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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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    under the bridge, tacoma, wa
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    old boats, old motorcycles, old dogs
  1. Thanks, ish. I needed that.
  2. The boat landed on the same side when she fell as when this happened: http://analoggoesdigital.com/sailinglife/boat-vs-bridge
  3. Sorry about the poor quote etiquette... trying to do this on the work cell while worrying about the wife's chemo tomorrow.
  4. Not sure how far I should go into it in a semi-public forum.... let's say that you could probably fix it adequately for day sailing/ quick overnights, but there's an awful lot of history and prior damage (undisclosed to mom at purchase). Caveat emptor and all. Some info buried here: http://analoggoesdigital.com/3/default.aspx
  5. Not sure how far I should go into it in a semi-public forum.... let's say that you could probably fix it adequately for day sailing/ quick overnights, but there's an awful lot of history and prior damage (undisclosed to mom at purchase). Caveat emptor and all.
  6. Hey ish- that's my mom's old boat, and there's quite a bit more to the story. Pm for details. My sister lives in San Carlos. They just had a boat donated for auction, Islander 36 that blew over with a hole in its side and broke the mast. I said "Hey, send me the details, I could fix that". I'm an idiot.
  7. The boat was the "34' sailboat khaleesi", according to this article. http://abc7news.com/news/4-year-old-remains-hospitalized-after-sf-capsized-boat-accident/1547087/
  8. Tomas is, I like you already.
  9. We bought a derelict 28 flat top in Portland, threw some new used sails on it and new running rigging and raced the crap outout of it in the slow boat fleet... had a fantastic time and ended up with a trophy and everything. Gave it to a buddy in exchange for work on our new boat. Worth every penny. Fun old tub, with room for 15 in the cockpit. Also great for fore deck yoga, and teaching anyone with a pulse how to make a boat go. Do it!
  10. Here: http://www.globalplasticsheeting.com/bonar-composits
  11. Hypervent is also available cheap from stucco supply houses: it was originally used as a membrane to keep building walls from getting soggy. You can get it for about $2.50 a foot if you buy it as a contractor.
  12. On their way though the NW passage. I sorta love this dude. And the chicken. https://m.facebook.com/Voyage-dYvinec-Guirec-Soud%C3%A9e-264815366998831/
  13. That little wooden thing in Sheldon could really go with a repower. Now, where would I find a big diesel engine?
  14. It's too bad that my picture doesn't show the strange lumpy bits or the itty-bitty useless transom. Is it a BroachCoach 37?
  15. Look,that's my giant cat and fancy dodger!