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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 think I have sorted it. Through a guy i met on SA 4 years ago actually. and yeah it is some serious rigging required. lowering out of a building.
  2. I am working through the local guys, unfortunatly it seems hard to get any traction. And I have consistently been amazed by the power of SA in these sorts of situations.
  3. Going out on a limb a bit here. Does anyone know any machinery movers that might be able to go remove some equipment for me in Russellville Kentucky. It is installed so will need some de rigging. I had a quote before I bought the equipment but the mover has gone awol on me and I need it loaded and gone by the 19th of April. and the prices I have been quoted it would be worth a drive I imagine. I am looking at potentially having to go and do it myself but would like to avoid it.
  4. This would never happen to me, I dont have room for the phone charger what with the George foreman and tv being plugged in......
  5. Awesome thanks
  6. Hi All I have a J-35 I am currently in the process of doing up. And I am planning some quite serious non OD racing. I have seen a couple of J-35s without the Aluminium toe rails that run around the boat. Meaning the stanchions can move that bit outboard and it is a bit more crew friendly for hiking. I had it explained to me that it is as simple as, remove toe rail, countersink holes in deck, re fix bolts through holes - done. Now i ideally want to remove the toe rails anyway as their are some leaking screws sticking through the deck that are under the toe rails (maybe manufacturing process) and they are corroded in some parts. Just thought I would check to see if anyone had done it before and if it is indeed as simple as was explained. Thanks Andyxs
  7. Hi All, looking for a video with an irish comentator from the volvo ocean race, it was phenomenal with the irish sailor running through the conditions and iceberg challenges. I just cant find it
  8. I guess the Dutch lottery money must have been dependent on a new boat? As otherwise they could have had the pick of a huge amount of oil rig support vessels that are essentially the same as what they have their. Except for the pods vs shafts.
  9. I watched the above boat in the three peaks yacht race and it proved fairly effective. certainly much more effective than most of the other rowing methods seen.
  10. if you are just replacing the existing pipe they can pipe burst. http://www.trenchlesssolutions.co.uk/services/pipe-bursting/ I do a lot of trenchless work in the UK, it is usually fairly painless
  11. No Joy, no plans available. ahh well out with the tape measure
  12. will do, many thanks!
  13. Hi All, Bow Pulpit got smashed in some winter storms, I don't have it anymore, does anyone have any plans for a pulpit? I have emailed J-yachts to no avail and before I go and start trying to get my own fabricated with the associated costs of measurements/it not fitting etc I thought i would ask if anyone had any plans if they have had theirs replaced etc? Thanks Andrew
  14. Thanks, the measurement guide is really useful in that.
  15. Hi All, Bow Pulpit got smashed in some winter storms, I don't have it anymore, does anyone have any plans for a pulpit? I have emailed J-yachts to no avail and before I go and start trying to get my own fabricated with the associated costs of measurements/it not fitting etc I thought i would ask if anyone had any plans if they have had theirs replaced etc? Thanks Andrew