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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. Here is the delivery to fiji at steady 30knots!
  2. There was a thread a few years ago about tool kit, but damned if I can find it. I would start the list with: fidds, lenght of 3mm dynnema, hand palm, sewing needle, Fiskar shears, whipping twine, under water epoxy, boeshield, superlube, any more ideas???
  3. Where do you get this idea from ? If anything the anchorages in the South Pacific are too deep rather than too shallow. There are hundreds of volcanic islands just like that. OK - some of the atolls have a shallow entry but skipping a few of those shouldn't be such a big deal. I think I have the Tuamotus in my mind as the shallower area and was thinking of getting into the atolls or moving around inside the atolls as an area I might have trouble with deeper draft.
  4. No wonder we have global warming. Half the rain forest went into that boat.
  5. No real hard itinerary, but including French poly, Cook, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New cal. Maybe some other spots but who knows. After reading some articles it seems deep anchoring and bommies are more of an issue. http://www.bwsailing.com/bw/cruising-news/atoll-cruising-101-the-tuamotus/ This article gives a good idea what is involved. It seems a navigation mistake is likely to cause a grounding no mater what the draft of the boat more than just being deep.
  6. Amro the 9 ft draft in the south pacific is my major concern, more so than the dinghy. I have been on the red 52 and the size was great.
  7. Sailorcherry. Thanks but I am looking some water line. I have a J40 now and want more space for the family and a quick boat to get across the oceans comfortably.
  8. Do you have any ideas to store a 10' aluminium rib while offshore. I am not to keen on davits. Could it fit under the boom? Or If the tubes where deflated on the for deck.
  9. Is the 9 ft draft too much for the south pacific? As in every second island we can't stay at because of draft?
  10. Looking to brain storm the pros and cons of a SC 52 for a Rwc. Pros Sails well on most points could be tender close hauled? simple layout and systems good balance of space between areas. cons lack of space for a rib could pound up wind deeper draft for some cruising grounds Storage space ability to carry gear for a family of four ( kite, sup, snorkel). A few of the 52 have gone around. So it has been done. I am interested in people's thought or experiences.
  11. I am asking this just to learn more about weather. I am not trying to cut down the crew. Is there more risk at this time to leave from above 40N with cold fronts moving over so frequently. I asked a weather guy about this. His response was being in an area between 30 - 50 degrees with a supply of warm water with a cold front moving over is not wise at this time of year. The air mass is just too unstable. His suggestion was to be south earlier in the fall. Here is a synoptic chart for the 17th. http://www.chesneaumarineweather.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=lg_image_request&file=atlantic/2016-11/AtlanticSA-2016-11-17-1200.gif What are peoples thoughts? I am curious to hear from people that make this trip about their thought on time of season And what they look for on a weather chart to make the decision to set out. Is the idea that you leave right after the cold front passes over and make as much distance as possible.
  12. What about a loop of rope that is not strong enough to take the full main sheet load that would cause a capsize, but then you have an uncontrolled boom swinging around in a lot of wind.
  13. One thing that I notice about the two A57 that have gone over is they both had mini keels. I am wondering if there is two much rig for having keels and the boat can't slip. The Catana, Outremer, Gunboat cats don't have the same percentage of boats flip, but all have boards. Thoughts?
  14. I am looking for a marina in West Thailand or around there. Could be Lankawi, or Myanmar, but need to leave the cat for months at a time. The dimensions are 47' x 26'. Any ideas on locations and prices. A lot of the web sites don't load or old info. Thanks
  15. The boat is a ULDB similar to a SC 50