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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. Truth be told, even those can stuff up. Some local blokes spent 3 Billion on a couple of boats here and now cannot get them to work properly... Something about maintenance...
  2. Or face backwards when chasing down marlin........... Sorry, I have a game boat on the board at the moment....
  3. I reckon it would be better if it looked like you weren't meant to be there...just make the hatch strong with smooth edges and the controls withing toe reach...
  4. If it were me... I'd be sitting on to top of the hatch steering with my feet all day long....cept when its raining, or windy....or cold....... I don't like cold.....
  5. The one I sorted was the "halibut" model porcelean coated with stove top and oven. Reckon it would make a great roast.
  6. Of course you can buy one. I bought one for a clients boat from this guy a while back. http://www.marinestove.com/index.htm Built in northwest USA. It was an expensive exercise, and took about a year to arrive due to the large order book they have, but I couldn't really fault it. Very nice bit of gear. We don't do stoves/heaters much in this part of the world, so it was an interesting exercise. Probably out of an brentboat budget by a factor of 100 or so though...but for some its perfect.
  7. Ever done a GRP repair? We don't normally bond edge on you know? Most GRP repairs tend to be stronger than the surrounding parent material. Its the nature of the beast. You seem to ignore that every material/techniqueshas its own strengths, weaknesses and nuances. Oh and for the record, I have never seen an iceberg while sailing and never crossed an ocean under sail. I prefer warm weather and my attention span isn't long enough to keep anything pointed in the same direction for any length of time.
  8. probably not the first or last time new furniture was required upon return.
  9. Me too. Never. I haven't actually been even thinking about it. Even on proper steel boat far different from what BS advocates to us. Chopping firewood, finding tires on every beach... My sailing experience is very different. Maybe your "sailing experience" is mainly BS Brent? I chopped open a coconut aboard one time. The plastic boat held up fine. I do have a machete on board for that reason. But it has a crap edge on it. I know an old bloke who in his younger days was once given orders to start chopping timber while at sea. They removed a fair whack of the interior furnishings and chopped it all up.....to feed a boiler.....to get home.....after running out of coal......
  10. Don't worry Bob, Full size its clear as a bell!
  11. You people need to learn to add detail...lots of detail....I was 25 when I did this.....so early days..... Boat was built if anybody asks...
  12. Could have simply turned a layer off to make a pretty picture. I do that....
  13. Cheers Bob, I think I would enjoy sitting down with any of them. My daughter takes lessons, and I make a point of learning whatever she is sent home with to assist her. Last week was good, with AC/DC's Back in Black. This week not so much with "Under the Sea" from the little mermaid......Will make for a funny campfire song at least....
  14. My guitar playing doesn't warrant a custom anything..... My thousand dollar acoustic is more than adequate for purpose....
  15. Bob, My old man did his apprenticeship as a pattern/die maker for a car maker. Was producing mated male/female tooling for car panel presses and the like. Extreme effort for tolerances for fit and fairness that I have not seen or heard of being applied to a large hull surface. Like I said... Relative. And after you have had a close look, find a young person to check it over afterward. They have better eyes...