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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. Thanks for all the suggestions, I've decided on the Pettit Ultima SR-60 (yard says I'll like the paint, it's their "flagship" paint, and said they can put on a very smooth finish as well).
  2. Thanks, but boat is in MD, not California, so I'm bullish on copper.
  3. Thanks for the tips. I was always leery of "ablative" paints because of the MD Clean Marina regs prohibiting wiping ablative bottoms due to the clouds they form, seems some of the newer types are hard enough for wiping. As for dealing with the mega-growth, Dave, I'm lucky to have a very patient diver (and any small barnacles come right off). I also was under the impression that "ablative" paints were slower than VC Offshore, so thanks Ajax for clarifying. I'll look a little more into CSC Micron Extra, Pettit Trinidad or Ultima SR-60, and West Marine CPP Gold (and check compatability). Hey il1395, sorry but I believe the Boss would deny your request.
  4. Thanks, SailBlueH20, but this thread says VC Offshore and Baltoplate are essentially the same (except that Balto needs to be sprayed on). As stated before, I'm not sanding/burnishing and not racing (not on a race course, anyway). So what's the difference between the two?
  5. Time to paint the bottom of my 30' performance cruiser in the mid-Chesapeake (Beneteau First 30 JK). I've been using VC Offshore for quite a while, Yard has done a great job in the past rolling on a baby-smooth bottom (1 coat applied w/ 3/16" nap Red Tree roller, no sanding or burnishing needed b/c there's no orange peel and I'm not racing). Diver cleans every 4-6 weeks during the season. (I try to extend the painting times to 18-24 mos.) While I love the smoothness of VC Offshore, its antifouling doesn't last too long. The diver said its antifouling was shot just under a year IIRC. The yard offered to suggest alternatives (e.g., Pettit Ultima SR-60 or others once they see the boat hauled out in July). What say ye: (1) Switch to a newer paint like SR-60; (2) add another coat of VC Offshore; or (3) suck it up and use the diver more often? Thanks in advance, Leon.
  6. I really enjoyed my Lindenberg 26, so many fond memories of her. More info at the L26 website and their FB page You can trailer an L26, but it's definitely not a trailer sailor.
  7. MacGregor 26 at a local marina this spring