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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. A nice reminder of what's important on this national day of thanks
  2. Post landing press conference with Elon Musk 4K landing footage
  3. This has been designed for this exact problem: http://www.corrosionandmarine.com/applications.html Watch the video under the Tutorial tab. It is very thick and extremely sticky, I have been using it for years on prop splines and they always slide off exactly like the day I put it on. Ideally everything should be clean and dry with all salt washed off, but you could try an underwater application until you have a chance to haul it. Don't cheap out and coat only the ends apply it liberally to both parts completely.
  4. Everyone knows it came from Germany, a little bit of history seen through the eyes of a German sailor: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33543706
  5. Someone's first hand experience: http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/node/161520 "It took two more years and you-don’t-wanna-know-how-much money before I solved the problem, and during that time I learned a lot about fuel-tank contamination, most of it the hard, expensive way. Lesson One: You can have a contamination problem and not know it. In fact you might run your boat for quite a while with no symptoms. It wasn’t until I hit a nasty chop that my engine misfired. That’s because contamination lies on the tank bottom beneath the level of fuel pickups until something, like rough seas, stirs it up. In other words, you’ll never know you have a problem until you’re in precisely the situation in which you can’t afford to lose an engine. Lesson Two: Biocides kill algae-like growth. That may sound great, but it can actually end up producing more stuff that will contaminate your filters. If you’re lucky the dross will be trapped by the filters but not clog them. When I added biocides I was confident I’d solved the problem when I’d probably compounded it. Lesson Three: Multiple doses of biocide will not dissolve an accumulated layer of contamination. I figured that if I kept adding biocide and kept changing filters I’d eventually get rid of the contamination. Unfortunately, not so. I later learned that calling this stuff algae is misleading; it’s actually something called asphaltene, which when undisturbed can coalesce into a solid that is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to dissolve by chemical means. The top layer may be loose and liable to dissolution but the underlying layer probably won’t be. Lesson Four: Fuel cleaning will remove suspended contaminants and loose contamination on the bottom of a tank but will have little effect on a compacted bottom layer. I ran my fuel through a remote filter cart three times with virtually no effect. The last time the technician correctly concluded that I had a solid layer on the bottom and cranked up the return pressure in order to break it up. Good theory, but the fuel filters clogged shortly thereafter. Lesson Five: There’s only one way to solve a serious fuel contamination problem, and it’s expensive. My salvation arrived in the form of a foreman at Sailcraft Services in Oriental, North Carolina, where I’d had my boat trucked for the winter. After listening to my tale of woe he told me to forget about additives and fuel cleaning and put someone inside the tanks where he could manually clean them. Since my tanks had no access ports, they’d have to be installed. It was expensive—about $3,800—but it worked. The foreman cut ports into each tank, then wailed on the insides with a stiff steel scraper. It took him a day for each tank, and what came out looked just like asphalt, so dense and compacted I could see that nothing but sweat labor would have ever dislodged it. None of this is to say that biocides and fuel cleaning don’t have their place. I still recommend using a biocide annually, but only as a prophylactic. I also recommend fuel cleaning if a boat has sat unused for a year. But the main thing I’ve learned is that every fuel tank should have an access port so it can be inspected and manually cleaned. Sooner or later there’s going to be a problem, so better to be prepared before your engines sputter and die. Believe me, I know." Kinda kills the "keep it full over the winter" theory for me, I empty the tanks with a electric fuel pump & filter on a board setup and pour it into my home heating oil tank.
  6. Some good videos showing what this is built for: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-is-now-earths-largest-ship-and-it-can-lift-oil-rig-1647958086
  7. There are always three sides to every story: http://www.wavetrain.net/news-a-views/604-abandoning-be-good-too-the-skipper-responds-to-the-builder-s-response
  8. Just found his rig: http://vermontsailfreightproject.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/the-thames-rig-triloboat-continued/ Perfectly suited for the barge that it is.
  9. "To Do Is To Be" -Socrates- "To Be Is To Do" -Sartre- "Do Be Do Be Do" -Sinatra-
  10. She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
  11. Just read La Vie en Douche this morning, which got me to thinkun... If HR can find a couple of cheap Mac 26's with 50hp Mercs on Craiglist or Ebay, he could lag bolt them to each side of the FH and have a way cool quadramaran, with the added bonus of a very nice bachelor pad for Mikey on one side and an in-law apt. for Mom on the other. Anybody have some laying around?
  12. Maybe an attorney on here could draft a simple liability waiver for HR to sign before helping out? after he allegedly literally bit the hand that helped him? waiver or not I wouldn't give him a hand towing. he is heavily weighing risk reward against himself. HR's "dream" had nothing to do with sailing, his dream was to: 1. "Leave the workforce" - he listed himself as retired (at 52) on the booking sheet 2. "Stop paying taxes" - that's why he needed a boat 3. Live off his mothers disability checks and lawsuit settlements - if he can get another one, even better. 4. Completely ignore any laws or rules that he believes don't apply to him (including the laws of physics) I have zero sympathy for him BUT, I do feel sorry for the members of his family that he is dragging down with him and taking money from. I don't know all the ins and outs of salvage law but is there any way that a tow company could call this a salvage operation to shield themselves from any liability, then hopefully not charge him much or anything? It seems it would be far easier and safer to get it safely out into the delta while HR is still locked away if Michael is amenable to it......