons (more cars on fewer roads with kids and adults texting). And more and more cage drivers know less and less how to drive (rules of the road, etc). Especially as driving is no longer a privilege but now a RIGHT in the US. Nowadays, one must plan when riding. Like time when there are fewer cars on the road to get to that deserted twisty road on the otherside of the state. Heck much like sailing around here!
  7. On that video I'm suspicious of his claim of crossing the gulf of AK. "Sailing" se AK maybe. Even then he had an outboard on the first San Juan.
  8. yeah, they couldn't exactly truck that thing down the road.
  9. Hanks or foil? Is that a 2x4 lashed to the stanchions?
  10. I somewhat disagree. I think the Samoan Church groups took him in purely as good Samaritans. In the past 5 months though, I'd be willing to bet that Rimas hasn't lifted a finger to repay their kindness and generosity, so they may not be all that unhappy to see him go. Yup
  11. Does Rimas have any teeth?
  12. Well, Frank would certainly have Rimas convinced a Mac could round the Horn.
  13. Furnish is not an enabler, he says so in his post: "I dont look at it as enabling a neer-do-well or a layabout..." Clearly he feels he must defend himself and Rimas. Weird, I did not think the FB comments from people were that critical or antagonistic.
  14. or maybe third time is a charm...
  15. Was it a specific request, or just general? What a Putz!! Not specifically. Just send it by western union yadda Yadda. Any.bit will help. Etc. Thank you. I replied to post.more about your preparations (routes, equipment, etc.) And I would consider. He just responded back insisting he needed money for food. Completely ignored my request for posts about preparation.